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Established in 1992, Farrar & Bates is a comprehensive litigation firm concentrating on trial and appellate practice in state and federal court, as well as administrative, arbitration, and mediation proceedings.

The firm regularly defends Tennessee municipalities, municipal officers, and municipal employees in the practice areas of employment discrimination and retaliation, premises liability, general tort liability, workers’ compensation, wage and hour disputes, police liability, civil rights, land use, zoning and planning, contract disputes, and inverse condemnation.

In addition, Farrar & Bates regularly consults with municipalities regarding the drafting of municipal ordinances and employment issues such as employee rights and the hiring, training, discipline, supervision, and termination of employees.

The firm also represents municipalities at the administrative level by investigating charges of discrimination and/or retaliation, preparing responses to requests for information from and participating in on-site investigations conducted by the Tennessee Human Rights Commission and/or Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, and defending claims for unemployment benefits.


Practice areas


  1. Litigation: 50%
    16 years
  2. Civil Rights: 30%
    16 years
  3. Appeals: 20%
    16 years

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    Aaron is an experienced attorney with a great insight into the trial and appellate courts in Tennessee. I have seen his work first-hand and I am proud to recommend his work.


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    I highly endorse Mr. Guin as an ethical and highly regarded member of the Nashville Bar. He is extremely knowledgeable and I have called upon his expertice and experience to advise and guide me on a variety of legal issues in my practice. I recommend Mr. Guin without hesitation or reservation.


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Farrar & Bates, LLP

211 Seventh Avenue North, Suite 500
Nashville, TN, 37219


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Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyFarrar & Bates, LLP2011 - Present
AttorneyHoneycutt, Guin & Hooper, PLLC2008 - 2011
AttorneyHowell & Fisher, PLLC2004 - 2008
AttorneyBullock, Fly & Hornsby2002 - 2004
N/ATennessee Supreme Court2001 - 2002
InternTennessee Supreme Court2000 - 2000
Association namePosition nameDuration
Nashville Adult Literacy CouncilInstructor2007 - Present
Tennessee Bar AssociationMember2001 - Present
Business Network InternationalMember2009 - 2010
Nashville Chamber of CommerceMember2009 - 2010
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Rutherford County v. WilsonFavorable ruling for my clients
West v. VoughtFavorable ruling for my client
Lopez v. TaylorSuccessful reversal of the trial court's ruling on fraud; affirmed in part and reversed in part
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Publication nameTitleDate
Transactions: The Tennessee Journal of Business LawInternet Jurisdiction and Forum Selection Clauses2000
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Tennessee College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2000
University of North Carolina, Chapel HillPolitical Science and Religious StudiesBA - Bachelor of Arts1997
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Police Liability in TennesseeTrending Topics in Law Enforcement: K-9 Search and Seizure, Social Media Policy in the Department, and 6th Circuit Qualified Immunity Case Law Update2012
Police LiabilityReasonable Suspicion, Probable Cause, Qualified Immunity, and 6th Circuit Case Law Update2011
Police Liability in TennesseeFourth Amendment Search and Seizure, Qualified Immunity, and 6th Circuit Case Law Update2009