A seasoned litigator, Bill Dearing's vast experience helps guide his clients to successful results. He has a broad spectrum of litigation experience involving various matters including product liability and complex contract, commercial, and insurance coverage disputes. He is also one of the regions foremost authorities on involuntary commitment hearings and mental health legal issues.
Bill's practice is significant and national. Over the past three decades he has handled a variety of high profile cases and has counseled clients from a number of different industries, including businesses involved with mobile construction equipment, conveyors, industrial rock crushers, and augers, as well as hot oil heaters and asphalt plants. He also has extensive experience overseeing serious personal injury claims involving trauma, dismemberment, brain injury, and wrongful death. In addition to conducting dozens of jury and bench trials, Bill has successfully handled numerous appeals, including appearances before the Tennessee Court of Appeals, the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals, and the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals.
Throughout his career, Bill has successfully represented clients before juries and judges in a multitude of jurisdictions, including Tennessee, Georgia, Ohio, Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, Illinois, Texas and California. Overall, he has represented clients in more than 20 states. His success rate is remarkable. In addition to numerous defense verdicts, he has obtained several million-dollar-plus jury verdicts and negotiated settlements on behalf of his clients. With a track record of success in the courtroom, Bill has consistently been recognized by his clients and peers as a go-to resource for excellent results and high levels of client service. He is rated preeminent ("AV") by his peers via Martindale Hubbell.