Smith & Tomkins
Smith & Tomkins is a distinguished firm offering comprehensive general insurance defense representation to insurance carriers, insured clients, and self-insured individuals across civil trial and appellate practice in local, state, and federal courts. With esteemed AV peer review ratings from Martindale Hubbell and over 75 years of collective experience in civil litigation, our firm provides invaluable insight into the handling and defense of diverse claims. Our members’ prior experience in the insurance industry claims sector further enhances our understanding of coverage complexities and insuror/insured relationships. In addition to our defense services, we also offer skilled mediation, recognizing the value of alternative dispute resolution. Our specialization includes general automobile liability, trucking liability, products liability, premises liability, commercial litigation, insurance coverage litigation, construction defect litigation. We take pride in our unwavering focus, delivering exceptional defense, representation, and mediation support for all client claims.
Warren M. Smith
Warren M. Smith is an accomplished attorney with an impressive background. Born in Tiptonville, Tennessee, Mr. Smith pursued his undergraduate education at the University of Tennessee at Martin, where he earned a B.S. degree in 1973. He continued his academic journey at the Nashville School of Law, graduating with honors in 1983. During his time there, he was a distinguished member of Cooper’s Inn Honor Society, exemplifying his dedication to legal excellence.
In 1983, Mr. Smith was admitted to practice in all courts of the State of Tennessee. Furthermore, he holds admission to practice in the United States District Court for the Middle and Western Districts of Tennessee and the United States Supreme Court, further demonstrating his wide-reaching expertise and capabilities. As an esteemed member of professional organizations such as the Nashville Bar Association (where he served as the Past Chairman of the Ethics and Professionalism Committee), a Fellow of the Nashville Bar Foundation, Tennessee Bar Association, American Bar Association, and the Tennessee Association of Professional Mediators. Mr. Smith remains actively involved in the legal community.
Mr. Smith’s practice encompasses a diverse range of legal areas, including automobile liability defense, trucking liability defense, products liability defense, premises liability defense, personal injury litigation, consumer protection litigation, landlord / tenant litigation, construction defects litigation, commercial litigation, and insurance coverage litigation. With his AV peer review rating from Martindale Hubbell, he has garnered recognition for his exceptional skills and commitment to his clients’ best interests.
Mr. Smith is a listed Rule 31 General Civil Mediator certified by the Alternative Dispute Resolution Commission of the Tennessee Supreme Court. Since attaining his Rule 31 designation in 2017, Mr. Smith has mediated hundreds of cases to a successful conclusion. His years of experience as a litigator and his prior insurance experience provides an insight that has proven beneficial to the resolution of contested cases. An increasing percentage of his practice now is devoted to mediation of civil and commercial matters.
For any inquiries or legal matters, Mr. Smith can be contacted at email@example.com. His extensive experience and dedication make him a valuable asset to his clients seeking expert legal representation. For mediation inquiries, click here.
James R. Tomkins
James R. Tomkins is an exceptional attorney with a remarkable background. Born in Nashville, Tennessee, Mr. Tomkins embarked on his educational journey at the University of Tennessee at Knoxville, where he earned a B.S. degree in 1977. His passion for the law led him to the Nashville School of Law, where he graduated with honors in 1984. Throughout his time in law school, he showcased his dedication to legal excellence as a distinguished member of Cooper’s Inn Honor Society.
In 1984, Mr. Tomkins was admitted to practice in all courts of the State of Tennessee, showcasing his comprehensive knowledge of the legal system. Furthermore, he holds admission to practice in the United States District Court for the Middle and Western Districts of Tennessee and the United States Supreme Court, further demonstrating his wide-ranging expertise. Actively involved in professional organizations, Mr. Tomkins is a member of the Nashville Bar Association, Tennessee Bar Association, Tennessee Association of Construction Counsel, and American Bar Association, remaining committed to staying at the forefront of legal developments.
Mr. Tomkins’ practice encompasses an extensive array of legal areas, including automobile liability defense, trucker’s liability defense, products liability defense, premises liability defense, personal injury litigation, landlord / tenant litigation, consumer protection litigation, commercial litigation, insurance coverage litigation, municipal government law, zoning and land use, and probate and trust law. With his AV peer review rating from Martindale Hubbell, he has earned recognition for his exemplary skills and dedication to providing his clients with exceptional legal representation.
To reach Mr. Tomkins for any inquiries or legal matters, he can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org. His wealth of experience and unwavering commitment to his clients make him a trusted advocate for those seeking expert legal guidance.