Faculty Profile: Buckner Wellford

Buckner WellfordBaker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz PC
Previous Courses Taught (2)
  • Perspectives From the Bench: A Conversation with Chief Justice Holly Kirby & Justice Dwight Tarwater
  • Litigation Law 2020: Panel Discussion - Damages Caps

Mr. Wellford represents hospitals, physicians, and medical groups in health care litigation, regulatory, peer review, contract, and employment matters. He is also an experienced litigator in products liability and commercial litigation disputes.

Mr. Wellford has substantial jury and bench trial experience in state and federal courts in Tennessee, Mississippi, Texas, West Virginia, and Arkansas. These matters include the defense of health care providers in medical malpractice or regulatory matters, as well as product liability, breach of contract and employment disputes, civil rights, antitrust, and class action defense.

His health care experience includes representation of clients at the state and federal appellate levels, as well as on administrative and/or civil enforcement proceedings involving hospital peer review proceedings, the Tennessee Department of Health, Board of Medical Examiners, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, Office of Inspector General, and Department of Justice. He has also litigated health care cases in state and federal courts in Tennessee, Texas, and Massachusetts on matters regarding Anti-Kickback and False Claims, alleged violations of the Tennessee Consumer Protection Act, credentialing actions, and fraudulent conveyance.

A former Shelby County commissioner with substantial experience in local zoning and land use issues, Mr. Wellford has represented clients before the Shelby County Land Use Control Board, Memphis City Council, Shelby County Commission, Germantown Design Review Board, and Planning Commission for the City of Collierville. He is currently a member of the Memphis Health, Education, and Housing Facilities Board.