L. Webb Campbell II

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Biography

Webb Campbell’s litigation practice involves complex business disputes, including securities, shareholder and corporate governance litigation, insurance coverage issues, business torts, antitrust, contract cases, trust and estate litigation and employment cases. In addition to his state and federal trial and appellate work, Mr. Campbell is experienced in all forms of alternative dispute resolution, including mediations, arbitrations and judicial settlement conferences.

Mr. Campbell regularly represents financial firms, health care companies and other businesses, as well as individuals, in commercial disputes. He also represents the largest medical professional liability insurer in Tennessee on coverage issues.  In addition to his advocacy practice, he has served as a mediator and an arbitrator in business cases.

Mr. Campbell served as head of the firm’s litigation practice group for fifteen years and has also served on its management committee. He is a graduate of Wake Forest University and the University of Mississippi School of Law, where he served on the editorial board of the Mississippi Law Journal. Following law school, Mr. Campbell served a one-year clerkship with the Honorable John T. Nixon of the United States District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee.

Selected Experience

  • In re: Pacer International, Inc. Shareholder Litigation, No. 14-39-IV (Davidson Co. Chanc. Ct.); M2015-00356-COA-R3-CV (Tenn. Ct. App. 2017) (approval of class action settlement over objections of class member)
  • In re: O’Charley’s Inc. Shareholder Litigation, No. 12-209-IV (Davidson Co. Chanc. Ct.); M-2012-02221-COA-R3-CV (Tenn Ct. App. 2014) (class action alleging breach of fiduciary duties)
  • Frances Brilliard, et al. v. Morgan Asset Management, Inc., et al., No. CT005618-09 (Shelby Co. Cir. Ct. 2014) (represented independent board members of public company in defense of shareholder litigation arising from merger transaction).
  • In re: Payment Card Interchange Fee & Merch. Disc. Antitrust Litig., E.D.N.Y. (individual merchant antitrust litigation)
  • Roswell Hospital Corporation d/b/a Eastern New Mexico Medical Center v. Hospital Underwriting Group, Inc. (2012 insurance coverage arbitration)
  • Advanced Advisors v. J. Alexander’s Corp., Fidelity National Financial, Inc., New Athena Merger Sub, Inc., et al., No. 12-1172-III (Davidson Co. Chanc. Ct. 2012) (class action alleging breach of fiduciary duties)
  • In re: American Express Antitrust Litig., E.D.N.Y. (individual merchant antitrust litigation)
  • Williams v. State Volunteer Mut. Ins. Co., 2011 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 111462 (W.D. Ark. Sept. 28, 2011) (insurance coverage and bad faith)
  • Blitz v. Agfeed Industries, Inc., et al., No. (3:11-cv-992 M.D. Tenn 2011) (class action alleging fraud against auditor)
  • Bermuda form arbitration proceeding in London, England (member of 2010 international trial team for purposes of addressing issues of Tennessee insurance coverage law)
  • Suntrust Bank v. James L. Shaub, II and Rebecca Sullivan; No. 3:09-CV-0532 (M.D. Tenn. 2010) (defense of former CEO alleging business torts)
  • Norma Pickering Marbut v. Richard W. Pickering and Caroline W. Pickering, Cliffe W. Pickering, Peter N. Pickering, and N.R. Pick Properties, L.P.; No. 36024 (Williamson Co. Chanc. Ct. 2010) (prosecution of claims alleging breaches of fiduciary duty and partnership agreement)
  • The Upper Room v. Upper Room Multimedia, Inc., John D. Ward, Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation, and Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, LLC; No. 3:10-cv-00938 (M.D. Tenn. 2010) (trademark infringement and unfair competition)
  • Wright Industries, Inc. v. Fabricom Systemes D’Assemblage, S.A., No. 3:09-0097 (M.D. Tenn. 2009) (enforcement of arbitration provision)
  • In the Matter of Fisk University: The Georgia O’Keeffe Museum v. Fisk University, No. 05-2994-III (Davidson Co. Chanc. Ct.); M2008-00723-COA-R3-CV (Tenn. Ct. App. 2009) (enforcement proceedings regarding gift to educational institution)
  • Hermosa Holdings, Inc. f/k/a The Monroe Page Group v. Mid-Tennessee Bone and Joint Clinic, P.C., et al., No. 07-1476-III (Davidson Co. Chanc. Ct.); M2008-00597-COA-R3- CV (Tenn. Ct. App. 2009) (contract and business torts dispute)
  • Rogers v. State Volunteer Mutual Insurance Company, 2008 Tenn. App. LEXIS 268 (Tenn. Ct. App. 2008) (insurance coverage)
  • In Re: Estate of Vern C. Thomsen: Anita Thomsen v. Rodney M. Thomsen, et al., No. 07- 13966 (Madison Co. Probate Ct. 2008) (will contest)
  • The City of Chattanooga, d/b/a the General Pension Plan v.UBS Financial Services, Inc.,et al., No. 04-07163 (NASD 2006) (defense of financial firm against claims of city pension fund)
  • Matthews v. Storgion, 174 Fed. App. 980 (6th Cir. 2006) (defense of insurer for alleged torts of defense counsel)
  • McRedmond v. Estate of Marianelli, et al., 2006 Tenn. App. LEXIS (Tenn. Ct. App. 2006) (attorneys fees award in shareholder derivative case)
  • United States ex rel. Tomlin v. Royco, et al., No. 3:02-1179 (M.D. Tenn. 2004), aff’d No. 05-5270 (6th Cir. 2006), perm. for cert. denied (U.S. Sup. Ct. 2006) (dismissal of qui tam action)
  • Allen v. Day, et al., 2006 Tenn. App. LEXIS 542 (Tenn. Ct. App. 2006) (applicability of Public Records Act to private entity)
  • Brandon v. J.C. Bradford & Co., L.L.C., et al., No. 01-C-1720 (Davidson Co. Cir. Ct. 2005) (class action alleging breach of fiduciary duty and fraud)
  • State Volunteer Mutual Insurance Company v. Clark, No. 3:03-0145 (M.D. Tenn. 2003) (dismissal of bad faith counterclaim)
  • UBS PaineWebber Inc. v. Robert W. Baird & Co., Inc., et al., No. 3:01-1516 (M.D. Tenn. 2002) (successful petition for injunctive relief pending NASD arbitration)
  • Gaylord Entertainment Co. v. Gilmore Entertainment Group, 187 F.Supp 2d 926 (M.D. Tenn. 2001) (trademark infringement and unfair competition)
  • WHS Entertainment Ventures v. United Paperworkers Int’l Union, 997 F.Supp. 946 (M.D. Tenn. 1998) (trademark infringement)
  • Williamson v. Hartmann Luggage Co., 34 F.Supp. 2d 1056 (M.D. Tenn. 1998) (summary judgment in employment discrimination case)
  • Bivins v. Hospital Corp. of America, 910 S.W.2d 441 (Tenn. App. 1995) (summary judgment in employment discrimination case)
  • Brown-Forman Corp. v. Tennessee Alcoholic Beverage Commission, 883 F.2d 504 (6th Cir. 1989) (successful challenge to constitutionality of Tennessee’s affirmation statute)

Professional Activities

  • Nashville Bar Foundation Fellow
  • Tennessee Bar Foundation Fellow
  • Past member of the Nashville Bar Association Board of Directors
  • Past chair of the Nashville Bar Association Federal Court Committee
  • Member of the International Association of Defense Counsel
  • Member of the Harry Phillips American Inn of Court

Civic Activities

  • Board of Directors, Park Center
  • Board of Trustees, American Baptist College
  • Past president of the Exchange Club of Nashville
  • Tennessee coordinator for Alumni-in-Admissions at Wake Forest University
  • Member of Wake Forest University Parents Council

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