Christopher M. Myatt

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Attorney Christopher M. Myatt

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Memphis Office
Phone: 901-522-2311
Fax: 901-526-0213
Email: [email protected]

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Chris is a partner in Spicer Rudstrom’s Memphis office, focusing on litigation throughout Tennessee and Mississippi. He has more than 13 years of experience handling premises liability cases. His practice is also concentrated in business and commercial litigation, product liability, insurance coverage, insurance defense and workers’ compensation.

Chris graduated summa cum laude from the University of Tennessee Martin with a bachelor’s degree in history. He obtained a Doctor of Jurisprudence degree from the University of Tennessee College of Law, where he was Publications Editor of the Tennessee Law Review and was recognized with the Editor-in-Chief’s award. He has achieved an AV Preeminent rating from Martindale-Hubbell.

Away from the office, Chris serves on the board of S.O.S. Memphis, an urban home repair ministry that transforms inner city neighborhoods. He also coaches his kids’ sports teams and volunteers with the youth group at his church with his wife, Elizabeth.

Practice Areas
Business and Commercial Litigation
Premises Liability
Products Liability
Workers’ Compensation
Outside General Counsel

Education
University of Tennessee College of Law (J.D., 2005)
University of Tennessee at Martin (B.S., summa cum laude, 2000)

Bar Admission
Tennessee (2005)
Mississippi (2011)

Practice Privileges
Tennessee Trial and Appellate Courts
Tennessee Supreme Court
Mississippi Trial and Appellate Courts
Mississippi Supreme Court
United States District Courts, Eastern and Western Districts of Tennessee
United States District Courts, Northern and Southern Districts of Mississippi
United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit

Membership
Tennessee Bar Association
The CLM – Claims Litigation Management Alliance
Mid South Workers’ Compensation Association, Memphis Chapter

Representative Cases
Service Cos. v. Estate of Vaughn, 169 So. 3d 875 (Miss. 2015) (reversing denial of Motion for Summary Judgment in wrongful death action)
Lindsey v. Reeves, 2011 Tenn. App. LEXIS 598 (Tenn. 2011) (reversing trial court’s order for atypical medical treatment in workers’ compensation matter)
State ex rel. Watson v. Waters, 2010 Tenn. App. LEXIS 535 (Tenn. Ct. App. 2010) (affirming dismissal of quo warranto action based on lack of standing) (authored appellate brief)
Polzin v. Barna & Co., No. 08-5089 (6th Cir. 2009) (affirming dismissal of plaintiff’s RICO claims) (authored Motion to Dismiss in trial court and appellate brief)
Lynch v. City of Jellico, 205 S.W.3d 384 (Tenn. 2006) (upholding constitutionality of 2004 amendments to Tennessee Workers’ Compensation Act) (authored appellate brief)
Goodman v. HBD Industries, Inc., 208 S.W.3d 373 (Tenn. 2006) (reversing trial court’s exclusion of employee’s weeks spent on strike in calculation of workers’ compensation benefits) (authored appellate brief)