Thomas R. Greer

Top rated personal injury attorney in Memphis, Tennessee

Bailey & Greer, PLLC
Thomas R. Greer
Bailey & Greer, PLLC

Practice Areas: Personal injury, Medical malpractice, Products liability; view more

Licensed in Tennessee since: 2005

Education: The University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2014 - 2022

Bailey & Greer, PLLC

6256 Poplar Avenue
Memphis, TN 38119 Visit website


Thomas R. Greer is a personal injury attorney at Bailey & Greer PLLC in Memphis, Tennessee. Mr. Greer has over 16 years of experience practicing personal injury and medical malpractice law, representing clients throughout the Memphis metropolitan area.

Over the course of his career, Mr. Greer has secured considerable awards in verdicts and settlements for the injured and their families. He provides compassionate and personal service while fighting to protect the rights of his clients and obtain a fair outcome on their behalf. In addition to his practice, he regularly gives presentations on personal injury law to legal organizations and speaks to high school students about the dangers of distracted driving.

Recognizing his accomplishments, Mr. Greer is AV Preeminent* peer-review rated through Martindale-Hubbell for his high legal capability and ethical standards. Additionally, the National Trial Lawyers included him on its “Top 40 Under 40” list.

In 2015, the American Board of Trial Advocates invited Mr. Greer to join the organization. He is also a member of the Tennessee Trial Lawyers Association, holding many leadership positions over the years and being named “Outstanding Trial Lawyer of the Year” in 2020. He belongs to the Mississippi Bar, the Mississippi Association for Justice, Lawyers Involved for Tennessee and the American Association for Justice.

Mr. Greer graduated cum laude from Tennessee Tech University in 2001 with a bachelor’s degree in history. He went on to graduate magna cum laude from the University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law in 2005. He is qualified to practice law in Tennessee, Arkansas and Mississippi, before several federal courts and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 6th and 8th circuits.

*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

Practice areas

Personal injury - general: plaintiff, Personal injury - medical malpractice: plaintiff, Personal injury - products: plaintiff, Professional liability: plaintiff

Focus areas

Personal injury - plaintiff, Medical malpractice

  • 60% Personal injury - general: plaintiff
  • 20% Personal injury - medical malpractice: plaintiff
  • 10% Personal injury - products: plaintiff
  • 10% Professional liability: plaintiff

First Admitted: 2005, Tennessee

Professional Webpage:

Pro bono/Community Service:
  • Community Give Back Program - A portion of every attorney fee is donated to the local charity of the client's choice.
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • Tennessee Trial Lawyers Association, Past President, Past Vice President, Board of Governors, Various Committees
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of Mississippi, 2016
  • Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals, 2013
  • Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals, 2010
  • United States District Court for the Eastern and Western District of Arkansas, 2010
  • United States District Court for the Western District of Tennessee, 2006
  • Arkansas, 2017
  • Mississippi, 2016
  • Tennessee, 2005
  • Lawyers Involved for Tennessee
  • Mississippi Association for Justice
  • Mississippi Bar Association
  • Supreme Court Rule 21 Approved Attorney Mentor
  • National Police Accountability Project
  • American Association for Justice, Board of Governors: 2014-2018
  • Member - American Association for Justice, 2005
  • American Board of Trial Advocates
  • President - Tennessee Trial Lawyers Association, 2016
  • Member - Tennessee Trial Lawyers Association, 2005
  • Memphis Bar Association
  • The National Trial Lawyers Association - Top 40 Under 40
  • Tennessee Bar Association
  • AV Preeminent Rating, Martindale-Hubbell
  • The Tennessee Trial Lawyers recognized Thomas for being an “advocate of a noble cause, and who demonstrated superior skills and achieved an outstanding result for a client against great obstacles.” , Trial Lawyer of the Year, Tennessee Trial Lawyers Association, 2020
  • , Thomas R. Greer Named “Outstanding Trial Lawyer of the Year” 2020
  • Top 40 Under 40, The National Trial Lawyers, 2012
Educational Background:
  • Tennessee Technological University - History, B.S., Earl McDonald Leadership Scholarship, Phi Alpha Theta: History Honors Society, Sigma Alpha Epsilon, President, 2001
  • International Studies, University of Sunderland, England, 2001
Scholarly Lectures/Writings:
  • Handling the Police Liability Claim, National Business Institute, December 9, 2011, Handling the Police Liability Claim, 2011
  • This CLE presentation focused on teaching attorneys how to effectively conduct remote video depositions using cutting edge technology and techniques., Speaker, Effective Techniques for Remote Depositions, Tennessee Trial Lawyers Association, 2020
  • Tennessee Trial Lawyers Association, June 2020, Using Defense Tactics to Win Your Case, 2020
  • Professionalism in the Courts, Tennessee Trial Lawyers Association, October 2019
  • Setting the Stage to Win at the Pretrial Conference, Tennessee Trial Lawyers Association, October 2019
  • The Reptile: Masters in Damages, 2017
  • Hospital Liens, Subrogation and Med Pay: A Guide for Tennessee Plaintiff Attorneys, Tennessee Association for Justice, December 12, 2013
  • Keeping Clients Happy and Staying Out of Trouble, Memphis Bar Association, November 14, 2013
  • Belli Speaker, Tennessee Association for Justice, June 14, 2013
  • Keeping Everyone Happy: Avoiding Ethical Complaints While Growing Your Practice, Tennessee Association for Justice, December 14, 2012
  • Tennessee Governmental Tort Liability Claims, Tennessee Association for Justice, February 23, 2012
  • $9.3 million personal injury jury verdict against Cracker Barrel for negligently and recklessly serving cleaning solution to a customer.  The verdict consisted of $4.3 million in compensatory damages and $5 million for punitive damages., 2022
  • $4.5 million dollar disputed liability motorcycle wrongful death verdict, 2022
  • $2 million dollar mild traumatic brain injury jury verdict, 2022
  • $5 Million Settlement - Truck Wreck, 2021
  • $2.5 Jury Verdict - Truck Wreck, 2019
  • $1.1 Million Jury Verdict - Truck Wreck, 2018
  • $1.2 Million Jury Verdict - Truck Wreck, 2018
  • $1 Million Jury Verdict - Medical Malpractice, 2018
  • $300 Jury Verdict - Trucking Accident, 2015
  • $3.7 Million Jury Verdict - Personal Injury Truck Accident, 2013
  • $500,000 Jury Verdict - Wrongful Death Auto Accident, 2013
  • $2.75 Million Settlement - Wrongful Death Premises Liability, 2011

Office location for Thomas R. Greer

6256 Poplar Avenue
Memphis, TN 38119

Phone: 901-306-9689


9 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2014 - 2022

Top Lists

Top 100: Tennessee Super Lawyers: 2018 Top 50: Memphis Super Lawyers: 2018

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