Randall L. Kinnard

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Medical Malpractice Attorney in Nashville, TN

Kinnard, Clayton & Beveridge
 | 127 Woodmont Boulevard, Nashville, TN 37205
Phone: 615-649-4566
Fax: 615-297-1505
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2007 - 2018
Licensed Since: 1976
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff (60%),
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (30%),
  • Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff (10%)
Attorney Profile

Randall L. Kinnard is a partner at Kinnard, Clayton & Beveridge, located in Nashville, Tennessee. Providing representation to clients throughout the state, he focuses his practice exclusively on plaintiffs' personal injury and wrongful death litigation, assisting people who have been harmed by the negligence of others in matters involving medical malpractice, motor vehicle accidents, dram shop liability and defective products. During his career, Mr. Kinnard has been able to obtain numerous significant settlements and jury awards for his clients, including $22.2 million for a surgical error that led to his client being paralyzed from the waist down. It was reported at the time that this represented the highest medical malpractice award ever given to an individual by a Tennessee jury.

After receiving a Bachelor of Science from the United States Military Academy, Mr. Kinnard served his country during the Vietnam War as a member of the 173rd Airborne Brigade, and he received several awards, including the Purple Heart during his two tours of duty there. He then enrolled at the University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law and was awarded his Juris Doctor in 1976. While in law school, he was a member of the University of Memphis Law Review. Admitted to practice in Tennessee and Kentucky, Mr. Kinnard is also admitted to practice before the U.S. Courts of Appeals for the 5th and 6th Circuits and the Supreme Court of the United States.

Held in high regard by his fellow professionals, Mr. Kinnard has received an AV Preeminent* peer review rating through Martindale-Hubbell and a 10.0 "Superb" peer review rating through Avvo. He has also been selected for inclusion in The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100, and he has been listed in The Best Lawyers in America each year since 1993.  

*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
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice (60%): Medical Malpractice, Birth Injury

Personal Injury - General (30%): Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Wrongful Death, Brain Injury, Sexual Abuse - Plaintiff, Trucking Accidents

Personal Injury - Products (10%): Motor Vehicle Defects, Medical Devices, Pharmaceutical, Products Liability

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, Products Liability


Selected to Super Lawyers for 12 yearsbottom-image

Super Lawyers: 2007 - 2018

Certificates and Credentials

American Board of Professional Liability Attorneys

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About Randall Kinnard

Admitted: 1976, Tennessee

Professional Webpage: http://www.kinnardclaytonandbeveridge.com/our-attorneys/rand...


  • 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
  • Member - The Fellows of the American Bar Foundation, 2018
  • AV Preeminent Rated - Martindale-Hubbell®
  • Top 100 Lawyers in Tennessee, Law and Politics Magazine
  • Featured as Master of Trial Advocacy by Lawyers Weekly USA
  • 2011 & 2013 “Lawyer of the Year” in Nashville for personal injury litigation
  • The Best Lawyers in America since 1993
  • The National Trial Lawyers – Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • Top 100 Lawyers in Tennessee - Super Lawyers® (2007-2016)
  • Top 50 Lawyers in Nashville - Super Lawyers® (2012, 2014, 2015)
  • Outstanding Trial Lawyer of the Year, Tennessee Trial Lawyers Association (2016)
  • Selected to the Mid-South Super Lawyers (2016)
  • Selected to the International Academy of Trial Lawyers
  • Selected to the Inner Circle of Advocates

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

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Kentucky
  • Tennessee
  • Harry Phillips American Inn of Court
  • Tennessee Trial Lawyers Association, Member
  • American Association for Justice, Member
  • American Bar Association, Member
  • Tennessee Bar Association, Member
  • Nashville Bar Association, Member
  • American Board of Trial Advocates, Member
  • Chair of Patient Safety Committee of the Tennessee Trial Lawyers Association
  • Ethics Committee Member of the American Association for Justice
  • Past Chairman and Current Member of Legal--Medical Relations Committee of the Tennessee Bar Association
  • Chairman of the Ethics Committee for the Tennessee Trial Lawyers Association
  • Fellow of the Nashville Bar Association
  • Fellow of the Tennessee Bar Association
  • State Delegate to American Association for Justice
  • Past Chairman of Lawyers Involved for Tennessee
  • Fellow of the Litigation Counsel of America
  • Fellow International Academy of Trial Lawyers, Member
  • Past President of Tennessee Trial Lawyers Association

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Board Member of Prevent Child Abuse Tennessee
  • Supports The Legal Aid Society of Middle Tennessee and the Cumberlands
  • Board of Directors of Friends of Warner Parks
  • The Children’s Justice Center
  • Published a book called “RESPECT: Through the Eyes of Children

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Memphis State University School of Law, Memphis, Tennessee, Law Review: Memphis State University


  • 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:

  • United States Military Academy, West Point, Bachelor of Science, 1967
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Office Location for Randall L. Kinnard

127 Woodmont Boulevard
Nashville, TN 37205

Phone: 615-649-4566

Fax: 615-297-1505

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Last Updated: 4/3/2019

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