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Nashville Trial Attorney Randall L. Kinnard is regarded among the most accomplished personal injury and medical malpractice lawyers in the state of Tennessee.

As Senior Partner at KINNARD Law, he’s helped clients recover hundreds of millions of dollars in compensation, as well as numerous noteworthy, record-setting results; including a $55M jury verdict for Sportscaster Erin Andrews, and a $22M medical malpractice jury verdict – the largest in state history for a single person.

With a reputation for record results in complex medical negligence and civil injury cases, Kinnard has become a trusted resource for representation by residents throughout Tennessee and referring attorneys across the country. Over 30+ years in practice, Kinnard has been named to Super Lawyers magazine over a dozen consecutive years, has been named the TN Trial Lawyers Association’s “Outstanding Trial Lawyer of the Year,” and has been inducted into the prestigious Inner Circle of Advocates.

Location

  • 127 Woodmont Boulevard
    Nashville, TN 37205

Education

  • Memphis State University School of Law, J.D., graduated 1976
  • United States Military Academy, Bachelor of Science, graduated 1967

Bar Admissions

  • Kentucky, 1996
  • Tennessee, 1976

Affiliations

  • Diversity Law Institute - Member
  • Inner Circle of Advocates - Top 100 Plaintiff Trial Attorneys in the United States - Member
  • International Academy of Trial Lawyers - Member
  • Tennessee Bar Association - Past Chairman and Current Member of Legal-Medical Relations Committee
  • Trial Law Institute - Member
  • American Association for Justice - State Delegate
  • American Association for Justice - Member
  • American Bar Association - Member
  • American Bar Foundation - Fellow
  • American Board of Trial Advocates - Member
  • Friends of Warner Parks - Board Member
  • Harry Phillips American Inn of Court - Member
  • Lawyers Involved for Tennessee - Past Chairman
  • Litigation Counsel of America - Fellow
  • Nashville Bar Association - Fellow
  • Tennessee Bar Association - Fellow
  • Tennessee Trial Lawyers Association - Past President
  • Tennessee Trial Lawyers Association - Member

Court Admissions

  • 6th Circuit Court of Appeals
  • Western District of Tennessee
  • Middle District of Tennessee
  • United States Supreme Court
  • Eastern District of Tennessee
  • 5th Circuit Court of Appeals
  • US District Court Western District of Kentucky

Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2019 - Product Liability Litigation - Plaintiffs Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2013 - Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2011 - Personal Injury Litigation

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

  • Product Liability Litigation - Plaintiffs, Nashville (2019)
  • Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs, Nashville (2013)
  • Personal Injury Litigation, Nashville (2011)

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

  • Medical Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs
  • Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs
  • Product Liability Litigation - Plaintiffs

Special Focus

  • Birth Trauma
  • Brain Injury
  • Catastrophic Injury
  • Hospital Malpractice
  • Liability Litigation
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Medical Negligence
  • Nursing Homes
  • Personal Injury
  • Premises Liability
  • Product Liability
  • Wrongful Death

Awards:

  • 2011 & 2013 "Lawyer of the Year" in Nashville, TN for personal injury litigation
  • 2019 "Lawyer of the Year" - Product Liability - Plaintiffs Nashville, TN
  • American Bar Association "Pursuit of Justice Award" - 2020
  • AV Preeminent Rated - Martindale-Hubbell
  • Certified as a Civil Trial Specialist by the National Board of Legal Specialty Certification
  • Certified as a Medical Malpractice Specialist by the American Board of Professional Liability Attorneys
  • Featured as Master of Trial Advocacy by Lawyers Weekly USA
  • Mid-South Super Lawyers - 2019 (13th year of selection)
  • "Outstanding Trial Lawyer of the Year" - Tennessee Trial Lawyers Association - 2016
  • Selected to the Inner Circle of Advocates, Top 100 Plaintiff Trial Attorneys in the United States
  • The Best Lawyers in America since 1993
  • The National Trial Lawyers - 2013 -Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • Top 100 Lawyers in Tennessee - Super Lawyers® (2007 thru 2019)
  • Top 100 Lawyers in Tennessee, Law and Politics Magazine
  • Top 50 Lawyers in Nashville - Super Lawyers® (2012, 2014, 2015,2017, 2019)
  • Voted "Best of The Bar" by Nashville Business Journal for work in Health Care Litigation and Dispute (2019)

Erin Andrews v. Nashville Marriott, et al.

$55 million verdict for Sportscaster, Erin Andrews, in her lawsuit against a hotel and a stalker.

Donathan v. Southern Tennessee Medical Center, et al

Jury verdict of $22 million in March, 2010. Mrs. Donathan broke her leg, was admitted to the hospital for surgery. When she left, she was paralyzed from the waist down for life.

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