Elizabeth A. Alexander

Elizabeth A. Alexander

Nashville, Tennessee

A Champion for the Environment, Consumers and Patients

Elizabeth is a partner in our Nashville office with a focus on significant environmental, consumer protection, and personal injury mass torts.

Elizabeth currently represents individuals, property owners, and business owners across the Gulf Coast in class action litigation against BP (formerly British Petroleum) and the other companies involved in drilling at the Deepwater Horizon oil rig. She is spearheading the firm's litigation against the Tennessee Valley Authority for a massive coal ash spill at TVA's Kingston, Tennessee Fossil Plant. The spill was one of the worst environmental disasters ever in the Southeast. In August 2012, the Court found the TVA liable for the spill.

Elizabeth has also represented workers and consumers who developed a lung disease called bronchiolitis obliterans, or chronic scarring of the airways, as a result of repeated exposure to diacetyl in manufacturing plants and microwave popcorn.

Elizabeth has been named by Super Lawyers magazine as a "Super Lawyer" in the Tennessee legal community for the past two years. She was recognized in Lawdragon magazine's 2006 "Lawdragon 500 New Stars" and in the 2007 "Lawdragon 3000 Leading Plaintiffs' Lawyers in America."

Areas of Practice

Areas of Practice

  • Personal Injury
  • Environmental
  • Consumer Protection


  • Vanderbilt University Law School, Nashville, Tennessee
    • J.D. - 1998
    • Honors: Moot Court Board
  • Hollins College, Roanoke, Virginia
    • B.A. - 1993
Bar Admissions

Bar Admissions

  • Tennessee, 1998
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 6th Circuit, 2001
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Tennessee, 2002
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Tennessee, 2000
Professional Associations and Memberships

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • American Bar Association (Labor and Employment Law Section Equal Employment Opportunity Committee; Co-Chair, Basics Committee, 2005 - 2006; Chair of Internal Marketing and Mentoring Committee, 2006 - 2007)
  • Lawyers' Association for Women (Director, 2003 - 2005)
  • Nashville Bar Association (Board of Directors; Fellow, Young Lawyers Division)
  • National Bar Association
  • National Employment Lawyers' Association
  • Tennessee Association for Justice (Board of Governors, 2012)
  • Tennessee Bar Association
Published Works

Published Works

  • TVA + Coal Ash, American Association for Justice, July 2013
  • Editor, Tennessee Chapter of the ABA Survey of State Class Action Law, 2003 - 2013
  • "Consumer Class Actions Against Financial Institutions," Lorman Education Services, July 2004
  • Panelist, "Pleading Standards - the Impact of Twombly and Iqbal on Class Action Complaints," National Consumer Law Center, Consumer Rights Litigation Conference
  • Advanced Federal Court Practice Seminar, Nashville Bar Association, November 2013
Honors and Awards

Honors and Awards

  • Best Lawyers in America, based on peer and blue ribbon panel review, selected for list of "Nashville's Best Lawyers," 2013 - 2014
  • "Mid-South Super Lawyer," Super Lawyers, a publication of Thomson Reuters, 2011 - 2013
  • "Top Attorneys In Environmental Law," Super Lawyers Corporate Counsel Edition, 2012
  • National Trial Lawyer's Top 100 Trial Lawyers, 2011
  • "Rising Star for Tennessee," Super Lawyers, 2008 - 2010
  • "Lawdragon 3000 Leading Plaintiffs' Lawyers in America," 2006 - 2007
  • "Lawdragon 500 New Stars," Lawdragon, 2006 - 2007
Past Employment Positions

Past Employment Positions

  • Dodson, Parker, Dinkins & Behm, Associate, 2002 - 2003
  • Wyatt, Tarrant & Combs, Associate, 2000 - 2002
  • Honorable Thomas A. Higgins, U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee, Law Clerk, 1998 - 2000

"One of the nation's premier plaintiffs' firms." American Lawyer

"Representing the best qualities of the plaintiffs' bar." The National Law Journal