The law demands the best. To succeed in litigation there is no substitute for superior legal research and writing.
The firm prides itself in filing and presenting legal work product that is second to none. Every court paper filed in any court should be the best work that an attorney can produce. Achieving this standard means devoting many hours to legal research often before a case is even filed.
Our firm was the first to file electronic companion briefs on CD-ROM in the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals and the U.S. District Court in the Middle District of Tennessee.
We were also one of the first law firms to file an electronic brief with links to the record, citations, cases and authorities in the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals when the Sixth Circuit adopted new rules calling for e-filing of appellate briefs. Here is an example of an electronic brief filed in the Sixth Circuit in a medical malpractice case against the United States:
David Randolph Smith gave a seminar presentation to the Tennessee Trial Lawyers at the 2005 Annual Convention on Electronic Briefs and E-Filing:
We have also filed briefs (including e-briefs on CD-ROM) in several cases in the United States Supreme Court. Here a few examples:
- Alabama Supreme Court Brief on Limitations in Case of Stillborn Infant
- Plaintiff’s Motion to File Electronic Brief on CD-ROM
- Plaintiff’s Electronic Brief in Support of Class Certification in Mazda/Ford Motor Credit Case
- Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant Radiation Litigation Electronic Brief
- U. S. Supreme Court Brief on Establishment Clause (Church & State Separation)
- Tennessee Supreme Court Brief on Informed Consent in Medical Malpractice Cases
- Plaintiffs’ Brief in The Learning Channel True Stories From the Morgue Autopsy Litigation
- Plaintiffs’ Electronic Brief in Support of Class Certification in Tri-State Crematory Litigation
- Plaintiff’s Brief on Medical Expenses and Statute of Limitations in Child Injury Case