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Dana S. Pemberton

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Dana Scott Pemberton serves as municipal judge of Rockwood, Tennessee and has over 20 years of experience in a wide range of civil litigation. Dana’s areas of practice consist of workers compensation, personal injury, employment, personal injury, wills and estates and complex litigation such as medical malpractice, product liability, food borne illnesses and mass torts, including federal multi-district litigation. As a result, Dana has substantial experience at both the trial and appellate levels.

Dana 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.
Dana was born and raised in Oak Ridge, Tennessee. After graduating from high school, Dana attended college at Tennessee Tech University on a basketball scholarship, receiving a B.S. in Business Administration in 1992. Dana received her Doctor of Jurisprudence degree from the University of Memphis in 1996. While in law school, Dana received an award for her performance in Moot Court Board competitions, served on the Moot Court Board, and 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, Dana tried and won a breach of construction contract lawsuit and received the Dean’s Award.
Currently, Dana lives in Rockwood, Tennessee with her husband Mike, who is Circuit Judge of the Ninth Judicial District, and their son Michael.

Practice Areas

  • Worker’s Compensation
  • Personal Injury
  • Employment Law
  • Wills and Estates
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Product Liability
  • Food Borne Illnesses
  • Federal Multi-district Litigation


  • University of Memphis

– J.D. 1996

  • Tennessee Tech University

– B.S. 1992

Bar + Court Affiliations

  • Tennessee Supreme Court
  • U.S. District Court for Eastern District of Tennessee
  • U.S. District Court for Middle District of Tennessee

Professional Associations & Memberships

  • Tennessee Municipal Judge’s Association
  • CASA of the 9th Judicial District Board Member (2014-2018)
  • Secretary/Treasurer (2016-2018)
  • First Christian Church of Rockwood, Tennessee
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