Robert F. Parsley

Chattanooga

P: 423.785.8211 | F: 423.321.1511

bob.parsley@millermartin.com

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  • Overview
  • Experience
  • Education
  • Involvement
  • In-Depth
  • Overview

    Mr. Parsley practices primarily in the area of civil litigation, with concentration in commercial and managed-care litigation and appellate practice. Mr. Parsley is Chair of the firm's Appellate Group and also serves as Director of the Miller & Martin Writing Academy, the firm's in-house professional development program for legal writing.

  • Experience

    • Represented shareholder in $230 million fraud action relating to redemption of shares in an oil company.
    • Represented Tennessee's largest health insurer in $40 million lawsuit and appeal concerning reimbursement rate for out-of-network emergency healthcare.
    • Represented banks in multi-million dollar appeals relating to loan defaults.
    • Represented skilled nursing facilities in multi-million dollar appeals relating to alleged medical malpractice.
    • Represented healthcare credit-services company in multi-million dollar action for breach of contract.
    • Represented insurer in multi-million dollar coverage appeal relating to absolute-pollution exclusion.
    • Prepared successful appeal briefing for a decision upheld by the U.S. Supreme Court granting a dismissal in favor of Zenith American Solutions in a case where a retirement plan and its trustees sought relief under ERISA for losses sustained in conjunction with the Plan’s earlier decision to change accounting methods.
  • Education

    • J.D., summa cum laude, University of Tennessee, 2004
    • B.A., with Highest Distinction, University of Virginia, 1988
  • Involvement

    Bar Admissions
    • Tennessee
    • Georgia
    Court Admissions
    • U.S. District Courts, Eastern, Middle and Western Tennessee
    • U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth and Eleventh Circuits
    Clerkships
    • Judicial Clerk, Hon. Frank F. Drowota III, Chief Justice, Tennessee Supreme Court
    Accolades
    • American Bar Foundation - Fellow
    • Burton Award In Association with Library of Congress for Legal Achievement (legal writing)
    • American Inns of Court, Justices Ray L. Brock Jr. and Robert E. Cooper Chapter - Barrister
    Memberships
    • American Bar Association
      • Council of Appellate Lawyers
      • Managing Editor for Proof: The Journal of the Trial Evidence Committee, a quarterly publication by the American Bar Association's Litigation Section, 2007–2009
    • Chattanooga Bar Association
    • Federal Bar Association
    • State Bar of Georgia
    • Tennessee Bar Association, Appellate Practice Section - Executive Council; Chair, 2014-2015
    • Tennessee Bar Examiner
    Community
    • Lookout Mountain Presbyterian Church

Did You Know

Mr. Parsley competed in varsity NCAA Division I Cross Country and Track & Field at the University of Virginia.

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