Nashville, Tenn., June 27, 2011 - The Tennessee Association for Justice (TAJ) has honored Randy Kinnard, founding partner of Kinnard, Clayton & Beveridge in Nashville, with a coveted TAJ Paladin Award. The award recognizes TAJ Members who have achieved outstanding results for a client despite great obstacles and who have worked tirelessly to protect the civil justice system. Kinnard is one of three 2011 award recipients, and is the only winner from Middle Tennessee.
"With so many special interest groups attempting to take away the right to trial by jury, Randy has gone above and beyond the call of duty to fight for civil justice," stated TAJ Board Member and Paladin Awards Committee Chair Matt Hardin. "I admire each of the recipients for their hard work and dedication to the Tennessee Association for Justice and the people of Tennessee."
Kinnard was especially recognized for his winning medical malpractice case in 2010, from which clients Bette and Ben Donathan were awarded $22.2 million - the largest medical malpractice case in Tennessee history. Throughout the legislative session, Kinnard was also recognized as an invaluable advocate for justice and the preservation of the U.S. trial system.
In 2010, Kinnard was inducted into the nationally acclaimedInner Circle of Advocates - a prestigious, invitation-only group of the top 100 plaintiff trial attorneys in the country. Kinnard is a certified as a Civil Trial Specialist by the National Board of Legal Specialty Certification Board-Certified in the area of Medical Malpractice by the American Board of Professional Liability Attorneys.
About Kinnard, Clayton & Beveridge
For more than 30 years, the Nashville law firm of Kinnard, Clayton & Beveridge has offered personalized attention and determined advocacy to injured clients and victims of negligence in Tennessee, Alabama and Kentucky. Kinnard, Clayton & Beveridge's talented team of attorneys possess individually and collectively impressive credentials that include certification by the Tennessee Commission for Continuing Legal Education as Civil Trial Specialists and as Medical Malpractice Specialists, selection as a Mid-South Super Lawyer, two attorneys named in the Top 100 Attorneys in Tennessee by Law and Politics Magazine, and inclusion in the Best Lawyers in America guidebook