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Jennifer Harrison



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. Jennifer enjoys integrating medicine and law and utilizing her combined experiences to be a staunch and zealous advocate for her clients. In 2014, Jennifer obtained a Master of Laws in Trial Advocacy from Temple University.

Jennifer 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, Jennifer 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).


Jennifer 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, Jennifer 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.

Jennifer 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.

Aging Services

Jennifer represents skilled nursing facilities and assisted living facilities, as well as home health agencies, across Tennessee for multiple types of litigation including wrongful death, failure to monitor and potential ethical violations

Health Care

Jennifer represents care providers with a variety of issues including state board complaints, licensing, hospital/facility privileges and/or credentialing, state health investigations, trial subpoena protection and assistance with depositions.

Medical Malpractice

Jennifer litigates from inception of lawsuit to trial. Her nursing background provides exceptional insight into the medical issues of the litigation and assists in the cross-examination of a variety of healthcare providers/specialists at trial. Jennifer is well acquainted with experts in a variety of medical fields which allows her to secure outstanding experts in pertinent specialties. She has successfully argued Motions to Dismiss and Motions for Summary Judgment in local courts, the Court of Appeals and the United States District Court, Sixth Circuit. She excels in preparing clients for trial and in trying cases to defense verdicts.


  • 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
  • B.S., Nursing, University of Memphis, 1998
  • Registered Nurse, Tennessee 1999
  • J.D., University of Memphis, 2003
  • Temple University, Beasley School of Law, Master of Law in Trial Advocacy, 2014


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


  • Super Lawyers Rising Star 2011, 2012, 2013
  • The Best Lawyers in America®, 2022, 2023
  • Super Lawyers 2014 – 2018


  • 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
  • Bitter Pill: Vulnerabilities in Health Care Related to Opioids
    Participated in 3-person panel presentation. ASHRM National Conference 2018 (Nashville, TN)


  • Happiness and the Practice of Law
    Memphis Lawyer magazine

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