Jennifer Harrison

40 South Main Street
Suite 2800
Memphis, TN 38103 

Jennifer Harrison is a Partner in our Memphis office and is licensed to practice in Tennessee, Arkansas, and Mississippi. Her experience as a former cardiovascular ICU nurse and occupational health nurse is invaluable in her defense of healthcare practitioners, which she has done for more than 15 years. Ms. Harrison enjoys integrating medicine and law and utilizing her combined experiences to be a staunch and zealous advocate for her clients. In 2014, Ms. Harrison obtained a Master of Laws in Trial Advocacy from Temple University.

Ms. Harrison has several published appellate decisions and numerous summary judgment awards. She enjoys teaching lawyers and legal staff about medical terminology, medical record review and organization, medical research, etc. She has presented informative seminars to physicians, nurses, risk managers, etc. In addition, Ms. Harrison has also served as a mentor to several law students. In her free time, she enjoys reading, exercising, boating, listening to music, and spending time with her family, friends, and miniature Schnauzer (Sugar).

EXPERIENCE

Ms. Harrison has approximately 15 years of experience in protecting health care providers and facilities. She works closely with risk management, administration, and staff on many issues, including: quality improvement, risk management, conservatorship, power of attorney (health care), peer review matters, root cause analysis, documenting, vicarious liability issues, credentialing, policies and procedures, and EMTALA. She has served as defense counsel for hospitals and acute care clinics in Tennessee, Arkansas, and Mississippi.

In her pro-active protection of individual healthcare providers in Tennessee, Arkansas, and Mississippi, Ms. Harrison works closely with clients, experts, etc. to achieve the best strategies, defenses, and outcomes. She researches the practice of medicine, procedures, medications, etc. as relates to allegations against numerous medical and nursing specialists. She has successfully tried cases for providers who practice pursuant to boards of medicine and nursing.

Ms. Harrison is also experienced in mediating cases in various stages of the litigation process, as well as pre-suit mediations. She performs a prompt and thorough investigation, conducts all necessary research, secures and reviews pertinent medical documents, obtains expert opinions, considers potential dispositive motion success, and provides candid feedback to clients and carriers. She has had great success in mediating professional negligence cases (in suit and prior to suit) to resolution.

ADMITTED

  • 6th Circuit Court of Appeals, 2010
  • Arkansas, 2010
  • Mississippi, 2012
  • Tennessee, 2003
  • Tennessee Supreme Court, 2003
  • U.S. District Court for Eastern Arkansas, 2012
  • U.S. District Court for Western Arkansas, 2012
  • United States District Court for Western Division (Tennessee), 2006
  • United States District Court, Middle District of Tennessee, 2015

EDUCATION

  • University of Memphis, Loewenberg School of Nursing, Bachelor of Science in Nursing, 1998
  • Registered Nurse, Tennessee 1999
  • University of Memphis, Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law, J.D., 2003
  • Temple University, Beasley School of Law, Master of Law in Trial Advocacy, 2014

PUBLICATIONS

  • Happiness and the Practice of Law, Memphis Lawyer magazine

MEMBERSHIPS

  • Arkansas Bar Association
  • Association of Women Attorneys
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Memphis Bar Association
  • Mississippi Bar Association
  • Tennessee Bar Association

Recognitions

  • Super Lawyers 2014 – 2018
  • Super Lawyers Rising Star 2011, 2012, 2013

PRESENTATIONS

  • Medical Terminology and How to Review a Medical Record, Memphis Bar Association Seminar
  • Medical Terminology and Deciphering a Medical Record, The Greater Memphis Paralegal Alliance
  • ASHRM National Conference 2018 (Nashville, TN) “Bitter Pill: Vulnerabilities in Health Care Related to Opioids” Participated in 3-person panel presentation.
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Practice Specific Experience

Jennifer Harrison is a Partner in our Memphis office and is licensed to practice in Tennessee, Arkansas, and Mississippi. Her experience as a former cardiovascular ICU nurse and occupational health nurse is invaluable in her defense of healthcare practitioners, which she has done for more than 15 years. Ms. Harrison enjoys integrating medicine and law and utilizing her combined experiences to be a staunch and zealous advocate for her clients. In 2014, Ms. Harrison obtained a Master of Laws in Trial Advocacy from Temple University.

Ms. Harrison has several published appellate decisions and numerous summary judgment awards. She enjoys teaching lawyers and legal staff about medical terminology, medical record review and organization, medical research, etc. She has presented informative seminars to physicians, nurses, risk managers, etc. In addition, Ms. Harrison has also served as a mentor to several law students. In her free time, she enjoys reading, exercising, boating, listening to music, and spending time with her family, friends, and miniature Schnauzer (Sugar).

EXPERIENCE

Ms. Harrison has approximately 15 years of experience in protecting health care providers and facilities. She works closely with risk management, administration, and staff on many issues, including: quality improvement, risk management, conservatorship, power of attorney (health care), peer review matters, root cause analysis, documenting, vicarious liability issues, credentialing, policies and procedures, and EMTALA. She has served as defense counsel for hospitals and acute care clinics in Tennessee, Arkansas, and Mississippi.

In her pro-active protection of individual healthcare providers in Tennessee, Arkansas, and Mississippi, Ms. Harrison works closely with clients, experts, etc. to achieve the best strategies, defenses, and outcomes. She researches the practice of medicine, procedures, medications, etc. as relates to allegations against numerous medical and nursing specialists. She has successfully tried cases for providers who practice pursuant to boards of medicine and nursing.

Ms. Harrison is also experienced in mediating cases in various stages of the litigation process, as well as pre-suit mediations. She performs a prompt and thorough investigation, conducts all necessary research, secures and reviews pertinent medical documents, obtains expert opinions, considers potential dispositive motion success, and provides candid feedback to clients and carriers. She has had great success in mediating professional negligence cases (in suit and prior to suit) to resolution.

ADMITTED

  • 6th Circuit Court of Appeals, 2010
  • Arkansas, 2010
  • Mississippi, 2012
  • Tennessee, 2003
  • Tennessee Supreme Court, 2003
  • U.S. District Court for Eastern Arkansas, 2012
  • U.S. District Court for Western Arkansas, 2012
  • United States District Court for Western Division (Tennessee), 2006
  • United States District Court, Middle District of Tennessee, 2015

EDUCATION

  • University of Memphis, Loewenberg School of Nursing, Bachelor of Science in Nursing, 1998
  • Registered Nurse, Tennessee 1999
  • University of Memphis, Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law, J.D., 2003
  • Temple University, Beasley School of Law, Master of Law in Trial Advocacy, 2014

PUBLICATIONS

  • Happiness and the Practice of Law, Memphis Lawyer magazine

MEMBERSHIPS

  • Arkansas Bar Association
  • Association of Women Attorneys
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Memphis Bar Association
  • Mississippi Bar Association
  • Tennessee Bar Association

Recognitions

  • Super Lawyers 2014 – 2018
  • Super Lawyers Rising Star 2011, 2012, 2013

PRESENTATIONS

  • Medical Terminology and How to Review a Medical Record, Memphis Bar Association Seminar
  • Medical Terminology and Deciphering a Medical Record, The Greater Memphis Paralegal Alliance
  • ASHRM National Conference 2018 (Nashville, TN) “Bitter Pill: Vulnerabilities in Health Care Related to Opioids” Participated in 3-person panel presentation.
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