John Alexander IV

Mr. Alexander is a member  of Rainey, Kizer, Reviere & Bell, P.L.C., and joined the Firm after serving as a law clerk to Judge Holly M. Kirby of the Tennessee Court of Appeals, Western Section. Mr. Alexander’s practice focuses primarily in the areas of medical malpractice, insurance defense, and insurance coverage. He is a member of the Firm’s Malpractice Practice Group and Tort and Insurance Practice Group.

Mr. Alexander has been named a “Rising Star” in the area of medical malpractice defense by Super Lawyers® magazine for five consecutive years, most recently in 2017.



Tennessee Bar Association
Mississippi Bar Association
Tennessee Defense Lawyers Association


Community Involvement

2018 Chair, Tennessee Commission on Continuing Legal Education

Commissioner, Tennessee Commission on Continuing Legal Education, 2016-Present

2018 Chair, “Bridge the Gap” Task Force Committee

Member, Tennessee Law Course Committee, 2018 – Present

Commissioner, Memphis City Beautiful Commission, 2011-2015


Recent Publications and Speaking Engagements

Speaker – The Law and Nursing – University of Memphis Community Health Building, on behalf of the Tennessee Nursing Association, National Nursing Week Meeting – May 24, 2018.

Speaker – Exclusionary and Inclusionary Motions in Limine – on behalf of the Tennessee Bar Association, TBA 2017 Annual Review – August 11, 2017

Speaker – Advanced Civil Litigation Skills in Tennessee: Motions in Limine – on behalf of the National Business Institute – December 6, 2016

Speaker – Experts and Expert Depositions:  Practice Pointers for Taking and Defending Expert Depositions – University of Memphis FedEx Institute of Technology, on behalf of the Tennessee Bar Association, General Practice Summit – August 21, 2015.

Speaker – Life Care Plans: How to Defend Against a Claim for Future Medical Expenses – Webinar, Tennessee Attorneys Memo – June 25, 2015.

Speaker – Using the ACA to Minimize Damages in Injury Settlements in Tennessee – University of Memphis Fogelman Center, on behalf of the National Business Institute – December 18, 2014.

John O. Alexander, IV, Getting Back to the Basics:  “Bedside Manner,” Medical Malpractice Newsletter, Fall 2016 issue,

John O. Alexander, IV, Life Care Plans and Experts:  Defending Against a Claim for Future Medical Expenses, Tennessee Defense Lawyers Association, The Journal, Vol. 1, Issue 1, Fall 2015.

Amanda Waddell and John O. Alexander, IV, Collaborating with Advanced Practice Registered Nurses and Physician Assistants, Mississippi Hospital Magazine, Vol. 19, Number 1, Summer 2014

John O. Alexander, IV, Supervision of Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistants: Written Protocols, Medical Malpractice Newsletter, Fall 2013 Issue.

John O. Alexander, IV, Comment, Blair v. West Town Mall: The Tennessee Supreme Court Modifies the Doctrine of Constructive Notice, Adding to the Plaintiff’s Arsenal Without Stripping the Premises Owner of Traditional Protections, 35 U. Mem. L. Rev. 559 (2005).