Bryant C. Witt

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Bryant C. Witt



Bryant Witt has extensive experience in all aspects of the representation of hospitals, physicians, and other health care organizations. He has also handled many complex regulatory issues. Bryant has substantial trial experience defending health care entities in professional liability matters and business litigation. He served as leader of his former law firm’s health care practice group.


Health Care

Bryant has frequently represented health care providers at trial in complex or catastrophic injury cases including birth trauma, wrongful death, and cases involving allegations of profound neurological injury to the plaintiff. He is also a member of the American Health Lawyer’s Association and the Health Law Sections of the Tennessee and Nashville Bar Associations.



State Courts:

  • Tennessee

U.S. District Courts:

  • U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Tennessee


  • J.D., University of Memphis, 1996
  • B.S., Rhodes College, 1991


  • American Health Lawyer’s Association
  • Nashville Bar Association, Health Law Section
  • Nashville Council of Healthcare Attorneys
  • Nashville Health Care Council, Health Care Leadership
  • Rural Healthcare Association of Tennessee
  • Tennessee Bar Association, Health Law Section


  • Healthcare Reform – How Did We Get Here and What Do We Do Now?
    Tennessee Institute of Management Accountants Annual Meeting; Knoxville, TN; October 21, 2010
  • Healthcare Reform and its Impact on Businesses
    Legacy Firms Financial Consulting Group Seminar; Knoxville, TN; September 2010
  • Nuts and Bolts of Healthcare Reform for H.R. Professionals
    Seminar; Nashville, TN; September 23, 2010
  • Nuts and Bolts of Healthcare Reform for H.R. Professionals
    Seminar; Chattanooga, TN; September 16, 2010
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  • Impact of Healthcare Reform
    Panel with U.S. Rep. Jim Cooper; Nashville, TN; June 21, 2010
  • Potential Impact of Healthcare Reform Proposals
    David Lipscomb University, Institute on Conflict Management; Nashville, TN; Summer 2009
  • Stark Law and Fair Market Valuation Workshop
    Medical Group Management Association National Meeting, Financial Management Section; Phoenix, AZ; April 2008
  • Stark Law and Fair Market Valuation Workshop
    Kentucky MGMA, February 2008
  • Legal Malpractice Issues for In House and Outside Counsel
    Tennessee Bar Association; Knoxville, Nashville, & Memphis, TN; December 2006
  • Physician Recruitment Initiatives – Regulatory and Business Model Issues
    Nashville, TN; Spring 2006
  • Preparing Lay and Expert Witnesses for Deposition
    Lorman Seminar, July 2005
  • Expert Witness Evidentiary Issues
    Lorman Seminar, Nashville, TN; May 2005


  • New Transparency and Reporting Requirements Under the Health Care Reform Act: Why is My Steak Dinner Listed on the Internet
    Client Alert, May 2010
  • Court of Appeals Decision on Physician Fee Splitting Could Drastically Impact Physician-Hospital Management Agreements
    Client Alert, December 2009
  • Healthcare Reform Under the Obama Administration
    Nashville Medical News, April 2009
  • Termination of Life-Sustaining Medical Care Sparks Debate Regarding Federal Law
    Medical Malpractice Law & Strategy, December 2000
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  • N-(5-Indanylsufonyl)-N’ -(4-chlorophenyl) urea, a Novel Agent Equally Cytotoxic to Nonproliferating Human Colon Adenocarcinoma Cells
    Cancer Research; January 15, 1990

In the Press

55 Hall Booth Smith Lawyers Recognized as 2024 Best Lawyers® Award Recipients

We’re pleased to announce that 55 lawyers have been included in the 2024 edition of The Best Lawyers in America®.

Two HBS Attorney’s named to list of Nashville’s Healthcare Leaders

Nashville Medical News InCharge Healthcare named James Looper, Jr. and Bryant Witt of Hall, Booth, Smith to the list of key decision makers in Nashville’s healthcare industry. According to the publication, InCharge Healthcare was created to, “shine a light on the people – well known and behind the scenes – who are helping drive local

James Looper and Bryant Witt were featured in Nashville Medical

James Looper and Bryant Witt were featured in an article “Open Yourself Up to Liability” in the September 3, 2011, Nashville Medical News.  Looper and Witt, both Nashville attorneys working in the health care practice groups of HBS, offered insight into several areas where hospitals, practices, and physicians could find themselves involved in legal disputes.