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Knoxville Medical Malpractice Attorney > E. Michael Brezina, III

East Tennessee Attorney and Litigator

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E. Michael Brezina, III

Attorney E. Michael Brezina, III, has been practicing law since 2004. Over his nearly 20-year legal career, Michael gained a unique and diverse legal experience, which serves his clients well.

For the first 16 years of his career, Michael mostly focused as a defense attorney for physicians/surgeons, other health care providers and hospitals in Health Care Liability Actions (“HCLA”) – or Medical Malpractice lawsuits. During this time, he also gained experience across a number of other practice areas, including Small Business & Commercial Disputes, Contract Drafting & Negotiation, Personal Injury (and other types of Civil Litigation), Health Care Law/HIPAA, Construction, Entity Formation and Insurance Coverage. In the past few years, Michael expanded his practice into Sports & Entertainment law, specifically the Name, Image & Likeness (“NIL”) space.

His clients have repeatedly remarked they appreciate his ongoing communication with them, care/compassion, experience and attention to detail.

Michael enjoys spending time with his wife, Lindsay, who is a Social Worker at the UT Cancer Center. He also enjoys traveling, spending time with family and friends, college and high school athletics, playing music, including the piano and guitar, listening to music and playing with his dogs.

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Admissions and Affiliations

  • Supreme Court of Tennessee, 2004 – present
  • Supreme Court of The United States (“SCOTUS”) (2012 – present)
  • United States Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit (2011 – present)
  • United States District Courts for the Eastern District of Tennessee (2005 – present)
  • United States District Court, Virgin Islands (by Special Admission) (2019 – 2020)
  • United States Virgin Islands Supreme Court (by Special Admission) (2019 – 2020)
  • Knox County Bar Association
  • Tennessee Bar Association
  • Hamilton Burnett Inns of Court


  • Adjunct Professor of Law – University of Tennessee College of Law (2015-2018; 2020-2023)
  • Board of Governors for the Knoxville Bar Association (2015-2017) – Board Member
  • Chapter Advisor for the Sigma Chi Fraternity, Beta Sigma Chapter (2006 – 2018)
  • Treasurer for the Campaigns to Elect and Re-Elect Judge Andrew Jackson, VI, (2004 – 2019)
  • Chairman/Co-Chairman, Legislative Committee, Knoxville Bar Association (2008 – 2018)
  • Foundation Board Member for The Sertoma Center, Knoxville (2017-2018)


  • “Mid-South Rising Star” – Named by Super Lawyers Magazine (2013 -2019)
  • “AV” rated – Preeminent Attorney, Martindale-Hubbell
  • Tennessee Bar Association Leadership Law Class (2010).
  • CityView “Top Attorney” – selected across a number of categories since 2012:
    • Medical Malpractice – Plaintiff
    • Medical Malpractice – Defense
    • Nursing Home – Plaintiff
    • Nursing Home – Defense
    • Hospital Negligence – Defense and
    • Sports & Entertainment Law
  • Tennessee Supreme Court 2023
  • Cityview Top Attorneys 2023


  • J.D., The University of Tennessee College of Law, 2004, Cum Laude
  • B.A., The University of Tennessee, 2001, Summa Cum Laude (graduated in 3 years)
    • Phi Beta Kappa
    • Order of Omega
    • Sigma Chi Fraternity, Beta Sigma Chapter (1998 – 2001)
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