Representative Decisions

Appellate practice involves a collaborative effort among trial and appellate counsel.  Attorney Riordan has acted as lead appellate counsel in more than 60 appeals to the appellate courts of Arkansas, Tennessee, Kentucky, and Missouri, and before the United States Court of Appeals for the 8th and 5th Circuits.  She has also acted as special counsel, assisting counsel of record from other jurisdictions in their preparation and submission of appellate briefs to the appellate courts of Mississippi, Florida, and Georgia.  

 

Although the outcome of each appeal depends on the applicable law and facts specific to each case, following is a representative list of appellate decisions of the Arkansas, Tennessee, and Kentucky appellate courts in which Attorney Riordan  wrote all or substantially all of one or more of the briefs submitted on appeal.  These results do not imply or guarantee a similar outcome under different facts and circumstances, but are listed to provide a overview of Attorney Riordan's appellate experience and successes on appeal.

Arkansas Appellate Decisions

 

  • Roeder v. United States of America, 2014 Ark. 156 (April 10, 2014)

  • Pine Hills Health and Rehabilitation, LLC v. Matthews, -- S.W.3d --, 2014 Ark. 109 (Ark. March 2014)

  • Bulsara v. Watkins, 2012 Ark. 108, 387 S.W.3d 165 (Ark. 2012)

  • Courtyard Gardens Health and Rehabilitation, LLC v. Quarles, --- S.W.3d ---- 2013 Ark. 228 (Ark. May 30, 2013)

  • Arkansas Found. for Med. Care v. Saline Cnty. Circuit Court, Second Div., 2012 Ark. 372 (Ark. 2012), reh'g denied (Nov. 8, 2012)

  • Ark. Elder Outreach of Little Rock, Inc. v. Thompson, 2012 Ark. App. 681 (Ark. App., 2012)

  • McMullen v. Healthcare Staffing Assocs., Inc., 2012 Ark. App. 617 (Ark. App., 2012) 

  • Medical Assur. Co., Inc. v. Castro, 2009 Ark. 93, 302 S.W.3d 592 (Ark. 2009)

  • Waverley-Arkansas, Inc. d/b/a Mena Manor v. Keener, 2007 WL 6136686 (Ark.App. 2007)

  • Beverly Enterprises - Arkansas, Inc. v. Jarrett, 2006 WL 4045204 (Ark.App. 2006)

  • Advocat, Inc. v. Heide, 2010 Ark. App. 825 378 S.W.3d 779 (Ark. App. 2010)

  • Northport Health Services of Arkansas, LLC v. Rutherford, 605 F.3d 483 (8th Cir.(Ark.) 2010)

  • Harness v. Arkansas Public Service Com'n, 962 S.W.2d 374 (Ark.App. 1998)

Tennessee Appellate Decisions

 

  • Stovall v. UHS of Lakeside, LLC, 2014 WL 1593340 (Tenn.Ct.App. April 22, 2014)

  • Wilkins v. GGNSC Springfield, LLC, 2014 WL 819460 (Tenn.Ct.App. Feb. 27 2014)

  • Smartt v. NHC Healthcare/ McMinnville, LLC, 2009 WL 482475 (Tenn.Ct.App. 2009)

  • Mitchell v. Kindred Healthcare Operating, Inc., 2008 WL 4936505 (Tenn.Ct.App. 2008)

  • Barbee v. Kindred Healthcare Operating, Inc., 2008 WL 4615858 (Tenn.Ct.App. 2008)

  • Philpot v. Tennessee Health Management, Inc., 279 S.W.3d 573 (Tenn.Ct.App. 2007)

  • Owens v. National Health Corp., 263 S.W.3d 876 (Tenn. 2007)

  • Person  v. Kindred Healthcare, Inc., 2010 WL 1838014 (Tenn.Ct.App. 2010)

  • Barclay v. Kindred Healthcare Operating, Inc., 2009 WL 2615821 (Tenn.Ct.App. 2009)

  • Mitchell v. Kindred Healthcare Operating, Inc., 2009 WL 1684647 (Tenn.Ct.App. 2009)

  • Jones v. Kindred Healthcare Operating, Inc., 2008 WL 3861980 (Tenn.Ct.App. 2008)

  • Ricketts v. Christian Care Center of Cheatham County, Inc., 2008 WL 3833660 (Tenn.Ct.App. 2008)

  • McKey v. National Healthcare Corp., 2008 WL 3833714 (Tenn.Ct.App. 2008)

  • Heath v. National Health Corp., 2008 WL 2648926 (Tenn.Ct.App. 2008)

  • Reagan v. Kindred Healthcare Operating, Inc., 2007 WL 4523092 (Tenn.Ct.App. 2007)

  • Raines v. National Health Corp., 2007 WL 4322063 (Tenn.Ct.App. 2007)

  • Sloan v. National Healthcorp, L.P., 2006 WL 2516403 (Tenn.Ct.App. 2006)

  • Duke v. Kindred Healthcare Operating, Inc., 2011 WL 864321 (Tenn.Ct.App. 2011)

  • Davis v. Kindred Healthcare Operating, Inc., 2011 WL 1467212 (Tenn.Ct.App. 2011)

  • Parker v. Portland Nursing & Nursing Rehab, 2012 WL 3776800 (Tenn.Ct.App. 2012)

  • Caudle v. Columbia Operations, LLC, 2012 WL 3674573 (Tenn.Ct.App. 2012)

Kentucky Appellate Decisions

 

  • Kindred Hospitals Ltd. Partnership v. Lutrell, 190 S.W.3d 916 (Ky. Apr 20, 2006)

  • Beverly Enterprises, Inc. v. Stivers, 2009 WL 723002 (Ky.App. Mar 20, 2009)

  • Kindred Healthcare, Inc. v. Peckler, 2006 WL 1360282 (Ky. May 18, 2006)

  • Parkview Healthcare v. Combs, 2010-SC-000335-MR (Ky. 2010)

  • Kindred Nursing Centers Ltd. Partnership v. Brown, 2011 WL 1196760 (Ky Ct App 2011)

  • Kindred Hospitals Ltd. Partnership v. Smith, 2011 WL 4409599 (Ky Ct App 2011)

  • HQM of Pikeville, LLC v. Collins, 2011 WL 3862314 (Ky Ct App 2011)

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