Education: University of Mississippi, B.A., 1967; University of Mississippi School of Law, JD, 1976.
Admitted: Mississippi, 1976, Tennessee, 1978, Sixth Circuit Court Court of Appeals, U.S. District Court Middle District of Tennessee, Western District of Kentucky, Northern District of Mississippi, Southern District of Ohio, Tennessee State and Appellate Courts.
Mediator: Supreme Court Rule 31General Civil Mediator
Member: Montgomery County Bar Association (President 2003), Tennessee Trial Lawyers Association, (Board of Governors, 1999-2001), Tennessee Board of Professional Responsibility (Hearing Committee Member),
Former member: American Board of Trial Advocates (A.B.O.T.A.), Chairman NGAGIT Life Insurance Trust, Military Order of the Purple Heart.
Military Service: U.S. Army Infantry 1968-72.
Presentations and Articles: Tennessee’s “Made Whole Doctrine", Proving Medical expenses in Malpractice Cases, Tender Years Torts, "The Internet and the Expert Witness", "Medical Expense Liens, Made Whole, and Other Such Stuff." Details of Mediating Your Case.
Concentration: Personal Injury Law, Worker's Compensation Law, Heath Insurance Subrogation Law, Wills and Estate Law.
Personal: Mr. Poland was reared in a small southern Kentucky town that is not too far from Clarksville, Tennessee. He was an avid sports participant growing up which resulted in a basketball scholarship with a South Eastern Conference school which was followed by a four year stint with Uncle Sam’s Infantry during the Vietnam War. After leaving active duty with the Army, Mr. Poland continued his service in the Army National Guard and retired from that duty as a Colonel, Mr. Poland has remained active in civic matters during his career and is active in the Tennessee Association of Justice. Mr. Poland has been married forty-four years, has three children and seven grandchildren. He enjoys fly fishing and carpentry.