Michael Dagley has a 39 year track record of success in high-stakes litigation across numerous industries. He has also been recognized as a skillful and innovative negotiator of complex litigation settlements, including most recently, in software disputes on behalf of hospital and healthcare systems harmed by failed software implementation. In the last five years, he has prevailed in eight multi-million dollar contingency fee cases, including one in excess of $100 million. Michael works with corporations to pursue claims against businesses who have defrauded them, and has represented nearly every major hospital company in Nashville and a broad spectrum of other healthcare systems across the U.S. Beyond the healthcare industry, Michael represents plaintiffs, both individuals and companies, in complex business disputes, often using creative fee arrangements. He has earned a national reputation in litigation, and is recognized regularly by Chambers USA.
His practice focuses on:
- Healthcare Disputes – Representing major healthcare companies in claims related to contractual disputes, fraud and abuse, breaches of contract, patient and consumer protection laws, and regulatory and operational matters.
- Software Disputes – Investigating and identifying claims and resolving disputes that arise between organizations and information technology providers, including claims related to software implementation and contract disputes.
- General Plaintiff Litigation – Representing the firm’s clients on the plaintiff side in a variety of business disputes; partnering with the client on a contingent fee when appropriate.
American Health Law Association (AHLA)
Bass, Berry & Sims — Executive Committee
Healthcare Financial Management Association
Media Mentions & Firm News
Chambers USA — Litigation: General Commercial (2006, 2008-2020)
Best Lawyers® — Nashville Litigation: Mergers and Acquisitions “Lawyer of the Year” (2021); Nashville Corporate Governance Law “Lawyer of the Year” (2016)
The Best Lawyers in America© — Commercial Litigation; Corporate Governance Law; Corporate Law; Litigation: Mergers and Acquisitions; Litigation: Securities (2008-2024)
Benchmark Litigation — Local Litigation Star: Tennessee (2010-2024)
Mid-South Super Lawyers (2010-2022)
Lawdragon’s 100 Lawyers You Need to Know in Securities Litigation
Nashville Business Journal “Best of the Bar” (2011-2012)
Vanderbilt Law Review — Member (1979-1981)