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J. Randolph Bibb, Jr.

John Randolph (Randy) Bibb, Jr. is a shareholder in the firm’s Nashville office. Mr. Bibb has more than 30 years’ experience defending products liability and toxic tort claims and lawsuits across the United States. He has served as lead trial counsel representing product manufacturers in more than 100 jury trials in state and federal courtrooms from New York to California and from Florida to Washington State. Today much of his practice is devoted to defending motor vehicle manufacturers in personal injury and wrongful death lawsuits alleging unintended acceleration; inadvertent vehicle movement; defective passive and active restraint systems and numerous other defect theories.

In addition to his trial practice, Mr. Bibb has argued a number of significant appeals including the adoption of the learned intermediary doctrine in Tennessee; preservation of the right to contribution after Tennessee’s adoption of comparative fault; and preclusion of third-party comparative fault in workers’ compensation cases.

AFFILIATIONS

  • American Bar Association
  • Tennessee Bar Association
  • Nashville Bar Associations
  • International Association of Defense Counsel
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Associate member of the Society of Automotive Engineers

 PROFESSIONAL HONORS AND ACTIVITIES

  • Fellow, American Bar Foundation
  • Fellow, Nashville Bar Foundation
  • Named on list of “Best Lawyers in America” from 2005-2019
  • Named on list of “Mid-South Super Lawyers” from 2006-2017
  • Best Lawyers’  Nashville Lawyer of the Year in 2011, 2012, 2014 and 2018
  • Nashville’s “Mass Tort Lawyer of the Year” and “Product Liability Litigation Lawyer of the Year”


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Nashville Office

424 Church Street, Suite 2500
P.O. Box 198615
Nashville, Tennessee 37219
Telephone (615) 259-1366
FAX (615) 259-1389

Education

Vanderbilt University, B.A., summa cum laude, 1977

Vanderbilt University, J.D., 1981

Bar Admission

Tennessee, 1981

Supreme Court for the State of Tennessee

United States Supreme Court

United States Courts of Appeals for the Sixth, Ninth, and Tenth Circuits

United States District Courts for the Eastern, Middle and Western Districts of Tennessee

United States District Court for the District of Colorado

United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York

  • Product Liability

    Over the past 25 years, manufacturers and insurance companies have faced an explosion of product liability claims. In addition to significantly impacting business finances, product liability claims can lead to adverse publicity, government regulation, class actions and individual claims involving serious injury or property damage, as well as potential exposure… [Read more]

    Toxic Tort

    We have a 30-year-plus history of defending cases and claims relating to toxic exposure in the chemical and asbestos industries. We also have been actively involved in issues related to hazardous waste cleanup for Department of Defense and Department of Energy contractors and subcontractors. We have been involved in the defense… [Read more]

  • Mr. Bibb is a frequent seminar speaker on trial practice and product liability issues. In 2008, Mr. Bibb was selected for the faculty of the International Association of Defense Counsel Trial Academy at Stanford University.