The firm concentrates on insurance defense, with an emphasis on healthcare litigation and construction defect litigation. In addition, the firm handles non-insurance litigation.
The firm also serves as outside general counsel to small businesses.
Based on extensive litigation experience, the firm can provide valuable insight to defense clients with respect to risk depending upon specific venue. The firm's experience in transactional law informs litigation strategy in cases arising under contract, indemnity, bankruptcy, corporations, and limited liability company law.
The firm emphasizes multiple practice areas, though the listing below does not constitute or imply a representation of certification in the practice areas.
The firm has a substantial practice in defending healthcare liability claims against individual providers and facilities at all levels of licensure. The firm has experience in defending lawsuits against physicians, hospitals, ambulatory surgery centers, rehabilitation facilities, dialysis clinics, nurse practitioners, nurses, paramedics, EMS personnel, and air ambulance companies.
Construction Defect Litigation
The firm has a substantial practice in defending both general contractors and subcontractors in construction defect cases. The firm has experience in lawsuits involving both residential and commercial construction. The firm is able to represent contractors before the Tennessee Board of Licensing Contractors.
The firm has substantial practice in defending malpractice claims and lawsuits against pharmacies. The firm is very familiar with the statutes and regulations in Tennessee which apply to pharmacies and pharmacists.
Reid Leitner has substantial experience in defending insurance agents, accountants, and title insurance agents.
Reid Leitner has substantial experience in defending product manufacturers as well as pharmaceutical manufacturers.
The firm has substantial experience in defending premises owners in lawsuits for personal injury filed by business invitees.
Reid Leitner has substantial experience in business litigation involving commercial contracts, family-owned businesses, and intellectual property rights.
General Counsel for Small Business
Reid Leitner has substantial experience forming entities such as limited liability companies and corporations. The firm provides legal counsel and representation for business clients with regard to transactions, disputes, and responding to regulatory authorities.
Reid Leitner has substantial practice with cases on appeal. See here for a list of reported cases.
Reid Leitner has substantial experience in analysis of coverage issues in first-party claims as well as third-party claims under coverage forms for commercial general liability, medical professional liability, and automobile liability.
The firm has substantial experience in responding to administrative agencies in representing clients in administrative proceedings.
Reid D. Leitner ist mit der deutschen Juristin Sigrid Leitner, geb. Werthmann, verheiratet. Sie haben zwei fast erwachsene Kinder, die neben der amerikanischen auch die deutsche Staatsbürgerschaft besitzen. Reid Leitner spricht sehr gut deutsch und ist mit der deutschen Kultur und Geschäftswelt sehr vertraut. In der Vergangenheit hat Herr Leitner deutsche Firmen in den USA als Rechtsanwalt vertreten und ihnen geholfen, sich im amerikanischen Rechtssystem zurechtzufinden. Für nur einen Bruchteil der Anwaltskosten, die von Firmen in New York, Chicago oder Atlanta erhoben werden, kann er deutschen Mandanten helfen und sie kostengünstig in Rechtsstreitigen vor Gericht oder auβergerichtlich vertreten.