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Deanna concentrates her work in toxic tort and product liability litigation matters.

Working on the firm’s innovative, awarding-winning Asbestos Litigation team, Deanna helps defend portfolios of any size or complexity. She’s an experienced paralegal supporting attorney teams and clients through all phases of the litigation process. She gathers key evidence for in-depth analysis by attorneys and medical experts during case preparation, using cost-effective technology for large volumes of data. In addition, Deanna assists in research on relevant state and federal laws and regulations as they pertain to manufacturing, agriculture, biotechnology and other industries. She helps lawyers in preparation for hearings, trial, depositions and meetings. Routinely, Deanna prepares correspondence and legal documents. Primarily facilitating mass tort and product liability issues, she also has experience in supporting legal teams in a broad variety of matters and strategies including:

  • Workers’ compensation
  • Employment law
  • Insurance defense
  • Insurance coverage disputes
  • Mediation
  • Arbitration

Clients and attorneys appreciate her dedication, her organizational skills and her proficiency with various software and technologies. What Deanna enjoys most about her job is helping others and contributing to a good outcome for clients.




  • A.A.S., Chattanooga State Technical Community College
    • Paralegal Studies

Professional Memberships and Certifications

*Contact Deanna to set up an in-person consultation by appointment in the St. Louis office.
  • Coordinated legal team that resolved estate dispute involving lost will and residential property, thus restoring power for pro bono client who had been without electricity for nearly two months.
  • Assisted legal team that obtained summary judgment for healthcare services client in U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Tennessee, which ruled in favor of our client, interpreting contract obligating six affiliated entities to be joint and severally liable for debt incurred by an individual entity.
News Releases | May 28, 2020
Husch Blackwell Named CLOC's Inaugural Legal Innovation in Operations Project Award Winner

Husch Blackwell is believed to be the only law firm to date to be recognized by both the CLOC LIO Project and ACC Value Champion award series for its ability to implement legal solutions that cut spending, improve predictability and achieve better outcomes.

Outside the Office

Deanna and her husband enjoy running and completing half-marathons. At home, Deanna spoils her two rescued dogs, Lucy and Gigi. And in 2021, Deanna and her husband welcomed their son, Wyatt, into the world.

Community Leadership
  • Chattanooga Community Kitchen
  • Calvary Chapel Chattanooga
  • United Way’s Emerging Leaders
  • MyRide TN Southeast
  • Samaritan’s Purse

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