Brigid M. Carpenter

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Baker Donelson Center
Suite 800
211 Commerce Street
Nashville, Tennessee 37201
T: 615.726.7341
F: 615.744.7341

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Brigid M. Carpenter, shareholder in the Nashville office, is a trial attorney whose practice includes products liability and other tort/personal injury defense and commercial disputes. Ms. Carpenter has tried cases in federal and state court (both jury and non-jury) and before administrative agencies of the State of Tennessee. She has also represented clients before the Tennessee Supreme Court, the Tennessee Court of Appeals and the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit.

Representative Matters

  • Represented world's largest manufacturer of store-brand over-the-counter drugs in all phenylpropanolamine (PPA) litigation in Tennessee.
  • Represents medical device manufacturers, automobile manufacturers, outdoor cooking products manufacturers, elevator manufacturers and automatic door manufacturers in products liability actions.
  • Obtained summary judgment in federal and state trial courts in products liability and negligent maintenance cases.
  • Won jury trial in federal forgery case on behalf of home mortgage client after successfully excluding opposing expert.
  • Received affirmance by Tennessee Supreme Court of trial court's summary judgment awarding commission to real estate brokerage client.
  • Represents national retailers in both malicious prosecution and personal injury cases.
  • Represents health insurance companies and managed care organizations in complex commercial litigation.

Publications and Speaking Engagements

Professional Honors & Activities

  • AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell
  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America® in the areas of Commercial Litigation and Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants since 2012
  • Listed in Mid-South Rising Stars since 2008 
  • Listed in "The Best of the Bar," Nashville Business Journal (2013, 2014)
  • Faculty Member – 2014 IADC Trial Academy
  • Member – American, Tennessee and Nashville Bar Associations
  • Member – International Association of Defense Counsel
    • Drug, Device and Biotechnology Committee (Vice Chair for Newsletters, 2012 – 2014)
    • Product Liability Committee (Vice Chair for Membership, 2012 – 2013; Vice Chair for Communications, 2013 – 2014)
  • Member – Defense Research Institute
  • Hearing Committee Member, District V, Board of Professional Responsibility of the Supreme Court of Tennessee (Appointed March 2012)


  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Tennessee, 2011
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 2008
  • U.S.  District Court for the Western District of Tennessee, 2007
  • U.S. Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals, 2002
  • U.S. District Court for Middle District of Tennessee, 1998
  • Tennessee, 1996


  • University of Virginia School of Law, J.D., 1996
    • Virginia Environmental Law Journal, Editorial Board member
  • University of Tennessee, B.S., 1992, summa cum laude