Jessalyn H. Zeigler


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As both a seasoned litigator and crisis management strategist, Jessie Zeigler has represented clients in some of the nation’s most high-profile cases over the last 25 years. From her defense of opioid cases, 2,500 Fen-Phen cases and victories on behalf of automobile industry clients that saved hundreds of millions of dollars, Jessie has always returned successful results in the cases she has handled.

Jessie is currently battling on behalf of an international pharmaceutical company in court rooms across Tennessee, Kentucky and Virginia in opioid litigation that has made national headlines. In addition, she is presently defending wildfire litigation with numerous consolidated cases with approximately $35 million at issue.

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The Network of Trial Law Firms, Inc. — Chair (2017), Executive Committee (2016-2018)

Governor’s Council for Judicial Appointments (2020-2021)

Nashville Bar Association — Federal Court Committee, Co-Chair (2012, 2013)

Nashville Bar Foundation — Fellow (2016)

American Bar Association — Products Liability Committee; Women in Products Liability Subcommittee, Past Co-Chair; Food & Supplements Subcommittee, Past Co-Chair; Products, Mass Torts and Environmental Joint CLE Program, Co-Chair (2015-2018)

Defense Research Institute — Drug & Medical Device, Medical Liability and Health Care Law Committee; Product Liability Committee; Toxic Torts and Environmental Law

International Association of Defense Counsel — Board of the Foundation (2019); 2020 Annual Meeting, CLE Chair; Product Liability Committee, Chair (2017-2018), Vice Chair (2013-2017)

Federal Court Magistrate Judge Nominating Committee, selected by Chief Judge Kevin Sharp (2015)

American Health Law Association (AHLA)