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Gary S. Napolitan

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+ GNapolitan 2014

Tallan Building 200 W. ML King Blvd., Suite 500 Chattanooga Tennessee 37402-2566

gary.napolitan@leitnerfirm.com

423-424-3916 (direct)
423-308-0916 (direct fax)

423-265-0214 (local)
423-266-5490 (fax)
800-421-0979 (toll free)
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Areas of Practice

Construction
General Liability
Product Liability
Transportation Law
Labor & Employment
Premises Liability
Professional Liability / Errors & Omissions
Workers' Compensation

STATE BAR ADMISSIONS

Tennessee

Education

University of Tennessee, B.S., 1967

University of Tennessee College of Law, J.D., 1969

Honors and Awards

AV rated by Martindale-Hubbell

Listed in Best Lawyers in America (Personal Injury Litigation -Defendants category, 2010-2018)

Phi Beta Kappa

Phi Kappa Phi

Phi Sigma Alpha

Phi Delta Phi

ROTC scholarship Recipient

Best Lawyers Award Badge

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Mr. Napolitan is an AV rated trial attorney with 35+ years experience. He specializes in catastrophic claims involving the trucking industry, product’s manufacturers, premises owners and workers’ compensation defense.  His career trial results are recognized by election into the American Board of Trial Advocates and Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel.  He was the President of Tennessee Defense Lawyers Association (2000). He is also counsel for Coca-Cola Bottling Company, United, Inc., Covenant Transport, Inc., Orange Grove Center, and CHI Memorial Hospital.

Representative Client Work

Representation of national product manufacturer in series of catastrophic amputation cases involving children

Representation of national social fraternity in $50 million premises liability claim involving quadriplegia of plaintiff

Lead counsel in clear liability tractor/trailer accident involving decapitation of one victim, serious and disabling injuries to second, and securing favorable jury verdict after multiple day trial

Representation of national law firm in legal malpractice claim involving multi-million dollar estate issues and securing dismissal of firm through summary judgment

Representation of national poultry producer relative to retaliatory discharge and wrongful termination suit, verdict rendered with dismissal of claim

Representation of national beverage company in multiple cases involving various injuries, and employment practice claims

Representation of national trucking company in vehicular accident resulting in quadriplegia with mediated settlement of less than $1 million in multi-million dollar claim having substantial excess exposure

Representation of national bank in various premises liability claims

Representation of manufacturers in toxic tort litigation

Representation of national construction company in various claims involving employment practices, and work injuries

Prosecution of case involving quadriplegia of victim arising from truck accident and securing multi-million dollar settlement in favor of plaintiff

Court Admissions

Tennessee; US District Court for Middle, Eastern, & Western Tennessee; US District Court for Western Kentucky

Professional Affiliations

Chattanooga Bar Association

Tennessee Defense Lawyers Association Past President (2000-2001)

Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel

International Association of Defense Counsel (1989-present)

American Board of Trial Advocates (2003)

Chattanooga Bar Foundation Fellow

Defense Research Institute

Publications & lectures

Importance of Vocational Experts in Permanent Total Disability Cases, LWDN Quick Flash newsletter

Community Involvement

Chattanooga Civitan Club (President, 2010)

Orange Grove Center (Board of Directors)