Heidi A. Barcus
Ph: (865) 637-0203 (ext. 216)
Fx: (865) 637-4850
Areas of Practice:
- Medical Malpractice Defense
- Nursing Home and Long Term Care Defense
- Employment Law
- Federal Civil Rights and Corrections Healthcare Defense
- Health Law
- Products Liability Defense
1993 Eastern District of Tennessee
2012 Middle District of Tennessee
Baylor University, B.A. 1987
Ohio University, M.S. 1989
University of Tennessee, J.D. 1993
Heidi A. Barcus, a London Amburn partner, has been involved in complex litigation involving the areas of professional negligence, medical defense, health care law, long term care, prison health and a wide range of insurance matters in Kentucky and Tennessee state and federal courts. She Co-Chairs the firm's Medical Malpractice Defense practice group and Chairs the Nursing Home and Long Term Care Defense practice group.
She has successfully defended physicians, nurses, chiropractors, medical directors and midlevel providers in trial and mediation. She is certified as a specialist in Medical Professional Liability by the American Board of Professional Liability Attorneys. Ms. Barcus has been awarded the very highest distinction (A.V.) in Martindale-Hubbell’s legal ratings.
She is a 1993 graduate of the University of Tennessee College of Law, where she currently teaches legal writing, pretrial litigation and trial practice. She is an active member of the University of Tennessee Legal Clinic Advisory Board, the Hamilton Burnett American Inns of Court and an alumnus of Pi Beta Phi sorority. She was the recipient of the Spirit of Justice Award, the Susan B. Anthony Award and a member of the 2005 Tennessee Law Leadership Class.
Prior to joining London and Amburn, she was Assistant General Counsel at the University of Tennessee, representing the hospital in all aspects of litigation including medical malpractice claims and employment disputes. Her service to the Knoxville community has included Community Mediation Center mediator, St. John's Cathedral Board of Directors, Executive Women's Association, James White Fort Board and North Hills Garden Club Secretary. She is a Past President of the Knoxville Bar Association, serves on the Board of the ABA Women Rainmakers, the ABA Medical Professional Liability Standing Committee and the Law Practice Magazine Board. Additionally, she serves as panel counsel for the Board of Professional Responsibility and is a member of the Supreme Court Access to Justice Pro Bono Committee. She is a life member of the Sixth Circuit Judicial Conference. She is a Knoxville Bar Association Fellow and a Tennessee Bar Association Fellow. The Knoxville CityView magazine designated her as a 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012 Top Attorney.
She enjoys road biking, mountain biking and kayaking on the Hiwassee river.