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McNabb, Bragorgos, Burgess & Sorin, PLLC
81 Monroe Avenue, Sixth Floor
Memphis, Tennessee 38103-5402Locate in Google Maps
Telephone: 901-624-0640
Toll Free: 888-251-8000
Fax: 901-624-0650
www.mbb-law.com
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Established: 1997

Practice Areas
  • Insurance Defense
  • Trucking Litigation
  • Fire
  • Casualty
  • Malpractice
  • Fraud
  • Litigation
  • Marine
  • Product Liability
  • Workers' Compensation
  • Automobile
  • Mass Tort
  • Personal Injury
  • Commercial Law
  • Premises Liability
  • Subrogation
  • Construction Law
  • Business Litigation
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Nursing Home Defense
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About Us
McNabb, Bragorgos, Burgess & Sorin, PLLC is a litigation law firm located in Memphis, Tennessee. The firm represents insureds and insurance companies in all state and federal courts in Tennessee, Mississippi, Arkansas and Kentucky.
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Client Information
Insurance Clients
Admiral Insurance CompanyAssurant Insurance Group
Chubb Group ClaimsCNA Insurance Companies
Diversicare Healthcare Services, Inc.ESIS
Farmers Insurance CompanyFireman's Fund Interstate Insurance
Grange Mutual Insurance CompanyGreat West Casualty Company
The HartfordMississippi Farm Bureau Insurance Company
Monitor Liability Managers, Inc.Nationwide Insurance
Nautilus Insurance CompanyPreferred Auto Insurance Company LLC
Progressive Insurance CompaniesRLI Corp.
Sagamore Insurance CompanyScottsdale Insurance Company
State Auto Insurance CompanyState Farm Fire and Casualty Company
Texas Farm BureauTopa Insurance Company
Non-Insurance Clients
Air Serv CorporationBurlington Coat Factory
Cintas CorporationDollar Tree Stores, Inc.
Ferno-Washington, Inc.Gallagher Bassett Services, Inc.
J.B. Hunt Transport, Inc.Rite Aid Corporation
Variety Wholesalers, Inc.
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Personnel Information
Partners
Leland M. McNabb
Memphis, TN
E-Mail:lmcnabb@mbb-law.com
Practice Areas
  • Insurance Defense
  • Trucking Litigation
  • Premises Liability
  • Product Liability
  • Insurance Fraud
Admitted
  • Tennessee, 1968
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern, Middle and Western Districts of Tennessee
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern and Western Districts of Arkansas
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Mississippi
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of California
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth and Sixth Circuits
  • U.S. Supreme Court
Additional Biographical Details:
Former Assistant Attorney General, 15th & 30th Judicial Districts, Tennessee
Memberships:
  • Leo Bearman, Sr. American Inn of Court (Master)
  • Tennessee Defense Lawyers Association
  • Defense Research Institute
Education:
  • Vanderbilt University, B.A., 1965
  • Vanderbilt University, J.D., 1968
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Nicholas E. Bragorgos
Memphis, TN
E-Mail:nbragorgos@mbb-law.com
Practice Areas
  • Construction Litigation
  • Insurance Defense
  • Product Liability
  • Business Litigation
  • Transportation Litigation
Admitted
  • Tennessee, 1986
  • Mississippi, 1989
  • U.S. District Court, Northern and Southern Districts of Mississippi
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern, Middle and Western Districts of Tennessee
  • U.S. District Court, District of Arkansas
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth, Sixth and Tenth Circuits
Memberships:
  • Trucking Industry Defense Association
  • Transportation Lawyers Association
Education:
  • The University of Mississippi, B.A., 1982
  • The University of Mississippi, J.D., 1985
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John Barry Burgess
Memphis, TN
E-Mail:bburgess@mbb-law.com
Practice Areas
  • Insurance Defense
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Workers' Compensation
  • Product Liability
  • Transportation Litigation
Admitted
  • Tennessee, 1980
  • Kentucky, 2012
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern and Western Districts of Tennessee
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern and Western Districts of Kentucky
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit
  • U.S. Supreme Court
Memberships:
  • Tennessee Health Care Association
  • Leo Bearman, Sr. American Inn of Court (Master)
  • Defense Research Institute
Education:
  • Memphis State University, B.A., 1977
  • Memphis State University, J.D., 1980
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Richard E. Sorin
Memphis, TN
E-Mail:rsorin@mbb-law.com
Practice Areas
  • Premises Liability
  • Professional Liability
  • Product Liability
  • Insurance Defense
  • ERISA
  • Class Actions
Admitted
  • Tennessee, 1995
  • Arkansas, 1996
  • New York, 2007
  • Kentucky, 2014
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern and Western Districts of Tennessee
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Arkansas
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth and Sixth Circuits
Publications:
  • Author: "Principles for the Cross-Examination of Plaintiff's Physician," For the Defense, December, 2009
Education:
  • Indiana University, B.S., 1991
  • University of Memphis, J.D., 1995
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Michael B. Neal
Memphis, TN
E-Mail:mneal@mbb-law.com
Practice Areas
  • Insurance Coverage
  • Product Liability
  • Trucking Law
  • Nursing Home Liability
  • Construction Defect
Admitted
  • Tennessee, 1974
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern, Middle and Western Districts of Tennessee
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit, 1975
Additional Biographical Details:
Assistant U.S. Attorney, Western District of Tennessee, 1974-1977; Assistant District Attorney General, Shelby County, Tennessee, 1977-1980
Memberships:
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Tennessee Defense Lawyers Association
Education:
  • University of Memphis, B.B.A. (cum laude), 1967
  • University of Memphis, J.D., 1974
Military:
Captain U.S. Air Force, Office of Special Investigations, 1967-1971
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Pam Warnock Blair
Memphis, TN
E-Mail:pblair@mbb-law.com
Practice Areas
  • Insurance Defense
  • Insurance Coverage
  • Pharmacy Defense
  • Appellate Practice
  • Civil Litigation
  • Coverage Analysis
  • Coverage Issues
Admitted
  • Tennessee, 1983
  • Arkansas, 2014
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern, Middle and Western Districts of Tennessee
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Arkansas
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit
Additional Biographical Details:
Adjunct Professor, University of Memphis School of Law 2009-2014
Memberships:
  • Defense Research Institute
Education:
  • University of Memphis, B.A. (cum laude), 1980
  • University of Memphis, J.D., 1983
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Marc A. Sorin
Memphis, TN
E-Mail:msorin@mbb-law.com
Practice Areas
  • Long-Term Care
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Premises Liability
  • Insurance Defense
  • Civil Litigation
  • Appellate Practice
Admitted
  • Tennessee, 1992
  • Mississippi, 2003
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern and Western Districts of Tennessee
  • U.S. District Court, Northern and Southern Districts of Mississippi
Memberships:
  • Tennessee Defense Lawyers Association
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Transportation Lawyers Association
Education:
  • Indiana University, B.S., 1984
  • Memphis State University, Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law, J.D., 1991
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R. Scott McCullough
Memphis, TN
E-Mail:smccullough@mbb-law.com
Practice Areas
  • Insurance Defense
  • Professional Malpractice
  • Trucking Litigation
  • Construction Litigation
  • Workers' Compensation
Admitted
  • Tennessee, 1998
  • U.S. District Court, Middle and Western Districts of Tennessee
Additional Biographical Details:
Former Assistant District Attorney General, Shelby County
Education:
  • The University of Tennessee Knoxville, B.A., 1992
  • The University of Tennessee Knoxville, J.D., 1998
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John P. Wade
Memphis, TN
E-Mail:jwade@mbb-law.com
Practice Areas
  • Appellate Practice
  • Civil Litigation
  • Insurance Defense
  • Premises Liability
  • Personal Injury
Admitted
  • Tennessee, 2003
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Tennessee
Education:
  • The University of Tennessee Knoxville, B.A., 1996
  • University of Memphis, Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law, J.D., 2002
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Richard W. Wackerfuss
Memphis, TN
E-Mail:rwackerfuss@mbb-law.com
Practice Areas
  • Insurance Defense
  • Trucking Litigation
  • Premises Liability
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Product Liability
  • Tort Litigation
  • Insurance Coverage
Admitted
  • Mississippi, 1990
  • Tennessee, 2001
  • U.S. District Court, Northern and Southern Districts of Mississippi
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Tennessee
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit
Education:
  • The University of Mississippi, B.S., 1986
  • The University of Mississippi School of Law, J.D., 1989
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Of Counsel
Courtney S. Vest
Memphis, TN
E-Mail:cvest@mbb-law.com
Practice Areas
  • Insurance Defense
  • Aviation
  • Premises Liability
  • Daycare Liability
  • Civil Litigation
Admitted
  • Tennessee, 2003
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Tennessee, 2005
Memberships:
  • Defense Research Institute
Education:
  • The University of Tennessee Knoxville, B.A., 2000
  • The University of Tennessee Knoxville, J.D., 2003
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Leonard Horn
Memphis, TN
E-Mail:lhornbb@aol.com
Admitted
  • New Jersey, 1961
  • Tennessee, 1999
  • U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit
  • U.S. Supreme Court
Education:
  • Cornell University, B.A., 1958
  • Dickinson University School of Law, J.D., 1961
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Associate
Jon Tidwell
Memphis, TN
E-Mail:jtidwell@mbb-law.com
Practice Areas
  • Premises Liability
  • Workers' Compensation
  • Product Liability
  • Health Care Liability
  • Business Litigation
Admitted
  • Tennessee, 2015
Memberships:
  • Tennessee and Memphis Bar Associations
  • Tennessee Association for Justice
Education:
  • The University of Mississippi, B.B.A., Finance, 2009
  • Mississippi College School of Law, J.D., 2014
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Service Areas
Forrest City, Arkansas46 miles
Jonesboro, Arkansas70 miles
Little Rock, Arkansas130 miles
Lexington, Kentucky431 miles
Louisville, Kentucky392 miles
Paducah, Kentucky198 miles
Jackson, Mississippi217 miles
Tupelo, Mississippi109 miles
Jackson, Tennessee84 miles
Johnson City, Tennessee503 miles
Knoxville, Tennessee399 miles
Nashville, Tennessee220 miles
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