D. Randall Mantooth
D. Randall (Randy) Mantooth was born and raised in Cleveland, Tennessee. After receiving an associate degree (magna cum laude) from Cleveland State Community College in 1984 and a bachelor’s degree (cum laude) from Middle Tennessee State University in 1986, he attended the University of Tennessee College of Law. While in law school, Mr. Mantooth was a member of the law review and graduated in 1989. After completing a one-year clerkship with former Tennessee Court of Appeals Judge Samuel L. Lewis, Mr. Mantooth joined the firm of Leitner, Williams, Dooley & Napolitan, PLLC in 1990. Mr. Mantooth was named an equity member of the Leitner firm in 1995 and continued in that position until he joined Hudson, Reed & Christiansen, PLLC in August 2019 as of counsel. Mr. Mantooth is licensed to practice in the state courts of Tennessee, the United States District Court for Middle and Western Tennessee, the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals, and the United States Supreme Court. His litigation experience includes defending clients in state and federal courts in a variety of cases including governmental liability, premises liability, and automobile/trucking liability. Mr. Mantooth also serves as a mediator in civil cases and he has been a Tennessee Supreme Court Rule 31 listed mediator since 2001.