J.D., Vanderbilt University, 1989
B.A., University of Tennessee, 1986 with High Honors
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Brad Gilmore has been practicing civil litigation in a wide variety of cases since he graduated from Vanderbilt University School of Law in 1989. He moved to Nashville as a child and grew up here. He attended college at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, graduating with high honors in 1986, with a major in history and a minor in math. He is married with three daughters.
Mr. Gilmore represents clients in the areas of tort and personal injury, insurance, premises liability, civil rights, employment, ERISA, professional liability, products liability, and construction defect litigation, among others. He has conducted numerous jury and bench trials, including but not limited to cases involving tort and personal injury, civil rights, employment discrimination, retaliatory discharge, and workers’ compensation.
Mr. Gilmore also regularly performs pro bono work through the Legal Aid Society of Middle Tennessee.
Mr. Gilmore and the firm also serve as general counsel to the Clarksville, Tennessee Housing Authority.
Mr. Gilmore has held an AV rating (the highest available) from Martindale-Hubbell for legal ability and general ethical standards for many years. Martindale-Hubbell is one of the most (if not the most) established peer-review ratings services in the nation.
Mr. Gilmore is admitted to practice in the following courts:
Supreme Court of the United States
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
U.S. District Courts for the Middle, Eastern, and Western Districts of Tennessee
Supreme Court of Tennessee (and all Tennessee courts)
Representative cases and matters include but are not limited to the following (does not include pending cases or matters):
Obtained summary judgment for municipal defendant followed by defense verdict for individual defendant in federal jury trial involving allegations of excessive force arising out of use of police dog to apprehend suspect.
On behalf of decedent's employer, litigated complex maritime/admiralty issues in federal and state court in drowning case.
On behalf of dry ice supplier, litigated allegations of carbon dioxide suffocation from dry ice, causing death.
Litigated several trip-and-fall accident cases involving serious injuries and actual or alleged violations of codes and standards, including identification, retention, and management of expert witnesses on codes and standards alleged to have been violated.
Obtained summary dismissal of subcontractor and its principals in construction-defect case involving collapse of concrete masonry unit wall, based on statute of repose and service-of-process issues/defenses.
Represented employees of nightclub against allegations of assault on patron in case involving issues of spoliation of evidence, among others.
Litigated breach-of-warranty claim involving agricultural equipment (combine and corn and bean header).
Litigated complex construction-defect case in 4-day arbitration.
Represented plaintiff in construction defect arbitration hearing involving residential property.
Counseled and represented many employees regarding various employment-law matters.
Participated in hearings and appeals regarding unemployment benefits.
Represented employee in contentious litigation involving, among other things, covenant not to compete.
Represented plaintiff in ERISA disability benefits case.
Represented numerous personal injury plaintiffs in litigation, including but not limited to motor vehicle accidents.
Counseled clients regarding wrongful death litigation and claims.
Represented defendants in herbicide injury case involving claimed yield loss to corn.
Born 1964. Married with three daughters.
Interests: Cycling; Youth Sunday School teacher, First Presbyterian Church, Nashville; Reading; Spent 2010 and part of 2011 in Sydney, Australia
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