Tom Cassidy’s practice focuses on workers’ compensation defense, litigation, employment, insurance law, professional liability, premises liability, ADR/mediation, transportation and vehicle litigation. Tom has represented individuals, corporations, employers and insurance companies. He has also represented railroads in claims brought pursuant to the Federal Employer Liability Act. With over 25 years of practice under his belt, Tom has extensive trial experience defending civil cases throughout Tennessee and Mississippi. Tom serves on MGC’s Trucking: Rapid Response Team.

Practice Areas

  • Adulterated Food
  • Alcohol Liability
  • Bad Faith
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Construction
  • Director and Officer Liability
  • Employment
  • Governmental Liability
  • Insurance Coverage
  • Litigation
  • Nursing Home Liability
  • Premises Liability
  • Products Liability
  • Professional Liability
  • SIU/Arson and Fraud
  • Slander/Defamation
  • Transportation
  • Trucking
  • Workers' Compensation


  • Memphis State University (JD)
  • St. Ambrose University (BA)

Professional Memberships

  • Tennessee Bar Association
  • Mississippi Bar Association
  • Tennessee Defense Lawyers Association
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Memphis/Shelby County Claims Association
  • Mississippi Claims Association
  • Shelby County Bar Association (Officer’s Nomination Committee, Fee Dispute Committee)
  • National Association of Railroad Trial Counsel
  • Florida Workers’ Compensation Institute Steering Committee (2005-2010)
  • Hearing Committee Members for the Board of Professional Responsibility of the Supreme Court of Tennessee (2014-2017)

Bar Admissions

  • Tennessee
  • Mississippi
  • US District Court for Western and Middle Tennessee
  • US District Court for Northern Mississippi


  • Rule 31 Approved Mediator