Mr. Bond grew up in the deep South in the 1940s and 1950s, where he gained a respect for the companies and the working men and women that built this great country. Similarly he gained respect for our nation’s civil justice system which slowly transformed the South and the country as a whole into an integrated society providing access to justice for all Americans.
He received his Bachelor’s of Science from the University of Southern Mississippi in 1964. After receiving my B.S., he attended the University of Tennessee College of Law and graduated with his juris doctorate in 1966.
Because Mr. Bond believed then, as he does now, that corporations and individuals deserve fair treatment under the law, he defended major insurers and local and national corporations for the first half of his career. The firm he founded defended these companies against suits filed against them by individuals injured in automobile accidents and injured by defective or dangerous chemicals and products such as Agent Orange and asbestos.
This work gave him extensive knowledge on how major companies evaluate and defend personal injury cases.
His defense work was financially rewarding, but it never satisfied his desire to actually help hard working individuals and families like those he knew in Louisiana. In 1986, Mr. Bond left his defense firm and devoted his career to representing the injured.
University of Southern Mississippi, B.S., 1964
University of Tennessee College of Law, J.D., 1966
United States District Court, Eastern District of Tennessee, 1967