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Howell O’Rear is a founding member of McInteer & O'Rear PLC.  Howell's practice focuses on litigating business disputes, including copyright, trademark, unfair competition, and Internet matters. His recent experience includes representing individuals in corporate disputes; music publishing and record companies in copyright-infringement litigation; counseling a leading print and online publication company; litigating issues specific to digital music rights; arbitrating cybersquatting disputes; and successfully obtaining a jury verdict on behalf of a critically-acclaimed band involving a tour bus dispute. He also prosecutes trademark applications, and assists clients in developing enforcement procedures to protect their intellectual property rights.



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Practice areas


  1. Litigation: 30%
    9 years
  2. Construction: 12%
    9 years
  3. Contracts: 10%
    9 years
  4. Real Estate: 10%
    9 years
  5. Other: 38%
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McInteer & O'Rear PLC

2801 12th Ave South
Nashville, TN, 37204


ALAuthorized to practice law200908/13/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
IP Litigation, Copyright, Entertainment Law - MusicBest Lawyers2015
Litigation IP & MusicBest Lawyers2014
Litigation IPBest Lawyers2013
AV Peer Review RatingMartindale-Hubbell2013
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
OwnerMcInteer & O'Rear2013 - Present
AttorneyRiley Warnock & Jacobson2007 - 2013
Association namePosition nameDuration
American Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Nashville Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Alabama Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Tennessee Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Gayngs LLC v. CJ Starbuses, Inc.Obtained jury verdict in favor of client on all counts.
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Virginia School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2007
University of VirginiaN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts2002
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
SXSW 2015Music Data Panel2015
SXSW 2014Data, Copyright, & Music Business2014
SXSW 2013Nashville Music Scene2013
Alabama State BarRight of Publicity2013