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J. Frank Thomas, II


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414 Union St., Suite 1900 Bank of America Plaza Nashville Tennessee 37219-1782


615-324-2739 (direct)
615-574-6409 (direct fax)

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

General Liability
Product Liability
Insurance Coverage & Defense
Labor & Employment
Workers' Compensation




University of Florida, B.A., 1980

Cumberland School of Law, J.D., 1986

Honors and awards

Mid-South Super Lawyers, Insurance Coverage, 2014

Best Lawyers in America, (Insurance Law and Personal Injury Litigation- Defendants, 2016)

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Mr. Thomas is an AV rated attorney with Martindale-Hubbell. His practice areas include General Litigation, Insurance Defense, Insurance Coverage issues, Property Loss, Premises Liability, Product Liability, Workers' Compensation, Maritime Cargo Transportation Litigation and Employment Law.

Representative Client Work

Represented Insurance companies in fire, cause and origin litigation.

Represented Trucking companies on highway accident cases where jury decided case for trucker and gave defense verdict.

Represented property owners in premises liability cases and obtained jury defense verdict.

Represented employers on litigation brought by employers for retalliatory discharge, FMLA and employees injured at work.

Represented real estate and insurance agents in professional negligence actions.

Represented corporations in defense of product liability cases.

Represented Homeowners Associations in cases under Tennessee Horizontal Property Act.

Representative Reported Cases:

Page v. American National, 850 S.W.2d 133, Tenn. Ct. App. 1991

Trion v. Sun Lighting, Tenn. Ct. App. 2004

Bissinger v. Bon Secour, Tenn. Ct. App. 2014  

Court Admissions

Tennessee; US District Court of Middle, Eastern and Western Tennessee; US Supreme Court; United States Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit

Professional Affiliations

American Bar Association

Nashville Bar Association

Tennessee Bar Association

Tennessee Defense Lawyers Association

Defense Research Institute

Nashville Bar Asssociation Fellow

Transportation Lawyers Association

Publications and lectures

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