John B. Curtis, Jr.

SMRW: 423.756.7000
DIRECT: 423.757.0408
FAX: 423.756.4801


Nursing Home Malpractice Defense
Nursing Home Regulatory Defense
Medical Malpractice Defense
Insurance Defense
Civil Litigation



John defends and counsels healthcare providers with respect to professional liability, general liability, and regulatory matters. His representation has included nursing homes and other healthcare facilities, physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners and nurses. He has lectured and been published with respect to the defense of long-term care litigation. 



  • Tennessee, 1981
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Tennessee, 1984
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Tennessee, 1986
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Tennessee, 1989
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • Admitted specially in Alabama, Arkansas, and Georgia cases


Education/Academic Honors

  • University of Tennessee Law School, 1980, J.D.
  • University of Tennessee, 1977, B.A. - Graduated with highest honors
  • Member Phi Beta Kappa
  • Member Phi Kappa Phi


Professional Affiliations

  • Tennessee Bar Association
  • Chattanooga Bar Association
  • American Health Lawyers Association
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Tennessee Defense Lawyers Association
  • Tennessee Health Care Association (associate member)


Practice Area

  • Healthcare
  • Litigation