Provided by Jessalyn H. Zeigler
Jessie is chair of the firm’s Products Liability & Torts Group and has more than 25 years of experience in defending clients in product liability actions (MDL, mass tort and single cases) and representing clients in environmental or safety matters. She gets to know the
science/background behind the matter, is a strategic thinker, and is aggressive in the pursuit of her clients’ interests resulting in success in every forum. She advises clients in matters related to product liability, crisis management/crisis response, fire/wildfire litigation, contaminated sites, water rights, toxic torts, citizens’ suits, compliance investigations and citations in actions involving federal and state environmental/safety agencies.
Joined Bass, Berry & Sims in 1993.
IADC: Foundation Board, Annual CLE Chair (2020); The Trial Network: Chair (2017), Executive Committee (2016-2018); Governor’s Council for Judicial Appointments (2020- present); Federal Magistrate Judge Selection Committee (2015); Nashville Bar Association: Federal Court Committee, Co-Chair (2012-2013); American Bar Association: Joint CLE, Women in Products Liability, and Food & Supplements Subcommittees, Past Co-Chair; DRI: Toxic Torts and Environmental Law
JD, Vanderbilt University (1993) - Order of the Coif; BA and BS, Syracuse University (1990) - summa cum laude; Phi Beta Kappa
Jessalyn Zeigler has over two decades of experience handling environmental litigation for clients in a wide variety of sectors. She is particularly knowledgeable in water rights and environmental-related health and safety issues.