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Nashville Medical Malpractice Law Firm
Tennessee Personal Injury Law Firm
Nashville Wrongful Death Attorneys

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It's not about a case,
it's about your case.

We understand this sentiment. Our Nashville law firm was built on the belief we fight for a cause – your cause. If we take your case, we will not quit until we reach the best possible verdict or settlement for you.

Outstanding Reputation

The firm’s lead trial attorney, David Randolph Smith, has been a trial attorney since 1978, a professor of law at Vanderbilt Law School (1983-1988) and is board-certified as a specialist in medical malpractice litigation. The firm has consistently been recognized in U.S. News & World Report’s Best Law Firms Rankings. We have been voted “Super Lawyers (2007-2015)” “Best Lawyers in America,” “150 Best Lawyers in Tennessee” “Mid-South Super Lawyers” and “Top 100 Lawyers in Tennessee” (Super Lawyers List) and “Top 100 Trial Attorneys”

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    Super Lawyers (2007-2016)
    Mid-South Super Lawyers
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  • Business Tennessee Best 150 Lawyers
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We will fight for you.

At David Randolph Smith & Associates, we have obtained judgments and settlements in excess of $500 million dollars in personal injury lawsuits. We don’t just claim to get good results for our clients, we actually do it. Here are results that show the type of representation provided by our experienced and respected legal team.

Remarkable recoveries in personal injury lawsuits

  • $193MillionQui Tam Suit
  • $80MillionCrematory Cases
  • $39.5MillionCrematory Litigation
  • $11MillionMedical Malpractice & Wrongful Death
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The resources to hold the powerful accountable

We advance the costs in our clients’ cases and, unlike many personal injury firms, we have never charged our clients interest on case expenses and do not use litigation finance companies.

No Legal Fees Unless We Recover & No Finance Charges

If we accept your case, there is NO charge and no legal fees until we recover on your case. We work on a contingency basis, regardless of the client’s ability to pay. If we do not recover any money for you, you owe us no legal fees.

Dedicated Trial Lawyers & Experienced Personal Injury Attorneys

We have decades of experience litigating accident and injury cases in Nashville, Tennessee (and the Mid-South), especially in medical malpractice, products liability, automobile tractor-trailer collision, and car accident cases.

David Randolph Smith attorney at law

David R. Smith

Dominick R. Smith attorney at law

Dominick R. Smith

W. Lyon Chadwick attorney at law

Lyon Chadwick, Jr.

Chris Smith attorney at law

Chris Smith

Our Practice

It's not about doing a job - it's about being exceptional.

There are approximately 17,000 attorneys practicing law in Tennessee, so how do you pick the right one?

While many of these attorneys and law firms may be good, there are only 10 plaintiffs’ attorneys in the entire state that are board-certified medical malpractice specialists. Very few law firms regularly try jury cases, and many “prominent” Nashville and Tennessee personal injury lawyers and law firms do not write their own briefs and “farm out” legal research and appeals. Even fewer firms have won landmark decisions or taught personal injury law (torts, evidence and ethics) as a law professor. We are fortunate to have been recognized by our peers on “best lawyers” surveys and lists and have engaged in tireless efforts to support positive changes in the law with numerous important landmark tort cases won in the Tennessee and Kentucky Supreme Courts.

That’s who we are.