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130 North Court Ave
Memphis TN 38103
Fax: 901.524.5024

Admitted to Practice

Tennessee, 2004

Mississippi, 2005

United States Supreme Court, 2012

Bar Admissions

American Bar Association

Mississippi Bar Association

Tennessee Bar Association

Memphis Bar Association

Trey Thacher’s practice focuses on plaintiffs’ medical malpractice and personal injury litigation, and workers’ compensation. He has experience representing victims of medical malpractice at mediation, arbitration, and jury trials.

Trey Thacher began his practice at Burch, Porter & Johnson in 2004, after graduating from Emory University School of Law. He served as Executive Managing Editor of the Emory Law Journal from 2003 to 2004. Prior to entering law school, Mr. Thacher graduated cum laude from Rhodes College in 2001.

Representative Matters

  • Represented the family of a 26-year old veteran who died in a VA hospital less than one year after being honorably discharged. Mr. Thacher was able to obtain a $2.5 million settlement for his client due to the VA hospital’s negligence leading to the wrongful death of the veteran. Tennessean: Negligence at Nashville VA hospital led to death of 26 year-old, according to lawsuit
  • Represented a former Paralympian in a medical malpractice case against a rehab facility and obtained a settlement for his client who developed pressure sores leading to amputation of her legs while she was rehabilitating from rotator cuff surgery.
  • Represented the family of a college student who was robbed and murdered while working at a strip mall restaurant. Mr. Thacher and his partner, Melissa Moore, were able to obtain a settlement for their clients from the strip mall failing to provide adequate security, which would have prevented the student’s death.
  • Represented the family of a woman who died as result of failure to monitor the toxicity of a medication administered by a rehabilitation facility. He was able to obtain a settlement for his client.


  • Emory University (J.D., 2004); Emory Law Journal (Executive Managing Editor, 2003 – 2004; Staff Editor, 2002 - 2003)
  • Rhodes College (B.A., 2001), cum laude

Professional Honors and Activities

  • Named 2021 Best Lawyers® "Lawyer of the Year" for Product Liability Litigation - Plaintiffs in the Memphis area
  • West Tennessee Governor, Tennessee Bar Association Board of Governors (2018-2021)
  • Co-Chair, Tennessee Bar Association Leadership Law Steering Committee (2018-2020)
  • Member, Tennessee Bar Association Leadership Law Steering Committee (2016-2018)
  • Listed in Best Lawyers in America© in the area of Product Liability Litigation - Plaintiffs (2020 and 2021) and Medical Malpractice Litigation - Plaintiffs and Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs (2021)
  • Named to the Super Lawyers Mid-South "Rising Stars" list in the area of Personal Injury Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff (2008, 2010- 2014)
  • Member, Tennessee Bar Association Mentoring Committee
  • Top 40 Under 40, The National Trial Lawyers
  • Member, Advisory Committee, Rhodes College Institute for the Profession of Law
  • Leadership Law Program, Tennessee Bar Association (Class of 2011)
  • Ombudsman, Department of Defense Employer Support of Guard and Reserve Program
  • Co-Chair, Law Week Committee, Memphis Bar Association (2008- 2009)
  • Memphis Bar Association Leadership Forum (2007- 2008)

Publications and Presentations of Note

  • Presenter, "Looking to the Horizon: Proposed Changes to the Tennessee Rules of Civil Procedure, Tennessee's Worker's Compensation System and Other Important Procedural Issues," Memphis Bar Association Litigation Section Annual Seminar (December 2012) 
  • Presenter, “Nursing Home/Assisted Living Facility Malpractice Litigation,” National Business Institute (September 2011)
  • Panelist, "Do We Need Medical Malpractice Tort Reform?," Rhodes College Institute for the Profession of Law (October 2010)

Community Involvement

  • Ombudsman, Department of Defense Employer Support of Guard and Reserve Program