Charles E. Moody

424 Church Street
Suite 2950
Nashville, TN 37219 

Charles Moody is an AV® Preeminent™ rated lawyer and a Partner in our office in Nashville, Tennessee, where he has practiced since April 2006. He specializes in defense of long-term care facilities, hospitals, and other health care providers, along with defense of non-medical professionals in civil litigation throughout the state of Tennessee.

Earlier in his career, he practiced in Dallas for more than 20 years following completion of his clerkship for Justice William H.D. Fones of the Tennessee Supreme Court. Before coming to Hall Booth Smith, Charles practiced defense and plaintiff’s medical malpractice law in Dallas, where he was involved in a number of high-profile lawsuits on both the plaintiff and defense sides of the docket.

He earned a Juris Doctorate from Memphis State University School of Law, and a Bachelor of Science degree, cum laude, also from Memphis State University.

ADMITTED

  • Texas 1985
  • Tennessee 2001
  • United States District Court, Northern District of Texas – 1985
  • United States District Court, Eastern District of Texas- 1988
  • United States District Court, Western District of Tennessee – 2006
  • United States District Court, Middle District of Tennessee- 2007
  • United States District Court, Eastern District of Tennessee – 2009

EDUCATION

  • J.D., Memphis State University School of Law, 1984
  • B.A., cum laude, Memphis State University, 1980

PUBLICATIONS

  • “Recent Developments in Discovery,” San Antonio Medical Malpractice Conference, 1987
  • “Green v. Lindsey, A More Restrictive View of Constructive Notice and Due Process,” 12 Mem. St. U.L. Rev. 87, 1982.

MEMBERSHIPS

  • Defense Research Institute
  • Nashville Bar Association
  • State Bar of Texas
  • Tennessee Bar Association
  • Federal Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Professional Liability Defense Federation
  • Tennessee Defense Lawyer Association

PAST MEMBERSHIPS

  • American Association of Trial Lawyers; Texas Association of Trial Lawyers

Recognitions

  • AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell
  • ALM and Martindale Hubbell, Tennessee Top Rated Lawyers in Civil Law, Medical Malpractice, 2012

Presentations

  • “HMO Liability,” New Mexico Trial Lawyers Association, March 2000
  • “Handling Emergency Room Cases,” San Antonio Medical Malpractice Conference, 1989
  • “Defending Recent Cases-Loss of Chance Doctrine,” Medical Malpractice Conference for Attorneys and Legal Assistants, Houston, 1989
  • “Psychiatric Malpractice-Liability for the Freudian Slip,” Medical Malpractice Conference, San Antonio, 1990
  • “Defense of Psychiatric Malpractice Cases,” Medical Malpractice Conference, San Antonio, 1992
  • “Recent Developments in Liability Hospitals and Healthcare Organizations,” Medical Malpractice Conference, Austin, 1992
Hall Booth Smith, P.C. (HBS) is pleased to announce 24 lawyers from the firm were honored in the 2019 edition of The Best Lawyers in
Practice Specific Experience

Charles Moody is an AV® Preeminent™ rated lawyer and a Partner in our office in Nashville, Tennessee, where he has practiced since April 2006. He specializes in defense of long-term care facilities, hospitals, and other health care providers, along with defense of non-medical professionals in civil litigation throughout the state of Tennessee.

Earlier in his career, he practiced in Dallas for more than 20 years following completion of his clerkship for Justice William H.D. Fones of the Tennessee Supreme Court. Before coming to Hall Booth Smith, Charles practiced defense and plaintiff’s medical malpractice law in Dallas, where he was involved in a number of high-profile lawsuits on both the plaintiff and defense sides of the docket.

He earned a Juris Doctorate from Memphis State University School of Law, and a Bachelor of Science degree, cum laude, also from Memphis State University.

ADMITTED

  • Texas 1985
  • Tennessee 2001
  • United States District Court, Northern District of Texas – 1985
  • United States District Court, Eastern District of Texas- 1988
  • United States District Court, Western District of Tennessee – 2006
  • United States District Court, Middle District of Tennessee- 2007
  • United States District Court, Eastern District of Tennessee – 2009

EDUCATION

  • J.D., Memphis State University School of Law, 1984
  • B.A., cum laude, Memphis State University, 1980

PUBLICATIONS

  • “Recent Developments in Discovery,” San Antonio Medical Malpractice Conference, 1987
  • “Green v. Lindsey, A More Restrictive View of Constructive Notice and Due Process,” 12 Mem. St. U.L. Rev. 87, 1982.

MEMBERSHIPS

  • Defense Research Institute
  • Nashville Bar Association
  • State Bar of Texas
  • Tennessee Bar Association
  • Federal Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Professional Liability Defense Federation
  • Tennessee Defense Lawyer Association

PAST MEMBERSHIPS

  • American Association of Trial Lawyers; Texas Association of Trial Lawyers

Recognitions

  • AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell
  • ALM and Martindale Hubbell, Tennessee Top Rated Lawyers in Civil Law, Medical Malpractice, 2012

Presentations

  • “HMO Liability,” New Mexico Trial Lawyers Association, March 2000
  • “Handling Emergency Room Cases,” San Antonio Medical Malpractice Conference, 1989
  • “Defending Recent Cases-Loss of Chance Doctrine,” Medical Malpractice Conference for Attorneys and Legal Assistants, Houston, 1989
  • “Psychiatric Malpractice-Liability for the Freudian Slip,” Medical Malpractice Conference, San Antonio, 1990
  • “Defense of Psychiatric Malpractice Cases,” Medical Malpractice Conference, San Antonio, 1992
  • “Recent Developments in Liability Hospitals and Healthcare Organizations,” Medical Malpractice Conference, Austin, 1992
Hall Booth Smith, P.C. (HBS) is pleased to announce 24 lawyers from the firm were honored in the 2019 edition of The Best Lawyers in
Practice Specific Experience