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Brewer, Krause, Brooks & Chastain, PLLC
Suite 2600, The Tower
611 Commerce Street
Nashville, Tennessee 37203Locate in Google Maps
Telephone: 615-256-8787
Fax: 615-256-8985
www.bkblaw.com
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Mailing Address: P.O. Box 23890, Nashville, TN 37202-3890

Practice Areas
  • Insurance Defense
  • Automobile
  • Product Liability
  • Arson
  • Fraud
  • Property and Casualty
  • Professional Liability
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Environmental Law
  • Workers' Compensation
  • Labor and Employment
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Client Information
Insurance Clients
Acceleration National Insurance CompanyACUITY
Allstate Insurance CompanyAlpha Property & Casualty Insurance Company
American Capacity Insurance CompanyAmerican Claims Service
American Family Insurance GroupAmerican Indemnity Group
American International Group, Inc.American Modern Insurance Group, Inc.
Ameriprise Auto & Home InsuranceAmica Mutual Insurance Company
Atlantic Mutual Insurance CompanyAuto-Owners Insurance Company
AvizentBerkley Agribusiness Risk Specialists
Bituminous Insurance CompaniesBurlington Insurance Company
Capitol Indemnity CorporationChubb Group of Insurance Companies
Cincinnati Insurance CompanyErie Insurance Group
Essex Insurance CompanyEverest National Insurance Company
Farmers Insurance GroupFarmland Mutual Insurance Company
Federated Mutual Insurance CompanyFFVA Mutual Insurance Company
Fireman's Fund Insurance CompanyFort Dearborn Life Insurance Company
Frankenmuth Insurance CompanyGeneral Star Management Company
Great Central Insurance CompanyGRE Insurance Group
HIIG Service CompanyImperium Insurance Company
Interstate Fire & Casualty CompanyJefferson Insurance Company
Lancer Insurance CompanyLiberty International Underwriters
Liberty National Insurance CompanyLincoln National Life Insurance Company
Markel Insurance CompanyMarkel Re
Maryland Casualty CompanyMetLife Auto & Home Group
National Lloyds Insurance CompanyNationwide Agribusiness Insurance Company
Nationwide InsuranceOccidental Fire & Casualty Company of North Carolina
Old Republic International CorporationOmaha Property and Casualty Insurance Company
Penn-America Insurance CompanyPenn Millers Insurance Company
Penn National InsurancePhiladelphia Insurance Companies
Progressive Insurance CompanyProvidence Property and Casualty Insurance Company
Providence Washington Insurance CompaniesQBE North America
Safeco InsuranceScottsdale Insurance Company
Shand Morahan & Company, Inc.Shelter Insurance Companies
Sirius International Insurance CorporationSompo Japan Insurance Company of America
Southern Mutual Church Insurance CompanyState Automobile Mutual Insurance Company
Transport Insurance CompanyTravelers Insurance
TRISTAR Risk ManagementUnion Standard Insurance Company
Unisun Insurance CompanyUnited Capitol Insurance Company
Utica Mutual Insurance CompanyWestern Heritage Insurance
Zurich American Insurance Company
Non-Insurance Clients
Alexsis Risk Management Services, Inc.American Specialty Insurance Services, Inc.
ARA Services, Inc.B.F. Nashville, Inc.
Chesebrough-Ponds, Inc.Claims Management Services, Inc.
Crawford & CompanyDeep South of Tennessee, Inc.
Elliston, Inc.FedEx Express
GAB Robins North America, Inc.General Motors Corporation
Hamilton Resources CorporationHFIC Management Company, Inc.
Ingram Industries, Inc.Laidlaw Transit Services, Inc.
Nashville Electric ServiceOffice Depot, Inc.
Olan Mills, Inc.Randstad North America
Republic Financial Services, Inc.Risk Management Claim Services, Inc.
Sedgwick Claims Management Services, Inc.Synergy Coverage Solutions, LLC
Tennessee Insurance Guaranty AssociationTennessee Risk Management Trust
Transam Trucking, Inc.
Self-Insured Clients
Dollar General CorporationGM Motors National Benefit & Service Center
Toys "R" Us, Inc.Vulcan Materials Company
Third Party Administrators
BroadspireGallagher Bassett Services, Inc.
York Risk Services Group, Inc.
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Personnel Information
Firm Members
Gary A. Brewer
Nashville, TN
E-Mail:gbrewer@bkblaw.com
Admitted
  • Tennessee, 1976
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Tennessee, 1977
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1980
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth and Eleventh Circuits, 1986
Memberships:
  • American, Tennessee and Nashville Bar Associations
  • Tennessee Advisory Committee on Arson, (President, 1984)
  • Defense Research and Trial Lawyers Association
Education:
  • The University of Tennessee, B.A. (with honors), 1973
  • The University of Tennessee, J.D., 1976
Born:1951
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Kent E. Krause
Nashville, TN
E-Mail:kkrause@bkblaw.com
Admitted
  • Tennessee, 1978
  • Georgia
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Tennessee, 1978
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1984
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Tennessee, 1986
Memberships:
  • American, Tennessee and Nashville Bar Associations
  • State Bar of Georgia
Education:
  • Vanderbilt University, B.A., 1974
  • Emory University, J.D., 1978
Born:1952
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W. Bryan Brooks
Nashville, TN
E-Mail:bbrooks@bkblaw.com
Admitted
  • Tennessee, 1980
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Tennessee, 1980
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit, 1984
Memberships:
  • Tennessee and Nashville Bar Associations
Education:
  • Western Kentucky University, B.A. (magna cum laude), 1977
  • Washington University in St. Louis, J.D., 1980
Honors:
Order of Barristers
Born:1955
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Parks T. Chastain
Nashville, TN
E-Mail:pchastain@bkblaw.com
Admitted
  • Tennessee, 1989
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Tennessee, 1989
Memberships:
  • American and Nashville Bar Associations
Education:
  • University of Louisville, B.S., 1986
  • University of Louisville, J.D., 1989
Fraternity Information:
Delta Theta Phi
Born:1965
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Glen L. Krause
Nashville, TN
E-Mail:gkrause@bkblaw.com
Admitted
  • Tennessee, 1987
  • Alabama, 1989
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Tennessee, 1989
Memberships:
  • Tennessee and Nashville Bar Associations
Education:
  • Florida State University, B.A., 1983
  • Cumberland College, J.D., 1987
Born:1961
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Dianne M. Schwartz
Nashville, TN
E-Mail:dschwartz@bkblaw.com
Admitted
  • Florida, 1992
  • Tennessee, 1998
  • U.S. District Court, Middle and Western Districts of Tennessee, 2000
Memberships:
  • Tennessee and Nashville Bar Associations
Education:
  • Vanderbilt University, B.A. (cum laude), 1988
  • Nova University, J.D. (summa cum laude), 1992
Born:1965
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Steven J. Meisner
Nashville, TN
E-Mail:smeisner@bkblaw.com
Admitted
  • Tennessee, 2004
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Tennessee, 2006
Memberships:
  • Tennessee and Nashville Bar Associations
Education:
  • Middle Tennessee State University, B.S. (cum laude), 2001
  • University of Memphis Law School, J.D., 2004
Honors:
National Moot Court; National Award for Legal Writing
Military:
U.S. Marine Corps, 1993-1997
Born:1973
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Associates
E. Jason Ferrell
Nashville, TN
E-Mail:jferrell@bkblaw.com
Admitted
  • Tennessee, 2005
  • U.S. District Court, Middle and Western Districts of Tennessee, 2010
Memberships:
  • Tennessee and Nashville Bar Associations
Education:
  • Middle Tennessee State University, B.S., 1996
  • Nashville School of Law, J.D., 2005
Born:1972
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Alisha M. Toll
Nashville, TN
E-Mail:atoll@bkblaw.com
Admitted
  • Tennessee, 2006
Memberships:
  • American, Tennessee and Nashville Bar Associations
Education:
  • Belmont University, B.S., 2001
  • Nashville School of Law, J.D., 2006
Born:1978
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Ashley E. Geno
Nashville, TN
E-Mail:ageno@bkblaw.com
Admitted
  • Tennessee, 2014
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Tennessee, 2015
Memberships:
  • Tennessee and Nashville Bar Associations
Education:
  • Union University, B.S., 2010
  • University of Memphis, J.D. (cum laude), 2014
Born:1990
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Harlene J. Labrum
Nashville, TN
E-Mail:hlabrum@bkblaw.com
Admitted
  • Tennessee, 2014
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Tennessee, 2016
Memberships:
  • Tennessee and Nashville Bar Associations
Education:
  • State University of New York at Albany, B.A. Political Science (with highest honors), 2006
  • Nashville School of Law, J.D., 2013
Born:1971
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Jed S. Crumbo
Nashville, TN
E-Mail:jcrumbo@bkblaw.com
Admitted
  • Tennessee, 2013
Memberships:
  • Tennessee and Nashville Bar Associations
Education:
  • University of Virginia, B.A. Political Science (cum laude), 2009
  • Tennessee College of Law, J.D. (maxima cum laude), 2013
Born:1987
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