• sfair@londonamburn.com
  • (865) 637-0203 (ext. 217)

J. Spencer Fair

Areas of Practice:
Medical Malpractice Defense
Nursing Home and Long Term Care Defense
Healthcare Law
General Civil Trial in Both Federal & State Courts
Appellate Practice

States Licensed
Tennessee
Kentucky

Admissions
Tennessee Supreme Court
Tennessee Court of Appeals
Kentucky Supreme Court
Kentucky Court of Appeals
United States District Court, Eastern District of Tennessee
United States District Court, Middle District of Tennessee

Education
University of Tennessee College of Law, Doctor of Jurisprudence – 2009
University of Tennessee-Knoxville, Bachelor of Arts, magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa – 2006

Leadership and Recognition
Knoxville Bar Association, Law & Liberty Award – 2021
Tennessee Bar Association, Leadership Law Class – 2018
Knoxville Bar Association, President’s Award – 2017
Tennessee Bar Association, Sixth Judicial District Delegate for TBA House of Delegates – 2019-present
Martindale-Hubbell, AV-Rated
Super Lawyers, Rising Star in Medical Malpractice Defense
City View Magazine, Top Attorney in Medical Malpractice, Nursing Home Liability and Professional Malpractice
Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch – 2021, 2022

About Spencer Fair:
Spencer Fair is a shareholder at London Amburn. His practice focuses on complex litigation matters related to healthcare liability defense. He represents physicians and physician groups in Tennessee and Kentucky. His clients also include hospitals and nursing home facilities.

Mr. Fair has successfully defended clients up to and through trial. He has received dismissals of healthcare liability claims on behalf of clients based on dispositive motions, as well as favorable verdicts at trial. He provides counsel on all phases of civil litigation, including the appellate process.

Mr. Fair is a strong advocate for London Amburn’s collaborative approach to client representation, ensuring the highest degree of counsel, responsiveness, issue knowledge and diversity of thought.

He is active in the Knoxville Bar Association (KBA) and the Tennessee Bar Association, and he serves as vice president of the Kentucky Bar Association’s Health Law Section. He is the founder and coordinating attorney for the KBA Veterans Legal Advice Clinic. Additionally, Mr. Fair is an adjunct professor at the University of Tennessee College of Law, where he teaches civil pre-trial litigation.

Representative Matters

  • Achieved a defense verdict at trial on behalf of Tennessee pediatric anesthesiology group, affirmed by the court of appeals.
  • Secured a defense verdict involving Kentucky physician practice facing allegations of failing to recognize free air in a patient’s abdomen after surgery, resulting in disabling injury.
  • Represented a large regional orthopedic surgery physician group in all of its litigation throughout Tennessee.
  • Represented a large regional general surgery physician group in all of its litigation throughout Tennessee.
  • Numerous dismissals at the trial court level pursuant to Tenn. Code Ann. § 29-26-121, all affirmed by the court of appeals.
  • Defended multiple healthcare providers in investigations and actions brought by state health-related boards.
  • Catherine Cright v. Tjuan Overly, M.D. et al., E2015-01215-COA-R3-CV (Tenn. Ct. App. Oct. 17, 2016).
  • Commercial Bank v. Childrens Anesthesiologists, P.C., 535 S.W.3d 470 (Tenn. Ct. App. 2017).
  • Herpst v. Parkridge Med. Ctr., Inc., E2017-00419-COA-R3-CV (Tenn. Ct. App. 2018).
  • Parks v. Walker, 585 S.W.3d 895 (Tenn. Ct. App. 2018).
  • Ronald Martin Reese v. The Waters of Clinton, LLC, E2020-01466-COA-R3-CV (Tenn. Ct. App. 2021).