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W. Dale Amburn

Areas of Practice:
Healthcare Law
General Corporate and Business Law
Medical Staff Issues
Mergers & Acquisitions

States Licensed:

United States Supreme Court
Tennessee Supreme Court
Tennessee Court of Appeals
United States District Court, Eastern District of Tennessee

University of Tennessee College of Law, Doctor of Jurisprudence – 1978
University of Tennessee, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration – 1976

Leadership and Recognition:
Best Lawyers “Best Lawyers in America” (Business Organizations, including LLCs and Partnerships, Commercial Transactions/UCC Law, Corporate Law, Health Care Law, Litigation – Health Care Law, Medical Malpractice Law – Defendants, Mergers and Acquisitions Law), Knoxville, Tennessee Region – 2024
U.S. News & World Report/Best Lawyers “Lawyer of the Year” (Corporate Law), Knoxville, Tennessee Region – 2023
U.S. News & World Report/Best Lawyers “Lawyer of the Year” (Health Law), Knoxville, Tennessee Region – 2022
CityView Magazine, Knoxville Top Attorneys in Health Care Law and Cybersecurity Law
Martindale-Hubbell, AV-Rated

BTI Consulting Group, Transactions All StarTeam for Corporate Transactions 2008
Tennessee Bar Health Law Section, Executive Committee (1992-2017; Chair – 1998)
Tennessee Bar Foundation, Fellow
Knoxville Bar Foundation, Fellow
U.S. Supreme Court Historical Society, Tennessee State Chair – 2017
Appointed by the Tennessee Supreme Court to the Disciplinary Hearing Committee for District II

About Dale Amburn:
Dale Amburn is a founding shareholder of London Amburn and has served as its CEO and President since the firm’s inception in 1991, and has primary responsibility with respect to the firm’s strategic initiatives. He subscribes to a “clients-first” philosophy, as the firm employs resources necessary to elevate the level of service, responsiveness, and counsel for a wide variety of clients. London Amburn employs a team approach to representation.  This structure is intentionally designed to deliver the highest level of counsel and the greatest degree of professionalism for each client and every case. Mr. Amburn has been an integral part of the firm’s vision and successful growth, embracing a culture of dedication, service, and respect. London Amburn’s collaborative work environment and team-oriented philosophy uniquely positions the firm to represent the myriad and complex issues of healthcare providers. The firm is committed to excellence for every client, regardless of group size or issue complexity.

As co-chair of the firm’s Health Law and Corporate and Business Law groups, Mr. Amburn advises individual physicians and physician groups on the multiple business and health law issues they face on a daily basis. His experience includes serving as counsel to the Knoxville Academy of Medicine, representing one of the nation’s largest physician staffing companies and several of Tennessee’s largest physician groups.

Mr. Amburn is a native of Loudon County, Tennessee. He is active in the greater Knoxville community, serving on the boards of the Free Medical Clinic of America and the Tennessee Memory Disorders Foundation; and is also a member of the University of Tennessee Department of Audiology and Speech Pathology Community Development Board. He is a member of the Leadership Knoxville Class of 2017.

Mr. Amburn enjoys spending time with his family, as well as playing racquetball and tennis.

Representative Matters

  • Advised on the formation and structure of one of the nation’s largest physician staffing companies.
  • Defended to successful resolution various directors in one of the nation’s largest bank failures.
  • Obtained favorable judgments in litigation concerning covenants not to complete.
  • Obtained judgment in favor of a national franchisor, enforcing a franchise agreement.
  • Represented medical practices and other businesses in over 100 mergers and acquisitions of practices.
  • Successfully defended government enforcement actions against providers in Tennessee and Kentucky.
  • Obtained multimillion-dollar recovery in favor of victim against tort defendant.
  • Advised, as general counsel, multi-physician member Medical and Research Foundation, including their acquisition by a large academic medical center.
  • Represented and negotiated hundreds of physician-related contracts on behalf of providers and provider groups.