Josh Adkins


  • University of Tennessee, B.S., cum laude, 2005
  • University of Tennessee, J.D., 2009
  • Concentration in Advocacy and Dispute Resolution

Bar Admissions

  • Tennessee, 2009
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Tennessee, 2010


  • Tennessee Bar Association



Josh has practiced at Gideon, Cooper & Essary since 2009. Since that time, he has represented health care companies, hospitals, physicians, and medical groups across the State of Tennessee in a variety of matters in state and federal court. His practice areas include medical malpractice, hospital litigation, premises liability, and regulatory compliance.

As the son of a local physician, Josh was raised around medicine, and defending health care providers is very important to him. He has a special interest in defending physicians in professional negligence cases.

A native Nashvillian, Josh is actively engaged in his community, including serving as a member of the Ethics Committee at Saint Thomas Midtown Hospital and performing volunteer work through the Legal Aid Society of Middle Tennessee.

For a list of the firm's practice areas, click here.