Chattanoogan Laura Bassett Joins Leitner, Williams, Dooley & Napolitan Nashville Office

Thursday, January 20, 2022

The law firm of Leitner, Williams, Dooley & Napolitan, PLLC announces that attorney Laura E. Bassett, of Chattanooga, has joined their Nashville office as an associate. 

Ms. Bassett’s areas of practice include general liability, workers’ compensation, labor & employment, premises liability and insurance coverage and defense.

She graduated from the University of Tennessee with her B.S. summa cum laude and went on to receive her juris doctor from the Michigan State University College of Law, cum laude. She received an LL.M. from the University of Edinburgh in 2018 with merit.

She is a member of the Tennessee and Nashville bar associations as well as the Lawyers’ Association for Women, Marion Griffin chapter.

Prior to joining the office, she practiced general liability, employment law and workers' compensation at a defense firm in Nashville.


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