The McMahan Law Firm was founded in 1992. Today, the firm, headed by John D. McMahan, a civil trial and medical malpractice specialist, a member of the National Board of Trial Advocacy and a Diplomate in the American Board of Professional Liability Attorneys, has lawyers licensed to practice law in Tennessee, Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi and Florida. With a growing regional trial practice, the McMahan Law Firm handles personal injury cases involving medical malpractice or negligence, nursing home malpractice, abuse and neglect, automobile, motorcycle and tractor-trailer accidents, workers compensation cases, Social Security Disability, product liability cases and premises liability cases. We are a trial firm representing people and dedicated to securing fair, just and reasonable compensation for our clients from negligent defendants and their insurance carriers.
We are also investigating and prosecuting products liability claims against the manufacturers of dangerous drugs such as VIOXX®, BEXTRA®, CRESTOR®, ACCUTANE® and other dangerous medications.
Over the last four years, the McMahan Law Firm has settled and tried cases in the Southeast totaling in excess of $8 million dollars. John D. McMahan, G. Brent Burks, Bart S. Solomon, James R. Kennamer, Joey Warwick, Olana Burgess, Shilpa Masih and Fred Anthony are trial lawyers with over 80 years of combined litigation experience. These trial lawyers are supported by a staff of legal assistants who specialize in various areas of personal injury law. One workers’ compensation specialist in 1999 handled over 60 Tennessee workers’ compensation cases resulting in over $1 million dollars in workers' compensation benefits flowing into the hands of injured workers. We are the trial lawyers for the people, and we do not and shall not represent corporations or insurance companies.
In our ongoing efforts to improve the delivery of quality legal services to our clients, we have opened offices in Dalton and Atlanta, Georgia in addition to our headquarters in Chattanooga, Tennessee.
Mr. McMahan, a 1973 graduate of Vanderbilt University, received his law degree from the University of Tennessee College of Law in 1975. Since receiving his law license in 1976, Mr. McMahan has specialized in trial practice, and in 1994 he became a member of the National Board of Trial Advocacy, and certified as a civil trial specialist. In late 1994, Mr. McMahan became the first Tennessee certified civil trial specialist practicing in Chattanooga, Tennessee. He has co-authored "Trial Advocacy in Tennessee," and he is a frequent lecturer on trial advocacy. Mr. McMahan and his firm have successfully prosecuted cases resulting in settlements and judgments in excess of $3,000,000.00 over the last 18 months. In 1994 his firm obtained the largest judgment ever awarded in Marion County, Tennessee.
In 2001, Mr. McMahan and G. Brent Burks obtained a judgment onf $1.75 million for a man injured at the Chattanooga ChooChoo. This is the largest premises liability verdict rendered in southeast Tennessee.