Daniel L. Clayton

Daniel L. Clayton: Attorney with Kinnard, Clayton & Beveridge

Biography

Named: 2016 Best Lawyer's 'Lawyer of the Year' - Nashville, Product Liability; 2015 Best Lawyer's Lawyer of the Year - Nashville, Medical Malpractice; 2012 Best Lawyer's Lawyer of the Year - Nashville, Medical Malpractice. Listed: Nashville Post, Top 101 Lawyers; Mid South Super Lawyers - Top 100 in Tennessee; Top 50 Attorneys in Nashville. Best Lawyers in America (Personal Injury, Medical Malpractice, Product Liability); Who's Who in American Law. Top 100. Top 100 Trial Lawyers, National Trial Lawyers Association; Recipient: Lewis Powell Medal for Excellence in Advocacy; Distinguished Service Award. Author: "Did Someone Say Appeal? A Look at the Standard of Review," The Tennessee Trial Lawyer, Vol. 22, No. 3, 2003. Frequent lecturer on Trial Practice for various organizations. Treasurer, Franklin Special School District Board of Education, Franklin, Tennessee, 1994-1997. Senior Counsel, American College of Master Advocates and Barristers. President, Tennessee Association for Justice, 2008-2009. Phi Alpha Delta. Vice-Chairman, Moot Court Board, 1986-1987. Member, National Trial Moot Court Team, (National Semi-Finalist), 1986-1987.

Nashville Bar Foundation; Tennessee Bar Foundation.

(Certified Civil Trial Specialist and Medical Malpractice Specialist, Tennessee Commission on Continuing Legal Education and Specialization) (Board Certified Civil Trial Advocacy Specialist by the National Board of Trial Advocacy)

Areas of Practice (5)

  • Civil Litigation
  • Personal Injury
  • Wrongful Death
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Products Liability

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
615-686-2501  Phone
866-387-3920  Phone
615-297-1505  Fax
www.kinnardclaytonandbeveridge.com/Attorneys/Daniel-L-Clayton.shtml
University Attended:
Lipscomb University, B.A., 1984
Law School Attended:
University of Tennessee College of Law, J.D., Honors: National Semifinalist Member, National Trial Moot Court Team, Who's Who in American Law, AV Rating with Martindale-Hubbell, 1987
Year of First admission:
1987
Admission:
1987, Tennessee, U.S. District Court, Middle and Western Districts of Tennessee and U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit
Memberships:
Tennessee Association for Justice (President, 2008-2009; Member, Board of Governors, 1998-); Nashville Bar Association (Member, Medical/Legal Committee, 2000-); Tennessee Bar Association; American Association for Justice; Harry Phillips American Inn of Court.
Birth Information:
Chicago, Illinois, March 11, 1963
Reported Cases:
Prince By and Through Bolton v. St. Thomas Hospital, 945 S.W. 2d 731, Tenn. Ct. App., Nov 01, 1996; Mecer v. HCA Health Services of Tennessee, Inc. 87 S.W.3d 500 (Tenn. Ct. App 2002); Kelley v. Cage, M.D., et al., 133 S.W.3d 587 (Tenn. 2004).
Certifications:
(Certified Civil Trial Specialist and Medical Malpractice Specialist, Tennessee Commission On Continuing Legal Education And Specialization)
ISLN:
908347993
Payment Information:
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  • Peer Reviews

    • 5.0/5.0 (3)
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      5.0/5.0 by a Of Counsel on 05/21/12 in Medical Malpractice on 05/21/12

      Daniel represents his clients with a high level of competency and professionalism.

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      Daniel represents his clients with a high level of competency and professionalism.

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      5.0/5.0 by a Member on 05/13/12 in Personal Injury on 05/13/12

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      5.0/5.0 by a Managing Partner on 08/25/11 in Civil Litigation on 08/25/11

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      He was kind and understanding. He worked very hard for me and my case.

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      He was kind and understanding. He worked very hard for me and my case.

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