Honors / Recognition

Thomas A. Wiseman III Gail Vaughn Ashworth Howard B. Hayden
Margaret Moore Minton P. Mayer Kimberly G. Silvus
Anthony C. Bills Michele T. Marsicano Kent Francis
Anne Maddux Frazier

R. Kent Francis

ph: 901.312.1640
email: kent@wisemanashworth.com

Kent joined Wiseman Ashworth Law Group as an associate in August 2015.  Kent is involved in all phases of litigation and trial preparation and appears in all state courts of record in Tennessee with an emphasis in medical malpractice, conservatorships, and long term care cases. Kent has experience representing long term care facilities in Probate and Chancery courts in conservatorship hearings. He has also represented mental health facilities in commitment hearings.

Kent graduated from the University of Tennessee College of Law in 2015 with high honors.  He was a member of the Tennessee Law Review, serving as an articles editor and student materials editor.  Kent was also an active member of the Student Bar Association and assisted younger law students as a student mentor.  Kent has a long-standing passion for healthcare defense and during law school, he worked for a respected Knoxville defense firm providing assistance in healthcare liability cases.  Before attending law school, Kent worked for a respected healthcare liability defense firm in Memphis.

Kent was born and raised in Memphis and he and his wife, Ann Tipton, live in the High Point Terrace neighborhood of Memphis.  They are big Grizzlies fans and Kent is an avid sports fan.  When not practicing law, Kent enjoys duck hunting, fishing and running.

  • Medical Malpractice
  • Nursing Home Litigation
  • Personal Injury
  • Health Care Law
  • Mental Health Law
  • Products Liability
  • Conservatorships
  • Tennessee, 2015
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Tennessee, 2016
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Tennessee, 2016
  • Memphis Bar Association
  • Tennessee Bar Association
  • The University of Tennessee College of Law, J.D., magna cum laude, 2015
  • Furman University, B.A., 2012