Mark Stephen Stapleton

Mark Stephen Stapleton

Location:
Rogersville, Tennessee
Phone:
423-546-4046
888-809-6135 (Toll Free)
Fax:
423-921-9104
Email:

Areas of Practice

  • Personal Injury
  • Motor Vehicle Accidents -- Plaintiff
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Nursing Home
  • Products Liability Law
  • Workers' Compensation Law
  • Criminal Law
  • DUI/DWI
  • Traffic Violations
  • Trusts
  • Wills
  • Legal Malpractice
  • Social Security -- Disability

Litigation Percentage

  • 100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Certified Legal Specialties

  • Civil Trial Specialist, National Board of Trial Advocacy, 1995

Bar Admissions

  • Tennessee, 1990
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Tennessee, 1991
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 6th Circuit, 1992

Education

  • DePaul University College of Law, Chicago, Illinois
    • LL.M. - 1990
    • Major: Health Law
  • Cumberland School of Law, Samford University, Birmingham, Alabama
    • J.D. - 1989
    • Law Journal: The Journal of Health and Hospital Law, Senior Editor, 1989
  • University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama
    • M.P.H. - 1989
    • Major: Health Law
  • University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Tennessee
    • B.A. - 1985
    • Major: Psychology

Published Works

  • "To Assign or Not to Assign, That is the Question", Tennessee Bar Journal, Health Law Section Newsletter, Vol. II, No. I., March, 1992
  • "The Sixth Amendment: Protection For The Prosecuted", Town & City Magazine, August, 1991
  • "Nursing Home Act Mandates Pre-Screening of Patients for Mental Deficiencies as a Prerequisite for Medicaid Reimbursement", 23 No. 4 The Journal of Health and Hospital Law 124, 1990
  • "Hospital Properly Informed Patient Concerning Administration of Antipsychotic Medication", 23 No. 5 The Journal of Health and Hospital Law 153, 1990
  • "Signature on Written Consent Form Not Necessarily Proof of Informed Consent", 23 No. 5, The Journal of Health and Hospital Law 149, 1990
  • "Louisiana Court Holds that Payment, By Settlement, of the Statutory Maximum Damage Amount by a Qualified Health Care Provider Precludes Fund Appeal on the Issue of Liability", 3 No. 4 Risky Business, Professional Risk Management Services, Inc., 1990
  • "Hospitals Serving Out of State Medicaid Recipients Can Challenge That State's Medicaid Plan for Improper Reimbursement", Louisiana Hospital Association, September Impact Monthly, 1990
  • "Double Recovery of Medical Expenses Barred By Coordination of Benefits Clause", 22 No. 10, The Journal of Health and Hospital Law 328, 1989
  • "No Hospital Liability for Anesthesia Group Absent Allegation of Detrimental Reliance", 22 No. 10 The Journal of Health and Hospital Law 326, 1989
  • "Private Hospital's Decision to Limit Doctor's Surgical Privileges Not Subject to Judicial Review", 22 No. 11 The Journal of Health and Hospital Law 363, 1989
  • "Discovery Function Immunity Precludes Liability for Patients Suicide", 22 No. 12 The Journal of Health and Hospital Law 386, 1989

Classes/Seminars

  • Program Moderator, Ethical Considerations in Practice of Law, Hawkins County Bar Association, 2008
  • Program Moderator, Ethical Considerations in Practice of Law, Hawkins County Bar Association, 2007
  • Moderator, American Board of Trial Advocates, Masters of Trial Seminar, 2006
  • Panel Speaker, American Board of Trial Advocates, Masters of Trial Seminar, 2005
  • Panel Speaker, American Board of Trial Advocates, Masters of Trial Seminar, 2003
  • Panel Speaker, American Board of Trial Advocates, Masters of Trial Seminar, 2002
  • Panel Speaker, Tennessee Bar Association, Young Lawyers' Division, Ethics Program, 2001
  • Panel Speaker, American Board of Trial Advocates, Masters of Trial Seminar, 2001
  • Panel Speaker, Tennessee Bar Association, Continuing Legal Education Seminar, 1997
  • The Hard Knocks of Soft Tissue Cases, Annual Convention for Tennessee Trial Lawyers, Knoxville, Tennessee
  • Management Retreat, Employee Selection - A Legal Perspective; OBRA '87 OBRA '90 Reforms; Termination of Employees - A Legal Perspective
  • Summer Seminar For Long Term Care Providers, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, 1991
  • Employee Selection - A Legal Perspective, OBRA, 1987
  • OBRA '90 Reforms; Termination of Employees - A Legal Perspective, Summer Seminar For Long Term Care Providers, Knoxville, Tennessee, 1991
  • Nursing Home Law for Nursing Home Directors and Administrators, including Employment and Liability Issues, Bahama Cruise, for the Rural Research and Training Institute
  • Peer Review, Physician Reporting, and the Health Care Quality Improvement Act, Executive Master of Hospital Administration Program, Tulane School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, New Orleans, Louisiana, 1990
  • Antitrust in the Health Care Field, Master of Publish Health Program, Tulane School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, New Orleans, Louisiana, 1990
  • Legal/Medical Ethics Roundtable, Ouillen Colleee of Medicine at East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, Tennessee, 1991
  • Informed Consent, Ouillen Colleee of Medicine at East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, Tennessee, 1991
  • Medical Malpractice; Medical Malpractice Insurance, Ouillen Colleee of Medicine at East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, Tennessee, 1991
  • Anti-Trust in the Health Care Setting, Ouillen Colleee of Medicine at East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, Tennessee, 1991
  • A Breath of Fresh Air; Pulmonary Care Challenges of the 90's, Summer Seminar for Cardiopulmonary Specialty Care Providers, Johnson City, Tennessee, June 5, 1992
  • Legal Aspects of Medicine, First Annual Mountain Air Symposium - Potpourri in Cardiopulmonary Care, Johnson City, Tennessee, 1991
  • Health Care Third Party Reimbursement Insurance and Related Claims Matters, Northeast Tennessee Chapter for the Medical Office Managers Association, Monthly Meeting and Dinner, 1991
  • Guest Lecturer - Paralegal Program, Torts and Personal Injury Law, Walters State Community College Morristown, Tennessee, 1997

Honors and Awards

  • Named to Mid-South Super Lawyers, 2006
  • Named to Mid-South Super Lawyers, 2007
  • Named to Mid-South Super Lawyers, 2008

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • American Board of Trial Advocates, Tennessee Chapter, 2006
  • American Board of Trial Advocates, Tennessee Chapter, President, 2002 - Present
  • National Board of Trial Advocacy
  • National College of Advocacy, Advocate
  • American Association for Justice, Young Lawyers Division, Board of Governors, 1993 - 1998
  • Tennessee Association for Justice, 1990 - Present
  • Tennessee Association for Justice, Board of Governors, 1992 - 1993
  • Tennessee Bar Association, 1990 - Present
  • Hawkins County Bar Association, President, 2007
  • Hawkins County Bar Association, 1999 - Present

Past Employment Positions

  • Terry, Terry & Stapleton, Momstown, Tennessee, 1992 - 1999
  • Herndon, Coleman, Brading & McKee, Johnson City, Tennessee, Associate, 1991
  • Brook, Modal, Cassibry, Fraiche & Pizza, New Orleans, Louisiana, Associate, 1990
  • American Hospital Association, Office of Legal and Regulatory Affairs, Chicago, Illinois, Legal Intern, 1989
  • Department of Risk Management and Defense Counsel, The University of Alabama Birmingham Hospital, Law Clerk, 1989
  • University of Alabama Health Services Foundation, Legal Intern, 1988