Bio

Dan Berexa served as the firm's Managing Partner for eight years and is currently a member of the firm's Executive Committee. The focus of his practice is litigation, dispute avoidance and alternative dispute resolution in the areas of tort and personal injury law, product liability, professional liability, insurance law and business law. He represents plaintiffs and defendants and is admitted to practice in all state and federal courts in Tennessee. He is also a Rule 31 Listed General Civil Mediator.  Click for Dan's ADR Mediation Page - www.tennadr.com.
 
Over the years, Dan has handled a broad range of matters from catastrophic accidents to complex business disputes. He maintains an active practice representing manufacturers, distributors, and retailers of various products, including automobiles, heavy equipment, consumer goods and food products. His practice includes the defense of professionals and he is often called upon to give guidance regarding insurance coverage and litigates insurance coverage disputes. He has been named to Mid-South Super Lawyers® and The Best Lawyers in America® in the area of personal injury litigation and his trial experience includes obtaining a 7.8 million dollar verdict in a Madison County wrongful death case arising from the death of a Tennessee Highway patrolman. In a recent case, his clients were awarded a judgment in excess of $300,000 against two contractors for the faulty construction of two homes.
 
Dan received his law degree from the University of Tennessee College of Law, where he graduated cum laude and was a member of the Tennessee Law Review. He obtained his undergraduate degree from the University of Florida, where he was a Distinguished Military Student and member of the Scabbard & Blade Military Honor Society. Before joining the firm in 1992, he served overseas in the Persian Gulf War as a Military Police Officer, where he was attached to the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault).
 
 
 Bar Admissions
U.S. Supreme Court
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
U.S. District Court Eastern District of Tennessee
U.S. District Court Middle District of Tennessee
U.S. District Court Western District of Tennessee
Tennessee Supreme Court
 Representative Cases
Gummo v. Ward, 57 F. Supp 3d 871 (M.D. Tenn. 2014)
Davis v. McGuigan, 325 S.W. 3d 149 (Tenn. 2010)
Watts v. Mercedes-Benz USA, 254 S.W.3d 422 (Tenn. Ct. App. 2007)
 Honors & Awards
The Best Lawyers in America® 2011-2017
Mid-South Super Lawyers® 2011-2015
National Association of Distinguished Counsel-Nation's Top One Percent
Best of the Bar, The Nashville Business Journal, 2009
Fellow, American Bar Association
Fellow, Tennessee Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division
Fellow, Nashville Bar Foundation, 2010
Graduate, Tennessee Bar Association, Leadership Law Class of 2006
 Professional Associations & Memberships
American Bar Association
Barrister, Harry Phillips American Inn of Court
International Association of Defense Counsel (IADC)
Nashville Bar Association
- Nashville Bar Foundation Leadership Forum, Steering Committee,
   2014-present
- Chancery and Circuit Court Committee
Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce
Nashville School of Law, Instructor
Rule 31 Listed General Civil Mediator
Tennessee Bar Association
- Board of Governors, (District 5 Governor 2011-2016)
- Executive Committee, Board of Governors (2013-2016)
- TBA Programs Committee Chair, (2013-2016)
- TBA Special Committee on Evolving Legal Markets (2016)
- Graduate, Leadership Law Class of 2006
- Steering Committee, Leadership Law Class of 2007
- Law Office Technology & Management Section Chair, 2006-2008,
   Executive Council Member 2008-2010
- Member: Dispute Resolution Section, Construction Law Section,
   and Law Office Technology and Management Section
- Volunteer TBA Lawyer Mentoring Program
Tennessee Assoc. of Professional Mediators
Williamson County Bar Association
 Publications
The Murder of Founding Father George Wythe, 47 Tenn. Bar Journal 1, January 2011.
Best Practices for Using Depositions at Trial, 52 Tenn. Bar Journal 3, March 2016.
 Blogs
Dan Berexa's Tennessee Law Blog
 Civic & Community Activities
American Legion
Junior Achievement, Volunteer Teacher
Legal Aid Society of Middle Tennessee and the Cumberlands, 2011 Campaign for Equal Justice, Large Firm Co-Chair
Nashville Bar Association, Pro Bono Program
Veterans of Foreign Wars
Youth Soccer Coach
 Past Employment Positions
United States Army Reserve, Captain, Military Police, 1985 - 2000
 Fraternities
Delta Chi
Scabbard & Blade Military Honor Society

 

Daniel P. Berexa

Partner / Rule 31 Mediator

dpberexa@cclawtn.com

615.244.1440

Nashville City Center | Suite 1500
P.O. Box 190695
511 Union Street
Nashville, Tennessee 37219

Practice Areas

Business Litigation
Certified Rule 31 Mediator
Insurance Law
Litigation & Appeals
Personal Injury
Product Liability Law
Professional Liability Law
Wrongful Death

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