Elizabeth M. Hutton

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Elizabeth M. Hutton


Holding both nursing and law degrees, Elizabeth joined the firm in 2008. She specializes in complex litigation, focusing primarily on medical malpractice defense. She is able to easily understand complex expert witness opinions and correlate those opinions and their underlying facts to the statutory and common law rules governing this specialty field. Building from her legal and medical background, Elizabeth has represented doctors and their practice groups in numerous cases since joining the firm.

In addition to her expertise in medical malpractice, Elizabeth is known for excellence in domestic relations and litigation concerning a variety of issues, from product liability to trade secrets, including class action litigation. The Virginia Bar Association recognized her adept legal skill in 2007 when she was the sole recipient of the Virginia Bar Association Family Law Award. She has also completed the American Bar Association’s National Trial Academy in Tort Trial and Insurance Practice, where she excelled and received high remarks. In addition, she has argued numerous cases before the Tennessee Court of Appeals. (e.g. Roberts v. Prill, 2014 Tenn. App. Lexis 368). She also has experience representing individuals before various licensing boards in Tennessee.

She served as vice-president of her nursing class when she graduated from East Tennessee State University in 2001 and has continued to move to the forefront as a leader, serving as a representative for the First Judicial District on the House of Delegates of since 2014. She is also a member of the Tennessee Bar Association, Defense Research Institute, and Christian Legal Society.

Elizabeth’s assistant, Terri Leifert, can be reached at 423-434-4706 or via email at

Practice Areas: Civil Litigation, Divorce & Family Law, Federal Practice,Insurance Defense, Medical Malpractice, Social Security & Disability Law.

Phone: 423-434-4707
Fax: 423-434-4738



“I can not say enough about recommending the Hutton’s.  They were always accessible, compassionate, and provided sage advice as I was navigating the stress of a malpractice case.  They are not only adept at the practice of law, but Elizabeth Hutton’s medical background, experience, and knowledge are a true asset when dealing with a malpractice case.  I would highly recommend their team and their Firm should any physician or other healthcare provider find themselves in need of legal services.”


– Local Physician


I could not have asked for any more competent, caring, or qualified attorneys than Elizabeth and Justin Hutton. They both were excellent and worked as a team. I felt very well represented. I would give them both a 150% rating. I should also mention Terri, their legal assistant that did excellent “behind the scenes” work!


– Past Client


I was consistently impressed with everyone at Herndon, Coleman, Brading & Mckee. I was particularly impressed with my attorney Elizabeth Hutton. She was diligent, appropriate, aggressive, communicated well and very personable. Thank you!


– Past Client