Barbara G. Medley, along with Cecilia W. Spivy, established the law firm of Medley & Spivy in 2003. She practices in the area of litigation including personal injury, medical malpractice, premises liability, motor vehicle collisions, governmental tort liability, railroad litigation and civil rights litigation. She also practices in the area of domestic relations and maintains a general practice of law.
Barbara received her law degree from the University of Memphis School of Law in 1989. Prior to receiving her law degree, she graduated from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville. She is admitted to practice before all Tennessee State Courts, the Tennessee Supreme Court, the Tennessee Court of Appeals, Tennessee Federal District Courts (all divisions) and Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals.
Barbara is a member of the Marshall County Bar Association, Tennessee Bar Association and the American Bar Association. She is a former member of the House of Delegates for the Tennessee Bar Association. She served as Middle Tennessee Director-At-Large for the Tennessee Lawyers Association for Women. She served as past president of the Lewisburg Kiwanis Club.
Barbara is a Board Certified Civil Trial Specialist. She is certified by the National Board of Trial Advocacy and the Tennessee Commission on Continuing Legal Education and Specialization with extensive litigation experience. She was initially certified in 2000 and was re-certified in 2005 and 2010.
From 2002 until 2008, she was appointed by the Tennessee Supreme Court for two terms to serve as Hearing Committee Member for the Board of Professional Responsibility during which time she conducted formal hearings for attorney's charged with misconduct. 0n March l7, 2008, she received a recognition of distinguished service from the Board of Professional Responsibility of the Supreme Court of Tennessee for serving as a Hearing Committee Member for these terms.
Barbara is counsel of record in multiple published Appellate and Supreme Court Opinions. She was sole counsel in the case of Church v. Perales, 39 S.W.3d 149 (Tenn Ct. App.), a medical negligence case which is cited in two Tennessee Pattern Jury Instructions, T.P.I Civil 6.15 Duty to Not Abandon Patient and T.P.I. Civil 6.16 Medical Negligence/Referring Patient. Barbara was also sole counsel in the Supreme Court Case of Tryon v. Saturn Corporation, 254 S.W.3d 321 (Tenn. 2008). This workers compensation case established legal precedent as to what constitutes a meaningful return to work and is regularly cited as authority on this issue.
Barbara resides in Lewisburg with her husband Brad, and they have three children, Mary, Grace and Will.
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