Firm, Company, or Court
Law Offices of John Day

Education
Purdue University, B.A.

Juris Doctor
University of Tennessee College of Law, J.D.

Professional Memberships & Activities

  • Tennessee Trial Lawyers Association: Executive Committee; Board of Governors; Amicus Curiae Committee Chair; Membership Committee Chair; Mentor
  • American Association for Justice: New Lawyers Division Board of Governors
  • Tennessee Bar Association: Tennessee Bar Association Leadership Law; Young Lawyers Division Board of Governors
  • Nashville Bar Foundation: Fellow; Mentor
  • Nashville Bar Association

Community Involvement

  • Tennessee Tort Law Letter: Associate Editor
  • Tennessee Trial Law Report – Tort Edition: Associate Editor

Started Teaching at NSL
2020

Courses Taught
Advanced Depositions Strategy & Practice

Accolades & Distinctions

  • Outstanding Trial Lawyer of the Year, Tennessee Trial Lawyers Association
  • Best Lawyers in America, Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs
  • Top 50 Nashville Attorneys, Super Lawyers
  • Top 100 Tennessee Attorneys, Super Lawyers
  • “Super Lawyer,” Super Lawyers
  • “Rising Star,” Super Lawyers
  • Martindale-Hubbell Preeminent Rating 2011-Present
  • Avvo 10 out of 10 rating 2010-Present

Publications & Speeches
Publications

  • Tennessee Constitution protects against government deciding the value of lives, Tennessean, June 27, 2019
  • Putting a Lid on Defense Experts, Trial Magazine, May 2015
  • What Informed Consent?, Trial Magazine, August 2011
  • Salt in the Wound: How Several Liability Aggravates the Harm to Innocent Plaintiffs, Tennessee Bar Journal, October 2007.
  • Loss of Earning Capacity in a Case for the Wrongful Death of a Very Young Child, Tennessee Bar Journal, August 2006.
  • Hearings on Reductions to a TennCare Subrogation Interest, The Tennessee Trial Lawyer, Winter 2005-2006.
  • Practice Tip: Establish a Document Organization System, Tennessee Young Lawyer, Winter 2008; reprinted in American Association for Justice Insurance Law Section Newsletter, Vol. 14, No. 3, Summer 2008.

Speeches and Engagements

  • Healthcare Liability Case Update, Medical Malpractice Conference for Tennessee Attorneys, May 2019
  • How to Win at Trial, Nashville Bar Association Friday Fundamentals, April 2019
  • Defusing Damages Experts, Tennessee Bar Association Tort and Appellate Forum, March 2019
  • Failure to Diagnose Breast Cancer, Lawyers’ Association for Women Marion Griffin Chapter, October 2018
  • Tennessee Tort Law: Case Update, Personal Injury Law Conference for Tennessee Attorneys, September 2018
  • The Last Lap – Preparing for Trial, Tort Law Conference for Alabama Attorneys, September 2018
  • Tennessee Healthcare Liability: Case Update, Medical Malpractice Conference for Tennessee Attorneys, May 2018
  • Motions to Have in Your Toolbox, Fundamentals of Civil Litigation, April 2018
  • Advanced Discovery Practice – Written Discovery, Fundamentals of Civil Litigation, April 2018
  • Advanced Discovery Practice – Party and Fact Deposition Tactics, Fundamentals of Civil Litigation, April 2018
  • Preparing for Trial, Fundamentals of Civil Litigation, April 2018
  • Deflating Baseless Defenses, Strategies in Presenting Damages Seminar for the Kentucky Justice Association, April 2018
  • Damages: Recipes for Maximum Verdicts, Medical Expenses & Economics, Tennessee Trial Lawyers Association, March 2018
  • Written Discovery for Dummies, Nashville Bar Association Friday Fundamentals Program, January 2018
  • Using Depositions at Trial, Nashville Bar Association Circuit Court Institute, December 2017
  • Damages after Dedmon, Tennessee Trial Lawyers Association Webinar, December 2017
  • Tort Law Update, The 11th Annual Law Conference for Tennessee Practitioners, November 2017
  • Dealing with Comparative Fault, Auto Accident Seminar by Tennessee Association for Justice, September 2017
  • Case Update, Personal Injury Law Conference for Tennessee Attorneys, September 2017
  • Medical Proof, Damages, and Dedmon, Personal Injury Law Conference for Tennessee Attorneys, September 2017
  • Deposition Tips and Strategies, Alabama Trial Attorneys, September 2017
  • Jury Selection, Tennessee Medical Malpractice Conference, May 2017
  • Health Care Liability Update, Tennessee Medical Malpractice Conference, May 2017
  • Trial, Nashville Bar Association, March 2017
  • Written Discovery, Nashville Bar Association, January 2017
  • West and Dedmon and the Proving of Medical Expenses, Nashville Bar Association, December 2016
  • Tort Law Update, Tennessee Law Conference, November 2016
  • Deposing the Adverse Party, Alabama Trial Attorney, September 2016
  • Injury Damages in Tennessee After West, Webinar, July 2016
  • Health Care Liability Update, Tennessee Medical Malpractice Conference, May 2016
  • Direct Examination Evidence, National Bar Institute, October 2015
  • Cross Examination Witness Testimony and Reports, National Bar Institute, October 2015
  • Ten Rules to Use in Civil Lawsuits, Business and Legal Resources, October 2015
  • Injury Case Law Update, Tennessee Tort Law Conference, September 2015
  • Health Care Liability Update, Tennessee Medical Malpractice Conference, May 2015
  • A Day in the Life of a Medical Malpractice Lawyer, Lexis Nexis, March 2015
  • Voir Dire, National Bar Institute, November 2014
  • Opening Statements, National Bar Institute, November 2014
  • Direct Examination, National Bar Institute, November 2014
  • Cross Examination, National Bar Institute, November 2014
  • Tort Law Update, Tennessee Law Conference, September 2014
  • Depositions, Nashville School of Law, September 2014
  • Claims Against The Government, Tennessee Bar Association, September 2014
  • Top Ten Underused Civil Rules, Tennessee Bar Association, August 2014
  • Medical Malpractice Update, Tennessee Medical Malpractice Conference, May 2014
  • Trucking Accidents, Business and Legal Resources Audio CLE Conference, 2014
  • Tort Law Update, Tennessee Law Conference, December 2013
  • Tort Law Update, Tennessee Tort Law Conference, November 2013
  • Depositions, Nashville School of Law, October 2013
  • What We Do As Plaintiffs’ Lawyers, Nashville Bar Association, July 2013
  • Damages After Tort Reform, Tennessee Medical Malpractice Conference, May 2013
  • Malpractice Cases for Non-Tort Lawyers, Tennessee Bar Association, March 2013
  • Damages After Tort Reform, Tennessee Law Conference, December 2012
  • Medical Malpractice Case Update, Tennessee Law Conference, December 2012
  • Wrongful Death Damages, Audio Conference, October 2012
  • Negligence Cases for Non-Tort Lawyers, Tennessee Bar Association, September 2012
  • Personal Injury Damages, Audio Conference, August 2012
  • Car Accident Cases for Non-Tort Lawyers, Tennessee Bar Association, August 2012
  • The Locality Rule in Medical Malpractice Cases, Tennessee Bar Association, June 2012
  • Damages, American Association for Justice, May 2012
  • Emerging Issues in Health Care Liability (Moderator), Tennessee Medical Malpractice Conference, May 2012
  • Medical Malpractice Case Update, Tennessee Medical Malpractice Conference, May 2012
  • The Locality Rule, Tennessee Medical Malpractice Conference, May 2012
  • Torts Update, Tennessee Bar Association, August 2011
  • Unresolved Issues in Medical Malpractice, Tennessee Medical Malpractice Conference, May 2011
  • Evidence and Procedure Update, Tennessee Association for Justice Mid-Winter Convention, February 2011
  • Civil Procedure, Tennessee Bar Association, August 2010
  • Notice and Certificate of Good Faith Requirements of Tennessee Code Annotated § 29-26-121 and -122, M. Lee Smith, August 2010
  • Other Standard of Care Proof, Tennessee Medical Malpractice Conference, May 2010
  • Medical Malpractice Update, Tennessee Tort Law Conference, October 2009
  • Hot Topics in Medical Malpractice, Tennessee Medical Malpractice Conference, May 2009
  • Expert Requirements in Medical Malpractice, Tennessee Medical Malpractice Conference, May 2009
  • Initiating a Lawsuit, Fundamentals of Civil Litigation, December 2008
  • Written Discovery, Fundamentals of Civil Litigation, December 2008
  • In the Midst of Litigation, Fundamentals of Civil Litigation, December 2008
  • Working with the 2008 Amendments to the Medical Malpractice Act, Tennessee Attorneys Memo Audio Conference, December 2008
  • Tort Law Update, Montgomery County Bar Association, November 2008
  • Hot Topics in Medical Malpractice, Tennessee Medical Malpractice Conference, September 2008
  • What is the Standard of Care?, Tennessee Medical Malpractice Conference, September 2008
  • Liens, Liens & More Liens, Nashville Bar Association, September 2008
  • Litigation Skills, Audio Conference, April 2008
  • Imputing Liability in Medical Malpractice Cases, Audio Conference, March 2008
  • The Locality Rule, Tennessee Association for Justice, February 2008
  • Using Technology for Trial Lawyers, Fundamentals of Civil Litigation, December 2005
  • Electronic Discovery, Fundamentals of Civil Litigation, December 2005
  • Thirty Technology Tips, Fundamentals of Civil Litigation, December 2005
  • Written Discovery, Fundamentals of Civil Litigation, December 2005

Contact Information
Law Offices of John Day
5141 Virginia Way #270
Brentwood, Tennessee 37027

615-742-4880 (Voice)

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