Profile Details

Profile

Group:
Member
Firm Name:
Kinnard, Clayton & Beveridge
Certification:
Medical Plaintiff
First Name:
Daniel
Last Name:
Clayton
Phone:
(615)297-1007
Website:
http://www.kinnardclaytonandbeveridge.com/Attorneys/Daniel-L-Clayton.shtml
City:
Nashville
State:
TN
Zip Code:
37205
Areas of Practice:
Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury, Catastrophic Injury, Brain Injury, Tractor-Trailer/Truck Accidents
Bio:
September 2014: 5 million dollar verdict in Medical Malpractice/Wrongful death of young boy following a Tick bite.
June 2014: Part of Record Breaking Verdict in Rutherford County, TN (car wreck case)
Named Best Lawyers - 2016 Lawyer of the Year - Nashville - Product Liability; 2015 and 2012 Lawyer of the Year - Nashville - Medical Malpractice.
Top 50 Lawyers Nashville (2014)
Honors and Awards:
Best Lawyers in America 2013
Top 50 Lawyers in Nashville 2014
Top 100 attorneys in Tennessee
Mid-South Super Lawyers
AV-Preeminent rating by Martindale-Hubbell
Daniel Clayton is certified as a Civil Trial Specialist and a Medical Malpractice. He is also a member of the National Trial Lawyers Association which is composed of The Top 100 Trial Lawyers from each state. He has given presentations in Tennessee, Florida and Georgia for attorneys multiple seminars for Tennessee judges. He has tried cases in Alabama, Kentucky and across the state of Tennessee.
Daniel is a Past President of the Tennessee Association for Justice. He also serves on the Board of Governors for the Tennessee Association for Justice. Daniel was also appointed by the Tennessee Supreme Court to serve as a hearing officer 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 is an active member of the church he attends. Daniel has been involved as a team leader in missions work in the U.S., Mexico and Jamaica. He is a member of the Williamson County Foster Parent Association. During the past 17 years, 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. In March of 2010, Randy Kinnard and Daniel Clayton obtained a 22 million dollar jury verdict - 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
Practicing States-:
TN
Sate Bar #s:
12600