When your bar association asks you to do something, whenever and wherever possible, you say “yes.” At least, that was the thought at the forefront of my mind when Marsha and Cathy suggested an idea for a new DICTA column and reached out to me to see if I would be willing to start writing again. They wanted a simple Top Ten list each month, in the model of the old Late Show top ten lists popularized by David Lettermen. Each list would be, in some way, related to the law, however loosely I wanted to define that relationship. With some reluctance, I agreed to write this column.
I decided to pick an easy topic for the inaugural column: top 10 movie lawyers of all time. Read the full article here which was printed in March 2023 DICTA, Volume 51, Issue 3.
Jason H. Long has a practice primarily dedicated to the defense of healthcare liability matters and professional board representation. He represents individual physicians, physicians’ groups, nurses, nursing facilities and other care providers in complex legal matters in Tennessee and Kentucky. He also handles matters involving business litigation, civil trial defense, nursing home and long-term care defense as well as legal malpractice defense. Mr. Long has served as president of the Tennessee Bar Association and as president of the Tennessee Bar Association Young Lawyers Association. He currently serves as president of the Knoxville Bar Association (KBA) and past president of its young lawyer division, the Barristers. Mr. Long is a regular contributor to DICTA, the KBA’s legal newsletter and he taught legal writing at the University of Tennessee College of Law for 15 years.