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Brian Cummings

Brian Cummings

Cummings Manookian PLC
  • Personal Injury, Medical Malpractice, Consumer Law
  • California, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Tennessee
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Brian Cummings has 18 years of litigation experience, including successfully handling and trying scores of medical malpractice and personal injury cases.

Brian was selected in 2017 by The National Law Journal as an Elite Lawyer of the South. This award is given to lawyers in the Top 5% of their practice area among their lawyer peers.

In 2016, Brian was admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court – the highest Court in the country.

Brian has the highest rating available for attorneys from Martindale-Hubbell, having been designated as AV Preeminent. The AV rating means a lawyer’s peers (attorneys/judges) rank him at the highest level of professional excellence.

Brian received the Top 10 Attorney Award for Tennessee in 2017 for excellence in the field of Personal Injury from the National Academy of Personal Injury Attorneys (NAOPIA). This award is only bestowed based on peer nominations and a careful selection process.

Brian is Board-certified as a Medical Malpractice attorney by the American Board of Professional Liability Attorneys. He is 1 of less than 20 attorneys in Tennessee who have earned this certification. Board-certification is awarded only after having one’s trial experience vetted and passing an extensive written exam.

Brian is a Member of The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100 Trial Lawyers. This is an invitation-only organization composed of the premier trial lawyers from each state who meet qualifications as a top plaintiffs’ lawyer. Selection and invitation are based on a thorough multi-phase process which includes peer nominations and third-party research. Membership is extended solely to the select few of the most qualified attorneys from each state who demonstrate superior reputation, leadership, influence, stature, and public profile.

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Vanderbilt University Law School
J.D. (1998)
Rutgers University - New Brunswick/Piscataway
B.A. (1995)
Professional Experience
Cummings Manookian PLC
- Current
Levine, Orr & Geracioti
Gideon & Wiseman
Articles & Publications
What to not say if you get into an auto accident
Cummings Manookian
Speaking Engagements
TBA Annual Health Law Forum, Annual Healthcare Litigation Conference, Nashville School of Law
TBA Annual Health Law Forum
Speaker, CLE Instructor
TBA Annual Health Law Forum, Annual Healthcare Litigation Conference, Nashville School of Law
TBA Annual Health Law Forum
Speaker, CLE Instructor
Board Certified Medical Malpractice Lawyer
Thomson Reuters
Professional Associations
Tennessee State Bar # 019354
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
  • Free Consultation
  • Contingent Fees
Practice Areas
  • Personal Injury
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Consumer Law
  • English: Spoken, Written
Social Media
Websites & Blogs
Nashville Trial Lawyers
Car accident lawyer
medical malpractice attorney
Nashville Medical Malpractice Lawyer Explains Malpractice - Cummings Manookian Trial Lawyers - Seek a medical malpractice lawyer when a patient is injured or killed by the negligence of a health care provider. The Nashville medical malpractice attorneys at Cummings Manookian have decades of experience evaluating and trying medical malpractice claims across Tennessee, and their cases have defined major elements of the law under Tennessee’s Health Care Liability Act. What is Medical Malpractice? Medical malpractice is a negligent act or omission by a health care professional that causes an injury or harm to a patient. According to the Journal of the American Medical Association (“JAMA”), medical errors are among the leading causes of death in the United States. Studies estimate that every year more than four hundred thousand Americans die as a result of preventable medical malpractice.

Car Accident Advice, What Not To Do - Cummings Manookian Trial Lawyers - After a car accident, never admit guilt by saying sorry. Don't be apologetic or sign anything at the scene or soon after without talking to an experience car accident lawyer. Never give an oral recorded statement to an insurance company without first getting an attorney on your side. It is their job to minimize the payment the insurance company has to make.

Top Car Accident Lawyer Offers Tips to Car Wreck Victims - Cummings Manookian Trial Lawyers - Brian Cummings of the Nashville based law firm of Cummings Manookian offers car accident victims sound advice and tip to consider in the event of an auto accident.

Contact & Map
Cummings Manookian PLC
102 Woodmont Blvd #241
Nashville, TN 37205
Telephone: (615) 266-3333
Fax: (615) 266-0250
Cummings Manookian PLC
45 Music Sq W
Nashville, TN 37203
Telephone: (615) 266-3333
Fax: (615) 266-0250
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