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From my local, regional and national clients I hear that I prepare for trial extensively, learning everything I can about them, their business and their case. In the courtroom, I present the client’s narrative in honest, clear and compelling terms, stripping any veneer of misunderstanding that may exist about my client to reveal a person who cares about others and the product or service they provide. I’m told I come across as calm, confident in trial but aware of all the hundreds of details happening in the courtroom. While I’m relentless on opposing experts in unveiling their biases, I always treat the judge, jury and opposing counsel with respect. But most importantly, clients share that they value outcomes that have met their expectations.

Honored by several publications and attorney rating services for his litigation experience and skill sets, F. Laurens “Larry” Brock practices across the country and serves as national and regional trial counsel in products liability and healthcare litigation.

Larry represented a consumer safety equipment company and a manufacturer of juvenile products as well as "C-level" executives as their national trial counsel. In addition, he handled multiple jury trials as the trial counsel for a major tobacco company.

While Larry relishes taking a case to trial and defending his clients in the courtroom, sometimes he draws on his strategic experience, deep well of knowledge and litigation history to create trial deterrence. That is, when opposing lawyers review Larry’s trial outcomes in the past, they often seek resolution terms that are favorable for his clients.

Professional groups frequently ask Larry to deliver speeches to their members. Among the legal topics he presents during these speaking engagements include Successful Thematic Development in Jury Trials, Post Sale Duty to Warn and Preparing and Defeating the Punitive Damages Claim. A member of the National Speakers Association (NSA), he participates within two of the organization's specialty groups: Business Coaching and Motivational/Keynote. The NSA sets minimum qualifications at 20 professional presentations – to audiences of 15 or more – in the 12 months prior to application.

In jury trials, I serve clients by delivering clear, truthful and thematic stories that allow my client’s side of case to be openly heard by the jury.

Education

  • Emory University, B.A., 1976
  • Samford University, J.D., 1980

Bar Admissions

  • Florida
  • Kentucky
  • Tennessee

Court Admissions

  • United States Supreme Court
  • Florida Supreme Court
  • Kentucky Supreme Court
  • Tennessee Supreme Court
  • United States Court of Appeals Fifth Circuit, Florida
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals Eleventh Circuit, Florida
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Tennessee
  • United States District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee
  • United States District Court for the Western District of Tennessee
  • United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida

Acknowledgements

  • AV® Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell +
  • Benchmark Litigation® – Local Litigation Star (Tennessee)
  • Best Lawyers® - Personal Injury Litigation  - Defendants
  • Mid-South Super Lawyers® - Business Litigation; Personal Injury Medical Malpractice:  Defense
  • "Top Rated Lawyer in Commercial Litigation" - American Lawyer Media, Martindale-Hubbell™
  • Leadership Miami, Past Chairman
  • United Way of Greater Chattanooga - Past Board Member
  • White House Intern Program, assigned to Press Secretary to the President

Professional Affiliations & Memberships

  • American Bar Association, Litigation Section, Business Torts Committee; TIPS
  • DRI Products Specialized Litigation Group and Medical Profession Liability Committees
  • Federal Bar Association
  • International Association of Defense Counsel
  • Lawyers for Civil Justice
  • National Speakers Association
  • Product Liability Advisory Council
  • Kentucky Bar Association
  • Florida Bar Association
  • Tennessee Bar Association
  • Tennessee Defense Lawyers Association
  • Chattanooga Bar Association
  • Memphis Bar Association
  • Nashville Bar Association
  • Long-Term Care Risk Legal Forum
  • LTC Power Lawyers Program Faculty 2017

Larry is an accomplished trial lawyer whose representative jury trial experience includes:

  • Defense Verdict - Alleged wrongful death from Lopressor
  • Defense Verdict - Alleged wrongful death from Fentanyl patch
  • Defense Verdict - Alleged wrongful death of family
  • Defense Verdict - Alleged wrongful death of infant
  • Defense Verdict - Alleged wrongful death with multiple consortium claims
  • Defense Verdict - Alleged wrongful death in obstetrical case
  • Defense Verdict - Alleged wrongful death in rehabilitation facility
  • Defense Verdict - Alleged defective safety product resulting in catastrophic brain injury
  • Defense Verdict - Alleged defective product resulting in lung cancer
  • Defense Verdict - Alleged extensive bowel injuries with multiple hospitalizations
  • Defense Verdict - Alleged medical battery
  • Defense Verdict - Alleged post-traumatic stress disorder with lifetime disability
  • Defense Verdict - Alleged total lifetime disability
  • Defense Verdict - Alleged unintended acceleration of vehicle
  • Directed Verdict - Alleged defective child safety device and brain damage
  • Directed Verdict - Alleged medication blindness
  • Vacated Verdict - Alleged defective product and lifetime total disability, fraud upon Court
  • Admitted Liability - Trucking case, verdict less than pre-trial offer