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Nora A. Koffman

Associate

Nora Koffman concentrates her practice in civil litigation across many areas including labor and employment, appellate, products liability, and insurance law in industries such as construction, medical, and commercial motor carrier.

Professional Biography


Nora Koffman is an attorney in Baker Donelson's Johnson City office and a member of the Litigation Group.

Nora concentrates her practice in civil litigation where she has years of experience. She practices across many areas including labor and employment, appellate, products liability, and insurance defense in industries such as construction, medical, and commercial motor carrier.

Before joining Baker Donelson, Nora maintained a civil litigation practice in Lexington, Kentucky and represented clients throughout central and eastern Kentucky from 2001 to early 2017. She then served as career law clerk for the Honorable Judge Clifton L. Corker in the U.S. District Court Eastern District of Tennessee. She was nominated as a Super Lawyers Rising Star from 2014 – 2016 and holds an AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rating by Martindale-Hubbell.

  • Achieved a defense verdict for the majority of claims in a multi-week blasting damage trial.

  • Won summary judgment in several matters on behalf of insured defendants.

  • Successfully negotiated settlements of wage violation claims against various restaurants in central Kentucky.

  • Represented a franchisee for two national restaurant franchises in various claims and litigation throughout Kentucky and managed claims and litigation for the franchisee in multiple states in which it operated restaurants.

  • Served as counsel in a wage and hour violation case involving more than 1,000 employees in both Kentucky administrative proceedings and trial and appellate courts.

  • Washington County Bar Association, Board of Directors
  • Clerk to the Honorable Clifton L. Corker, U.S. District Court Eastern District of Tennessee (2017 – 2019)
  • Member – Kentucky Bar Association
  • Barrister – Central Kentucky American Inns of Court (2013 – 2015)
  • AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell
  • Super Lawyers Rising Star (2014 – 2016)
  • Former Member – Claims and Litigation Management Alliance (2014 – 2017)
  • Contributing Author – American Health Law Association Year in Review – Health Care Liability and Litigation (January 2022)

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Education

  • University of Tennessee College of Law, J.D., 2001, cum laude
  • University of Kentucky, B.B.A., 1998, magna cum laude

Admissions

  • Tennessee, 2020
  • Kentucky, 2001
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, 2014
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Tennessee, 2019
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky, 2002
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Kentucky, 2002

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