Mediator's Profile

Katherine (Kay) Anderson

Business Name: Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Birkowitz
Phone: 901 848 0867

Kay Anderson’s experience includes representing physicians, nurses, nurse practitioners and CRNAs in medical malpractice defense litigation. Kay also has experience in successfully defending state licensure investigations of physicians and nurses, as well as product liability cases and contract disputes with health care providers. Kay has successfully argued many cases in the appellate courts of Tennessee. In addition, Kay is a Rule 31 mediator for the state of Tennessee, and focuses her mediation practice on:

  • Medical Malpractice
  • Product Liability
  • General Torts
  • Board Complaints
  • Employment Contract issues


  • The University of Memphis—Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law, Doctor of Law (JD), 1988
  • Christian Brothers University, Bachelor of Science (BS), Health/Health Care Administration/Management, 1984


  • Tennessee
  • Arkansas
  • Mississippi
  • United States District Court for the Western District of Tennessee
  • Tennessee Supreme Court

Professional Honors & Activities

  • Member – DRI
  • Member – Memphis Bar Foundation
  • Member – Memphis Bar Association, litigation section and fee dispute resolution
  • Member – Mississippi Bar Association
  • Member – Tennessee Bar Association
  • Member – Tennessee Defense Lawyers Association
  • Named the Tennessee Defense Lawyers Association 2020 Defense Lawyer of the Year
  • Member – Tennessee American Association of Nurse Attorneys (TAANA)
  • Master – Leo Bearman Sr. American Inn of Court
  • Tennessee Rule 31 Mediator
  • Martindale-Hubbell Bar Register of Preeminent Women Lawyers
  • AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell
  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America® in the area of Medical Malpractice Law – Defendants (2020 – 2023)
  • Listed in Mid-South Super Lawyers, Health Care (2015 – 2022)
  • Named as a Top Rated Medical Malpractice Attorney in Memphis by Super Lawyers (2015 – 2021)

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