S. Morris Hadden

1212 North Eastman Road

Kingsport, TN 37664

Phone: (423) 378-8820

E-Mail: mhadden@hsdlaw.com

Practice Emphasis:

  • Commercial Litigation
  • Personal Injury (wrongful death)
  • Professional Liability
  • Insurance Coverage
  • Rule 31 Mediator


  • J.D., University of Virginia School of Law, 1983
  • B.A., high distinction, University of Virginia, 1980
    – Phi Beta Kappa
     and Echols Scholar
    – Raven Honor Society


Morris Hadden is a fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers who has tried more than 200 jury trials. He has represented lawyers, dentists, pharmacists, and insurance agents in professional liability, and has participated in products liability litigation involving medical devices, automotive products, ladders, cranes, and air rifles. He has represented Fortune 500 companies, corporations, and individuals, as well as electrical and gas companies, and has advised companies in matters pertaining to insurance coverage, arson, and fraud. Mr. Hadden has served as local counsel in anti-trust/class actions for credit card, sporting equipment, international chemicals, and cigarette manufacturing companies. Mr. Hadden also is a Rule 31 Listed Mediator by the Tennessee Alternative Dispute Resolution Commission.

Mr. Hadden’s practice focuses upon a variety of commercial, corporate, and insurance litigation, including trial and appellate practice in state and federal courts. He has significant experience in matters concerning anti-trust and business litigation involving several national and international corporate clients. He is admitted to practice before the U.S. Supreme Court, and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit and Sixth Circuit. Mr. Hadden served as a special agent for the Federal Bureau of Investigation for three years following graduation from law school.

Mr. Hadden lives in Kingsport with his wife, Anne, and has a son, Rob, who is an attorney in Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina.

Awards, Recognition, Achievements:

  • “Best Lawyers” (Commercial Litigation and Insurance Defense)
  • “Fifty over Fifty” Leadership Award
  • Special Justice, Tennessee Supreme Court (1996)

Professional & Civic Involvement:

  • American Bar Association, member
  • Tennessee Bar Association, member
  • Kingsport Bar Association, member
  • Tennessee Supreme Court’s Commission on CLE and Specialization, former member


  • Tennessee, 1983
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Tennessee, 1983
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, 1983

Morris Hadden

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