Thomas R. Greer

“At an early age, I knew I wanted to be a lawyer, and not just any lawyer.  I wanted to be a trial lawyer, like my father and grandfather.  I am proud of the work I do for my clients. I represent the underdog.  I help put the powerless on a level playing field with the powerful. I know that without me, or someone like me, corporations and insurance companies would break the rules and never be held fully accountable for the harm they cause.

 – Thomas R. Greer

Since graduating magna cum laude in 2005 from the University of Memphis School of Law, Thomas has helped make a difference in the lives of victims of serious personal injury, wrongful death, and professional negligence.

Thomas has extensive trial experience in both state and federal court. Among other victories in the courtroom, Thomas obtained a $3.7 million jury verdict in a personal injury trucking case and a $500,000 wrongful death jury verdict in an auto accident case.  Thomas also achieved a $2.75 million wrongful death settlement stemming from an apartment fire that killed a young child.  Thomas has also made appearances before the Tennessee Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals, and Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals.

Thomas is active in several statewide and nationwide organizations and is frequently called upon to teach other attorneys at educational seminars.  He currently serves as Vice President-West for the Tennessee Association for Justice, an organization committed to preserving the civil justice system and protecting the rights of injured Tennesseans.  In 2012, Thomas was named to the National Trial Lawyers: Top 40 Under 40.  Thomas also has a 10 out of 10 rating with Avvo, an independent attorney review website.

Thomas has been featured in the Commercial Appeal and the Memphis Daily News and has contributed as a featured guest columnist in the Commercial Appeal. Thomas has also made appearances on local TV news stations NBC, CBS, ABC, and FOX13.

Thomas lives in Memphis with his wife and two beautiful daughters.

Education
Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law, University of Memphis,  2005, Juris Doctorate, Magna Cum Laude

  • Law Review
  • CALI Award for Excellence

Tennessee Technological University, 2001, Bachelor of Science, Cum Laude, History

  • Earl McDonald Leadership Scholarship
  • Phi Alpha Theta: History Honors Society
  • Sigma Alpha Epsilon, President

University of Sunderland, England 2001, International Studies

Court Admissions

  • Tennessee, 2005
  • Mississippi, 2016
  • United States District Court for the Western District of Tennessee, 2006
  • United States District Court for the Eastern and Western District of Arkansas, 2010
  • Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals, 2010
  • Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals, 2013
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of Mississippi, 2016

Activities and Organizations

  • AV Preeminent Peer Rating from Martindale-Hubbell
  • American Association for Justice
    • Member: 2005-Present
    • Board of Governors: 2014-Present
  • Tennessee Association for Justice:
    • Member: 2005-Present
    • Board of Governors: 2011-Present
    • Vice President, West: 2012-Present
  • The National Trial Lawyers: Top 40 Under 40
  • National Police Accountability Project
  • Lawyers Involved for Tennessee
  • Supreme Court Rule 21 Approved Attorney Mentor
  • Member of American Board of Trial Advocates
  • Mississippi Bar Association
  • Mississippi Assocation for Justice

Presentations

  • Handling the Police Liability Claim, National Business Institute, December 9, 2011
  • Tennessee Governmental Tort Liability Claims, Tennessee Association for Justice, February 23, 2012
  • Keeping Everyone Happy: Avoiding Ethical Complaints While Growing Your Practice, Tennessee Association for Justice, December 14, 2012
  • Belli Speaker, Tennessee Association for Justice, June 14, 2013
  • Keeping Clients Happy and Staying Out of Trouble, Memphis Bar Association, November 14, 2013
  • Hospital Liens, Subrogation and Med Pay: A Guide for Tennessee Plaintiff Attorneys, Tennessee Association for Justice, December 12, 2013

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