Brandy M. Burnette
Attorneys: Brandy M. Burnette
Brandy M. Burnette
Attorney at Law
represents the firm's corporate and individual clients in health care litigation matters, including medical malpractice, dental malpractice and other professional negligence actions.
has experience defending physicians, hospitals, and other health care providers throughout Middle and East Tennessee in civil litigation, disciplinary proceedings, and administrative matters.
has developed expertise and a particular interest in HIPAA-related issues arising in litigation and in peer review matters, including efforts to uphold the peer review privilege and representation of physicians and hospitals in fair hearings, appellate reviews, and other disciplinary proceedings.
has also represented commercial and business entities in a variety of business litigation matters.
Before joining Hall Booth Smith & Slover, Ms. Burnette practiced with Gideon & Wiseman, a Nashville firm.
Ms. Burnette served as Law Clerk to the Honorable William M. Acker, Jr. in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Alabama, upon graduation from Cumberland School of Law.
While attending Cumberland School of Law, Ms. Burnette served as a Member and Articles Editor of the Cumberland Law Review and as a Cordell Hull Teaching Fellow for Legal Research and Writing.
extracurricular activities on serving as Justice of Phi Alpha Delta, Cordell Hull Chapter
, and developing trial advocacy skills through mock trial competitions and clerkships.
Upon graduation, Ms. Burnette
was inducted into Phi Kappa Phi and the Law School's own honor society, Curia Honoris
In working with health care clients to develop bylaws and policies for HIPAA compliance and credentialing, peer review, and corrective action processes, Ms. Burnette's
goals are to serve the clients' immediate needs, as well as anticipate the "hot button" issues of today and tomorrow.
When representing hospitals and physicians in peer review and corrective action proceedings, she
strives to ensure each party is afforded due process and to concurrently promote quality and safe health care for all patients.
participates in clinics sponsored by the Nashville Pro Bono Program, and has spoken to elementary school students in conjunction with Law Day activities.
She currently serves as a Coach for a Nashville team participating in the Tennessee State High School Mock Trial Competition.