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.

Service Specific Experience

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.


  • Tennessee
  • Middle District of Tennessee Federal Courts
  • Western District of Tennessee Federal Courts
  • J.D., University of Memphis, 1996
  • B.S., Rhodes College, 1991


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


  • Healthcare Reform – How Did We Get Here and What Do We Do Now?
    Presented to the TN Institute of Management Accountants – annual meeting in Knoxville, TN – October 21, 2010
  • Healthcare Reform and its Impact on Businesses
    Seminar presented to Legacy Firms Financial Consulting Group in Knoxville, TN – September 2010
  • Nuts and Bolts of Healthcare Reform for H.R. Professionals
    Seminar presented in Nashville, TN – September 23, 2010
  • Nuts and Bolts of Healthcare Reform for H.R. Professionals
    Seminar presented in Chattanooga, TN – September 16, 2010
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  • Impact of Healthcare Reform
    Panel presenter with U.S. Rep. Jim Cooper and others in Nashville, TN – June 21, 2010
  • Potential Impact of Healthcare Reform Proposals
    Seminar presented to the Institute on Conflict Management – David Lipscomb University, Nashville, TN – Summer, 2009
  • Stark Law and Fair Market Valuation Workshop
    Seminar presented to Medical Group Management Association, financial management section, national meeting – Phoenix, AZ and to Kentucky MGMA in April, 2008, February, 2008
  • Legal Malpractice Issues for In House and Outside Counsel
    Tennessee Bar Association, Knoxville, Nashville, and 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, co-author, December 2000
  • N-(5-Indanylsufonyl)-N’ -(4-chlorophenyl) urea, a Novel Agent Equally Cytotoxic to Nonproliferating Human Colon Adenocarcinoma Cells
    Co-author, Cancer Research, vol. 50,  pp. 318-322, January 15, 1990

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

Hall Booth Smith is pleased to announce that 55 lawyers have been included in the 2024 edition of The Best Lawyers in America®. Since it was first published in 1983, Best Lawyers® has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence. “For more than 40 years, the rigorous methodology of Best Lawyers® has ensured the
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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
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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.
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