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Harry P. Ogden

Senior Counsel

Harry P. Ogden, senior counsel and former managing shareholder of the Firm's Knoxville office, concentrates his practice in health care litigation.

Professional Biography


Mr. Ogden represents long term care facilities and their parent entities, various types of clinics, and medical professionals including medical doctors, dentists, nurses, psychologists and social workers. He has also represented clients in other professions, including defense of accountants, lawyers, agents and brokers.

Mr. Ogden devotes a significant portion of his practice to defending manufacturers and distributors of products, including medical devices, industrial equipment, automotive components, asbestos and other chemical and alleged toxic tort matters. Mr. Ogden has served as statewide and local counsel to numerous product manufacturers in products liability cases, and he has handled medical malpractice and long term care litigation for clients across the state. He has handled multiple premises liability claims for grocery stores, discount merchandisers, home improvement stores and industrial facilities, as well. In commercial litigation he has represented insurance companies in ERISA litigation and coverage matters.

Professional Honors & Activities
  • Member – American, Tennessee and Knoxville Bar Associations  
  • Fellow – Tennessee Bar Foundation, Board of Trustees (2007 – 2009), Board Chair Elect (2009 – 2010), Chair (2010 – 2011)
  • Fellow – Knoxville Bar Foundation, Board of Directors (2010 – present)
  • Honorary Fellow – Tennessee Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division
  • Board of Governors – Knoxville Bar Association (2002 – 2004)
  • Member – DRI
  • Member – American Health Lawyers Association
  • Emeritus – Hamilton Burnett Chapter, American Inns of Court  
  • Listed in Mid-South Super Lawyers (Business Litigation, 2009; Professional Liability: Defense, 2010 – 2014, 2017)
  • Listed since 2007 in The Best Lawyers in America® in Medical Malpractice Law, Personal Injury Litigation and Product Liability Litigation  
  • Named the Best Lawyers' 2014 Knoxville Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants "Lawyer of the Year"
  • Named a Top Attorney in the Knoxville CityView magazine (2008 – 2012)
  • Listed in Marquis Who's Who in American Law (1985 – present)
  • Vice President, Board of Directors – The Sertoma Center (2008 – present)
  • Named a Tennessee Supreme Court Attorney for Justice (2017)
  • Law Clerk – Honorable Charles E. Nearn (retired), Tennessee Court of Appeals, Western Section
Speaking Engagements
  • "You've Been Sued," Memphis Area Psychologists Association (June 2012)


  • University of Tennessee, J.D., 1975
  • Southwestern at Memphis (Rhodes College), B.A., 1971


  • Tennessee, 1976
  • U.S. District Courts for Western, Middle and Eastern Tennessee
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
  • U.S. Supreme Court

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