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Bryan Edward Pieper

Employment and labor Attorney at Nashville, TN

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  • Licensed for 30 years
    State TN
    Acquired 1994
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About Bryan

Learn Bryan’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Employment and labor
    Discrimination, harassment, wage & hour, ADA accommodation, non-compete agreements, employment policies, employee discipline, termination, and employer-employee relations.

  2. Litigation
    Business disputes and commercial litigation. Breach of contract, intellectual property infringement, fraud, defamation, and a wide variety of other business-related conflicts.

  3. Mediation
    Bryan Pieper helps other parties resolve conflict by serving as a neutral mediator. Employment disputes, business disputes, and a wide range of other types of disputes.

  4. Civil rights
    Civil rights compliance and litigation, both plaintiff and defense.

  5. Discrimination
    Employment discrimination based on race, sex, age, religion, disability, and other illegal reasons. Compliance and litigation, both plaintiff and defense.

  6. Sexual harassment
    Employment harassment because of an employee's sex. How to identify it. How to investigate it. How to prevent it. I represent both employers and employees.

  7. Wrongful termination
    Illegal employment terminations, discrimination, and retaliation.

Whether it’s an employment law case or a complex business dispute, Bryan E. Pieper has litigated across the country, from New York to Oregon, California and Florida. As much as he loves being in the courtroom, Bryan is equally comfortable in the boardroom, counseling clients through internal labor and employment disputes or conducting in-house training or policy review in order to prevent disputes.

Bryan has lived around the world, having spent several years in Germany and Czechoslovakia, as well as having lived in international U.S. cities such as Miami and New Orleans, yet he loves to call Nashville home. Bryan first came to Nashville to attend Vanderbilt University, and wherever his travels have taken him, he has always returned. 

Bryan’s commercial litigation practice covers a broad range of business disputes, including corporate officer and director liability, fraud, theft of trade secrets, breach of contract, trademark infringement and antitrust violations. Bryan’s labor and employment law practice focuses not only on dispute resolution but also on dispute prevention through preventive measures such as policy preparation, HR training and corporate compliance. He frequently speaks to trade associations and at legal seminars on employment law topics such as wrongful termination, discrimination, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act ("Obamacare"), ADA, FMLA, FLSA overtime regulation, and drafting and enforcing covenants not to compete.


Bryan represents both employers and employees, and he firmly believes it makes him better at both. Bryan contends that you cannot be the best you can be unless you have walked in the shoes of your opponent. When he is not litigating a case or helping a client navigate a sticky employment or contract matter, Bryan’s practice provides him with the best possible perspective on the law – the view from the bench. For several years, Bryan served as an Administrative Law Judge (ALJ), presiding over disputes between Nashville Electric Service and its employees. For several years after that, he provided the same service as a Metro Nashville Public Schools (MNPS) Outside Review Officer, presiding over disputes between MNPS and its employees. Companies hire Bryan to conduct internal investigations when they must get to the bottom of a business or workplace problem in a thorough and neutral manner. He also helps parties resolve disputes as a Rule 31 listed Civil Mediator. By representing plaintiffs, defendants and serving as a third-party neutral, Bryan has a 360-degree view of what really works and what doesn’t.

Bryan received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Vanderbilt University in Nashville, where he studied Political Science and German, though he completed a portion of his undergraduate studies at Regensburg University in Germany. Similarly, he received his Doctor of Jurisprudence degree from Vanderbilt School of Law, though he also studied law at Charles University in Prague, Czechoslovakia (now, the Czech Republic). 

Bryan lives in East Nashville, where he and his family are active members of their Lockeland Springs neighborhood

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Jury awards nearly $500K for sex harassment and discrimination.
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The Law Office of Bryan E. Pieper, PLLC
530 Edwin Street
Unit 5
Nashville, TN, 37207

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  • Hourly Rates $ 250-350 per hour
  • Contingency 25%-35%
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 9.9 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Owner/Attorney
  • The Law Office of Bryan E. Pieper, PLLC
  • 2015 - 2022
  • Member/Attorney
  • Bone McAllester Norton, PLLC
  • 2013 - 2015
  • Shareholder
  • DHPM, PC (formerly Drescher Heller Pieper Martin; formerly Drescher & Sharp)
  • 2004 - 2013
  • Attorney
  • Stokes Bartholomew Evans & Petree
  • 1999 - 2004
  • Attorney
  • Branstetter Kilgore Stranch & Jennings
  • 1995 - 1999
  • Judicial Law Clerk
  • Sixth Circuit Court Of Davidson County
  • 1994 - 1995
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  • Vanderbilt University Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1994
  • Vanderbilt University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1991

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • German

Honors and Awards

  • Mid-South Super Lawyers: Business Litigation
  • Thompson Reuters
  • 2016
  • Best Lawyers in America -- Employment Law
  • 2016
  • MidSouth Super Lawyers: Business Litigation
  • Thompson Reuters
  • 2015
  • Best Lawyers in America -- Employment Law
  • 2015
  • MidSouth Super Lawyers: Business Litigation
  • Thompson Reuters
  • 2014
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  • Nashville Bar Journal
  • Last Chance Agreement: An Effective but Underutilized HR Tool
  • 2006
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Speaking Engagements

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Attorney endorsements

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Given (1)
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Employment and labor Attorney | Mar 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have consulted with Mr. Pieper many times over the years and always find his analysis and knowledge of employment law (both management and employee/plaintiff) and commercial litigation superlative. He is also an excellent mediator for any employment or commercial cases. I regularly refer clients to Mr. Pieper, knowing that he has the ability, work ethic, and intellect to properly assist any person or business needing legal assistance. I cannot say enough good things about Mr. Pieper; he is honest and hard-working and goes the extra step to assure that any client of his receives the best in legal representation. I whole heartedly-endorse Mr. Pieper for any employment or commercial litigation matters."
Employment and labor Attorney | May 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer because: Bryan knows his stuff; he's a consummate professional, not just a hired gun; he knows when to fight and when to negotiate; he will tell his clients what they need to hear, not just what they want to hear. If you get into a pickle in employment law, call Bryan. Better yet, call him before you get into something messy, prevention is much better than litigation."
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Nashville Employment and labor Lawyer Bryan Edward Pieper
Bryan Edward Pieper
Employment and labor Attorney
Nashville, TN
Licensed for 30 years