Laura Bradley Myers

Laura Bradley Myers

Partner
Location:
Knoxville, Tennessee
Phone:
865-247-8255
Fax:
865-200-8493
Email:

Laura is an honors graduate of the University of Tennessee College of Law, where she graduated in the top quarter of her class. Her first professional legal experience after graduation from law school was at the Tennessee Supreme Court, where she served as a judicial clerk for the Honorable Adolpho A. Birch, Jr., former Chief Justice of the Tennessee Supreme Court. Laura is a published author whose work has been cited by the Tennessee Supreme Court. In addition, Laura is an experienced trial lawyer, and has acted as lead counsel in hundreds of cases during her career. She has practiced, tried, and won personal injury and workers’ compensation cases in courtrooms across East Tennessee. In addition to her significant courtroom experience, Laura is an experienced and accomplished negotiator. She has obtained significant settlements for her clients via individual negotiation with insurance carriers and opposing counsel, as well as in formal mediations.

BACKGROUND
Laura has lived in Knoxville, Tennessee since 1996, with the exception of the year she spent serving as a judicial clerk for Justice Birch in Nashville, Tennessee. Laura lived in several areas of the country when she was growing up, including Pennsylvania, New York, Texas, and Virginia. Laura attended high school and college in Florida. While in Florida, Laura lived near Miami for almost ten years, and she speaks fluent Spanish. Laura is also a member of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians, and grew up spending time with family on the reservation.

Following her graduation from high school, Laura attended the University of Florida in Gainesville, Florida, on a full academic scholarship. She studied business, finance, and marketing, and after her college graduation worked in direct sales and marketing for almost five years before returning to school to pursue a law degree. Laura lives in Fountain City, Knoxville, Tennessee, and has been married since 1999 to Michael A. Myers, her husband and law partner. She and Mike have twin boys, Ian and Jack. On weekends and in the evenings, you can find Laura shuttling kids to and from Cross Country Running, Boy Scouts, Robotics, and church. Laura attends a local community church with her family. Her interests include anything her kids are doing, family and missions travel, hiking, and reading. She counts mission, family, and her clients as the most important parts of her life.

LEGAL EDUCATION
Laura received her law degree, with honors, from the University of Tennessee College of Law in 1999. At the College of Law, Laura’s studies concentrated on trial advocacy, and her law degree includes an advocacy concentration. While at the College of Law, Laura earned membership on the Tennessee Law Review, where she authored a publication entitled “Torts-Outrageous Conduct and Negligent Infliction of Emotional Distress-Actual Exposure to HIV Required in Fear-of-AIDS Cases.” Laura received the Judge Harry W. Laughlin Jr. Memorial, Tennessee Law Review, Best Casenote Award for this publication. In 2001, the Tennessee Supreme Court cited Laura’s work on negligent infliction of emotional distress claims in a published full-court opinion. See Estate of Julie Amos et al. v. Vanderbilt University et al., 62 S.W.3d 133 (Tenn. 2001).

PROFESSIONAL LEGAL EXPERIENCE
Laura is an accomplished and experienced trial lawyer, and has represented thousands of clients during her career. She has extensive professional expertise and experience in personal injury cases, including car wreck and automobile insurance litigation, underinsured and uninsured motorist litigation, premises liability, and wrongful death cases. She carries a significant background in tort law, automobile and vehicular accident law, and insurance law. She has argued and won multiple cases at every level of the Tennessee court system, including the Tennessee Supreme Court. She has been lead counsel in over seventy (70) jury and bench trials. Laura has acted as lead counsel in many notable cases, one of which went to trial for nine (9) days over the course of seven months. Upon the conclusion of the trial, the trial court issued a fifty page written opinion awarding Ms. Myers’s clients a complete victory on every matter upon which they had filed suit. In addition, Laura has successfully resolved hundreds of cases through mediation and the Tennessee Department of Labor mediation process applicable to workers’ compensation claims. Laura uses her Spanish fluency in her litigation practice on a regular basis, and The Myers Law Firm is privileged to serve Spanish-speaking clients.

Upon graduation from law school in 1999, Laura was selected to serve as a judicial clerk for the Honorable Adolpho A. Birch Jr., a former Chief Justice of the Tennessee Supreme Court. Following her judicial clerkship for Justice Birch, Laura worked for years in Knoxville, Tennessee as a civil insurance defense lawyer. While Laura now practices plaintiffs’ personal injury trial work, her years of experience as a civil insurance defense lawyer have given her a unique perspective and insight into what it takes to successfully prosecute car wreck, and personal injury claims against insurance companies.

LEGAL TEACHING AND PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS
Laura has taught as an adjunct Professor of Law at the University of Tennessee College of Law, where she has since been asked to teach additional trial advocacy courses. Laura has also lectured as a guest lecturer on various topics in trial advocacy classes taught at the University of Tennessee College of Law, and also has served as an ethics panelist for the Knoxville Bar Association at a continuing education presentation.

Since 2014, Laura has served as Chairwoman of the Knoxville Bar Association’s Lawyer Referral and Information Service (“LRIS”) Committee. LRIS connects thousands of unrepresented callers who contact the local Knoxville bar association with lawyers who can help them solve their legal problems. In addition, since 2013, The Myers Law Firm has been a Leadership Cabinet Member of Legal Aid of East Tennessee, a designation that evidences Mike and Laura’s commitment to providing support for those in our community who cannot afford to pay for legal services.

Laura is a member of the Knoxville Bar Association, the Tennessee Bar Association, the Tennessee Association for Justice (formerly the Tennessee Trial Lawyers), and the East Tennessee Lawyer’s Association for Women. Laura and Mike are both Masters of the Bench in the local chapter of Knoxville’s legal honorary society, the Hamilton Burnett Chapter of the American Inns of Court.

If you have a personal injury, car wreck, accident, or wrongful death claim you’d like to discuss, you can contact Laura at (865) 394-9392 or lmyers@themyersfirm.com.

Areas of Practice

  • Personal Injury
  • Car Wrecks
  • Premises Liability
  • Wrongful Death
  • Medical Negligence
  • Nursing Home Negligence
  • Assisted Living Facility Negligence

Litigation Percentage

  • 100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Languages

  • English
  • Spanish