Michael Kapellas is an associate in the Litigation & Dispute Resolution Practice Group. He focuses on representing clients in products liability cases, business disputes and general commercial litigation. Michael is currently part of a cross-office team representing a global pharmaceutical company in high-stakes opioid litigation in Tennessee, Kentucky and Virginia.
Michael has represented companies in a wide-variety of products liability cases, including defending against claims related to asbestos, vehicular products and home appliance products.
In addition, Michael works with broker-dealers and financial institutions to resolve various disputes and regulatory matters.
Prior to joining Bass, Berry & Sims, Michael served as a judicial clerk for The Honorable Sheryl H. Lipman in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Tennessee. He earned his law degree from The University of Memphis, Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law.
Before entering law school, Michael was a journalist and taught journalism courses at Lane College and Indiana University. Michael earned an M.A. from Indiana University’s School of Journalism and he received a B.J. from the University of Missouri.
Memphis Bar Association
Tennessee Bar Association
Leo Bearman, Sr. American Inn of Court — Associate Member
American Health Law Association (AHLA)
Represented American Investment Funds I, LLC, parent company to American Tubing Arkansas, LLC, in its sale to Sanhua International, Inc.
Obtained a jury trial victory on six of seven counts for the former vice president of Pilot Flying J who, along with three others, was accused of seeking to defraud customers
CALI Award of Excellence in Copyright, Sports Law and Mediation
Recipient of Herbert Herff Presidential Law Scholarship