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John Lowery

The Acts Before: What the jury doesn’t know in an injury trial

I’ve never served on a jury although I wish I could. To those called to serve as jurors in a trial it must seem like…

John Lowery

Joe Paterno’s Firing Is Just The First Step

What I consider to be the most important case of my career so far involved the sexual molestation of children by a trusted counselor. I represented several victims who had been abused by a predator…

John Lowery

Halloween Safety: Keeping Our Kids Out of Harm's Way

It’s Halloween week and soon our streets and sidewalks will be filled with costumed youngsters on a quest for treats. I spent parts of the last weekend crafting a spooky (not really) ghost circle…

John Lowery

Life Lessons from the Casey Anthony Trial

With the exception of the occasional DUI defense case (which I still enjoy doing to keep my skills sharp), I have not regularly practiced criminal defense law in over a decade, but there is a key…

John Lowery

What Tort Reform Advocates Won't Tell You: Damage Caps Don't Work

Governor Bill Haslam and Republican legislators in Tennessee are amping up efforts to pass tort reform legislation in Tennessee. On February 17, Haslam presented his first package of proposed…

John Lowery

Tennessee's Governor Seeks to Increase Insurance Company Profits

It is commonly called tort reform but make no mistake, when corporate water carriers propose limits on injury damages, what they are really advocating is cost containment for their friends in the…

John Lowery

Summer Camps: Background checks help minimize risk to campers

As the (seemingly) endless Winter starts to cede a bit of control to the approaching Spring, many parents are thinking about summer and registering kids for camp. The other day I was thumbing…

George Fusner

Hunting Safety Rules

Deer season for firearms opens on Saturday. Hopefully I will be in woods. However, safety MUST be on everyone’s mind. The NRA has a great list of safety rules for gun handling. Review them…

George Fusner

Don’t Leave Your Keys or the Kids in Your Car!

Even in today’s world, some people still leave there keys in their car. In Tennessee, it’s illegal to park and exit your vehicle with the car still running:
55-8-162. No person driving…

George Fusner

Gunfights In Nashville Bars

The front page of todays Tennessean headlines a story that Nashville bar owners plan to ban holders of a Tennessee Handgun Carry Permit from entering their establishment with their weapons. Much…