R. Dale Bay
Nashville
(615) 259-1366 VCARD

Education

Cumberland University, A.A
Middle Tennessee State University, B.S
University of Tennessee, J.D

Bay

Dale Bay is a shareholder in the firm's Nashville office, where he served as managing shareholder for 20 years and was a founding member of the board of directors and compensation committee. Since beginning his practice with the firm in 1984, Mr. Bay has concentrated in the area of civil jury trial litigation in state and federal courts throughout the State of Tennessee and the southeastern United States. Mr. Bay's current litigation work is primarily focused in the areas of medical malpractice (Healthcare Liability), professional malpractice defense, product liability, and catastrophic injury tort liability defense. In addition to medical professionals, ...

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Dale Bay is a shareholder in the firm’s Nashville office, where he served as managing shareholder for 20 years and was a founding member of the board of directors and compensation committee. Since beginning his practice with the firm in 1984, Mr. Bay has concentrated in the area of civil jury trial litigation in state and federal courts throughout the State of Tennessee and the southeastern United States. Mr. Bay’s current litigation work is primarily focused in the areas of medical malpractice (Healthcare Liability), professional malpractice defense, product liability, and catastrophic injury tort liability defense. In addition to medical professionals, legal professionals and product liability related clients, Mr. Bay represents clients in transportation/trucking law, aviation law, personal injury automobile/personal lines, employment discrimination, and business and commercial litigation. Mr. Bay has defended numerous complex, multi-million-dollar personal injury claims in both state and federal courts, representing a variety of national and international clients as well as local companies and professionals. As a defense trial lawyer, Mr. Bay has served in the capacity as regional counsel taking the role of lead trial counsel in multiple jurisdictions in the southeastern United States. He also has extensive experience serving as local Tennessee trial counsel working with national or regional counsel to further the clients’ litigation needs.

 AFFILIATIONS

  • Nashville Bar Association
  • Tennessee Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Member, Defense Research Institute
  • Member, International Association of Defense Counsel
  • ALFA International

PROFESSIONAL HONORS AND ACTIVITIES

  • Fellow, Litigation Counsel of America
  • Selected by American Lawyer Media and Martindale-Hubbell as Elite Lawyer of the South (2017, 2018)
  • Best Lawyers® 2015 ,2018 and 2020 Product Liability Litigation – Defendants “Lawyer of the Year”  in Nashville
  • ALM Top Rated Lawyer in Healthcare Law 2015
  • Named to The Best Lawyers in America©, Product Liability Litigation – Defendants
  • Named in Mid-South Super Lawyers 2013-2016
  • Top Rated Lawyer in Insurance Law – the American Lawyer & Corporate Counsel


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