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In the medical malpractice cases I defend, details matter.  I want to know the facts of the case inside and out.  I want to know everything I can about the care provided and what’s in the medical records.  With my background as an emergency room nurse, there are times I can find important facts that might not seem important.

Donna Boyce is a litigator who focuses on medical malpractice, premises liability and nursing home litigation in Tennessee, Kentucky and Mississippi. She represents large medical centers and long-term care facilities as well as individual doctors, nurses, and other health care professionals, and she has taken cases to trial in both state and federal court. With 16 years experience as a practicing nurse – including years of practice in a hospital emergency room – Donna knows firsthand the stresses and challenges of working in health care. In her work representing health care facilities, she conducts peer review.

She also been involved in breast implant litigation and part of the team that successfully defended the first breast implant trial in Tennessee.

I really enjoy defending individuals in medical malpractice cases because the work is so personal. Doctors and nurses have so much of themselves, of their professional lives, on the line. I want the most for them, the best for them, and it’s really gratifying when we get relief for them.


  • University of Memphis, J.D., 1994
  • University of Memphis, B.S.N., 1990
  • Memphis State University, A.D.N., 1979

Bar Admissions

  • Tennessee
  • Mississippi
  • Kentucky


Donna is listed in Mid-South Super Lawyers® in Medical Malpractice, and among Best Lawyers® in Medical Malpractice - Defendants.

Professional Affiliations & Memberships

Donna is a member of the Memphis, Tennessee, Mississippi, Kentucky and American Bar Associations and the Health Lawyers Association.

  • Mock Trial, Tennessee Association of Housing and Services for Aging Annual Meeting, 2011
  • Legal Documentation, Memphis Area Nurses, 2011