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John Dotson

Mr. Dotson, Of Counsel, has extensive experience in advising and defending clients in the health care industry, including physicians and physician practice groups, in a range of areas such as HIPAA, Medicare/Medicaid audit claims and other areas of regulatory compliance. He also has extensive experience in defending physicians against medical malpractice claims. His other practice areas include premises liability, business litigation and employment law. He has tried numerous civil lawsuits to verdict and he has briefed and argued cases before the Tennessee Court of Appeals and the Tennessee Supreme Court.  Mr. Dotson is a Rule 31 Listed General Civil Mediator.

AFFILIATIONS

  • Memphis Bar Association
  • Tennessee Bar Association
  • American Health Lawyers Association

PROFESSIONAL HONORS AND ACTIVITIES

  • Fellow, Memphis Bar Foundation
  • Former law clerk to Tennessee Court of Appeals Judge W. Frank Crawford
  • Holds the highest rating, AV, from Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory

COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES

  • Mentor volunteer with Memphis Institute of Leadership Education (MILE) Program

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Memphis Office

One Commerce Square
29th Floor
40 South Main Street
Memphis, Tennessee 38103
Telephone (901) 525-8721
FAX (901) 525-6722

Education

University of Tennessee, B.A., 1974
University of Illinois, M.A., 1978
University of Tennessee, M.A. 1979
University of Tennessee, J.D., 1991

Bar Admission

Tennessee, 1991

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