Leah M. Gerbitz

Leah M. Gerbitz


Miller & Martin PLLC

Recognized since 2012

Chattanooga, Tennessee

Practice Areas

Commercial Litigation

Litigation - Insurance

Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants

Product Liability Litigation - Defendants

Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2015 - Product Liability Litigation - Defendants
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Leah Gerbitz practices in the area of civil litigation with an emphasis on healthcare, data security and products liability. She manages diverse complex litigation matters, and she has tried multiple cases to verdict in state and federal courts. The matters she has handled include False Claims Act, fraud and abuse, HIPAA/HITECH, healthcare credentialing/peer review, healthcare risk management and general liability, data security and privacy, data breach response, product liability/mass tort defense, construction litigation, business litigation and personal injury.

Location

  • Volunteer Building, Suite 1200
    832 Georgia Avenue
    Chattanooga, TN 37402-2289

Demographics

  • Sex: Female

Education

  • The University of Tennessee , J.D., graduated 1994
  • Vanderbilt University , BS, graduated 1991

Bar Admissions

  • Tennessee, Tennessee Bar Association
  • Georgia, State Bar of Georgia

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Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2015 - Product Liability Litigation - Defendants

Named "Lawyer of the Year" by Best Lawyers® for:

  • Product Liability Litigation - Defendants, Chattanooga (2015)

Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® 2022 for work in:

  • Commercial Litigation
  • Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants
  • Product Liability Litigation - Defendants
  • Litigation - Insurance

Diverse Experience

  • Represents consumer product company in defense of multi-state product liability litigation regarding talc.
  • Represented national skilled nursing facility provider in defense of False Claims Act qui tam litigation.
  • Obtained $7.2 million jury verdict for Plaintiff who sustained spinal cord injury from participating in fraternity sponsored slip-n-slide recruitment event.
  • Represented behavioral health provider in defense of False Claims Act qui tam litigation; successfully resolved civilly with 5 year CIA.
  • Extensive work with healthcare providers, health insurance companies, and medical staff leaders regarding credentials and privileges, peer review matters, due process hearings and related litigation.
  • Represented health insurance company with regard to significant data breach involving protected health information.
  • Part of team that represented an international construction specialized service organization defending claims regarding construction services that were part of a billion dollar utility service upgrade project.
  • Represented a publicly-traded consumer products company as part of a team defending hundreds of pharmaceutical products liability cases filed in multiple state and federal jurisdictions, including two multi-district litigations In Re Phenylpropanolamine ("PPA") Products Liability Litigation, MDL No. 1407 (W. D. Wa.); In Re: Ephedra Litigation, MDL No. 1598 (S.D.N.Y.).Represented infant food product manufacturer in defense of product liability action alleging product contamination.
  • Represented consumer product company in various consumer class action claims in multiple jurisdictions alleging false advertising, misrepresentation and breach of warranty.
  • Successfully represented a large public hospital in a case involving credentialing actions against a disruptive physician, obtaining summary judgment on civil rights allegations and claims subject to the Health Care Quality Improvement Act.
  • Represented a regional hospital in multiple medical malpractice claims and provided advice regarding risk management, HIPAA and credentialing issues.
  • Represented one of the nation's largest chemical manufacturers as part of a team defending claims regarding construction and function of a CO2 conversion facility.Sulphuric Acid Trading Co., Inc. v. Greenwich Ins. Co., 211 S. W. 3d 243 (Tenn. Ct. App. 2006).In Re: Adoption of Downey v. Downey, 2003 WL 2010753 (Tenn. Ct. App.).City of Chattanooga v. Bellsouth Telecommunications et. al., 1 F. Supp. 2d 809 (E. D. Tenn. 1999); 2000 WL 122199 (Tenn. Ct. App. 2000).

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