Michael Mansfield

Michael joined Rainey, Kizer after receiving his law degree, with honors, from the University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law in 1997. Since that time, he has focused his practice on defending insured and self-insured persons and entities in worker’s compensation, trucking/automobile accidents and premises liability cases throughout the state. He also represents insurers in connection with coverage issues, including the investigation and denial of fraudulent claims, and with regard to coverage exclusions under commercial general liability and individual insurance policies. His experience also includes representing debt management companies in FDCPA/FCRA actions and advising business clients with regard to ever-changing employment law issues as a member of the Firm’s Employment Law Group.



Community Involvement/Activities


4th/5th Grade Sunday School Teacher, First Baptist Church, Alamo, Tennessee

Crockett County Dixie Softball League – Assistant Coach 2012 Tennessee Angels Traditional Division State Champions, Head Coach 2013 Tennessee Angels Traditional Division State Champions


Chairman, Crockett County Sportsplex Committee

Assistant Baseball Coach, Crockett County Middle School


Recent Publications and Speaking Engagements


Tennessee chapter in DRI’s publication “Uninsured Motorist and Underinsured Motorist Coverage: A Compendium of State Law” (2007 ed.) and the Kentucky chapter in DRI’s publication “Unfair Insurance Practices: A Compendium of State Law” (2008 ed.).


Representative/Published Cases

  • King v. Gerdau Ameristeel US, Inc., 2012 WL 3064640 (Tenn. Workers’ Comp. Panel, July 30, 2012)
  • Gerdau Ameristeel, Inc. v. Ratliff, 368 S.W.3d 503 (Tenn. 2012)
  • Abbington Center, LLC v. Town of Collierville, 2012 WL 440701 (Tenn. Ct. App., Feb. 13, 2012)
  • Hubble v. Dyer Nursing Home, 2008 WL 4211661 (Tenn. Workers’ Comp. Panel, Sept. 9, 2008)
  • Hubble v. Dyer Nursing Home, 188 S.W.3d 525 (Tenn. 2006)(Hubble I)
  • Curran v. New Generations, Inc., 2007 WL 625173 (Tenn. Workers’ Comp. Panel, March 1, 2007)
  • Weeks v. Scott, 2006 WL 521442 (Tenn. Ct. App., March 3, 2006)
  • Wolford v. ACE Trucking, Inc., 2009 WL 1270399 (Tenn. Workers’ Comp. Panel, May 7, 2009)(Wolford III)
  • Wolford v. Ace Trucking, Inc., 2005 WL 3051124 (Tenn. Workers’ Comp. Panel, Nov. 14, 2005)(Wolford II)
  • Wolford v. ACE Trucking, Inc., 2004 WL 1937164 (Tenn. Workers’ Comp. Panel, Sept. 1, 2004)(Wolford I)
  • Cary v. The Local Gov’t Worker’s Compensation Fund, 2004 WL 2191015 (Tenn. Workers’ Comp. Panel, Sept. 22, 2004)
  • Reynolds v. Tennessee Mun. League Risk Management Pool, 2004 WL 442695 (Tenn. Workers’ Comp. Panel, March 10, 2004)
  • Davidson v. Lindsey, 104 S.W.3d 483 (Tenn. 2003)
  • Allman v. Hut’s, Inc., 2001 WL 523953 (Tenn. Ct. App., May 16, 2001)
  • Hicks v. Wausau Ins. Companies, 2001 WL 468643 (Tenn. Workers’ Comp. Panel, May 2, 2001)