Glassman, Wyatt, Tuttle & Cox, PC Attorneys Richard Glassman and Jonathan Stokes were published in the Tennessee Bar Association “Letters of the Law” on October 1, 2016. The Letter responds to Russell Fowler’s May 2016 article For Whom the Bell Tolls . . . Not for Tennessee Lawyers: Judicial Finality and Legal Malpractice. Mr. Glassman and Mr. Stokes regularly defend attorneys sued for legal malpractice in the states of Tennessee, Arkansas and Mississippi and have both presented programs on legal malpractice and legal ethics.
The Letter explains the position of the Firm’s attorneys that “I know of no other area of the law requiring the mandatory wait-and-see approach contained in the Finality Rule. A rule requiring the parties to wait until it is determined whether the alleged malpractice could be cured prior to filing suit would place lawyers in such a position and time period of uncertainty that would necessarily undermine the practice of law and compromise the attorney-client relationship.” You can read the entire Letters of the Law by clicking HERE.
Richard Glassman, a lifelong Memphian, is the Senior Shareholder and President of Glassman, Wyatt, Tuttle & Cox, P. C. Since 1972, Mr. Glassman has represented clients throughout the State of Tennessee and beyond. Richard has consistently earned honors among his peers as one of the region’s finest trial lawyers, having tried more than 250 jury trials across the southeast. He has achieved a multitude of accomplishments over his career spanning more than four decades, including being AV-rated, a Board Certified Pretrial and Trial Specialist and a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates, and a 2014 Memphis Magazine Top Lawyers of the Mid-South, as chosen by other attorneys. Richard is also a Fellow in the Litigation Counsel of America (a by-invitation association of less than 1/2 of 1% of lawyers in the United States to promote superior advocacy and ethical standards). Richard previously served as an Adjunct Professor of Law at the University of Memphis School of Law where he taught a course on Insurance Law.
Jonathan Stokes is an Associate with Glassman, Wyatt, Tuttle & Cox and enjoys a diverse litigation practice, with special emphasis on legal malpractice, business disputes, corporate debt restructuring, and personal injury. Jonathan takes particular interest in defending attorneys across the State of Tennessee accused of legal malpractice arising out of multiple underlying areas of law, as well as representing companies and their shareholders in pursuing and defending all types of legal claims. He is a former member of the Leo Bearman Inn of Courts and received his law degree from the University of Memphis School of Law.
Glassman, Wyatt, Tuttle & Cox is a boutique law firm based in Memphis, Tennessee engaging only in civil trial litigation in courts primarily around the Mid-South, including in Tennessee, Arkansas, Mississippi, Kentucky and Alabama. Its lawyers focus their talents on helping clients achieve the best possible results in their trial and arbitration matters both inside and outside the courtroom. The firm is renowned for its ability to handle the most difficult legal situations with targeted and steadfast intensity.