Lathrop Gage LLP
S. Russell Headrick, shareholder working from the firm's Knoxville and Memphis offices, concentrates his practice in three major areas. He represents life, health and disability insurers and self-insureds in all aspects of litigation in state and federal courts at all levels throughout a broad section of the country, including states comprising the Fifth, Sixth, Seventh, Eighth and Eleventh federal circuits. His representation includes all issues arising from both individual and group coverage, under both state and federal law, including ERISA and class actions. Mr. Headrick’s media defense/First Amendment practice includes defending the media in defamation and privacy claims and representing their interests in seeking access to governmental information, such as bringing claims under open records and open meetings acts. Finally, Mr. Headrick maintains an active appellate practice at every level in state and federal courts, including the United States Supreme Court.