Marcie Kiggans Bradley is an associate in the Firm's Chattanooga office and a member of the Advocacy Department. She assists clients with matters related to eminent domain actions, ERISA, employment, e-discovery, construction and general commercial litigation matters, trying cases to conclusion or resolving them through alternative dispute resolution. Mrs. Bradley represents several national insurers in all aspects of litigation in state and federal courts at all levels throughout the Sixth Circuit. She regularly defends them against ERISA and non-ERISA disability, life, health and accidental insurance claims.
Ms. Bradley also represents employers in an array of employment law areas, including retaliatory discharge, violations of the Tennessee Human Rights Act and violations against the Tennessee Public Protection Act. She also represents pension plans in employee benefits litigation.
Ms. Bradley also is an active member of our Firm's electronic discovery task force and has experience handling electronic discovery in a variety of litigation contexts. She works with clients throughout the entire e-discovery process from legal hold preparation to production. Ms. Bradley regularly uses predictive coding and other technology in order to create efficiencies for her clients. She recently successfully managed the electronic discovery in a multi-million dollar case.
Ms. Bradley handles a variety of construction issues, including contract disputes, liens and claims related to delay and change orders. Ms. Bradley is a Rule 31 Listed General Civil Mediator.
- Frazier v. Life Insurance Company of North America, 12-62-16, 2013 WL 3968766 (6th Cir. Aug. 5, 2013) (affirming the district court's grant of summary judgment in favor of insurance company, reasoning that the insurance company had the discretionary authority to deny the claimant's ERISA long-term disability benefits and the denial was neither arbitrary nor capricious).
- Summary judgment in favor of ERISA benefits plan and third-party administrator in lawsuit seeking recovery of funds for services performed to a patient covered under the plan.
- Affirmation by the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeal of the district court's grant of summary judgment on the administrative record in an ERISA wrongful denial of long-term disability benefits suit.
- Summary judgment in favor of insurance company in ERISA wrongful denial of short-term and long-term disability benefits suit.
- Successful collection of money owed for construction materials and services from contract bond holder.
- Dismissal of lawsuit alleging violations of the Home Affordable Modification Program.
- Dismissal of hospital in case alleging medical malpractice.
- Author – "Sixth Circuit Issues Shocking Opinion Against ERISA Insurer, Dramatically Changes The ERISA Landscape," Baker Donelson's Labor and Employment Update (January 16, 2014)
- Author – "Can You Request Your Employees' Social Media Passwords? Employers Beware! " Baker Donelson's L&E Compass blog (November 1, 2013)
- Author – "Employers' Latest Social Media Nightmare - - Vine," Baker Donelson's L&E Compass blog (September 10, 2013)
- Mentioned – "6th Circ. Delivers Win To Life Insurance Co. In ERISA Row," Law360 article by Kat Greene (August 5, 2013)
- Author – "Are Discretionary Clauses in Employee Welfare Benefit Plans Prohibited in Kentucky?" Baker Donelson's L&E Compass blog (July 31, 2013)
- Co-presenter – "Social Media in the Courtroom," Tennessee Judicial Conference (March 16, 2012)
- Rule 31 Listed General Civil Mediator
- Law School – Technology Editor, Emory Law Journal; Dean's Teaching Fellow 2008 – 2009; Attorney's Title Guaranty Fund Award 2008; Dean's List; Dean's Award, Property; Dean's Award Law and Economics; Semi-Finalist, Moot Court Spring 2007 Intra-school Competition
- Undergraduate – Highest Honors in Political Science; University Honors Program; Brock Scholar; Frank W. Prescott Award for Outstanding Political Science Graduate; Award for Outstanding Senior in Political Science
- Member – Chattanooga, Tennessee and American Bar Associations
- Member – Federal Bar Association
- Member – American Inns of Court
- Tennessee (2009)
- United States District Court for the Eastern District of Tennessee (2010)
- U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
- Emory School of Law, J.D., with honors (2009)
- University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, summa cum laude (2006)