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Ronna D. Kinsella
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Glassman Wyatt Tuttle & Cox PC
26 N Second St
Memphis, TN 38103
Ronna D. Kinsella is a trial attorney with the law firm of Glassman, Wyatt, Tuttle & Cox, where she has been practicing since June of 2010. Prior to joining the Firm, Ms. Kinsella worked for another Memphis, Tennessee firm for more than four years practicing primarily in the areas of automobile and recreational vehicle products liability and commercial litigation.
Ms. Kinsella currently enjoys a diverse practice, assisting individual and corporate clients in the areas of personal injury, wrongful death, products liability, professional malpractice, trucking defense, business litigation, premises liability, and appellate work. She has successfully represented clients at both the trial and appellate level throughout Arkansas, Mississippi and Tennessee in both state and federal courts. She has been recognized as a “Rising Star” by Mid-South Super Lawyers magazine for each of the past years since 2014.
Recent representative cases:
Comstock v. UPS Ground Freight, Inc., 2013 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 104887 (E.D. Ark. July 26, 2013) – Obtained dismissal with prejudice of a personal injury/wrongful death lawsuit brought against corporate client and driver arising from a rear impact accident in Arkansas when it was discovered that the plaintiff and her counsel had intentionally misrepresented facts, withheld information supportive of the defendants’ position, destroyed evidence, and failed to abide by the court’s order related to discovery production.
Comstock v. UPS Ground Freight, Inc., 2014 U.S. App. LEXIS 24554 (8th Ark. Dec. 30, 2014) – On appeal before the Eighth Circuit, successfully argued for the affirmation of the trial court’s dismissal of the plaintiff’s personal injury/wrongful death lawsuit with prejudice.
Farmers Ins. Exch. v. Shempert, 2014 Tenn. App. LEXIS 46 (Tenn. Ct. App. Feb. 3, 2014) – In a declaratory judgment action filed by an insurance company to determine the applicability of uninsured motorist coverage, successfully argued on appeal that the declaratory judgment action was barred under the doctrine of prior suit pending where the coverage issue was already raised in a previously filed lawsuit between the parties, resulting in a dismissal with prejudice.
PNC Multifamily Capital Institutional Fund XXVI Ltd. P’ship v. Bluff City Cmty. Dev. Corp., 387 S.W.3d 525 (Tenn. Ct. App. 2012) – Successfully defended against a complex legal malpractice lawsuit and various other claims brought against two corporate entities, ultimately resulting in a confidential settlement.
Samford University, cum laude (B.A. History, Honors Program 2002)
University of Richmond, T.C. Williams School of Law (J.D., 2005)
United States Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit (2005)
United States Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit (2013)
United States Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit (2013)
United States District Court for the Northern and Southern Districts of Mississippi (2005)
United States District Court for the Western District of Tennessee (2006)
United States District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee (2008)
United States District Court for the Eastern District of Tennessee (2009)
United States District Court for the Eastern District of Arkansas (2011)
Tennessee Bar Association
Tennessee Lawyers’ Association for Women
Memphis Bar Association
Young Lawyers Division
Mississippi Bar Association
DeSoto County Young Lawyers’ Association
Tennessee Defense Lawyers Association (TDLA)
Glassman, Wyatt, Tuttle & Cox is a boutique law firm engaging only in civil trial litigation in courts primarily around the Mid-South, including in Tennessee, Arkansas, Mississippi, Kentucky and Alabama. Our lawyers focus their talents on helping clients achieve the best possible results in their trial and arbitration matters both inside and outside the courtroom. The firm is renowned for its ability to handle the most difficult legal situations with targeted and steadfast intensity. Representing clients on both sides of the docket gives us unique insights into what motivates our opponents in court and during settlement negotiations.
With over forty years of experience in trying lawsuits and protecting our clients, we strive to act as reliable and trustworthy advocates for our clients, protecting them from legal harm or obtaining that to which they are legally entitled as necessary. We likewise endeavor to be valued by our clients not as mere counselors, but as trusted allies, sentinels and members of their professional family. We welcome the opportunity to serve our clients over the long-term on a regional capacity, using our firm’s resources to protect clients in multiple states.
Firm members have been regularly acknowledged by the Bar as top and leading members, earning recognition in a number of organizations: AV-Rated by Martindale Hubbell, members of the American Board of Trial Advocates, recognized as both the Best Lawyers in America and Mid-South Super Lawyers, founding members of the Trucking Industry Defense Associations (TIDA), membership in the Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel and the Association of Defense Trial Attorneys (with membership limited to one attorney for every one million citizens of a geographic area).
The Firm has been ranked as one of the country’s Best Law Firms by U.S. News and World Reports. Firm attorneys have graduated from the Leadership Class of the Tennessee Bar Association and are members of the American Inn of Court.
We believe successful trial lawyers must master the subject material of each particular case, using the skills developed over the years to achieve maximum results for the firm’s clients. As such, the firm has handled civil litigation in a wide variety of areas, including but not limited to professional liability (medical malpractice, legal malpractice and BPR defense, accounting malpractice, realtor and broker malpractice, dental malpractice, nursing home abuse and neglect, architectural malpractice and engineering malpractice); serious personal injury; products liability and medical device injury; employer-employee relations; construction litigation and defective design; patents and trademarks (litigation and prosecution); false claims, whistleblower and qui tam; estate and trust disputes; commercial and business litigation of multiple facets; workers’ compensation and transportation litigation.
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