Leo Bearman Jr. is an experienced litigator who has represented clients in civil litigation, class action defense, antitrust matters, insurance defense litigation, products liability defense, intellectual property litigation, professional negligence defense, and commercial litigation. Mr. Bearman is a shareholder in the Memphis office, and has represented city and county governments as well as a number of national, regional and local companies.
Mr. Bearman is a well-known speaker and writer. A native Memphian, he has been significantly involved in the Memphis community. His professional leadership is equally notable and includes former membership of the Tennessee Supreme Court Advisory Commission on drafting Rules of Evidence for the State of Tennessee, Supreme Court Advisory Commission on amending the Tennessee Rules of Civil Procedure, and the Tennessee Supreme Court Disciplinary Board Hearing Committee.
Mr. Bearman recently acted as counsel in a significant patent case representing the world leader in medical technology. The trial was held in the United States District Court in Memphis and deemed the longest running trial in the history of the Western District of Tennessee. As part of the outcome, the jury granted our client's request for the right to continue to use the technology and intellectual property at issue, which is the cornerstone of its highly profitable $1.8 billion-a-year spinal business.
Publications & Speaking Engagements
- "Caveat Emptor in Sales of Realty – Recent Assaults Upon the Rule" Vanderbilt Law Review (1961)
- "The Competency and Impeachment of Witnesses" Tennessee Law Review (1989)
- "Legal Malpractice in the Area of Litigation" 17 Memphis State University Law Review 541 (Summer 1987)
- "Some Observations on the Art of Advocacy" Volume II, Memphis Bar Association Magazine, Number 2 at page 9 (1992)