The best way to judge an attorney is by his trial record. In two decades of practicing law in Tennessee, Dail Cantrell has obtained tens of millions of dollars on behalf of his clients and other notable results in the courtroom and in negotiations, including a not-guilty verdict on attempted murder charges.
Mr. Cantrell has taken more than 220 cases to trial, with a success rate of nearly 100 percent. He has been recognized at the national level for excellence in his field, and is a recipient of the McClung Medal and the Ray H. Jenkins Award for Trial Advocacy. He has recently been selected for membership in the exclusive Million Dollar Advocates Forum, limited to attorneys who have obtained multiple trial verdicts or settlements in excess of $1 million, and was even the subject of a documentary on Court TV.
Dail practices primarily in personal injury and wrongful death litigation, from auto and truck accidents to medical negligence and work-related injuries. He also handles lawsuits for child sexual abuse, insurance bad faith and other civil litigation. Dail has advocated for the injured since entering practice in 1991, and established his own law firm in 1994.
Mr. Cantrell has authored a textbook on trial strategy and formerly taught trial advocacy as an adjunct professor at his alma mater, the University of Tennessee College of Law. He has also served as an administrative law judge for the state of Tennessee. He is licensed to practice in all state and federal courts of Tennessee, as well as federal appellate courts all the way up to the U.S. Supreme Court.
Dail is an active member of the Second Baptist Church in Clinton, Tennessee. His most recent book, Equal to the Task, is dedicated to his son, Benjamin, and the struggles he faced in the neonatal intensive care unit.