Client Testimonials for Mr. Asher:

“Thank you so much for the good news!  I am so relieved that this part is OVER!  Thank you for your expertise.  I have never experienced anything like this before and I hope I never will again.  I really appreciate your support of nurses!”  – Registered Nurse Client

“Whew. Thank you Garrett.  Thank you, thank you, and thank you. For all of your help and guidance and support along the way.  This is such a massive relief for me.  I really could never thank you enough.” – Licensed Professional Counselor Client

“Hallelujah!  This is great news. Thank you so much for your help! Your advice was spot on.” – Physician Client

“You are awesome!! Thank you.” – Advanced Practice Nurse Client

“You are a saint and wonder man! We are forever grateful to you, as is our client.” – Out of State Lawyer Who Requested Help from Mr. Asher

“You are our new hero!  Thanks a million for the news!” –  Executive Director of  Health Care Agency Following Dismissal of Lawsuit

“Garrett, Thank you so much. You are a miracle worker. I am so pleased and [name omitted for privacy], our insured director is going to be so pleased as well. This is the second case that you have handled for me that has worked out wonderfully well. I wish I could have you handle all of my cases. Thanks.” – National Liability Adjuster for Insurance Company Client

Garrett E. Asher



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Juris Doctor, University of Tennessee College of Law, 1993, Magna Cum Laude, Top 10 of Graduating Class, Order of the Coif

Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Tennessee State University, 1990

Tennessee Licensed Registered Nurse


Garrett Asher is one of the founding members of Surber, Asher, Surber and Moushon. Prior to the formation of Surber Asher, Mr. Asher was a partner in a larger state-wide litigation defense firm. Mr. Asher’s experience includes over 25 years of litigation.  He has served as lead counsel in cases involving professional negligence, products liability, premises liability, insurance defense, and defense of professionals in disputes with state licensure organizations.  Mr. Asher regularly appears before state agencies in contested matters advocating on behalf of his clients, whether they are individuals defending against discipline initiated by a governmental entity or corporations fighting to allow outdoor advertising and billboards in an area. He has represented over 200 individuals and companies in licensure disputes with Tennessee Boards and regulatory bodies.  Mr. Asher has extensive experience in state and federal trial and appellate courts and has served as lead counsel on two separate cases before the Tennessee Supreme Court. Mr. Asher has also submitted Amicus briefs on behalf of the Tennessee Defense Lawyers Association with the Tennessee Supreme Court. Mr. Asher’s unique training and life experiences have had positive impacts on his practice and outcomes for clients. Specifically, Mr. Asher’s background and experience as a registered nurse has proved invaluable in medical malpractice and medical professional licensure litigation. Mr. Asher has served as a consultant for the Tennessee Nurses Association and frequently advises professionals on disciplinary matters.  Mr. Asher was elected by his peers as a member of the Nashville Bar Foundation.  He also is a Fellow of The American Association of Nurse Attorneys.

Garrett Asher authored a booklet on the discipline process in Tennessee to help provide guidance to nurses faced with potential discipline. It can be found here.


A native Nashvillian, Mr. Asher attended high school at Montgomery Bell Academy and maintains close ties with the local community. He has served on the boards of the West End Synagogue and Akiva school. He presently serves on the board of Renewed, The Eating Disorders Coalition of Tennessee.  Mr. Asher has been active in the Tennessee Bar Association, having served as the Chair of the Section of Litigation for two years. Mr. Asher has had articles published in the Tennessee Law Review, Litigation Letter, OR Nurse, and Nursing Management. Mr. Asher is a frequent speaker within the legal and medical community. He has led multiple continuing legal education seminars, speaking on topics ranging from proving injuries during trial to working with experts effectively. Mr. Asher also has served as a guest lecturer at the Vanderbilt University College of Law, Vanderbilt University School of Nursing, and the Tennessee Technical College system. In his free time, when not with his family, Mr. Asher enjoys competing in long distance running, cycling, and triathlon events. Mr. Asher has completed multiple marathons and long course triathlons. He has even finished an Ironman triathlon.  Mr. Asher can be reached at [email protected].