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Joshua Powers


Josh Powers concentrates his practice in medical malpractice, and he also has significant experience in products liability, legal malpractice, and insurance coverage disputes.

Professional Biography

Mr. Powers routinely defends hospitals, doctors and nursing homes throughout Tennessee and Georgia in malpractice litigation. In February 2009, he secured a defense verdict in a two-week jury trial in McNairy County, Tennessee, where the plaintiffs were alleging the wrongful birth of their child.

Mr. Powers also has significant experience in products liability, legal malpractice and insurance coverage disputes.

Prior to law school, he served in the U.S. Peace Corps from 1982 to 1985 in the Kingdom of Tonga, and then worked for Coca-Cola® USA in Atlanta and New York City from 1985 to 1989.

  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America® for Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants since 2012; Litigation - Health Care since 2018 
  • Named Best Lawyers® 2021, 2018, 2014, and 2012 Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants "Lawyer of the Year" in Chattanooga
  • Listed in Mid-South Super Lawyers (2012 – 2016, 2019)
  • AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell
  • Member – Tennessee, Georgia and American Bar Associations
  • Member – DRI
  • Clerk – Shelby County Circuit Court Judge, Janice Holder (1991 – 1992)


  • Rhodes College, B.A., 1982
  • University of Memphis Law School, J.D., 1992


  • Tennessee, 1992
  • Georgia, 1993


  • Tongan (Polynesian)

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