Areas of Focus
Vanderbilt University Owen Graduate School of Management, M.B.A., 2015
University of Tennessee, J.D., 1998, cum laude
University of the South, B.A., 1993
- Fifth, Sixth & Eleventh Circuits
Select Awards and Recognition
- Martindale-Hubbell AV Rating
- Mid-South Super Lawyers 2014-2017, Rising Star 2009-2010
Lynda M. Hill
Lynda has 20 years of experience representing clients in a wide range of business disputes, but focuses on representing OEMs and suppliers in the areas of supplier risk management, distressed supplier workouts, commercial litigation, and product liability actions. Lynda serves as co-chair of the firm’s Automotive Industry Team of more than 40 attorneys who work extensively with automotive clients, including OEMs, Tier suppliers, private equity funds, and others. Lynda is a Tennessee Supreme Court Rule 31 Listed General Civil Mediator. Lynda also serves on the board of the Southern Automotive Women’s Forum, a 501(c)3 non-profit dedicated to the advancement of women in the automotive industry.
Distressed Supplier Activity
- Serves as lead counsel for clients when distressed suppliers threaten supply chain integrity and product production. Representation includes working with customer groups to negotiate and draft accommodation agreements, exit agreements, and related contracts necessary to secure continued production or timely exit. As required, Lynda also seeks court intervention to ensure recovery of tooling and equipment.
- Represents clients in a wide range of individual and class/collective actions involving personal injuries allegedly due to product defects.
- Over the course of six years, successfully defended component part manufacturer of underground fuel distribution system in litigation throughout the Southeast United States relating to individual and putative class-action claims for alleged defective products resulting in environmental contamination. The total claims exceeded $8 billion.
Business and Commercial Litigation
- Represented Tier 1 suppliers in contract litigation and actions relating to the import and distribution into the United States of counterfeit automotive products.
- Represented commercial truck buyer in litigation filed by third-party competitor seeking damages against buyer and OEM for alleged Sherman Act violations.