Faculty Profile: Christopher Tardio

Christopher TardioGideon, Cooper & Essary PLC315 Deaderick Street, Suite 1100 Nashville, TN 37238 Work Phone: (615) 254-0400Email Address:
Previous Courses Taught (1)
  • Mastering the Deposition: Critical Skills and More 2017 - Nashville

Chris has been representing health care providers and entities since 2004 in a wide variety of matters. He has represented the largest health care companies in the world, medical groups and clinics across the state, and individual physicians from Bristol to Memphis, in virtually all types of matters in federal court, state court, and administrative tribunals. Clients trust Chris with matters from the most complex to the most simple.

Chris has extensive experience defending hospitals, physicians, and other health care providers in virtually all kinds of professional negligence cases, from pre-suit investigation through trial and appeal. He has represented health care companies and providers in disputes with federal agencies, state boards, and insurance companies. He has successfully represented parties on both sides of peer review matters “ the physician side and the hospital side.

Chris has special interest and experience representing health care providers in the most complex of cases, including multi-district litigation and complex birth injury litigation. He has defended birth injury cases in a dozen counties and three different states.

Chris has actively participated in almost a dozen health care-related jury trials and administrative trials, including over a half-dozen complex multi-week trials. He has successfully argued appellate matters to Tennessee's state courts of appeals and to the federal Sixth Circuit.

Chris also has handled general commercial litigation matters, some as local counsel, including arbitration of a commercial dispute between an auto dealer and auto manufacturer and acting as local counsel for a cargo transit company. Chris has successfully handled personal injury cases on behalf of injured persons.

Chris prides himself on being a smart and creative advocate through tireless work and staying up-to-date on all matters related to his practice.

Outside the office, Chris enjoys all sports, particularly college football and college basketball and spending time with his family.