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Trial Practice Conference set in Milan, Italy

The American Board of Trial Advocates will conduct a trial practice conference with members of the Italian Bar in Milan on October 11-12, 2021. Wayne Ritchie (Knoxville) and Steve Laird (Ft. Worth) co-chair ABOTA’s International Issues Committee which has been...

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Stovall made named partner.

James R. Stovall was announced a named partner of the firm on July 1, 2021, at a reception in Knoxville attended by over 100 friends and colleagues. The event was held at the City View Terrace at the Hyatt Place Hotel. Mr. Stovall has been a partner at the firm since...

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Stovall secured seven-figure settlement for our clients.

James R. Stovall headed up an RDJS litigation team that secured a seven-figure settlement in a wrongful death action. The litigation involved an insurance-coverage action in federal court, as well as tort claims stemming from the incident that were pursued in state...

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Stovall appointed Co-Chair of KBA Professionalism Committee.

Effective January 2021, James R. Stovall was appointed to serve as Co-Chair of the Knoxville Bar Association’s Professionalism Committee. The Committee advises the KBA Board of Governors about proposed changes to state and local rules of ethics and procedure. Stovall...

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Ritchie appointed to the ABOTA National Board.

RDJS attorney Wayne Ritchie was reappointed to the National Board of Directors of the American Board of Trial Advocates for 2021. Ritchie has served on the National Board for seven consecutive years. Ritchie previously served as the President of the Southeastern...

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Stovall obtains dismissal of federal RICO action.

James R. Stovall headed up an RDJS litigation team that secured the dismissal of a complaint asserting claims under the federal RICO statute. The United States District Court for the Eastern District of Tennessee granted a motion to dismiss filed by RDJS.

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