Randall L. Kinnard

Top rated medical malpractice attorney in Nashville, Tennessee

Kinnard Law
Randall L. Kinnard
Kinnard Law

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

Licensed in Tennessee since: 1976

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

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2007 - 2022

Kinnard Law

127 Woodmont Boulevard
Nashville, TN 37205 Visit website


Randall L. Kinnard is recognized among the most accomplished and acclaimed Trial Attorneys in Tennessee. A dual Board-Certified Civil Trial / Medical Malpractice Specialist, Kinnard has helped victims and families secure hundreds millions of dollars in compensation and record-setting verdicts and settlements in high-profile, high-stakes claims.

Over his more than 30 years in practice, Kinnard has been selected among the Top 100 Lawyers in Tennessee by Super Lawyers magazine and named “Outstanding Trial Lawyer of the Year” by the TN Trial Lawyers Association. He is a member of the prestigious Inner Circle of Advocates – an invite-only organization comprised of 100 of the nation’s most revered plaintiffs’ trial lawyers, and has litigated complex medical negligence, surgical error, and birth injury cases across Tennessee and the U.S.

Mr. Kinnard is Sr. Partner at the Nashville law firm of KINNARD Law, where he serves victims, families, and referring counsel nationwide.

Practice areas

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

Focus areas

Medical malpractice, Birth injury, Motor vehicle accidents, Personal injury - plaintiff, Wrongful death, Brain injury, Sexual abuse - plaintiff, Trucking accidents, Motor vehicle defects, Medical devices, Pharmaceutical

  • 60% Personal injury - medical malpractice: plaintiff
  • 30% Personal injury - general: plaintiff
  • 10% Personal injury - products: plaintiff

First Admitted: 1976, Tennessee

Professional Webpage: https://www.kinnardclaytonandbeveridge.com/our-attorneys/ran...

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:
  • Memphis State University School of Law, Memphis, Tennessee, Law Review: Memphis State University
Pro bono/Community Service:
  • Published a book called “RESPECT: Through the Eyes of Children
  • Supports The Legal Aid Society of Middle Tennessee and the Cumberlands
  • Board of Directors of Friends of Warner Parks
  • Board Member of Nurture the Next (formerly Prevent Child Abuse Tennessee)
  • The Children’s Justice Center
Special Licenses/Certifications:
  • Certified as a Civil Pretrial Practice Advocate by the National Board of Civil Pretrial Practice Advocacy
  • Certified as a Medical Malpractice Specialist by the National Board of Trial Advocacy  
  • Civil Trial Specialist, National Board of Trial Advocacy Continuing Legal Education & Specialization
  • 2014 $15.5 Million verdict in medical malpractice case  2016 $55 Million verdict for hotel negligence allowing invasion of privacy 2016 $1.75 Million verdict for medical malpractice 2017 $2 Million verdict for medical malpractice 2018 $4.5 Million verdict for medical malpractice
Educational Background:
  • The University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law , 1976
  • United States Military Academy, West Point, Bachelor of Science, 1967
  • The Inner Circle of Advocates is an invitation-only group made up of the 100 best Plaintiff lawyers in the United States., Member, Inner Circle of Advocates, 2010
  • The College is composed of the best of the trial bar from the United States, Canada, and Puerto Rico.  Fellowship in the College is extended by invitation only and only after investigation, to those experienced trial lawyers, who have mastered the art of advocacy.  Membership in the College cannot exceed one percent of the total lawyer population in any state or province.  , Fellow, The American College of Trial Lawyers, 2021
  • Voted "Best of The Bar" by Nashville Business Journal for work in Health Care Litigation and Dispute (2019)
  • , Fellow, Litigation Counsel of America , 2016
  • Award is given annually by the ABA Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section to a lawyer or judge who has demonstrated outstanding merit and excelled in ensuring access to justice., Pursuit of Justice Award, American Bar Association , 2020
  • Selected to the International Academy of Trial Lawyers
  • Top 100 Lawyers in Tennessee - Super Lawyers® (2007-2018)
  • The Best Lawyers in America since 1993
  • 2011 & 2013 “Lawyer of the Year” in Nashville for personal injury litigation
  • Recognized as one of the 2019 "Lawyer of the Year" award recipients for work in Product Liability Litigation - Plaintiffs in Nashville, TN, 2019 "Lawyer of the Year" in Nashville, Tennessee for Product Liability Litigation for Plaintiffs, 2019
  • Selected to the Mid-South Super Lawyers (2007-2018)
  • The National Trial Lawyers – Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • Featured as Master of Trial Advocacy by Lawyers Weekly USA
  • Outstanding Trial Lawyer of the Year, Tennessee Trial Lawyers Association (2016)
  • Member - The Fellows of the American Bar Foundation, 2018
  • Top 50 Lawyers in Nashville - Super Lawyers® (2012, 2014, 2015,2017, 2018)
  • AV Preeminent Rated - Martindale-Hubbell®
  • Top 100 Lawyers in Tennessee, Law and Politics Magazine
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • Inner Circle of Advocates, Member, 2010
  • The American College of Trial Lawyers , 2021
  • Chairman of the Ethics Committee for the Tennessee Trial Lawyers Association
  • American Association for Justice, Member
  • American Board of Trial Advocates, Member
  • Fellow International Academy of Trial Lawyers, Member
  • Fellow of the Litigation Counsel of America
  • American Bar Association, Member
  • Past President of Tennessee Trial Lawyers Association
  • Fellow of the Nashville Bar Association
  • Ethics Committee Member of the American Association for Justice
  • Harry Phillips American Inn of Court
  • Chair of Patient Safety Committee of the Tennessee Trial Lawyers Association
  • Tennessee Bar Association, Member
  • Kentucky
  • Fellow of the Tennessee Bar Association
  • Past Chairman and Current Member of Legal--Medical Relations Committee of the Tennessee Bar Association
  • Tennessee Trial Lawyers Association, Member
  • Nashville Bar Association, Member
  • Tennessee
  • Past Chairman of Lawyers Involved for Tennessee
  • State Delegate to American Association for Justice

Office location for Randall L. Kinnard

127 Woodmont Boulevard
Nashville, TN 37205

Phone: 615-649-4566

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