J. Ross Pepper

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Pepper Law, PLC
  • Probate, Business Law, Insurance Claims ...
  • Tennessee
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I have nothing but high praise for Ross. He's everything a client wants in a litigator: smart, firm, and aggressive but reasonable.
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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 of universal life insurance policies in which the class members recovered over 20 million dollars.

Mr. Pepper has successfully tried dozens of cases to verdict in federal and state courts and in arbitration proceedings. Mr. Pepper's business litigation blog is relied on extensively by Tennessee lawyers who handle commercial litigation and business cases. As well, because of his extensive experience with commercial litigation, Mr. Pepper has been sought after to speak to lawyers and other business groups on topics related to business litigation.

Mr. Pepper is a native of Nashville, Tennessee who remains active in legal and community organizations both at the state and local level.

Practice Areas
Probate Administration, Probate Litigation, Will Contests
Business Law
Business Contracts, Business Dissolution, Business Finance, Business Formation, Business Litigation, Franchising, Mergers & Acquisitions, Partnership & Shareholder Disputes
Insurance Claims
Bad Faith Insurance, Business Insurance, Disability Insurance, Health Insurance, Life Insurance, Motor Vehicle Insurance, Property Insurance
Appeals & Appellate
Civil Appeals, Federal Appeals
Personal Injury
Animal & Dog Bites, Brain Injury, Car Accidents, Construction Accidents, Motorcycle Accidents, Premises Liability, Truck Accidents, Wrongful Death
Additional Practice Area
  • Commercial Collections Only
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
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6th Circuit
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United States District Court, Eastern District of Tennessee
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United States District Court, Middle District of Tennessee
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  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Attorney / Founder
Pepper Law, PLC
- Current
University of Tennessee College of Law
J.D. (1990) | Law
Honors: with high honors
Activities: Member, Tennessee Law Review, Craven Constitutional Law Moot Court Team
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University of Mississippi
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AV Preeminent
Martindale-Hubbel Lawyers Service
Peer Rated for Highest Level of Professional Excellence
Super Lawyer
Super Lawyers
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2015 - 2019
AV Rating
Justice Joseph Henry Award for Outstanding Legal Writing
Tennessee Bar Association
for Tennessee Bar article "Recovering Lost Profits"
Professional Associations
Tennessee Bar Association, Litigation Section
Executive Committee Member
- Current
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Big Brothers Big Sisters of Middle Tennessee
Board of Directors
- Current
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Nashville Bar Association
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Tennessee State Bar
- Current
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Nashua Bar Association, Community Relations Committee
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Articles & Publications
Patterson v. McClean Credit Union, The Exclusion of Post-Formation Conduct from the Protection of the Right to Make and Enforce Contracts Clause
Tennessee Law Review
Recovering Lost Profits
Tennessee Bar Journal
Websites & Blogs
J. Ross Pepper's Website Profile
Pepper Law, PLC Website
Tennessee Business Litigation Lawyers Blog
Tennessee Disability and Life Insurance Blog
Contact & Map
Pepper Law, PLC
1801 West End Ave
Nashville, TN 37203
Telephone: (615) 256-4838
Fax: (615) 468-0384
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