John Floyd Sr.

About John Floyd Sr.


John Floyd is a seasoned trial lawyer, having tried over 100 jury cases to verdict since 1990. The majority of his trials involve the defense of healthcare professionals and business/corporate entities.  He is certified by the National Board of Civil Trial Advocacy and The American Board of Professional Liability Attorneys.  He has represented clients in a variety of cases involving medical malpractice, wrongful death, civil conspiracy, intellectual property, partnership dissolution and personal injury. Additionally, Mr. Floyd represents health care professionals of all specialties before state health boards and administrative agencies in complaints against their license.  Although the firm is based in Nashville, Mr. Floyd’s practice encompasses representation of various clients throughout the United States.

Mr. Floyd’s writing on medical malpractice and other legal issues has been published in various outlets including Footlights and APMA News.  Mr. Floyd enjoys speaking and does a great deal of lecturing to practicing attorneys and health care professionals on subjects including medical malpractice, emergency room standards, chiropractic and podiatric malpractice, managed care, claims avoidance and trial strategy.

Mr. Floyd is revered by both colleagues and clients for his unwavering work ethic, unparalleled attention to detail and indelible presence in the courtroom.  Because of his unique skill as a trial lawyer, Mr. Floyd is frequently retained to handle difficult trials all over the United States.  His vast trial experience allows him to quickly evaluate cases and develop an appropriate trial strategy.  His greatest motivation is going to bat for someone he believes in and takes great pride in representing them before a jury.

Mr. Floyd and his wife of 29 years enjoy golfing and traveling the world with their three grown children.

Bar Admissions

United States Supreme Court

United States District Court for the Eastern, Middle and Western Districts of Tennessee

United States Court of Appeals Sixth Circuit

Department of Veterans Affairs

Supreme Court of Tennessee

Professional Associations and Memberships

Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel (FDCC)

Professional Liability Section Member

International Association of Defense & Corporate Counsel (IADC)

Professional Liability Defense Federation (PLDF)

Claims & Litigation Management Alliance (CLM)

Tennessee Defense Lawyers Association (TDLA)

Defense Research Institute (DRI)

American Bar Association (1990-2015)

Tennessee Bar Association

Nashville Bar Association

Tennessee Hearing Committee Member for Attorney Disciplinary Hearings

Litigation Counsel of America – Senior Fellow

National Association of Chiropractic Attorneys (NACA)

Board Certification and Recognition

The National Board of Civil Trial Advocacy

Certified Civil Trial Specialist (12.1.1996)

The National Board of Civil Trial Advocacy

Certified Civil Pretrial Specialist (4.25.2012)

The American Board of Professional Liability Attorneys

Certified Medical Professional Liability Specialist (2.12.1996)

The Tennessee Commission on Continuing Legal Education & Specialization

Certified Civil Trial Specialist (2.6.1996)

Certified Medical Malpractice Specialist (4.10.2000)

Certified Civil Pretrial Practice (4.25.2012)

Mid-South Super Lawyers 2006-2017 Business and Corporate Litigation

Nashville Post Publication Top 101 Lawyers – Litigation 2011

Nashville Top 50 Lawyers Mid-South Super Lawyers – 2015


University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN

Doctor of Jurisprudence, 1990

Honors: American Jurisprudence Award – Trial Practice

Activities: Member National Trial Team (1989-1990)

University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN – 1987

Major: Political Science

Bachelor of Arts Honors

University of South Florida, Tamp, FL

National Student Exchange – 1986

U.S. Intelligence/Espionage/Pre-Law

Legal Experience

Tried over 100 Jury Trials (professional negligence and business litigation) to verdict since 1990

Floyd Law Group PLC, 2017 – present

Todd & Floyd, Partner, 1997-2016

Manier, Herod, Hollabaugh & Smith, Partner, 1995-1997

Manier, Herod, Hollabaugh & Smith, Associate, 1990-1995

Community Involvement

Board of Directors, Interfaith Dental Clinic (2003-2008)

Board of Directors, Adagio Community Association (2005-Present)

President, Adagio Community Association (2009-Present)

President Bedford Commons Office Association (2007-2009)

Assistant Coach Copperhead Wrestling Club (1999-2006)

Assistant Coach Southside Wrestling Club (2006-2011)

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