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Joshua Powers

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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

Overview

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.

Professional Honors & Activities
  • Listed in Best Lawyers in America® in the area of Medical Malpractice Law since 2011; Health Care Litigation since 2018 
  • Named Best Lawyers' 2012, 2014 and 2018 Chattanooga Medical Malpractice Law "Lawyer of the Year" 
  • 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)

Awards

Education

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

Admissions

  • Tennessee, 1992
  • Georgia, 1993

Languages

  • Tongan (Polynesian)

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