David E. Waite


David is certified as a specialist in medical malpractice by both the American Board of Professional Liability Attorneys and the Tennessee Commission on Continuing Legal Education and Specialization.

While he was still in law school, David acted as a special Assistant County Attorney in Bourbon County, Kentucky, prosecuting misdemeanor cases as a legal intern under a special student practice rule. He continued to serve in that capacity for a short time after graduating from law school, but soon went into private practice, handling probate matters and divorces, and trying both civil and criminal cases. During those years he also represented the Paris-Bourbon County Joint Planning Commission and served as the city attorney for North Middletown, Kentucky. His interest in civil litigation grew and, in 1990, he and his family moved to Knoxville, Tennessee, where he was able to devote 100% of his professional time to trying personal injury cases. Since he joined Robertson, Overbey in August of 2001, his practice has been primarily devoted to the defense of medical malpractice cases, although he continues to represent plaintiffs in selected catastrophic injury cases. Nursing home defense is now the most rapidly growing part of his practice.

David is a graduate of the University of Kentucky College of Business and Economics and the University of Kentucky School of Law. He is admitted to the Tennessee Bar, the Kentucky Bar, the United States District Courts for the Eastern Districts of Tennessee and Kentucky, the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, the United States Claims Court and the Supreme Court of the United States. He is a member of the Knoxville Bar Association, the Tennessee Bar Association, the American Bar Association, the Defense Research Institute, the Tennessee Defense Lawyers Association and the American Board of Professional Liability Attorneys. He has taught numerous continuing legal education courses in the areas of litigation and alternative dispute resolution.


900 South Gay Street
800 Riverview Tower
Knoxville , Tennessee , 37902
United States

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