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Brandon E. Bass

bbass@johndaylegal.com
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Phone: 615.742.4880
Fax: 615.742.4881

5141 Virginia Way, #270
Brentwood, Tennessee 37027

Overview

Brandon Bass chose a career in law because he is inspired by the justice system, and enjoys solving problems creatively. He is skilled at finding solutions to issues that others may have overlooked, which makes him the perfect advocate for his clients. Brandon has more than 15 years of experience successfully representing clients in hundreds of injury cases including medical negligence, product liability, child sexual abuse, tractor-trailer and commercial vehicle accidents.

One of Brandon’s great joys is delivering exceptional results to to his clients facing the worst challenges of their lives. Clients do not come to Brandon because they ever wanted to file a lawsuit - they come to Brandon because they need help for a loss they never expected would happen to them. They face adversity they never anticipated, and worry about how to best protect themselves and their families’ financial futures. Brandon takes great pride in facing challenges head-on, and shaking his client’s hand after a favorable outcome has been rendered in their case. You can have confidence knowing that Brandon will deliver exceptional legal representation to you and your family because of his broad range of knowledge and years of experience practicing law in Tennessee.

Brandon is an accomplished attorney, and has received numerous distinctions for his work both in and out of the courtroom. In 2017, Brandon received the "Outstanding Trial Lawyer of the Year" Award from the Tennessee Trial Lawyers Association for "achieving outstanding results for clients against great obstacles." Brandon was also selected for the Nashville Business Journal's “40 Under 40” award for excellence in his field. Furthermore, Brandon has been named a Mid-South Super Lawyer since 2012; achieved an AV® Preeminent™ ranking from Martindale-Hubbell through its peer-review system since 2011; holds an Avvo 10 out of 10 rating; and has been chosen by Best Lawyers in America for his work as a Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs attorney. Brandon has authored a number of articles for the Tennessee Bar Journal and Trial Magazine, and served as the Associate Editor for Tennessee Tort Law Letter and Tennessee Trial Law Report. In addition, Brandon has delivered more than a hundred CLE speeches throughout the Southeastern United States.

Brandon lives in Brentwood, Tennessee with his wife Jessica. When he’s not practicing law, you can find Brandon spending time with his wife Jessica and two children, Sophia and Graham, playing tennis, canoeing and cooking.

Education
  • Purdue University, B.A.
  • University of Tennessee College of Law, J.D.
Publications and Speeches
Publications
  • Putting a Lid on Defense Experts, Trial Magazine, May 2015
  • What Informed Consent?, Trial Magazine, August 2011
  • Salt in the Wound: How Several Liability Aggravates the Harm to Innocent Plaintiffs, Tennessee Bar Journal, October 2007.
  • Loss of Earning Capacity in a Case for the Wrongful Death of a Very Young Child, Tennessee Bar Journal, August 2006.
  • Hearings on Reductions to a TennCare Subrogation Interest, The Tennessee Trial Lawyer, Winter 2005-2006.
  • Practice Tip: Establish a Document Organization System, Tennessee Young Lawyer, Winter 2008; reprinted in American Association for Justice Insurance Law Section Newsletter, Vol. 14, No. 3, Summer 2008.
Speeches and Engagements
  • Tennessee Healthcare Liability: Case Update, Medical Malpractice Conference for Tennessee Attorneys, May 2018
  • CLE Presenter, Fundamentals of Civil Litigation Seminar, Nashville, TN, April 2018
    • Motions to Have in Your Toolbox
    • Advanced Discovery Practice – Written Discovery
    • Advanced Discovery Practice – Party and Fact Deposition Tactics
    • Preparing for Trial
  • Deflating Baseless Defenses, Strategies in Presenting Damages Seminar for the Kentucky Justice Association, April 2018
  • Damages: Recipes for Maximum Verdicts, Medical Expenses & Economics, Tennessee Trial Lawyers Association, March 2018
  • Written Discovery for Dummies, Nashville Bar Association, Friday Fundamentals Program, January, 2018
  • Dealing with Comparative Fault, Auto Accident Seminar by Tennessee Association for Justice, September 2017
  • Case Update; Medical Proof, Damages, and Dedmon, Personal Injury Law Conference for Tennessee Attorneys, September 2017
  • Deposition Tips and Strategies, Alabama Trial Attorneys, September 2017
  • Jury Selection, Tennessee Medical Malpractice Conference, May 2017
  • Health Care Liability Update, Tennessee Medical Malpractice Conference, May 2017
  • Trial, Nashville Bar Association, March 2017
  • Written Discovery, Nashville Bar Association, January 2017
  • West and Dedmon and the Proving of Medical Expenses, Nashville Bar Association, December 2016
  • Tort Law Update, Tennessee Law Conference, November 2016
  • Deposing the Adverse Party, Alabama Trial Attorney, September 2016
  • Injury Damages in Tennessee After West, Webinar, July 2016
  • Health Care Liability Update, Tennessee Medical Malpractice Conference, May 2016
  • Direct Examination Evidence, National Bar Institute, October 2015
  • Cross Examination Witness Testimony and Reports, National Bar Institute, October 2015
  • Ten Rules to Use in Civil Lawsuits, Business and Legal Resources, October 2015
  • Injury Case Law Update, Tennessee Tort Law Conference, September 2015
  • Health Care Liability Update, Tennessee Medical Malpractice Conference, May 2015
  • A Day in the Life of a Medical Malpractice Lawyer, Lexis Nexis, March 2015
  • Voir Dire, National Bar Institute, November 2014
  • Opening Statements, National Bar Institute, November 2014
  • Direct Examination, National Bar Institute, November 2014
  • Cross Examination, National Bar Institute, November 2014
  • Tort Law Update, Tennessee Law Conference, September 2014
  • Depositions, Nashville School of Law, September 2014
  • Claims Against The Government, Tennessee Bar Association, September 2014
  • Top Ten Underused Civil Rules, Tennessee Bar Association, August 2014
  • Medical Malpractice Update, Tennessee Medical Malpractice Conference, May 2014
  • Trucking Accidents, Business and Legal Resources Audio CLE Conference, 2014
  • Tort Law Update, Tennessee Law Conference, December 2013
  • Tort Law Update, Tennessee Tort Law Conference, November 2013
  • Depositions, Nashville School of Law, October 2013
  • What We Do As Plaintiffs’ Lawyers, Nashville Bar Association, July 2013
  • Damages After Tort Reform, Tennessee Medical Malpractice Conference, May 2013
  • Malpractice Cases for Non-Tort Lawyers, Tennessee Bar Association, March 2013
  • Damages After Tort Reform, Tennessee Law Conference, December 2012
  • Medical Malpractice Case Update, Tennessee Law Conference, December 2012
  • Wrongful Death Damages, Audio Conference, October 2012
  • Negligence Cases for Non-Tort Lawyers, Tennessee Bar Association, September 2012
  • Personal Injury Damages, Audio Conference, August 2012
  • Car Accident Cases for Non-Tort Lawyers, Tennessee Bar Association, August 2012
  • The Locality Rule in Medical Malpractice Cases, Tennessee Bar Association, June 2012
  • Damages, American Association for Justice, May 2012
  • Emerging Issues in Health Care Liability (Moderator), Tennessee Medical Malpractice Conference, May 2012
  • Medical Malpractice Case Update, Tennessee Medical Malpractice Conference, May 2012
  • The Locality Rule, Tennessee Medical Malpractice Conference, May 2012
  • Torts Update, Tennessee Bar Association, August 2011
  • Unresolved Issues in Medical Malpractice, Tennessee Medical Malpractice Conference, May 2011
  • Evidence and Procedure Update, Tennessee Association for Justice Mid-Winter Convention, February 2011
  • Civil Procedure, Tennessee Bar Association, August 2010
  • Notice and Certificate of Good Faith Requirements of Tennessee Code Annotated § 29-26-121 and -122, M. Lee Smith, August 2010
  • Other Standard of Care Proof, Tennessee Medical Malpractice Conference, May 2010
  • Medical Malpractice Update, Tennessee Tort Law Conference, October 2009
  • Hot Topics in Medical Malpractice, Tennessee Medical Malpractice Conference, May 2009
  • Expert Requirements in Medical Malpractice, Tennessee Medical Malpractice Conference, May 2009
  • Initiating a Lawsuit, Fundamentals of Civil Litigation, December 2008
  • Written Discovery, Fundamentals of Civil Litigation, December 2008
  • In the Midst of Litigation, Fundamentals of Civil Litigation, December 2008
  • Working with the 2008 Amendments to the Medical Malpractice Act, Tennessee Attorneys Memo Audio Conference, December 2008
  • Tort Law Update, Montgomery County Bar Association, November 2008
  • Hot Topics in Medical Malpractice, Tennessee Medical Malpractice Conference, September 2008
  • What is the Standard of Care?, Tennessee Medical Malpractice Conference, September 2008
  • Liens, Liens & More Liens, Nashville Bar Association, September 2008
  • Litigation Skills, Audio Conference, April 2008
  • Imputing Liability in Medical Malpractice Cases, Audio Conference, March 2008
  • The Locality Rule, Tennessee Association for Justice, February 2008
  • Using Technology for Trial Lawyers, Fundamentals of Civil Litigation, December 2005
  • Electronic Discovery, Fundamentals of Civil Litigation, December 2005
  • Thirty Technology Tips, Fundamentals of Civil Litigation, December 2005
  • Written Discovery, Fundamentals of Civil Litigation, December 2005
Bar Service
  • Tennessee Trial Lawyers Association: Executive Committee; Board of Governors; Amicus Curiae Committee Chair; Mentor
  • American Association for Justice: New Lawyers Division Board of Governors
  • Tennessee Bar Association: Tennessee Bar Association Leadership Law; Young Lawyers Division Board of Governors
  • Nashville Bar Foundation: Fellow; Mentor
  • Nashville Bar Association
Awards
  • Outstanding Trial Lawyer of the Year, Tennessee Trial Lawyers Association, 2017
  • Best Lawyers 2016-2018
  • Super Lawyers 2012-2018; Rising Star 2011
  • Martindale-Hubbell Preeminent Rating 2011-Present
  • Avvo 10 out of 10 rating 2010-Present
Community Involvement
  • Tennessee Tort Law Letter: Associate Editor
  • Tennessee Trial Law Report – Tort Edition: Associate Editor
Client Reviews
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Everything was great. You guys are a great representative. I was satisfied with everything. Truly appreciate John Day and his hard-working staff. Jamar Gibson
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We thought that you did an excellent job in representing us in our lawsuit. We would recommend you to anyone. Mitch Deese
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The Law Offices of John Day, P.C. is, without a doubt, the best in Nashville! They treated me with the utmost respect and tended to my every need. No question went unanswered. I was always kept informed of every step in the process. I received phenomenal results; I couldn't ask for more. I would definitely hire The Law Offices of John Day, P.C. again. Anthony Santiago
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I would definitely recommend to anyone to hire John Day's law firm because everyone was helpful, made everything clear and got the job done. I am satisfied with how my case was handled. June Keomahavong
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It's been a long battle but this firm has been very efficient and has done a remarkable job for me! I highly recommend them to anyone needing legal assistance. Everyone has always been very kind and kept me informed of all actions promptly. Linda Bush
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I had a great experience with the Law Offices of John Day. The staff was very accommodating, and my phone calls/emails were always responded to in a timely manner. They made the entire process very easy and stress-free for me, and I had confidence that my case was in good hands. I am very happy with the results, and I highly recommend! Casey Hutchinson