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J. Ross Pepper

Litigation Attorney at Nashville, TN

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  • Licensed for 33 years
    State TN
    Acquired 1990
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J. Ross Pepper is a trial lawyer with over 24 years of experience representing clients in civil trials and arbitration proceedings. Mr. Pepper is passionate about helping people achieve justice in Tennessee courtrooms.

Mr. Pepper has handled cases all over the state of Tennessee in both federal and state courts and at both the trial and appellate level. Mr. Pepper has received numerous awards and distinctions throughout his career including a Martindale-Hubbell “AV” rating- - - the highest rating for legal ability and ethical standards given by the oldest, most widely recognized and most respected lawyer rating organization.

Mr. Pepper has successfully represented both plaintiffs and defendants in a wide range of cases including complex commercial and business cases, real estate cases, will contest and trust cases, employment cases, shareholder and LLC dispute cases, construction cases, tort cases, and cases involving serious personal injuries and wrongful death.

Besides being a lawyer, Mr. Pepper is an avid outdoorsman who has backpacked and canoed into some of the remotest wilderness regions in North America. Mr. Pepper is a member of the Wilderness Society. Mr. Pepper has been an active member of the Nashville Bar Association for years and is a Fellow of the Nashville Bar Foundation. Mr. Pepper also devotes time to fundraise for Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Nashville and has himself been a “Big Brother” for years.


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J. Ross Pepper
201 4th Ave N Ste 1550
Nashville, TN, 37219-2059


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AVVO RATING 9.7 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Adjunct Professor
  • Belmont University
  • 2007 - 2008
  • Judicial Clerk
  • United States Court Of Appeals, 6th Circuit
  • 1990 - 1990


  • University of Tennessee College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1990
  • University of Mississippi
  • BBA - Bachelor of Business Administration
  • 1986


  • Tennessee Bar Association, Litigation Section
  • Executive Committee Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of Middle Tennessee
  • Board of Directors
  • 2015 - Present
  • Nashville Bar Foundation
  • Member
  • 2000 - Present
  • Nashua Bar Association, Community Relations Committee
  • Chairman
  • 2012 - 2013
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Honors and Awards

  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2018
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2017
  • AV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2015
  • Legal Leaders
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2014
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2008
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  • Tennessee Law Review
  • Patterson v. McClean Credit Union, The Exclusion of Post-Formation Conduct from the Protection of the Right to Make and Enforce Contracts Clause
  • 1991

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"I whole-heartedly endorse this lawyer. Ross handles complex business litigation and run-of-the-mill personal injury cases with the same degree of excellence. Top-notch in every respect."
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Nashville Litigation Lawyer J. Ross Pepper
J. Ross Pepper
Litigation Attorney
Nashville, TN
Licensed for 33 years