Other Practice Areas


If you have been injured on Federal property or as a result of the acts of a Federal employee, and are not an active military or Federal employee, you may have a claim for your injury. Practice under the Federal Tort Claims Act is a specialized field that is unfamiliar to many attorneys. Mark Rassas is one of the leading attorneys in this area in this type of law, previously serving as Vice Chairman of the Federal Tort Claims and Military Law Section of the Association of Trial Lawyers of America. He will evaluate any serious injury claim.


More than half of all Social Security Disability claims are initially denied. Julia North actively handles appeals after initial denial. If you suffer from a serious health condition that prevents you from working at any gainful employment, you should make application for Social Security Disability. If your application is denied, Julia North will evaluate your claim to determine if it can be successfully appealed. Her fee is a percentage of any recovery.



If you have been charged under the Uniform Code of Military Justice, you may desire representation from an experienced civilian attorney, who can provide extra attention to your case.Mark Rassas is a Colonel in the United States Army Reserve (JAG) and was Chief of Legal Assistance with the 101st ABN (AASLT) during the first Gulf War.

He is Court Martial Certified under the Uniform Code of Military Justice and has one of the best records of success of any military practitioner in the state. He has been a trial advocacy advisor and assisted in criminal prosecution while serving with the First Infantry Division in Germany. Court Martial practice is a very specialized area of the law. COL Rassas is a graduate of the JAG Basic and Advanced Courses and the Command and General Staff College.


RASSAS, NORTH & ASSOCIATES has established itself in appellate law and practice and has prosecuted appeals in many areas, including divorce and child custody. Gaskill v. Gaskill, 936 S.W.2d 626 (Tenn.1980) and Hopkins v. Hopkins, WL 21462971 (Tenn.App.2003) are two of the most cited cases on these issues. Our record of appellate cases include the following:

Title Citation Court
Yarbrough v. Potter 207 S.W.2d 588 Tenn. 1948
Finks v. Gillum 273 S.W.2d 722 Tenn. App. 1954
Armistead v. Clarksville-Montgomery County School System 437 S.W.2d 527 Tenn. 1969
Gonzales v. State 593 S.W.2d 288 Tenn. 1980
Thompson v. Parker 606 S.W.2d 538 Tenn. App. 1980
Woodson v. State 608 S.W.2d 591 Tenn. Crim. App. 1980
Prost v. City of Clarksville, Police Dept. 688 S.W.2d 425 Tenn. 1985
Walter v. Walter 1986 WL 11277 Tenn. App.
Smith v. Lord Munchie’s Pizza, Inc. 1986 WL 3688 Tenn. App.
State v. McIntosh 1986 WL 5880 Tenn. Crim. App.
Roberts v. Jersey Miniere Zinc Co. 1988 WL 19321 Tenn.
Nobes v. Earhart 769 S.W.2d 868 Tenn. App. 1988
Siletchnik v. Siletchnik 1991 WL 164382 Tenn. App.
Winn v. Tucker Corp. 848 S.W.2d 64 Tenn. App. 1992
Adkins v. Bituminous Casualty Co. 1992 WL 1000 Tenn.
Rabasco v. Empire Refractory Specialists, Inc. 1995 WL 572082 Tenn. 1995
Tate v. Boeing Helicopters 55 F.3d 1150 Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals 1995
Ayers v. Ayers 1996 WL 125536 Tenn. App.
Gaskill v. Gaskill 936 S.W.2d 626 Tenn. App. 1996
Sisco v. Lumbermen’s Underwriting Alliance 1996 WL 190102 Tenn. Workers’ Comp. Panel
Gentry v. Gentry 1997 WL 249959 Tenn. App.
McManamay v. McManamay 1998 WL 775658 Tenn. App.
Caira v. Caira 1998 WL 440728 Tenn. App.
Ritchie v. Ritchie 1998 WL 161095 Tenn. App.
Tate v. Boeing Helicopters 140 F.3d 654 Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals 1998
Croley v. Tiede 2000 WL 1473854 Tenn. App.
Hanna v. Federated Insurance Co. 2001 WL 650346 Tenn. Workers’ Comp. Panel
Strickland v. Franklin 2001 WL 1346259 Tenn. App.
Kirchner v. Kirchner 2001 WL 605099 Tenn. App.
Hillyer v. Hillyer 59 S.W.3d 118 Tenn. App. 2001
Huff v. Savage Zinc, Inc. 2002 WL 1349534 Tenn. Workers’ Comp. Panel
Goodart v. Kazmar-Grice 88 S.W.3d 167 Tenn. App. 2002
Hopkins v. Hopkins 2003 WL 21462971 Tenn. App.
Ardoin v. Laverty 2003 WL 21634419 Tenn. App.
Swift v. Swift 2005 WL 3543341 Tenn. App.
Rushing v. Crockett 2005 WL 415177 Tenn. App.
Hughes v. Hughes 2008 WL 3895931 Tenn. App.
Sheppard v. Sheppard 2010 WL 3749420 Tenn. App.
Foust v. Metcalf 338 S.W.3d 457 Tenn. App. 2010
Rye v. Coleman 2012 WL 4044862 Tenn. App.
Iman v. Iman 2013 WL 3788259 Tenn. App.
Milam v. Milam 2013 WL 5309816 Tenn. App.
Pinkava v. Kovacs-Pinkava November 26, 2014 Not Reported in S.W.3d 2014 WL 6735192 Court of Appeals of Tennessee.
Kucinski v. Ortega August 23, 2016 Slip Copy 2016 WL 4467540 Court of Appeals of Tennessee, At Nashville.
Sturdivant v. Sturdivant June 15, 2017 Slip Copy 2017 WL 2591368 Court of Appeals of Tennessee, At Nashville.
Foster v. Foster July 14, 2017 Slip Copy 2017 WL 2992979 Court of Appeals of Tennessee, At Nashville.
Vlach v. Vlach October 27, 2017 Slip Copy 2017 WL 4864991 Court of Appeals of Tennessee, At Nashville.
Kathlene Denise Roberts v. Willie Dino Roberts, Jr. April 16, 2018. Slip Copy 2018 WL 1792017 M201700479COAR3CV Court of Appeals of Tennessee.

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