Among other things, Nashville has the distinction of being the capital of Tennessee. As the state capital, a number of state departments and agencies are literally at our backdoor. We also maintain relationships with a number of state policymakers. To handle an administrative matter, you especially need a lawyer with expertise in this particular area of the law. Administrative issues can be complex, and they are governed by a unique set of laws and procedural rules.
Over the years, we have practiced law before a number of state departments and agencies, including the Department of Commerce and Insurance, Department of Labor and Workforce Development, Department of Health, Department of Banking and Financial Institutions, Department of Corrections, Department of Human Services, and the Civil Service Commission, just to name a few. Ben M. Rose is also a member of the Administrative Law Division of the Tennessee Bar Association.
We have extensive experience litigating, among other things, premium rating appeals matters involving insurance carriers both through the administrative process and the regular courts. More often than not, these cases involve workers’ compensation or other insurance policies. See, e.g., Continental Casualty Co. v. Theraco, 437 S.W.3d 841 (Tenn. Ct. App. 2014), Hartford v. Penney, 2010 WL 2432058 (Tenn. Ct. App. June 17, 2010), and American Zurich Ins. Co. v. MVT Services, Inc., 2012 WL 3064650 (Tenn. Ct. App. July 27, 2012).
As statewide counsel for Travelers, our firm handles the majority of these matters throughout Tennessee. The recent Theraco decision was particularly notable, as it is one of only two decisions addressing such matters in the entire country. As a result, the Tennessee Court of Appeals chose to officially publish this case. In addition to representing the insurance carriers, our firm also handles these types of cases for individual insureds.
Of course, legal representation in administrative law is not limited to merely litigating disputes before various boards and departments. There are also opportunities to help shape administrative rules to make them more workable in the real world and to provide important input to administrative and other policymakers.
If you have an administrative matter that needs to be addressed, large or small, you should contact us.