Charles W. Cagle and R. Loy Waldrop. Jr. have been selected by American Lawyer Media (ALM) and Martindale-Hubbell as 2017 Elite Lawyers of the South.
Charles W. (Chuck) Cagle is a shareholder and chair of the Education Law and Government Relations Practice Group for the firm’s Nashville office. He oversees the firm’s representation of over 70 public boards of education, two private schools, two private universities, and a private medical school in a variety of legal matters including employment issues related to both licensed and classified employees, employee and student discipline, employee and student rights, special education and disability accommodation, constitutional rights issues, sexual harassment and bullying issues, civil rights, desegregation, school system consolidation, tort liability, school system business practices, school funding, taxation, and school construction.
Loy Waldrop has represented contractors, design professionals, developers, owners, sureties, and material suppliers in a wide range of construction industry matters for over 30 years. He has more than 25 years of experience in defending major lawsuits against designers with single suit claims as high as $250 million. He has represented contractors in the prosecution and defense of claims ranging from payment issues to complex differing site conditions and scheduling claims. He has participated in hundreds of court cases and arbitration proceedings and has personally tried dozens of jury and bench trials and arbitration hearings to verdict. He has obtained summary or voluntary dismissals of numerous suits against designers. He also regularly assists his contractor and designer clients in contract reviews and negotiations. His present practice is devoted almost exclusively to the construction industry. In the first 10 years of his career, he obtained extensive trial experience in personal injury and product liability cases. He has also represented accountants, attorneys, nurses, architects, engineers and surveyors in professional liability matters.