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James "Jim" M. Doran, Jr.

Industries Served
Denise Guye
615.850.8747 direct

For more than 40 years, national and international clients from a wide range of industries have relied on Jim Doran for representation in complex commercial and contract disputes, products liability litigation and insurance coverage disputes. His experience spans the automotive, chemical, pharmaceutical, insurance, healthcare and real estate industries. Jim has successfully defended attorneys, physicians and dentists in professional liability and malpractice lawsuits. He also represents both insurers and insureds in insurance disputes involving issues related to:

  • Commercial and general liability coverage
  • Directors and officers liability coverage
  • Professional liability coverage

Pharmaceutical companies, medical device manufacturers, and other corporate clients turn to Jim for counsel when they are faced with complex products liability claims. Jim served as National Settlement Counsel for Bayer in PPA mass tort litigation, and he has earned a reputation for success in high-profile products liability cases involving asbestos, breast implants, latex gloves, bone fixation devices and products such as , DES, Fen-Phen, Baycol, Vioxx, Fosamax, Gadolinium, Trasylol, Ketek, Yaz/Yazmin and ReNu litigation.

Known for his intellectual curiosity, Jim enjoys tackling complicated issues and presenting them in a relatable way. 

Chambers USA recognizes Jim as a leading attorney in commercial litigation. Additionally, Best Lawyers lists Jim in four categories of top practitioners: Bet-the-Company Litigation, Commercial Litigation, Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions – Defendants, and Product Liability Litigation – Defendants. Furthermore, Jim has been named Nashville's 2013 "Lawyer of the Year" by Best Lawyers in America for Product Liability Litigation-Defendants, and was recently listed as a "2017 Mid-South Super Lawyer."

  • J.D., University of Tennessee, 1968
  • B.S., Tennessee Technological University, 1966
Bar Admissions
  • Tennessee
Court Admissions
  • United States Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth and Eighth Circuits
  • U.S. District Court, All Districts of Tennessee





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