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Spicer Rudstrom Announces Firm Restructure

Spicer Rudstrom Announces Firm Restructure

December 3, 2018

November 30, 2018 – As part of the firm’s strategy to become more efficient, Spicer Rudstrom’s Board of Directors have decided to close the Texarkana office located at 3723 Texas Boulevard, Texarkana, TX 75503.  We will still service our clients in this area through our Little Rock office. “As part of our strategic planning, we …Read More

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LIABILITY ISSUES, BUT FEW ANSWERS, REGARDING COVERAGE FOR RIDE SHARE VEHICLE ACCIDENTS

November 19, 2018

By: Newton Anderson I predict that the vast majority of those reading this post have used or have a close family member that has used Uber or Lyft for transportation.  The advantages of ease of use, availability and price are certainly a temptation, even if you own your own car.  Those advantages are fueling tremendous …Read More

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8 Spicer Rudstrom Attorneys Named Super Lawyers

November 8, 2018

Nashville, TN (November 8, 2018): Once a year, Super Lawyers publish an exclusive state-by-state list of “credible, comprehensive and diverse outstanding attorneys”, which no more than five percent of the lawyers in the state are selected by the research team at Super Lawyers to receive this honor.  Spicer Rudstrom attorneys, Newton Anderson, Kevin Bernstein, Marc Dedman, Brian …Read More

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ELECTION DAY TUESDAY NOVEMBER 6, 2018: EMPLOYERS BEWARE THAT EMPLOYEE TIME OFF TO VOTE IS A LEGALLY PROTECTED ACTIVITY IN TENNESSEE

October 25, 2018

By: Steve Collins You know that it is Election Day and I need to take off to go vote.  Hold on, what you do on your time is your business, but what you do on work time is my business.  I do not mean any harm, but I need to go vote. That is fine, …Read More


Marc Dedman Featured in Paradigm Magazine

October 16, 2018

Spicer attorney in the Nashville office, Marc Dedman, and Caroline Berube, managing partner of HJM Asia Law, recently interviewed Eckart Brodermann, author of UNIDROIT Principles of International Commercial Contracts.  Check out the full interview featured in Paradigm Magazine, an International Society of Primerus Law Firms publication. 


Spicer Rudstrom to Co-Sponsor Seminar at Tulane Law School

October 9, 2018

The Tulane Journal of International and Comparative Law to Present a Dynamic and Provocative Business and Legal Seminar Celebrating 300 years of New Orleans International Business and Discussing How Law Can Help New Orleans Business Engage in More International Commerce On Wednesday, October 24th, 2018 the Tulane Journal of International and Comparative Law will present …Read More


No Liability For ADA-Compliant Sidewalk Pad

September 26, 2018

SAM SOOK PAK v. THE GOOD FOOD GROUP LAW FIRM NEWS REPORT Summary By: Brian S. Duffy A McDonald’s restaurant in Brentwood, Tennessee, represented by Spicer Rudstrom was found not liable to a patron who sued for alleged severe injuries sustained when she fell while walking out of the restaurant to her car. Plaintiff at first …Read More

Categories: Featured Litigation News

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No Contract? No Problem – Quantum Meruit is Right for You!

August 28, 2018

By: Jacob D. Strawn Agreements come in all shapes and sizes: agreements to work for a certain employer; agreements to perform a particular service; agreements to buy a certain product; agreements to rent a certain property, etc. However, where there are agreements, disagreements are sure to follow. As a lawyer, I hear one type of …Read More

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Kevin D. Bernstein Featured in The Tennessee Jury Verdict Reporter

August 24, 2018

Memphis attorney, Kevin D. Bernstein, is featured in the August 2018 edition of The Tennessee Jury Verdict Reporter.  Read the full recap here.

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Idiopathic Injuries

August 23, 2018

By: Courtney Paterson “An idiopathic injury is one that has an unexplained origin or cause, and generally does not arise out of the employment unless ‘some condition of the employment presents a peculiar or additional hazard.’” McCaffery v. Cardinal Logistics, No. 2015-08-0218, 2015 TN Wrk. Comp. App. Bd. LEXIS 50, at *9 (Tenn. Workers’ Comp. …Read More


Spicer Rudstrom, PLLC Announces New Managing Partner

August 8, 2018

Knoxville, TN – As the firm celebrates its 55th anniversary this year, Spicer Rudstrom, PLLC is pleased to announce that Clinton J. Woodfin has been elected to serve as Managing Partner. He succeeds Marc O. Dedman, who served as managing partner since 2013 and has decided to relinquish his position.   Marc remains with the firm …Read More

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Laney K. Cabrera Joins Spicer Rudstrom, PLLC

August 2, 2018

Spicer Rudstrom, PLLC is pleased to announce the recent addition of Laney K. Cabrera to the Memphis office.  Her primary practice areas include Insurance Defense and Premises Liability. Laney is a 2016 graduate of the University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law and a 2012 graduate of the University of Memphis.   During law …Read More

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Spicer Rudstrom, PLLC Announces New Partner

August 1, 2018

Spicer Rudstrom, PLLC is pleased to announce the recent promotion of Jared S. Renfroe to partner.  A 2010 graduate of the University of Tennessee College of Law and a 2006 graduate of Lambuth University, Jared has been an associate with the firm for the past three years, primarily concentrating his practice in Workers’ Compensation and …Read More

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An Unemployment Benefit Analysis of Misconduct

July 25, 2018

By: David Barry For the most part, most people reading this blog are not fond of or looking forward to the prospect of having to discuss, consider or participate in the process of terminating or being terminated from one’s employment. But the fact of the matter is that sometimes this outcome is unavoidable. When this …Read More

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Is Your Company’s Liability Waiver Worth the Paper it’s Printed On?

July 18, 2018

By: Christopher Myatt Liability waivers are commonplace in modern society. We sign them as part of various agreements and before engaging in all sorts of activities. Nearly always, we sign away these substantive rights without giving it a moment’s thought. Moreover, summer camp operators, trampoline parks, and countless others ask parents to waive their children’s …Read More

Categories: Featured News Personal Injury

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Jared Renfroe Secures Victory for Client Using Rare Safety and Willful Misconduct Defenses

July 10, 2018

Jared Renfroe, an attorney in Spicer Rudstrom’s Memphis office, recently secured a defense judgment in favor of his client in the Tennessee Court of Workers’ Compensation Claims at Nashville. The decision was not appealed, so it has become a final judgment. The facts of the case involve a 10-year employee of a truck stop who …Read More


Don’t Spoil the Fun: The State of Spoliation in Tennessee

June 29, 2018

By: Jacob Strawn Following Gardner v. R & J Express, LLC As explained by Doug Bergeron, attorney in Spicer Rudstrom’s Knoxville office, the Tennessee Supreme Court, in Tathum v. Bridgestone Ams. Holding, Inc., 473 S.W.3d 734 (Tenn. 2015), held that intentional action is no longer a prerequisite for the imposition of sanctions against a party …Read More

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Remembering a Valuable Rule that can Limit the Use of Damaging Expert Witness Testimony at Trial

June 28, 2018

By: John Barry Most trial lawyers have had the unfortunate experience of having a disclosed and engaged medical doctor expert to deliver opinions or conclusions that are damaging to their side of the case when that expert is deposed by the adversary attorney.  When that occurs, the adverse counsel will doubtless want to read the …Read More

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Shall We Race to the Title IX Office?

May 30, 2018

By: Darrick O’Dell College is a time of exploration and discovery in many young adults’ lives.  Vigorous study of Physics and Sociology often salted with alcohol-fueled socializing and awkward sexual encounters.  When you populate a community with young adults exploring their sexuality in a fashion often exacerbated by intoxicants, you find a hotbed of risk …Read More

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Why Do You Still Have All That Stuff? When and How to Purge Data

By: Julie-Karel Elkin On several occasions over the past few weeks I found myself asking, “why do they still have that data?” and there was never a good answer to my query.  In one case, the data being sought was over 10 years old, on a server from an old network, sitting under some dusty …Read More


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