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Firm Name:
Kinnard, Clayton & Beveridge
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Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury, Catastrophic Injury, Brain Injury, Tractor-Trailer/Truck Accidents
5 million dollar verdict in Medical Malpractice/Wrongful death of young boy following a Tick bite.
2.9 Million dollar Record Breaking Verdict in Rutherford County, TN (car wreck case)
Named Best Lawyers - 2020. 2018, 2015 and 2012 Lawyer of the Year - Nashville - Medical Malpractice; 2016 Lawyer of the Year - Nashville - Product Liability; "Best of The Bar" - Nashville Business Journal 2020
AV-Preeminent rating by Martindale-Hubbell
Daniel Clayton is certified as a Civil Trial Specialist and a Medical Malpractice. He has given over 100 presentations in various states including Tennessee, Florida and Georgia. He has tried cases in Alabama, Kentucky and across the state of Tennessee.
Daniel is a Past President of the Tennessee Trial Lawyers Association. He is General Counsel for the Nashville Bar Foundation. He serves on the Board of Governors for the Tennessee Trial Lawyers Association. He is a member of AAJ and a Sustaining Fellow of the Pound Civil Justice Institute. Daniel was appointed by the Tennessee Supreme Court to serve two terms as a hearing officer/judge for the Tennessee Board of Professional Responsibility.
Daniel is a graduate of Lipscomb University (1984) and the University of Tennessee College of Law (1987). While in law school, he was a National Semi-Finalist member of the National Trial Moot Court Team. He received the Supreme Court Justice Lewis Powell Medal for Excellence in Advocacy.
Giving back to the community is an important part of Daniel's life. In 1994, Daniel was elected to the Franklin Special School District Board of Education. He served as the Treasurer. During his tenure, the Franklin Special School District received the Tennessee School Board of the Year Award. Daniel has been involved as a team leader in missions work in the U.S., Mexico and Jamaica. He and his wife have served as foster parents to over 25 children including special needs and disabled children. They actively support Graceworks Ministries and Mercy Children's Medical Clinic. Daniel served as a Youth Basketball Coach for 14 years.
Daniel has handled numerous high-profile cases that have received local and national media attention including the death in a motorcycle wreck of the world's most decorated aerobatic pilot (whose planes are on exhibit at the Smithsonian Institute in Washington, D.C.); the wrongful death of a woman after the car she was driving burst into flames after it was hit in the rear-end by a tractor-trailer; the disabling back injuries a man received when a deck collapsed because of improper construction; the death of a well-known pharmacist after his CT scans were misread, and severe injuries a lady received after pure 99.9% acetic acid, instead of a 4% solution, was used on her during a gynecologic procedure. A few years ago, Randy Kinnard and Daniel Clayton obtained a 22 million dollar jury verdict - which was the largest medical malpractice verdict in Tennessee history for an individual person. Daniel has successfully handled multiple brain injury cases including birth trauma injuries.
Daniel has been asked by numerous organizations to speak to their members. He has given speeches to lawyers, legal professionals, health care professionals and judges. He has testified before State Senate and House Committees on issues involving our jury system. He has been a featured guest Editorialist for The Tennessean on Nursing Home Issues
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