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Laurie C. Ball

Of Counsel

+ LBall 2008

900 S. Gay Street Riverview Tower – Suite 1800 Knoxville Tennessee 37902

laurie.ball@leitnerfirm.com

865-342-4903 (direct)
865-934-4903 (direct fax)

865-523-0404 (local)
865-673-0260 (fax)
800-421-0979 (toll free)
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Areas of Practice

General Liability
Product Liability
Insurance Coverage & Defense
Workers' Compensation

STATE BAR ADMISSIONS

Tennessee

EDUCATION

The University of Tennessee at Martin, 1998, B.S. (cum laude)

The University of Memphis, 2001, J.D.

HONORS AND AWARDS

The University of Memphis Law Review, Research Editor

The University of Memphis Dean's Award for Academic Excellence

Martindale-Hubbell's highest rating a lawyer can receive who has been admitted to the bar from 5-9 years - "BV"

Ms. Ball is Of Counsel in the firm's Knoxville office.  Originally from Jackson, Tennessee, she graduated cum laude from The University of Tennessee at Martin in 1998 with a degree in Natural Resources Management.  Ms. Ball was a member of Chi Omega Sorority, where she held several leadership roles, and was involved in many academic and environmental organizations.
  
Ms. Ball obtained her law degree from the University of Memphis in 2001.  While in law school, she participated in numerous activities, including Mock Trial and Law Review.  She also worked as a law clerk in the State of Tennessee Office of the Attorney General in the Environmental Division.

Representative Client Work

Ms. Ball's practice focuses primarily on civil litigation and insurance defense, with an emphasis on defending individuals and businesses in cases involving workers' compensation, motor vehicle accidents, premises liability, products liability, and various other types of personal injury claims. 

Ms. Ball has extensive experience defending workers' compensation claims with a significant motion and trial practice, as well as appeallate arguments on issues of notice of injury, causation, last injurious exposure, and statute of limitations defenses.  She likewise represents clients at the administrative level by handling claims and obtaining resolution through the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development.

Ms. Ball also maintains an active practice in general civil liability defense work. She has most recently argued an issue of first impression in defense of an auto liability personal injury case before the Tennessee Supreme Court which resulted in dismissal of the case.

General insurance defense work includes representation of clients such as Bechtel Jacobs Company, LLC, AIU Holdings, Inc., Zurich North America, Liberty Mutual Insurance Company, Montgomery Insurance, and Broadspire, Inc.

Court Admissions

Tennessee; All Tennessee State Courts; Federal Court in Eastern District of Tennessee

Professional Affiliations

Tennessee Bar Association

Knoxville Bar Association

Defense Research Institute

Publications and Lectures

The Constitutionality of the "Heinous, Atrocious, or Cruel" Aggravating Factor in Death Penalty Cases and Its Interpretation by Tennessee Courts, 31 U. of Memphis L. Rev. 939 (2001)