Attorney Michael M. Myers created and authored the legal theory and arguments in West v. East Tennessee Pioneer Oil Co., 172 S.W.3d 545 (Tenn. 2005), an important case in which the Tennessee Supreme Court expanded the duty of care owed to reasonably foreseeable third parties under negligence and negligent entrustment theories.
Laura’s published work on negligent infliction of emotional distress injuries has been cited and relied upon by the Tennessee Supreme Court in Estate of Julie Amos et al. v. Vanderbilt University et al., 62 S.W.3d 133 (Tenn. 2001). Our philosophy of legal practice is to prepare each client’s case for trial with aggressive, diligent, unrelenting legal representation.
We prepare for trial, not case settlements. In the course of trial preparation, many cases do settle prior to trial, but we think case settlement is a function of diligent, through trial preparation, and not a destination in and of itself. We are ready to try cases, and we do try cases. We’ve seen over and over that cases that are thoroughly and creatively pursued, prepared, and built from day one, are the best way to achieve maximum recovery results for our clients.