Mark Stephen Stapleton
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Areas of Practice

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

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
  • University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama
    • M.P.H. - 1989
    • Major: Health Law
  • University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Tennessee
    • B.A. - 1985
    • Major: Psychology

Bar Admissions

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

Past Positions

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

Honors

  • Named to Mid-South Super Lawyers
  • Named to Mid-South Super Lawyers
  • Named to Mid-South Super Lawyers

Classes/Seminars

  • Program Moderator, Ethical Considerations in Practice of Law, Hawkins County Bar Association, 2008 to 2008
  • Program Moderator, Ethical Considerations in Practice of Law, Hawkins County Bar Association, 2007 to 2007
  • Moderator, American Board of Trial Advocates, Masters of Trial Seminar, 2006 to 2006
  • Panel Speaker, American Board of Trial Advocates, Masters of Trial Seminar, 2005 to 2005
  • Panel Speaker, American Board of Trial Advocates, Masters of Trial Seminar, 2003 to 2003
  • Panel Speaker, American Board of Trial Advocates, Masters of Trial Seminar, 2002 to 2002
  • Panel Speaker, Tennessee Bar Association, Young Lawyers' Division, Ethics Program, 2001 to 2001
  • Panel Speaker, American Board of Trial Advocates, Masters of Trial Seminar, 2001 to 2001
  • Panel Speaker, Tennessee Bar Association, Continuing Legal Education Seminar, 1997 to 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 to 1991
  • Employee Selection - A Legal Perspective, OBRA, 1987 to 1987
  • OBRA '90 Reforms; Termination of Employees - A Legal Perspective, Summer Seminar For Long Term Care Providers, Knoxville, Tennessee, 1991 to 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 to 1990
  • Antitrust in the Health Care Field, Master of Publish Health Program, Tulane School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, New Orleans, Louisiana, 1990 to 1990
  • Legal/Medical Ethics Roundtable, Quillen College of Medicine at East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, Tennessee, 1991 to 1991
  • Informed Consent, Quillen College of Medicine at East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, Tennessee, 1991 to 1991
  • Medical Malpractice; Medical Malpractice Insurance, Quillen College of Medicine at East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, Tennessee, 1991 to 1991
  • Anti-Trust in the Health Care Setting, Quillen College of Medicine at East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, Tennessee, 1991 to 1991
  • A Breath of Fresh Air; Pulmonary Care Challenges of the 90's, Summer Seminar for Cardiopulmonary Specialty Care Providers, Johnson City, Tennessee, 06/05/1992 to 06/05/1992
  • Legal Aspects of Medicine, First Annual Mountain Air Symposium - Potpourri in Cardiopulmonary Care, Johnson City, Tennessee, 1991 to 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 to 1991
  • Guest Lecturer - Paralegal Program, Torts and Personal Injury Law, Walters State Community College Morristown, Tennessee, 1997 to 1997

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

LITIGATION PERCENTAGE

  • 100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Certified Legal Specialties

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

Professional Associations

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