Hugh Francis

Hugh Francis joined Rainey, Kizer, Reviere & Bell, P.L.C. as an Associate in 2018 and became a Member of the Firm in 2022. Hugh is a member of the firm’s Malpractice Practice Group where he represents physicians, nurses, hospitals, dentists and clinics in medical malpractice litigation. Hugh has defended health care providers since earning his law degree from the University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law in 2013. He also has experience working in general litigation defense having represented other professionals accused of civil liability. While in law school, he served as the executive director of the Student Bar Association and won the Dean’s Award for Excellence in Legal Writing. Prior to law school, Hugh earned his Bachelor of Arts from Furman University in Greenville, South Carolina. He and his wife, Natalie, reside in Memphis, Tennessee.


Honors and Distinctions

“SuperLawyers Rising Star, Professional Liability Defense, 2020, 2021”

“Best Lawyers One to Watch, Medical Malpractice Defense, since 2021”


Representative/Published Cases

Laseter v. Regan, 481 S.W.3d 613 (Tenn. Ct. App. 2014)

Cartwright v. DMC-Memphis Inc., 468 S.W.3d 517 (Tenn. Ct. App. 2014)

Dickson v. Kriger, 2014 Tenn. App. LEXIS 870 (Tenn. Ct. App. Dec. 30, 2014)

Logian v. Morisy, 2016 Tenn. App. LEXIS 586 (Tenn. Ct. App. Aug. 11, 2016)

Graham v. The Family Cancer Center, 2017 Tenn. App. LEXIS 385 (Tenn. Ct. App. June 5, 2017)

Mack v. Baptist Mem’l Hosp.,2021 Tenn. App. LEXIS 125 (Tenn. St. App. March 30, 2021)