I have had the benefit of learning different aspects of the practice of law from the fine attorneys that I work with at Herdon, Coleman, Brading & McKee, LP.
Initially, my practice began with appointed cases and assisting the medical malpractice attorneys with Motions for Summary Judgment and Appeals. The appointed work provided an invaluable in-sight into our community and the legal system for the First Judicial District. It was through these cases that I became very familiar with all of the Judges in the First Judicial District, and their proclivities.
Under Chip Herndon and Elizabeth Hutton, I worked in the medical malpractice arena enabling me to take my legal research and writing skills from law school into direct application in complex litigation. I wrote the initial drafts of many winning Motions for Summary Judgment and Appeals in medical malpractice cases.
I had the unique pleasure of working under Thomas C. McKee. Through Tom, I learned the art of discovery. Also, I worked on many cases involving municipalities, property, and Bright Ridge. Most recently, I was featured in the
Johnson City Press on Tuesday, July 10, 2018, for my representation of a group of homeowners before the Carter County Highway Commission where I was able to stop an adjoining land owner from having my clients’ private road converted to a public road.
Under J. Eddie Lauderback, I learned the interpretation of Uninsured/Underinsured Motorist insurance contracts. Perhaps the most important lesson that I learned from Judge Lauderback was how to scale my work, and associated billing, to fit the particular case/project.
From Attorney J. Matthew Bolton, I became familiar with criminal law and the criminal judges of our judicial district. For eight years, I have worked with assistant district attorneys and the law enforcement officers that work in our jurisdiction. Most recently, I used those relationships to coordinate with the Sheriffs’ Department to serve a Writ of Possession on one of Johnson City’s largest sports bar and restaurant.