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Chad is a seasoned litigation attorney who has tried numerous bench and jury cases in all areas of civil litigation, with emphasis on workers’ compensation claims, motor vehicle accidents, premises liability claims, products liability claims and Governmental Tort Liability Act claims. In addition to countless administrative hearings and bench trials, Chad has tried, and won, jury trials in Tennessee, Kentucky and Georgia.

Chad joined Morgan & Akins in 2010 with over six years of prior litigation experience, primarily in workers’ compensation and general liability matters. He was named Managing Attorney to the firm in 2013 and Partner in 2017. Chad served as the lead trial attorney at his former firm and is an experienced litigator with extensive knowledge of the administrative and judicial systems across Tennessee and Kentucky. Chad has served as an adjunct professor of Business Law at Cumberland University in Lebanon, Tennessee, and he is often invited to be a guest speaker and expert panelist on workers’ compensation and general liability matters.

Chad earned his law degree from the University of Memphis in 2004. While in law school he received the CALI Award for Excellence in Trial Advocacy, served as Chief Justice of the Moot Court Board, served as a coach and member of the Jessup International Law traveling moot court team and received the Dean’s Distinguished Service Award. Chad earned his undergraduate degree, cum laude, from Cumberland University, where he received several awards including the Algernon Sydney Sullivan Award in Humanities and the John W. Burgess Award in Political Science. While in college, Chad also served as an intern to the 101st Tennessee General Assembly, and he continues to be involved in civic and political endeavors today. He was born in Kentucky and raised in Middle Tennessee.


Bar Admissions

  • Tennessee State Courts
  • Kentucky State Courts
  • Pennsylvania State Courts
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Tennessee
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Tennessee
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Kentucky
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Kentucky
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit

Areas of Practice

  • General Liability & Litigation
  • Motor Vehicle Defense
  • Workers’ Compensation
  • Insurance Law & Defense
  • Premises Liability
  • Products Liability


  • Tennessee Bar Association
  • Nashville Bar Association
  • Kentucky Bar Association
  • Kentucky Defense Counsel Organization
  • National Retail & Restaurant Defense Association
  • Mid-South Workers’ Compensation Association


  • University of Memphis, J.D., 2004
  • Cumberland University, B.A., 2001