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Bruce D. Gill

Member

+ BGill 2008

201 4th Avenue North, Suite 1100 4th & Church Building Nashville Tennessee 37219

bruce.gill@leitnerfirm.com

615-324-2730 (direct)
615-574-6430 (direct fax)

615-255-7722 (local)
615-780-2210 (fax)
800-421-0979 (toll free)
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Areas of Practice

Appellate Practice
Construction
General Liability
Healthcare
Insurance Coverage & Defense
Probate / Estate Planning
Professional Liability / Errors & Omissions

STATE BAR ADMISSIONS

Tennessee; Massachusetts

Education

Middle Tennessee State University, B.A., 1995 (magna cum laude)

University of Tennessee College of Law, J.D., 2001 (magna cum laude)

Honors and Awards

Mid South Super Lawyer, Rising Star, 2013

Order of the Coif

James R. & Nell Cunningham Excellence in Legal Writing Award

Research Editor, Tennessee Law Review

Bruce Gill’s practice concentrates on insurance coverage issues and litigation, as well as defense of various professional disciplines, including nursing homes and assisted living facilities, healthcare providers and facilities, pharmacists, and attorneys. He has also defended construction defect matters, personal injury cases and contract disputes.  He has extensive experience in appellate advocacy, including both briefing and oral argument, over a range of issues.  He also is involved in estate planning and probate, including contested will litigation and trust litigation.

Representative Client Work

Defended multiple long-term care facilities, including obtaining defense verdict in two week wrongful  death case
 
Successfully obtained a directed verdict in a wrongful death case involving an explosion of a rail car

Prepared dozens of insurance coverage opinions and successfully prosecuted declaratory judgment actions related to issues of insurance coverage

Litigated competing insurance policies and monitored trials for excess insurance carriers for possible exposure, as well as potential appellate issues

Participated in approximately 18 appeals, including oral argument in prevailing opinions before the United States Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals, Tennessee Supreme Court and multiple Tennessee Courts of Appeals

Extensive insurance defense practice representing clients in defense of personal injury and wrongful death matters, automobile liability cases, food-borne illness cases, professional liability, employee dishonesty, and premises liability

Represented client in class action suit involving mishandling of human remains

Involved in estate planning and probate, including litigation related to enforceability of wills and trusts

Court Admissions

Tennessee; US Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit; US District Courts of Eastern and Middle Districts of Tennessee; Massachusetts

Professional Affiliations

Tennessee Bar Association

Nashville Bar Association

Chattanooga Bar Association

Tennessee Defense Lawyers Association

Defense Research Institute (Committee member for Insurance Law, Professional Liability, Medical Liability and Health Care Law, and Appellate Advocacy)

Long Term Care Risk Legal Forum participant 

Publications and Lectures

Best Interest of the Child, 68 Tenn. L. Rev. 361 (2001)