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Christopher R. Brooks

Associate – Nashville

Christopher Brooks is an experienced defense attorney in Nashville, Tennessee. He has an extensive background in litigation and has effectively defended employers and carriers in various actions across the state of Tennessee. His practice areas include property, insurance defense, commercial general liability, and commercial litigation.

Chris joined Fields Howell in 2021 after serving as an associate for nearly seven years for the Nashville office of a regional insurance defense firm based in the Atlanta area. He saw matters from initiation through resolution, conducting analysis, discovery, depositions, mediations, and arbitrations, even taking matters through trial when necessary. Chris also has extensive experience directly advising employers and carriers regarding coverage and employment-related matters.

A 2013 graduate of the University of Tennessee College of Law, Chris served as the Executive Editor of the Tennessee Law Review. He earned his bachelor’s degree in political science with a minor in sociology from Emory University in 2008, including coursework at University College London. Prior to attending Emory, Chris completed coursework in political science, economics, and law from Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois.

Education

  • University of Tennessee College of Law, J.D., 2013
    • Executive Editor, Tennessee Law Review
    • UT Pro Bono Service Award
  • Emory University, B.A., 2008
    • Major: Political Science; Minor: Sociology
  • Northwestern University 2004-2005
    • Coursework in Political Science, Economics, & Law

Admissions

State Bars

State Bar of Tennessee

District Courts

United States District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee

Memberships

Tennessee Bar Association

Risk & Insurance Management Society

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