Dana Scott Pemberton is a licensed attorney in the state of Tennessee with over 20 years of experience in the practice of law. Ms. Pemberton is from Oak Ridge, Tennessee and graduated from Oak Ridge High School in 1988. She attended college at Tennessee Tech University on a basketball scholarship, receiving a B.S. in Business Administration in 1992. Ms. Pemberton received her Doctor of Jurisprudence degree from the University of Memphis in 1996.
While in law school, Ms. Pemberton was law clerk to Judges Donn Southern and Leonard Pierotti of the Shelby County, Tennessee Probate Court. Also while in law school and through the Memphis Area Legal Clinic, Ms. Pemberton tried and won a breach of construction contract lawsuit and received the Dean’s Award.
Following law school, Ms. Pemberton began her legal career doing criminal defense in Sumner County, Tennessee before joining the law firm of Lewis, King, Krieg and Waldrop, PC (now Lewis-Thomason) in its Knoxville office in 1999. Ms. Pemberton left to form her own practice in 2003 with what became known as Pemberton & Scott, PLLP and now Pemberton & Duncan, PLLP. Ms. Pemberton primarily has maintained a civil practice since 1999.
Over the course of her legal career, Ms. Pemberton has obtained a vast amount of experience in the areas of criminal, workers compensation, employment, domestic, personal injury, and complex litigation such as medical malpractice, product liability, food borne illnesses and mass torts, including federal multi-district litigation. As a result, Ms. Pemberton has substantial experience at both the trial and appellate levels.
Ms. Pemberton has authored materials and lectured for several continuing education courses in the areas of mass tort litigation, insurance claim litigation, managing liens and subrogation in automobile accident litigation and handling complex insurance coverage disputes.
In addition to her civil practice, Ms. Pemberton is the city judge of Rockwood, Tennessee.
Ms. Pemberton is married to Mike Pemberton, Circuit Judge of the Ninth Judicial District.