R. Christopher Gilreath – Gilreath & Associates

Practice/Organization Description

Chris is a member of Gilreath & Associates, one of the leading plaintiff-exclusive firms in Tennessee. Chris handles serious personal injury cases in the Mid-South and beyond. From the start of his career, Chris has been committed to supporting the civil justice system and has taken a leadership role in that effort. He serves on the Board of Governors for the Tennessee Association for Justice, as well as the American Association for Justice.

Through his experience and network of contacts, Chris handles cases on behalf of clients across the country, and he often enters into co-counsel arrangements with referring attorneys. Chris is licensed in Tennessee, Arkansas, and the District of Columbia. He as admitted to practice before all state and federal courts in Tennessee, as well as the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals, and the United States Supreme Court. Chris has also appeared before various other state and federal trial courts in multiple states.

Chris is dedicated to pursuing justice for his clients. His first trial involved representation of a family whose father was killed on a dangerous highway where State workers used woefully inadequate safety procedures when maintaining medians. He has tried cases for wrongful death and serious injury resulting from defective products. Chris actively represents people suffering spinal and occupational exposure injuries through workers’ compensation litigation. He has represented numerous truck drivers and their families in trucking cases ranging from wrongful death, products liability, negligence, and contract cases.

Chris also pursues justice for consumers through multi-state class action litigation. His cases range from wage-and-hour litigation, to price fixing, predatory lending, monopolization and unfair competition. Chris is experienced with pursuing both the substantive merits of cases, as well as constructing working teams and coalitions of attorneys in various states throughout the country.

Bar Admissions

Tennessee

District of Columbia

Arkansas

Western District of Tennessee

Middle District of Tennessee

Eastern District of Tennessee

U. S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit

U. S. Supreme Court

Education

Samford University, Cumberland School of Law

Rhodes College

Professional Associations & Memberships

American Association for Justice

Tennessee Association for Justice

Louisiana Association for Justice

District of Columbia Bar

Honors and Awards

Algernon Sydney Sullivan Award - Rhodes College 1994

Areas of Practice

  • Antitrust & Trade Regulation
  • Class Action
  • Personal Injury
  • Products Liability
  • Professional Malpractice
  • Worker’s Compensation

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