Palmyra, Tennessee Business Lawyers

John W. Crow
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Clarksville, TN Business Law Lawyer with 10 years experience
(931) 218-7800 512 Madison Street, Suite A
Clarksville, TN 37040
Free ConsultationBusiness, Estate Planning and Probate
Cumberland School of Law, Samford University
John W. Crow is the founder of Crow Estate Planning and Probate, PLC which focuses on estate planning, probate, and business planning.

John is a Clarksville, Tennessee native. He has been practicing law in Clarksville since 2009 after graduating Vanderbilt University and Cumberland School of Law at Samford University.

John is married and has one son. In his spare time, he enjoys traveling to the beach or mountains, reading histories and biographies, and biking the the Lewis and Clark trail. He is an avid competitor and loves college football and basketball.
Gregory Paul Patton
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Clarksville, TN Business Law Lawyer with 28 years experience
(931) 361-4477 101 N. Third Street
Clarksville, TN 37040
Business, Criminal, Family and Personal Injury
University of Tennessee College of Law
Gregory Patton is a founding partner at Patton & Pittman Attorneys. He passionately advocates on behalf of his clients and makes sure their rights are being observed. His primary practices include mediation and arbitration, personal injury, insurance and business disputes, property claims, and more. He has been awarded an AV Preeminent® rating from Martindale- Hubbell® and has earned membership to the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA). Mr. Patton is also a Rule 31 General Civil Mediator and has mediated hundreds of cases.
Tracy Provo Knight
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Clarksville, TN Business Law Attorney with 6 years experience
Clarksville, TN 37040
Business, Criminal, Divorce and Family
Lincoln Memorial University
Katie Klinghard
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Clarksville, TN Business Law Attorney with 8 years experience
(931) 919-5060 412 Franklin Street
Clarksville, TN 37040
Business, Divorce, Family and Social Security Disability
The Nashville School of Law
Clarksville, TN Business Law Attorney with 18 years experience
1661 Cedar Springs Cir
Clarksville, TN 37042
Business, Employment and Native American
Clarksville, TN Business Law Lawyer
(931) 552-5670 215 Franklin St
Clarksville, TN 37040
Business, Criminal, DUI and Estate Planning
Clarksville, TN Business Law Lawyer
(931) 552-0549 310 Franklin St
Clarksville, TN 37040
Business, Civil Rights, Insurance Defense and Personal Injury
Clarksville, TN Business Law Attorney
(931) 552-0549 310 Franklin St
Clarksville, TN 37040
Business, Civil Rights, Insurance Defense and Personal Injury
Clarksville, TN Business Law Lawyer
(931) 552-3591 1995 Madison St
Clarksville, TN 37043
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John A. Day
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(615) 669-3993 810 Dominican Dr
#315
Nashville, TN 37228
Nashville, TN Business Law Attorney with 38 years experience
Business, Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury and Products Liability
University of North Carolina School of Law
John A. Day is the founding partner of The Law Offices of John Day, P.C., located in the Nashville, Tennessee, area. John graduated with honors from the University of North Carolina School of Law in 1981. He is certified as a Civil Trial Specialist and has more than 30 years’ experience trying cases. John has served as President of the Tennessee Trial Lawyers Association and Chair of the Council of State Presidents of the American Association for Justice (formerly the Association of Trial Lawyers of America). John has also served on the boards of the Tennessee Trial Lawyers Association, Lawyers...
Thomas Wormouth Shumate
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Nashville , TN Business Law Attorney with 21 years experience
(615) 229-7499 2900 Vanderbilt Place
Suite 100
Nashville , TN 37212
Free ConsultationBusiness, Employment, Insurance Defense and Probate
University of Notre Dame
Tom Shumate is the founder of Meridian Law, PLLC, which represents individuals and businesses across Tennessee in a variety of civil matters including business, contract, and employment litigation; disputes involving non-competition agreements and theft of trade secrets; insurance defense; personal injury and wrongful death actions; and probate cases. Mr. Shumate graduated with honors from Vanderbilt University in 1995 and from Notre Dame Law School in 1998. He has practiced in Nashville, Tennessee since that time. In 2011 and 2013, Mr. Shumate was selected as a “Rising Star” by the Mid-South edition of Super Lawyers Magazine. He...
Harold E. Rushton
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Nashville, TN Business Law Attorney
(615) 576-0071 102 Woodmont Blvd., Suite 230
Nashville, TN 37205
Free ConsultationBusiness, Construction, Divorce and Family
Nashville School of Law
Nashville based Attorney in general practice with focus on divorce, family law, consumer protection, construction and contract disputes.

Unfortunately, sometimes bad things happen to good people. Divorce, contract disputes and a multitude of other things can create a bump in the road that may require the expertise of an attorney to navigate. This is where I can personally assist you by representing your interests zealously and advocating for your rights. My life experiences and knowledge of the law will be put to work for you to assist in a successful resolution. I believe in personally serving you by keeping in...
Frank J. Steiner
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Nashville, TN Business Law Attorney with 11 years experience
(615) 730-6090 2200 21st Avenue South
Suite 309
Nashville, TN 37212
Business, Criminal, Employment and Probate
South Texas College of Law
Brandon E. Bass
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Nashville, TN Business Law Attorney with 17 years experience
(615) 669-3993 810 Dominican Dr
#315
Nashville, TN 37228
Free ConsultationBusiness, Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury and Products Liability
University of Tennessee College of Law
Brandon Bass is a shareholder at The Law Offices of John Day, P.C., located in Nashville, Tennessee, where he’s been practicing law since he graduated from the University of Tennessee College of Law in 2002. Brandon is active in several legal organizations, including: the Tennessee Trial Lawyers Association Executive Committee, Board of Governors, Amicus Curiae Committee Chair, and Mentor; the American Association for Justice on their New Lawyers Division Board of Governors; the Tennessee Bar Association’s Leadership Law; and the Nashville Bar Foundation as a Fellow and Mentor.

Brandon has received many accolades throughout his career. He has been named in...
Rebecca C. Blair
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Brentwood, TN Business Law Attorney with 23 years experience
(615) 953-1122 1608 Westgate Cir
#100
Brentwood, TN 37027
Business, Arbitration & Mediation, Elder and Personal Injury
University of Tennessee College of Law
J. Ross Pepper
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Nashville, TN Business Law Lawyer with 29 years experience
(615) 256-4838 201 4th Ave N
#1550
Nashville, TN 37219
Business, Appeals, Insurance Claims and Probate
University of Tennessee College of Law
J. Ross Pepper is an AV rated trial attorney with over 27 years of experience with litigation, arbitration and mediation. Mr. Pepper's trial, courtroom and deposition experience is extensive and benefits his clients incalculably. Mr. Pepper is the founding member of Pepper Law, PLC, a boutique litigation law firm which handles litigation matters in Nashville and throughout Tennessee.

Mr. Pepper has acted as lead counsel in a wide range of commercial, employment, probate, insurance, and real estate cases. Notably, Mr. Pepper acted as lead counsel in a nationwide class action involving the sale and marketing...
Seamus Kelly
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Nashville, TN Business Law Attorney with 6 years experience
(615) 200-0682 1611A 17th Ave S
Nashville, TN 37212
Business, Antitrust, IP and Securities
Vanderbilt University Law School
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Seamus received a bachelor's degree in Business and Political Science from Trinity College in Dublin, Ireland and his law degree from Vanderbilt Law School here in Nashville. While at Vanderbilt, Seamus received several awards for leadership in the Nashville community, clinical work, and academic achievement. Seamus also served as Editor-in-Chief of Vanderbilt's environmental journal ELPAR and coauthored an article about environmental legal scholarship.

In between Trinity and Vanderbilt, Seamus spent several years managing, launching, and closing down restaurants throughout the Greater Philadelphia area, all while writing and performing music.

Prior to forming Music City Law in 2019 with David Goldman, Seamus spent...
Andy Goldstein
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(615) 490-6020 750 Old Hickory Blvd
Building Two #202
Brentwood, TN 37027
Brentwood, TN Business Law Attorney with 1 year experience
Business, Administrative, Family and Immigration
Belmont University College of Law
Andy Goldstein is an attorney practicing in Tennessee and in the Immigration Courts of the Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR). Andy focuses his practice on immigration law, family law, administrative law, business law, and civil litigation.

Before moving to Tennessee, Andy grew up near St. Louis, MO. After moving to Tennessee, Andy attended Middle Tennessee State University, where he gained a Computer Science degree and a Political Science degree. Intent on becoming a lawyer, Andy attended the Belmont University College of Law, where he obtained his Juris Doctor degree.

Andy advises his clients on numerous aspects of state and federal law....
Todd G. Cole
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(615) 490-6020 750 Old Hickory Blvd
Building Two #202
Brentwood, TN 37027
Brentwood, TN Business Law Lawyer with 10 years experience
Business, Entertainment & Sports, Immigration and Personal Injury
Shepard Broad Law Center, Nova Southeastern University
Todd Cole, founder of Cole Law Group, has a diverse educational, business, and legal background that affords him a unique insight into the issues confronting our clients. He is recognized in the Nashville/Brentwood area for his outstanding academic background, keen mind, skillful representation, and dogged determination to serve his clients well. He is licensed to practice law in Tennessee, Florida, Minnesota, and the United States Middle District for the State of Tennessee. Todd received his Juris Doctor degree from Nova Southeastern University, where he was recipient of the Dean's Recognition Scholarship, granted the Book Award for Torts, acted as...
Marcus Shute Jr
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Nashville, TN Business Law Attorney with 4 years experience
(615) 953-4971 315 Deaderick Street
STE 1550-164
Nashville, TN 37238
Free ConsultationBusiness, Cannabis Law, Criminal and Entertainment & Sports
Nashville School of Law
Shute Law is a boutique law firm that utilizes a client-focused approach to create opportunities and procure sustainable contracts in the sports and entertainment industries. Our practice areas include contracts, litigation, consulting/business development, the cannabis & marijuana industry, as well as estate planning, criminal defense, and family law.
Bennett James Wills
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Brentwood, TN Business Law Attorney with 7 years experience
(615) 861-1936 214 Overlook Circle
Suite 275
Brentwood, TN 37027
Business, Appeals, Consumer and IP
University of Baltimore School of Law
Bennett J. Wills is an attorney serving clients all across Tennessee. In 2014 he was awarded the Top 40 Under 40 award by the National Trial Lawyers Association and was awarded Super Lawyers 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018 Rising Star. Bennett's practice areas include civil and criminal appeals, business litigation, contract litigation, torts, consumer defense, real estate matters, and intellectual property.
Jonathan Williams
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Nashville, TN Business Law Attorney with 12 years experience
(615) 256-8880 315 Deaderick St
Suite 1510
Nashville, TN 37238
Free ConsultationBusiness, Estate Planning, Personal Injury and Social Security Disability
North Carolina State University and Nashville School of Law
Jonathan is a personal injury attorney in Nashville and is the managing partner of Larry R. Williams, PLLC. He handles cases all over Middle Tennessee including car wrecks, motorcycle accidents, large truck collisions, construction site accidents and many other type of negligent injury and wrongful death claims. Jonathan also represent businesses on day to day matters and litigates business matters and disputes. In addition, Jonathan manages the firm's Social Security Disability practice and estate planning and probate practice. In 2015 Jonathan was awarded the AV Preeminent rating from Martindale Hubbel. He maintains a 10.0 rating on Avvo and...
Jake VanAusdall
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Brentwood, TN Business Law Attorney with 3 years experience
(615) 490-6020 750 Old Hickory Blvd
Building Two #202
Brentwood, TN 37027
Business, Construction, Employment and IP
Tulane University
Caroline E. Sapp
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Nashville, TN Business Law Lawyer with 5 years experience
(615) 669-3993 810 Dominican Dr
#315
Nashville, TN 37228
Free ConsultationBusiness, Personal Injury and Products Liability
University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law
Caroline Sapp is one of our six attorneys at The Law Offices of John Day, P.C. and represents clients who have been injured across Tennessee.

Caroline comes from a long line of legal professionals, which influenced her decision to choose law as a career. Her great-grandfather was a White County, Tennessee Judge and White County Sheriff; her Great Uncle was a former trial attorney in the Upper Cumberland and Assistant District Attorney for the 13th Judicial District; her Grandmother was Clerk and Master in White County for over thirty years; and her Aunt is the current Clerk and Master in...
Joshua C Vincent
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Franklin, TN Business Law Attorney with 8 years experience
(615) 656-5122 256 Seaboard Lane Suite F-101
Franklin, TN 37067-2894
Business, Estate Planning, IP and Tax
Southern Methodist University
Larry Raymond Williams
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Nashville, TN Business Law Lawyer
(615) 256-8880 315 Deaderick Street
Suite 1510
Nashville, TN 37238
Free ConsultationBusiness, Estate Planning, Personal Injury and Probate
Nashville School of Law
R. Duane Frizell
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Brentwood, TN Business Law Attorney with 21 years experience
(615) 490-6020 750 Old Hickory Blvd
Building Two #202
Brentwood, TN 37027
Business, Probate and Real Estate
University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law
R. Duane Frizell was born in El Paso, Texas and raised in west Texas and southern New Mexico. Mr. Frizell practices in the areas of real estate, business, and commercial litigation, trials, and appeals. He has practiced in trial and appellate courts in Nevada, Idaho, New Mexico, and Texas, and has been involved in cases with parties from around the globe.
Julie Travis Moss
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Brentwood, TN Business Law Lawyer with 21 years experience
(615) 953-1122 1608 Westgate Cir
#100
Brentwood, TN 37027
Business, Estate Planning and Probate
Loyola University Chicago
Julie Travis Moss’ practice areas include estate and trust administration, guardianships and conservatorships, estate planning, real estate, and related litigation. She also advises closely held business owners regarding general corporate matters. Julie has more than 18 years of diverse legal experience, including ten years as a general practitioner in Michigan and teaching legal writing at Vanderbilt Law School. With her depth of experience, Julie provides comprehensive services to meet her clients’ diverse needs. And with her depth of understanding of family relationships and dynamics, Julie is able to work with our clients to resolve their most difficult and complex matters.

Julie...
David Scott Hagy
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Nashville, TN Business Law Lawyer with 24 years experience
(855) 233-7029 1507 16th Ave S
Nashville, TN 37212
Free ConsultationBusiness, Consumer, Legal Malpractice and Personal Injury
Duke University School of Law
Joel Randall Hooper
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Brentwood, TN Business Law Attorney with 42 years experience
(615) 661-5472 109 Westpark Dr
Suite 300
Brentwood, TN 37027
Business, Estate Planning and Probate
University of Florida, Fredric G. Levin College of Law
Randy Hooper has been a trusted legal adviser for professionals, entrepreneurs, executives and their families in Brentwood, Tennessee for more than 25 years. Randy’s experience, wisdom, imagination and character benefit his clients with proactive planning and a steady hand when difficult situations arise. Randy focuses on building long term, multi-generational relationships with clients and their other trusted advisers. This collaborative, team approach produces additional value for the client.

Randy provides estate planning, probate administration and small business succession planning advice and services to his clients. Randy believes in beginning with the end in mind. This...
Henry Ambrose
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(615) 509-9253 1284 West Main St.
Franklin, TN 37064
Free ConsultationFranklin, TN Business Law Attorney with 5 years experience
Business, Construction, Consumer and Criminal
Nashville School of Law
Henry Ambrose zealously represents clients in all Middle Tennessee courts. Having begun his legal career in the Public Defender's office working daily in Circuit and General Sessions courts, Ambrose went on to continue working in the legal fields of criminal defense, consumer protection, construction, automotive sales disputes and automobile dealer finance areas.

Mr. Ambrose continues a practice of maintaining a schedule that allows for maximum attention to each client's particular needs so that each client receives his full involvement. Ambrose listens carefully to his clients to fully understand the details of each individual person's situation.

Henry Ambrose invests significant effort in...
G. Miller Hogan II
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Nashville, TN Business Law Lawyer with 25 years experience
(615) 726-0050 205 17th Avenue North
Suite 202
Nashville, TN 37203
Business, Construction, Entertainment & Sports and Real Estate
University of Memphis
I am a Commercial Real Estate & Business Attorney with extensive knowledge and experience in real estate, commercial and business transactions, non-profits, entertainment, sports and related litigation. I have broad experience with virtually all aspects of commercial real estate investment including tax deferred exchanges, leasing, commercial and residential development, real estate secured lending, workouts, foreclosures, special asset transactions, zoning and planning. I also work closely with many non-profit and tax-exempt organizations and churches in connection with planning and development challenges. I also have a well-established entertainment and sports law practice representing a number of high profile clients in...
Aaron Guin
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Nashville, TN Business Law Attorney with 18 years experience
(615) 254-3060 211 Seventh Avenue North, Suite 500
Nashville, TN 37219
Business, Appeals and Civil Rights
University of Tennessee College of Law
Established in 1992, Farrar & Bates is a comprehensive litigation firm concentrating on trial and appellate practice in state and federal court, as well as administrative, arbitration, and mediation proceedings. The firm regularly defends Tennessee municipalities, municipal officers, and municipal employees in the practice areas of employment discrimination and retaliation, premises liability, general tort liability, workers’ compensation, wage and hour disputes, police liability, civil rights, land use, zoning and planning, contract disputes, and inverse condemnation. In addition, Farrar & Bates regularly consults with municipalities regarding the drafting of municipal ordinances and employment issues such as employee rights and the hiring, training, discipline,...
Mr. Robin J. Gordon
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Nashville, TN Business Law Lawyer with 29 years experience
(615) 933-2435 49 Music Square West
Suite 505
Nashville, TN 37203
Free ConsultationBusiness, Entertainment & Sports, Estate Planning and Family
University of Tennessee College of Law
Attorney Robin J. Gordon is the founder and managing partner at Gordon Law Group. Since 1990 Robin has called Music Row home for his firm. He was first introduced to private practice as an associate with a well-known litigation and entertainment firm in Nashville, TN. During his early years he represented artists such as George Jones, Ronnie Milsap, Tammy Wynette, and Garth Brooks. In 1996, Attorney Gordon created the Gordon Law Group with a focus on entertainment law, small business dealings, and litigation. With his new practice, Robin continued to represent record labels, publishing companies, and influential musicians, songwriters, and...
Mark T. Freeman
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Nashville, TN Business Law Lawyer with 26 years experience
(615) 298-7272 2126 21st Ave S
Nashville, TN 37212
Business, Divorce, Family and Landlord Tenant
University of Tennessee College of Law
Mark Freeman is a board certified Civil Trial Specialist with almost 20 years of litigation experience located in the heart of Nashville Tennessee. He has tried nearly one hundred jury cases both in State and Federal Court in Middle Tennessee. Mark Freeman is a litigator who concentrates his practice in the areas of civil litigation, criminal defense, personal injury, domestic and family law matters. Additionally he is a chartered property casualty underwriter which is a designation indicating specialization in the insurance field.

Mark Freeman graduated from Vanderbilt University and the University of Tennessee School of Law. Client satisfaction is his number...
Bob Zeglarski
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Nashville, TN Business Law Attorney with 15 years experience
(615) 933-3545 3201 Dickerson Pike
Nashville, TN 37207
Business, Entertainment & Sports and Securities
Seton Hall University School of Law and University of South Carolina School of Law
Elizabeth Sitgreaves
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Nashville, TN Business Law Attorney with 11 years experience
(615) 669-3993 810 Dominican Dr
#315
Nashville, TN 37228
Business, Appeals, Personal Injury and Products Liability
University of Tennessee College of Law
Liz served as a Senior Judicial Law Clerk to the Honorable Frank G. Clement, Jr. of the Tennessee Court of Appeals before transitioning into private practice with The Law Offices of John Day, P.C. Liz is a self-proclaimed “people person” who enjoys helping others using the law as a conduit. She enjoys listening to her clients, understanding what they are going through, then sharing their story with the courts so her client’s story is given a voice.

Liz has been a long-time Board Member of the Lawyers’ Association for Women (LAW), Marion Griffin Chapter, and currently serves as the President of...
Claire Sawyer
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Brentwood, TN Business Law Lawyer with 14 years experience
(615) 953-1122 1608 Westgate Cir
#100
Brentwood, TN 37027
Business and Estate Planning
Cumberland School of Law, Samford University
Claire Sawyer has more than eleven years of experience in civil litigation in state and federal court. She concentrates her practice in the areas of business litigation and trust and estate litigation. Over the years, Claire has represented entities and individuals in a variety of tort and contract cases, breach of fiduciary duty cases, declaratory judgment actions, will contests, and elective share litigation.

Claire earned her B.S. degree from Samford University, cum laude, in 2002 and her J.D. degree from Cumberland School of Law at Samford University, summa cum laude, in 2005. She is licensed to practice in the state of...
Grover Christopher Collins
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Nashville, TN Business Law Lawyer with 10 years experience
(615) 716-3728 414 Union Street
Suite 1110
Nashville, TN 37219
Business, Administrative, Criminal and Real Estate
University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law
Grover Christopher Collins is a builder. Whether it’s businesses, cases, relationships, or dreams, Grover always builds something sustainable – even if he only has a few pieces to work with at the beginning.

Take Collins Legal itself. Grover and his wife, Mackenzie, started Collins Legal in 2013 with a mission: to provide solutions to build a better tomorrow. Always keeping this mission at the center of his practice, Grover’s attorney experience has been punctuated by fostering robust relationships with clients. By fundamentally basing the firm’s foundation on individual clients and their needs, Grover has ensured the success of both client and...
Johnnie Daniel Bond, Jr
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Nashville, TN Business Law Attorney with 16 years experience
(855) 426-6352 215 2nd Ave N
#300
Nashville, TN 37201
Free ConsultationBusiness, Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury and Workers' Comp
University of Tennessee College of Law
In June 2006, Johnnie Bond started Bond Law as a boutique, general practice law firm in Washington, DC. Through Bond Law, Bond weaves together his transactional and litigation skills to provide his clients with comprehensive legal services designed to achieve success and add value. Bond's practice includes Accident/Personal Injury Litigation, Bankruptcy, Divorce, DUI/DWI, Business Law and Commercial Litigation for Government Contracting Companies, Contract Disputes, Real Estate and General Legal Services for Small Businesses and Start-up Companies. Bond Law also collaborates with Lita Rosario, Esq. and Wyz Girl Entertainment for Copyright and Trademark Infringement Law.
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