Woodbury, Tennessee Business Lawyers

Jake VanAusdall
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Tennessee Business Law Attorney

Tulane UniversityTennessee
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J. Ross Pepper
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Over 27 years of experience representing clients in business & commercial cases.

I am a trial lawyer with nearly 30 years of experience representing clients in business and commercial cases as well as in probate litigation matters and insurance cases. Read More »
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John A. Day
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Because it does matter whether you win or lose.

I represent business law clients with legal expertise and experience. Visit my website for client reviews, case verdicts and settlements, or call for a free consultation. Because it does matter whether you win or lose! Read More »
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Patrick Chinnery
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Tennessee Business Law Lawyer

Loyola University Chicago School of LawIllinois and Tennessee
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Mary Beth Hagan
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Murfreesboro, TN Business Law Attorney with 16 years experience
(615) 546-4070 495 North Walnut St.
Murfreesboro, TN 37130
Business, Arbitration & Mediation, Collections and Construction
University of Tennessee - Knoxville
Mary Beth Hagan practices law primarily in the field of construction law. She represents persons in a variety of legal disputes both in residential and commercial construction. Ms. Hagan has represented contractors, subcontractors, owners, architects, and homeowners throughout her career. Ms. Hagan assists contractors and subcontractors with their daily legal matters, as well as the disputes that need to be heard by the court or arbitrator.
Rodney Mark Scott
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Murfreesboro, TN Business Law Attorney with 36 years experience
(615) 896-3158 12 S Public Square
Murfreesboro, TN 37130
Business, Collections, Consumer and Estate Planning
Case Western Reserve University
Rodney M. “Rod” Scott is an attorney currently engaged in the general practice of law, focusing on estate planning and elder law. He obtained his undergraduate degree in Accounting from West Virginia University in 1979, and his law degree from Case Western Reserve University in 1982. Originally admitted to practice in the states of Tennessee, Pennsylvania, and Ohio, he has happily chosen Tennessee as his home and the location of his practice. In his 34+ years of experience as an attorney, he has seen the impact of pre-planning and crisis estate planning upon individuals, their...
Joshua A Jenkins
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Murfreesboro, TN Business Law Lawyer with 7 years experience
(615) 546-4070 495 N Walnut Street
Murfreesboro, TN 37130
Free ConsultationBusiness, Collections, Construction and Probate
Oklahoma City University School of Law
Drew Justice
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Murfreesboro, TN Business Law Lawyer with 8 years experience
(615) 419-4994 1902 Cypress Drive
Murfreesboro, TN 37130
Business, Appeals, Criminal and Personal Injury
University of Tennessee College of Law
Sonya Smith Wright
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Murfreesboro, TN Business Law Lawyer with 14 years experience
(615) 800-4747 122 North Church Street
Murfreesboro, TN 37130
Business
Emory University School of Law
Sonya Smith Wright is a graduate of the Emory University School of Law, where she was inducted into the Order of the Barristers for outstanding oral advocacy and legal writing. She is an experienced litigator with a wealth of diverse experiences. Wright began her career with a large defense firm in its civil litigation department, where she participated in several state jury trials and successfully defended a multimillion dollar lawsuit in federal court for a national hotel chain. She also tried one of the first medical malpractice cases to ever go to arbitration in Tennessee obtaining a full defense...
Matthew T. Colvard
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McMinnville, TN Business Law Attorney
(931) 473-0656 365 West Main Street
McMinnville, TN 37110
Business, Criminal, DUI and Divorce
University of Tennessee College of Law
I practice criminal defense, divorce/family law, personal injury law, and wills/estates in Warren County, TN and the surrounding counties. I graduated from the University of Tennessee College of Law and have over ten years experience as an attorney. In the past, I have been privileged to serve as an assistant district attorney, a special assistant United States attorney, and in 2008 as the command judge advocate for the Victory Base Complex Garrison Comand in Baghdad, Iraq.
Mr. David Brock East
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Murfreesboro, TN Business Law Lawyer
(615) 278-9016 101 North Maple Street
Murfreesboro, TN 37129
Business
Murfreesboro, TN Business Law Attorney
(615) 893-1889 201 E Main St
Murfreesboro, TN 37130
Business, Estate Planning and Real Estate
Murfreesboro, TN Business Law Attorney
(615) 895-6000 307 Hickerson Dr
Murfreesboro, TN 37129
Business and Real Estate
Murfreesboro, TN Business Law Attorney
(615) 893-1331 300 E Vine St
Murfreesboro, TN 37130
Business, Civil Rights, Divorce and Family
Claire Sawyer
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Skilled & Experienced Business Counsel & Representation! Aggressive Advocacy!

I am a dedicated and thorough business law attorney. I am committed to aggressive legal representation for your business, trust and estate litigation needs. Visit my website for information and call for a consultation. Read More »
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David Scott Hagy
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Free Consultation! Experienced Business Law Attorney! Aggressive Advocacy!

For over 20 years, I have skillfully and aggressively represented clients who have business law needs! I am dedicated to the best possible outcomes! Visit my website for more information or call for a free consultation. Read More »
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Murfreesboro, TN Business Law Attorney
(615) 893-4160 307 Hickerson Dr
Murfreesboro, TN 37129
Business, Arbitration & Mediation and Real Estate
Murfreesboro, TN Business Law Attorney
(615) 867-0835 805 S Church St
Murfreesboro, TN 37130
Business, Estate Planning and Real Estate
Murfreesboro, TN Business Law Lawyer
(615) 893-2217 111 N Maple St
Murfreesboro, TN 37130
Business, Divorce, Family and Real Estate
Murfreesboro, TN Business Law Attorney
(615) 890-0307 117 N Maple St
Murfreesboro, TN 37130
Business, Personal Injury and Real Estate
Murfreesboro, TN Business Law Lawyer
(615) 893-8896 214 W Main St
Murfreesboro, TN 37130
Business, Arbitration & Mediation, Divorce and Family
Murfreesboro, TN Business Law Attorney
(615) 893-4160 307 Hickerson Dr
Murfreesboro, TN 37129
Business and Estate Planning
Murfreesboro, TN Business Law Lawyer
(615) 895-9890 107 N Maple St
Murfreesboro, TN 37130
Business, Estate Planning, Tax and Workers' Comp
Murfreesboro, TN Business Law Attorney
(615) 893-8933 12 N Public Square
Murfreesboro, TN 37130
Business, Personal Injury and Workers' Comp
John A. Day
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(866) 812-8787 1639 Medical Center Pkwy #105
Murfreesboro, TN 37129
Murfreesboro, 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...
Kevin Christopher
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Cookeville, TN Business Law Attorney with 3 years experience
(615) 997-0723 230 E. Broad St.
STE 201
Cookeville, TN 38501
Free ConsultationBusiness, IP, Patents and Trademarks
University of California - Berkeley, University of San Francisco School of Law and University of California Hastings College of the Law
Kevin Christopher is the principal of Ridgeline Venture Law, Tennessee's first B Corp® law firm and a 2018 Best for the World Honoree. Prior to founding Ridgeline, Kevin spent 10 years in the San Francisco Bay Area working within startups, and in the commercialization of biotech and energy technologies from UC Berkeley and Lawrence Berkeley and Lawrence Livermore National Labs. Kevin is a registered patent attorney, elected official, mountaineer, published poet, regularly smitten husband and father, and board member to various environmental and social impact nonprofits. Kevin is also co-founder of Turdcules, a men’s toilet elixir company, and National Science...
Mark T. Freeman
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Nashville Business Attorney with Experience and Expertise! Focused on Results!

I am dedicated to fiercely advocating for the rights and interests of business clients! Your satisfaction is my number one priority! Visit my website to see client testimonials and case results. Call for a consultation. Read More »
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R. Duane Frizell
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Tennessee Business Law Attorney with 21 years experience

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... Read More »
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Caroline E. Sapp
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Murfreesboro, TN Business Law Lawyer with 5 years experience
(866) 812-8787 1639 Medical Center Pkwy #105
Murfreesboro, TN 37067
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...
Charles R. Frazier
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(615) 267-0125 5258 Murfreesboro Rd
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La Vergne, TN 37086
La Vergne, TN Business Law Lawyer with 10 years experience
Business, Estate Planning and Tax
University of Tennessee College of Law
Mr. Frazier is not a Nashville native, but he fits right into the community with a strong work ethic and family values which have helped him become a great tax law, estate planning, and business law attorney. Mr. Frazier is a husband and father of two children whose humble beginnings help him relate to any client who needs legal advice to resolve their tax law, estate planning, or business law issues.

Mr. Frazier is also a U.S. Army veteran who served his country proudly and with distinction before being honorably discharged. As a former soft-skill Army Ranger, Mr. Frazier understands the...
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.
Thomas Wormouth Shumate
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Nashville , TN Business Law Attorney with 20 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...
Brandon E. Bass
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Murfreesboro, TN Business Law Attorney with 16 years experience
(866) 812-8787 1639 Medical Center Pkwy #105
Murfreesboro, TN 37129
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...
J. Ross Pepper
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Nashville, TN Business Law Lawyer with 28 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...
Jake VanAusdall
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Brentwood, TN Business Law Attorney with 2 years experience
(615) 490-6020 750 Old Hickory Blvd
Building Two #202
Brentwood, TN 37027
Business, Construction, Employment and IP
Tulane University
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...
Elizabeth Sitgreaves
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Murfreesboro, TN Business Law Attorney with 11 years experience
(866) 812-8787 1639 Medical Center Pkwy #105
Murfreesboro, TN 37129
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...
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....
Charles R. Frazier
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Tennessee Business Law Lawyer with 10 years experience

Mr. Frazier is not a Nashville native, but he fits right into the community with a strong work ethic and family values which have helped him become a great tax law, estate planning, and business law attorney. Mr. Frazier... Read More »
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Matthew E. Pulle
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Experienced, Knowledgeable & Dedicated Business Law Litigation Attorney!

I am an aggressive and skilled business law attorney. I provide results-oriented, tailored, cost-effective legal strategies for my clients! Visit my website for client reviews and testimonials, call for a consultation. Read More »
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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.
Jonathan Williams
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Nashville, TN Business Law Attorney with 11 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...
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.
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, DUI and Probate
South Texas College of Law
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...
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
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.
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
Charles Kevin Grant
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Nashville , TN Business Law Attorney with 28 years experience
(615) 726-5767 Commerce Center, Suite 1000
211 Commerce Street
Nashville , TN 37201
Business and Employment
Washington and Lee University School of Law
Charles K. Grant's experience includes defending clients in complex employment litigation, including class actions and collective actions (wage and hour litigation); litigation concerning claims under Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA); wrongful discharge; sexual, racial, age, national-origin, disability, and religious discrimination and harassment under state and federal laws; Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA); retaliatory discharge; defamation; intentional infliction of emotional distress, tortious interference with contract; employment and non-compete agreements; protection of trade secrets; drug-testing; conspiracy; reductions in force; and the Worker Adjustment Retraining and Notification Act (WARN). His clients also include licensed professionals such as lawyers, physicians and dentists, whom...
Lawrence Buford Hammet
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Nashville-Davidson, TN Business Law Lawyer with 30 years experience
(615) 369-3350 The Hobbs Building
4205 Hillsboro Pike, Suite 301
Nashville-Davidson, TN 37215
Free ConsultationBusiness, Construction, Energy and Real Estate
Cumberland School of Law, Samford University
Lawrence B. Hammet II (“Beau”) is 57 years old and original native of the Commonwealth of Kentucky having been born and raised in Paducah, KY. Beau moved to Nashville with his family in the late 80’s to commence his practice of law. Beau handles a number of different high profile litigation matters cases pending Federal and state courts, arbitration and other alternative dispute resolution processes. Beau's experiences have lead him to litigate matters in Tennessee, Alabama, as well as other states throughout the south and mid-west. In addition to litigation, Beau handles transactional work with various clients,...
Elizabeth Sitgreaves
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Because it does matter whether you win or lose.

I am an attorney with the Law Offices of John Day, where I represent clients in business law matters throughout Tennessee. Contact me today for a free, no-obligation consultation. Read More »
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Julie Travis Moss
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Experienced Business Law Attorney! Dedicated Legal Counsel & Representation!

I am an exceptional business law attorney with 18 years of diverse legal experience. I am dedicated to aggressively advocating for the best possible outcomes! Visit my website for information, call for a consultation. Read More »
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