Professional Honors and Awards

We have more than 100 years combined experience, and have been committed to helping injury victims and their families and, during that time, our dedication and success have been recognized through a number of awards and honors. Below are just a few of the ones some of our attorneys and the firm have proudly received:

  • In 2022, John was elected to serve as Secretary of the American College of Trial Lawyers (ACTL) after serving as Regent since 2017.  Invitation to the ACTL is extended only to those experienced trial lawyers whose "advocacy and professional careers have been marked by the highest standards of ethical conduct, professionalism, civility and collegiality.” This international organization includes many of the best-known, highly-respected trial lawyers in the country. Our state has more than 23,000 licensed attorneys and less than 200 lawyers in Tennessee have been elected to membership in this organization. Selection of John as a Regent for the states of Tennessee, Kentucky, Michigan, and Ohio means that he will serve on Board of Regents, lawyers from the United States and Canada who held lead the organization.

  • John Day has been named a Mid-South Super Lawyers Top 100 every year since 2006.

  • John Day was named one of Nashville's Top 101 Lawyers for 2011 by the Nashville Post.

  • For more than twenty years, John Day has been recognized as one of the country's best lawyers by Best Lawyers.

  • In 2009, Best Lawyers named John Day the Personal Injury Lawyer of the Year in Nashville, Tennessee. Best Lawyers determines its award by surveying thousands of leading lawyers and asking them to evaluate their professional peers.

  • In 2010 and again in 2014, Best Lawyers awarded John Day the title of Medical Malpractice Lawyer of the Year for the Nashville area.

  • In 2012, Best Lawyers called John Day the Lawyer of the Year in the area of "Bet the Company Litigation" for the Nashville area.

  • Since 2007, John Day has been recognized by Best Lawyers in five separate categories including Personal Injury Litigation, Product Liability Litigation, Medical Malpractice Law, Bet-the-Company Litigation and Commercial Litigation.

  • Business Tennessee has consistently named John Day one of the best lawyers in the State of Tennessee.

  • The Law Offices of John Day, P.C. has been declared one of the nation's best law firms by U.S. News and World Reports.

  • We have earned numerous Super Lawyers awards. Super Lawyers is a rating service of preeminent lawyers who have attained a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The selection process is multi-phased and includes peer nominations and evaluations as well as independent research.

  • Our lawyers have earned Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent ratings. Martindale-Hubbell ratings are an objective indicator of a lawyer's professional ability and ethics. The ratings are based on evaluations by other other attorneys and the judiciary.

  • John Day is board-certified as a Civil Trial Specialist by the National Board of Trial Advocacy. He is also certified as a specialist in Medical Malpractice by the American Board of Professional Liability Attorneys. These certifications require a thorough screening of the attorney's experience and credentials including an exam, peer and judicial review, documentation of their experience and disclosure of any disciplinary action.

  • In 2017, Brandon Bass received the Outstanding Trial Lawyer of the Year by the Tennessee Trial Lawyers Association which is given to a lawyer who "advocates noble causes and demonstrates superior skills to achieve outstanding results for clients against great obstacles." Bass has also received numerous other accolades including Best Lawyers in America, Super Lawyers, Martindale-Hubbell AV award, Top Trial Lawyers, and Top 40 Under 40.

  • In 2015, Laura Baker was the winner of the Nashville Business Journal's 40 Under 40 award. The award is given to professionals under 40 years of age who have demonstrated outstanding professional accomplishments and charitable endeavors. Hundreds are nominated for the award but only 40 individuals are chosen.

  • Our lawyers have also obtained exemplary Avvo ratings.

While awards and professional honors are wonderful, they would be nothing without the praise of our clients. We are proud of the relationships we have with our clients and the successes we have achieved for them. So, take a moment and review our Client Testimonials.

Client Reviews
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
We thought that you did an excellent job in representing us in our lawsuit. We would recommend you to anyone. Mitch Deese
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
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
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
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