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Bryan K. Williams

Partner/ Rule 31 Mediator


Nashville City Center | Suite 1500
PO Box 190695
511 Union Street
Nashville, Tennessee 37219

Practice Areas:

Business Law/Litigation
Construction Law
Consumer Protection
Health Care
Insurance Law / Insurance Defense
Intellectual Property Disputes

Nursing Home Regulation & Litigation
Personal Injury
Product Liability
Trucking & Transportation Law
Wrongful Death

Attorneys in Nashville, TN



Bryan Williams is a partner in the firm, where he has been practicing law since 1998. During his career at the firm Bryan has served as a member on several of the firm’s committees, including the firm’s Executive, Marketing and Recruiting Committees. Bryan’s law practice is focused on assisting and providing legal representation to businesses, entrepreneurs, individuals and professionals with their business transactions and commercial needs, as well as dispute avoidance and litigation needs.  Whether one is asserting or defending against a legal claim, interest or right, Bryan represents both plaintiffs and defendants with their claims.  Bryan is a Rule 31 Listed General Civil Mediator and is admitted to practice law in all state and federal courts in Tennessee, as well as the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals and the United States Supreme Court.
During his legal career, Bryan has advised and represented clients with their legal needs in a multitude of areas.  From the drafting and interpretation of the simplest to the most complex of contracts; to the formation, acquisition and/or transfer of a businesses or company and its assets; to the protection of or defense against claims by others involving trade secrets, confidentiality, non-competition, intellectual property interests or infringement; or liability issues and defense of claims related to the manufacturing, distribution and/or sale of consumer goods or products, Bryan has experience in these areas and is available to assist you with your business’ needs.  For individuals claiming to have been injured or who sustained damages, Bryan has extensive civil litigation experience in negotiating, litigating, mediating and/or trying claims and lawsuits for parties, involving automobile accidents; personal injury; property damage; consumer protection; patent, copyright, trademark and other  intellectual property rights; product liability; governmental tort liability; faulty or negligent construction of residential or commercial property; trucking and transportation liability; civil rights and discrimination law; elder abuse and neglect; healthcare and nursing home law and regulations; medical and dental licensure, privileges and malpractice law; insurance coverage, dispute and defense; legal malpractice defense; wrongful death and other civil disputes.  Bryan’s experience and representation of individuals, businesses, corporations – small and Fortune 500®, entrepreneurs, governmental agencies and entities, insurance companies and their insureds, licensed professionals and municipalities allows him to advise and counsel clients of all sizes and types as to their legal rights and interests. Bryan has been named to Mid-South Super Lawyers® Rising Stars lists in 2010, 2011, and 2012. Each year no more than 2.5% of the attorneys in Tennessee, under the age of 40, receive this honor. In 2013, Bryan was recognized for his accomplishments as a Tennessee attorney by Top 100 Lawyers® Magazine.

Mr. Williams is a frequent lecturer on a variety of legal issues and has presented multiple seminars during his legal career for a number of organizations, including the National Business Institute, Inc., Lorman Education Services, National Association of Independent Insurance Adjusters, and Southeastern College of Anticoagulation Providers.

Bryan received his law degree from the University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphrey’s School of Law, where he served on the Moot Court Board and as President of the Environmental Law Council. Upon his graduation, Bryan received the Dean’s Award for Academic Excellence in Trial Advocacy. Bryan obtained his undergraduate degree from David Lipscomb University, where he graduated an honor student with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science.


Bar Admissions:

U.S. Supreme Court
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
U.S. District Court Eastern District of Tennessee
U.S. District Court Middle District of Tennessee
U.S. District Court Western District of Tennessee
Tennessee Supreme Court

Representative Cases:

Merlo v. Maxwell, 1999 WL 820728
  (Tenn. Ct. App. 1999)

Honors & Accomplishments:

The Top 100 Lawyers® 2013
Mid-South Super Lawyers® Rising Stars 2010-
Graduate, Tennessee Bar Association Leadership
    Law Class of 2007

Professional Associations & Memberships:

American Bar Association
American Health Lawyers Association
Defense Research Institute
-      Former Chair, Law School Initiative Committee
Nashville Bar Association
-      Member, Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee
Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce
-      Former New Member Ambassador
Tennessee Rule 31 Listed General Civil Mediator
Tennessee Bar Association
-      House of Delegates, 2005 – 2012
-      Former Chair, Litigation Section
-      Litigation Section Executive Council Board, 2001 – 2008
-      TBA Leadership Law Alumni Council Representative, 2008 – 2011
Williamson County Bar Association
Williamson County Chamber of Commerce

Past Employment Positions:

Honorable James F. Russell, Circuit Court of
  Tennessee for 30th Judicial District at Memphis,
  TN, Judicial Clerk, 1997 - 1998


Modern Medical Coding- Advancing Electronic
   Health Records, C&C Newsletter, 2009
The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act-
    A New Era for Nursing Homes
    C&C Newsletter, 2010
The Self-Critical Analysis Privilege: Confidential
    Information or Smoking Gun?, For the Defense,
    November, 2002
When are the Pieces at Fault? Component
    Manufacturer Liability, For the Defense,
    April, 2003

Civic & Community Activities:

Babe Ruth Baseball
    Youth Coach
Boy Scouts of America
    Volunteer Leader
Nashville Bar Association
    Pro Bono Program Volunteer


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