Christy T. Crider

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211 Commerce Street
Nashville, Tennessee 37201
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Christy T. Crider
 

Christy Tosh Crider, shareholder in the Nashville office, heads the Firm's Long Term Care Industry Service Team and concentrates her practice in long term care, behavioral health companies, managing the litigation of numerous long term care facilities around the country, medical malpractice litigation and many areas of tort and commercial litigation.  She works with health care companies on quality assurance, corporate compliance, general business advice and litigation avoidance.

Recent Representative Matters

  • Consulting attorney, post-trial and appeal issues, long term care punitive damages case with eight-figure verdict.
  • Presented oral argument before the Tennessee Supreme Court, on an issue of first impression for health care providers: whether the existence of a Durable Power of Attorney lifts the tolling of the statute of limitations for an incompetent resident.
  • Presented oral argument before the Tennessee Court of Appeals and won an issue of first impression for long term care providers: whether the Tennessee Adult Protection Act applies to negligent care lawsuits filed against long term care providers which should fall within the scope of the Medical Malpractice Act.
  • Presented oral argument before the Tennessee Court of Appeals on an issue of first Impression for long term care providers: the authority of a relative of a long term care resident to enter into an Arbitration Agreement on the resident's behalf.
  • Presented oral argument before the Tennessee Court of Appeals on an issue of first impression for long term care providers: whether a mandatory arbitration agreement with 30-day revocation clause is a contract of adhesion and whether a provision allowing the nursing home to sue in court for collection actions makes the arbitration agreement unconscionable.
  • Tried to a successful jury verdict the first long term care wrongful death case to go to verdict in more than a decade for one of the largest privately owned nursing home chains in the country.
  • Arbitrated the second long term care medical malpractice case ever to go to arbitration in Tennessee with a full defense verdict.
  • Arbitrated the fourth long term care medical malpractice case ever to go to arbitration in Tennessee with a successful settlement reached during the defendant's proof.
  • Successfully compelled to Arbitration and dismissed from Court several long term care wrongful death cases.
  • Won Summary Judgment on an apartment fire case.
  • Obtained dismissal of all counts against long term care providers except Medical Malpractice in many wrongful death cases.
  • Successfully defended a wrongful death Dram Shop Act Case.
  • Drafted Arbitration Agreements for dozens of long term care facilities and trained the facilities how to use them.

Publications & Speaking Engagements

  • "Tips to Lower Your Long Term Care Litigation Costs," webinar presented by Christy T. Crider and Caldwell Collins, March 11, 2014
  • "In-House Think Tank Session I: Proactively Spotting Costly Litigation Red Flags and Managing Pre-Suit Challenges" panelist, ACI's Third Annual Forum on Preventing and Defending Long Term Care Litigation, Miami, Florida, January 28 – 29, 2014
  • "Ten Tips to Lower Your LTC Litigation Costs," McKnight's website, December 13, 2013
  • "Setting Realistic Expectations and Arbitration Agreements," Elmcroft Senior Living's annual meeting, March 27, 2013
  • "Proactively Spotting Costly Litigation Red Flags and Managing Pre-Suit Challenges," Moderator, American Conference Institute's 3rd Annual Forum on Preventing and Defending Long Term Care Litigation, Miami, Florida, January 23, 2013
  • "Setting Realistic Expectations with Families on Admission to Long Term Care Facilities," webinar presented by Craig Conley and Christy T. Crider, January 15, 2013
  • "Big Verdict Trends for Long Term Care Providers – How Do We Prevent Them?" webinar presented by Christy Crider and Brad Smith, November 13, 2012
  • "Dancing with the Devil: A Panel of Nursing Home Plaintiffs' Counsel Discuss Their Views of Long Term Care Cases," Moderator, Baker Donelson Long Term Care Symposium, November 2012
  • "Misery Loves Company: A Panel of Long Term Care Company Presidents Discuss the Five Biggest Heartburns They Face and Their Ideas for Finding Relief," Moderator, Baker Donelson Long Term Care Symposium, November 2012
  • "Time Management," Tennessee Bar Association Law Practice Management CLE, October 26, 2012 
  • "Stress & Time Management," Leadership Council on Legal Diversity (LCLD) panel session, Vanderbilt University Law School, October 10, 2012
  • "Quality Improvement Committees for Long Term Care Providers – Are You Taking Good Care of Your Most Sensitive Documents?" webinar presented by Heidi Hoffecker and Christy T. Crider, September 25, 2012
  • "Arbitration Trends for Long Term Care Providers," webinar presented by Summer McMillan and Christy T. Crider, July 25, 2012
  • "Get Paid for the Long Term Care You Provide: How to Fight a Medicare Audit and Win," webinar presented by Jonell Beeler and Christy T. Crider, June 2012
  • "Blowing up the Barrier Between Work and Family," co-author, ABA Law Practice Magazine, May/June 2012
  • "The Truth about Tennessee Tort Reform: What Long Term Care Providers Need to Know," webinar presented by Caldwell Collins and Christy T. Crider, May 2012 
  • "The Ethics of Tennessee Tort Reform," Nashville Council of Health Care Attorneys, January 10, 2012
  • "10 Tips to Lower Your Long Term Care Litigation Costs," Making a Difference: Long Term Care Newsletter, Volume 2011, Issue 3, December 13, 2011
  • "Get Paid for Care: Fighting Medicare Program Audits," "Big Survey Fines: Appeal or Pay?" The Tennessee Health Care Association/Tennessee Center for Assisted Living Annual Convention and Trade Show , Nashville, Tennessee, August 28, 2011
  • "Assisted Living Resident Service Agreement, Protecting Your Facility While Providing Quality Care," Tennessee Health Care Association, May 2011
  • "Arbitrators and Jurors: Lessons from The Battlefield," "How Plaintiffs' Attorneys Decide to Take Cases against Your Long Term Care Facility and How They Get Seven- and Eight-Figure Verdicts," "What To Do When The Government Comes Knocking," "Defending Corporate Structure in Litigation," Baker Donelson Long Term Care Symposium, November 2010
  • American Bar Association Women Rainmakers Conference, "Implementing Your Career Plan," October 2008
  • "Arbitration For Nursing Home Residents: Is It All It's Cracked Up To Be?" Making a Difference: Baker Donelson Long Term Care Newsletter, Volume 2008, Issue 2, June 2008 
  • "At the Top: Career Success and Life Fulfillment by Using Time Wisely," Professional Education for Attorney Knowledge, January 2008, webinar speaker; Washington & Lee Law School, April 2008
  • "What will surveyors be looking for on their next visit to your nursing home? What you need to know," Making a Difference: Baker Donelson Long Term Care Newsletter, Volume 2008, Issue 1, January 2008 
  • "So your nursing home got sued, now what?," Tennessee Health Care Association Annual Meeting seminar speaker and author, August 2007
  • Tennessee Health Care Association Medical-Legal Summit, Featured Speaker, July 2006
  • "Preventing A Big Jury Verdict" Tennessee Health Care Association Legislative Conference, March 2006, author and seminar speaker
  • "Setting Realistic Expectations with Families on Admission to Long Term Care Facilities," author and seminar speaker, Nashville, July 2005; Knoxville, October 2006"The Legalities of Charting - Charting Gone Bad," Tennessee Health Care Association, Annual Convention 2005, author and seminar speaker
  • "How Do Jurors in Nursing Home Cases Really Decide?," Baker Donelson Litigation News, Spring 2004; American Bar Association Journal, Spring 2005; American Health Lawyers Association, LTC Advisor, Winter 2005
  • Select Portions of "The Anatomy of a Lawsuit," Tennessee Health Care Association, Annual Convention 2004 and seminar speaker
  • Select Portions of NBI Handbook: "Litigation Long-Term Care Cases in Tennessee" and seminar speaker
  • Select Portions of "Litigation 101," Tennessee Health Care Association, Legislative Conference 2003 and seminar speaker

Professional Honors & Activities

  • Listed in Mid-South Super Lawyers in Health Care (2013) 
  • Listed in Mid-South Rising Stars (2008 – 2012)
  • AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell
  • Finalist, Law Category – 2012 Nashville Emerging Leader Awards
  • Recipient – 2013 Women of Influence Award, Nashville Business Journal
  • Featured on the cover of the Nashville Medical News, In Charge Magazine (January 2013)
  • Named "Top 40 Professional in Tennessee Under 40," Nashville Business Journal (2011)
  • Named "Health Care Hero Champion," Nashville Business Journal (2011)
  • Voted "Best of the Bar," Nashville Business Journal, 2004
  • Named "Health Care 100" in Middle Tennessee, Nashville Business Journal (2004 – 2006)
  • Member – Nashville, Tennessee, Arkansas, Kentucky and American Bar Associations
  • Member – American Health Lawyers Association, Long-Term Care Section
  • Best Oralist – Vanderbilt National First Amendment Moot Court Competition
  • Best Oralist – University of Arkansas Fall and Spring Moot Court Competition
  • Chair – University of Arkansas Trial Advocacy Team
  • Outstanding Graduate in Appellate Advocacy – University of Arkansas
  • Tennessee Health Care Association – Associate Member (2005 – present)
  • Marketing Chair – Baker Donelson's Women's Initiative (2008 – present)
  • Chair – Nashville Charitable Contributions Committee (2007 – present)
  • Member – Kentucky Association of Health Care Facilities (KAHCF) Vendor Committee

Admissions

  • Kentucky, 2012
  • Tennessee, 1997
  • Arkansas, 1996

Education

  • University of Arkansas, J.D., 1996, with honors
  • Ouachita Baptist University, B.A., 1993, cum laude