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Andrew J. Pulliam

Partner

P 615-251-6675 F 615-256-1726

333 Commerce Street
Suite 1050
Nashville, TN 37201

 

Andrew Pulliam is a member of the Firm's Litigation & Dispute Resolution Service Team.  He concentrates his practice in the areas of civil and commercial litigation.

Andrew J. Pulliam

Location

333 Commerce Street
Suite 1050
Nashville, TN 37201

Representative Matters

Mr. Pulliam has successfully handled numerous complex litigation matters, including trials in state and federal courts. These matters include cases involving claims in the areas of insurance law, construction law, regulatory law, contract law, commercial law, real estate law, corporate and business law, banking law, securities law, franchise law, constitutional law, administrative law, health law, employment law, trust and probate law and property tort law. He has also successfully handled appeals related to such cases.

Represents employers regarding various employment claims including statutory (ADA, FMLA) claims, discrimination claims, wage and hour law disputes, non-competition and non-solicitation agreements, and other disputes.

Some of his representations include the following:

  • Jarrett Builders, Inc. v. HGR Construction, Inc. and Antioch-Mosaic Investors, LLC, Davidson County Chancery Court Case No. 19C86 (2019)
  • Simons Properties, LLC v. 121 Flats, LLC, Davidson County Chancery Court Case No. 18-1246-III (2019)
  • Scalia v. AEU Benefits, LLC et al, N. D. Ill. Case 1:17-cv-07931 (2018)
  • Daniel Reigle and Tina Reigle v. Strategic Materials, Inc., Trent Lee and Jean Lee, and Visteon Corporation, Cheatham County Circuit Court Case Number 6398 (2017)
  • Cigna Health and Life Ins. Co. v. City of Memphis, Shelby County Chancery Court Case No. CH-17-1106-2 (2017)
  • State of TN, TDOT v. Regions Bank, Cumberland County Circuit Court Case No. CC1-2016-CV-6175 (2016)
  • AMQ v. Cigna, American Health Lawyers Association DRS Case No. 3142 (2016)
  • Elite Mechanical, Inc. v. Empire Corporation, et al., Knox County Chancery Court Case No. 192211-3 (2016)
  • Federal Building, Inc. v. Regions Bank and Regions Financial Corp., Montgomery County Chancery Court Case No. MC-CH-CV-RE 08-17 (2016)
  • Universal Properties, Inc. v. Regions Bank, E.D. Tenn. Case No. 3:11-CV-00538 (2015)
  • BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee v. Shelby County Board of Education and Connecticut General Life Insurance Co., Shelby County Chancery Court Case No. CH-15-0550-2 (2015)
  • State of TN, TDOT v. Regions Bank, Hamilton County Circuit Court Case No. 14C1055 (2014)
  • Coupled Products, LLC v. CalsonicKansei North America, Inc., American Arbitration Association ICDR Case No. 50 457 T 00205 13 (2014)
  • United Roofing Consultants, Inc. vs. Wal-Mart Real Estate Business Trust, Davidson County Chancery Court Case No. 12-1239-I (2014)
  • Guisso v. OneWest Bank, FSB, et al., Hamilton County General Sessions Case No. 13GS3710 (2013)
  • Southern Concrete Products, Inc. v. Euclid Chemical Co., 2013 WL 785356 (W.D.N.C., March 01, 2013)
  • Delta Clinics, PLC v. CIGNA Healthcare of Tennessee Inc., Arbitration (Hearing April 4-5, 2013; Decision May 30, 2013)
  • Tellico Station, Inc. v. Bon & Grand Furniture, et al.; Jim Moyers v. Wal-Mart Stores East, L.P., Loudon County Circuit Court Case No. 2011CV167 (2012)
  • Devall v. OneWest Bank, FSB, 2012 WL 4505849 (M.D. Tenn. September 28, 2012)
  • Reigle v. Wal-Mart Real Estate Business Trust, et al., Cheatham County Circuit Court Case No. 6016 (2012)
  • City of Alcoa, Tennessee, v. FDIC as Receiver for Washington Mutual Bank, FA, et al., Case No.  3:12-CV-00144 (E.D. Tenn. 2012)
  • PNC Bank, National Association v. Marshall County Stone, LLC, Case No. 1:11-0074 (M.D. Tenn. 2011)
  • Industrial Concrete Construction, Inc. v. Southern Concrete Products, Inc., AAA Arbitration Case No. 58 110 00182 11
  • Brand Mortgage Group, LLC v. Jeremy R. Davis, Davidson County Chancery Court Case No. 11-86-II (2011)
  • Lofty Construction Company v. M.W. Builders, Inc., Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., et al., Hamilton County Chancery Court Case No. 07-0111 (2011)
  • Reliable Contracting Group, LLC v. The University of Tennessee at Knoxville, Tennessee Claims Commission Case No. T-20080561 (2010)
  • ASA Commercial, LLC v. Hamilton Village (DE), LLC. CNM Hamilton, L.P., Crossroads Brainerd, Inc., Oakland, Inc., et al., Hamilton County Chancery Court Case No. 10-0809(I) (2010)
  • Louisville Lumber & Millwork Company, Inc. v. First Class Builders, LLC, Washington County Chancery Court Case No. 37172
  • Hunter v. Washington Mutual Bank, 2008 WL 4206604 (E.D. Tenn. Sept. 10, 2008)
  • Permobil, Inc. v. American Express Travel Related Services Co., Inc., 571 F. Supp. 2d 825 (M.D. Tenn. 2008)
  • Jeanne Bryant, Independent Fiduciary of the International Union of Industrial and Independent Workers Benefit Fund v. Bogdan Rentea, et al., U.S. District Court, Northern District of Georgia Case No. 1:07-CV-2935
  • Jeanne Bryant, Independent Fiduciary of the International Union of Industrial and Independent Workers Benefit Fund v. Raymond Palombo, et al., U.S. District Court, Northern District of Florida Case No. 1:05-cv-2052-BBM
  • Jeanne Bryant, Independent Fiduciary of the International Union of Industrial and Independent Workers Benefit Fund v. Raymond Palombo, et al., Superior Court of Fulton County, Georgia Case No. 2006-CV-115381
  • Chao v. Service and Business Workers of America Local 125 Benefit Fund, U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida Case No. 02-80945
  • Regions Bank v. Heirs of Felix H. Badger, et al., Warren County, Tennessee Chancery Court Case No. 9434
  • Terrell v. SBC Internet Services, Inc. and American Express Travel Related Services Company, Inc., U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Tennessee Case No. 3:05-cv-295
  • Alderwoods (Tennessee), Inc. v. The Alexander Grantor Retained Annuity Trusts, 2006 WL 2135421 (Tenn. Ct. App. July 31, 2006)
  • Barnes & Robinson Co., Inc. v. OneSource Facility Services, Inc., 195 S.W.3d 637 (Tenn. Ct. App. 2006)
  • Johnson v. Johnson, 2005 WL 711970 (Tenn. Ct. App. Mar. 28, 2005)
  • Global Risk Management, Inc. v. Tim Davis & Associates, Inc., U.S. District Court, Middle District of Tennessee Case No. 03-0656 and related case Tim Davis & Associates, Inc. v. Podiatry Insurance Company of America, et al., U.S. District Court, Western District of Kentucky Case No. 3:04-CV-22-H
  • Vedder v. North American Mortgage Co., 2004 WL 2731823 (Tenn. Ct. App. Nov. 30, 2004)
  • City of Cookeville, Tenn. v. Tennessee Water Quality Control Board, 2004 WL 2607539 (Tenn. Ct. App. Nov. 16, 2004)
  • Healthtrust, Inc. v. Usher, et al., 2000 WL 33967149 (M.D. Tenn. Aug. 28, 2000)
  • WHS Entertainment Ventures v. United Paperworkers Intern. Union, 997 F. Supp. 946 (M.D. Tenn. 1998)
  • Mike v. Po Group, Inc., 937 S.W.2d 790 (Tenn. 1996)

Representative Clients

  • Connecticut General Life Insurance Company
  • Hannah Custom Homes, LLC
  • Receivership Management, Inc.
  • Regions Bank
  • Southern Concrete Products, Inc.
  • Wells Fargo Bank, N.A.

Professional Experience

  • Officer in the United States Navy, 1984-1989. Qualified as Nuclear Engineer by Office of Naval Reactors. Served on U.S.S. Nimitz and U.S.S. Arkansas.
  • Area Manager at DuPont's New Johnsonville, Tennessee, titanium dioxide plant from 1989-1991.

Education

1994 - J.D., with honors, Vanderbilt University; Order of the Coif, member of the Vanderbilt Law Review, 1992-1994 and was Senior Managing Editor, 1993-1994

1984 - B.S., with honors, United States Naval Academy at Annapolis, Maryland

Presentations

  • Negotiating Indemnification Provisions and Agreements, Wyatt Corporate Counsel Seminar, Nashville, December 13, 2019
  • Negotiating Business Contracts, National Business Institute, Knoxville, May 17, 2018
  • Negotiating Indemnification Provisions and Agreements, Tennessee Business Law Conference, Nashville, May 4, 2018
  • Powerful Discovery Techniques and Getting the Most Out of Your Witnesses, Institute for Paralegal Education, Nashville, April 20, 2018
  • Law Governing Investigations, National Business Institute, Knoxville, December 7, 2017, and Nashville, December 21, 2017
  • Tort Liability: Product Liability, Negligence, Indemnification, and More, National Business Institute, Nashville, June 28, 2017
  • Negotiating Indemnification, Reps and Warranties and Negotiating Dispute Resolution, Death, Disability, and Other Dangerous Provisions, National Business Institute, Knoxville, June 22, 2017
  • Negotiating Indemnification Provisions and Agreements and Negotiating Dispute Resolution, Death, Disability and Other Dangerous Provisions, National Business Institute, December 8, 2016
  • Ethics for Attorneys in Business Disputes, Tennessee Business Law Conference, May 15, 2015
  • Pre-Litigation Stages of Business Dispute Resolution, National Business Institute, April 21, 2015
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution for Business Conflicts, National Business Institute, April 21, 2015
  • Ethics for Attorneys in Business Disputes, National Business Institute, April 21, 2015
  • You've Been Subpoenaed, Now What?, National Business Institute, June 12, 2006
  • Keys to Successful Pre-Trial Preparation in Tennessee, National Business Institute, Sept. 22, 2004

Professional Activities and Memberships

  • Nashville, Tennessee, and Federal Bar Associations
  • Past President of the Nashville Chapter of the Federal Bar Association, during which he organized the swearing in of a number of local attorneys as members admitted to practice in front of the Supreme Court of the United States
  • Past Associate Member, American Inns of Court, Harry Phillips Chapter, Nashville, Tennessee

Admissions

  • All state and federal courts in Tennessee
  • The Sixth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals
  • The Supreme Court of the United States

Interests

  • Spending time with my wife and two children, reading and Tennessee Titans football

Representative Matters

Mr. Pulliam has successfully handled numerous complex litigation matters, including trials in state and federal courts. These matters include cases involving claims in the areas of insurance law, construction law, regulatory law, contract law, commercial law, real estate law, corporate and business law, banking law, securities law, franchise law, constitutional law, administrative law, health law, employment law, trust and probate law and property tort law. He has also successfully handled appeals related to such cases.

Represents employers regarding various employment claims including statutory (ADA, FMLA) claims, discrimination claims, wage and hour law disputes, non-competition and non-solicitation agreements, and other disputes.

Some of his representations include the following:

  • Jarrett Builders, Inc. v. HGR Construction, Inc. and Antioch-Mosaic Investors, LLC, Davidson County Chancery Court Case No. 19C86 (2019)
  • Simons Properties, LLC v. 121 Flats, LLC, Davidson County Chancery Court Case No. 18-1246-III (2019)
  • Scalia v. AEU Benefits, LLC et al, N. D. Ill. Case 1:17-cv-07931 (2018)
  • Daniel Reigle and Tina Reigle v. Strategic Materials, Inc., Trent Lee and Jean Lee, and Visteon Corporation, Cheatham County Circuit Court Case Number 6398 (2017)
  • Cigna Health and Life Ins. Co. v. City of Memphis, Shelby County Chancery Court Case No. CH-17-1106-2 (2017)
  • State of TN, TDOT v. Regions Bank, Cumberland County Circuit Court Case No. CC1-2016-CV-6175 (2016)
  • AMQ v. Cigna, American Health Lawyers Association DRS Case No. 3142 (2016)
  • Elite Mechanical, Inc. v. Empire Corporation, et al., Knox County Chancery Court Case No. 192211-3 (2016)
  • Federal Building, Inc. v. Regions Bank and Regions Financial Corp., Montgomery County Chancery Court Case No. MC-CH-CV-RE 08-17 (2016)
  • Universal Properties, Inc. v. Regions Bank, E.D. Tenn. Case No. 3:11-CV-00538 (2015)
  • BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee v. Shelby County Board of Education and Connecticut General Life Insurance Co., Shelby County Chancery Court Case No. CH-15-0550-2 (2015)
  • State of TN, TDOT v. Regions Bank, Hamilton County Circuit Court Case No. 14C1055 (2014)
  • Coupled Products, LLC v. CalsonicKansei North America, Inc., American Arbitration Association ICDR Case No. 50 457 T 00205 13 (2014)
  • United Roofing Consultants, Inc. vs. Wal-Mart Real Estate Business Trust, Davidson County Chancery Court Case No. 12-1239-I (2014)
  • Guisso v. OneWest Bank, FSB, et al., Hamilton County General Sessions Case No. 13GS3710 (2013)
  • Southern Concrete Products, Inc. v. Euclid Chemical Co., 2013 WL 785356 (W.D.N.C., March 01, 2013)
  • Delta Clinics, PLC v. CIGNA Healthcare of Tennessee Inc., Arbitration (Hearing April 4-5, 2013; Decision May 30, 2013)
  • Tellico Station, Inc. v. Bon & Grand Furniture, et al.; Jim Moyers v. Wal-Mart Stores East, L.P., Loudon County Circuit Court Case No. 2011CV167 (2012)
  • Devall v. OneWest Bank, FSB, 2012 WL 4505849 (M.D. Tenn. September 28, 2012)
  • Reigle v. Wal-Mart Real Estate Business Trust, et al., Cheatham County Circuit Court Case No. 6016 (2012)
  • City of Alcoa, Tennessee, v. FDIC as Receiver for Washington Mutual Bank, FA, et al., Case No.  3:12-CV-00144 (E.D. Tenn. 2012)
  • PNC Bank, National Association v. Marshall County Stone, LLC, Case No. 1:11-0074 (M.D. Tenn. 2011)
  • Industrial Concrete Construction, Inc. v. Southern Concrete Products, Inc., AAA Arbitration Case No. 58 110 00182 11
  • Brand Mortgage Group, LLC v. Jeremy R. Davis, Davidson County Chancery Court Case No. 11-86-II (2011)
  • Lofty Construction Company v. M.W. Builders, Inc., Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., et al., Hamilton County Chancery Court Case No. 07-0111 (2011)
  • Reliable Contracting Group, LLC v. The University of Tennessee at Knoxville, Tennessee Claims Commission Case No. T-20080561 (2010)
  • ASA Commercial, LLC v. Hamilton Village (DE), LLC. CNM Hamilton, L.P., Crossroads Brainerd, Inc., Oakland, Inc., et al., Hamilton County Chancery Court Case No. 10-0809(I) (2010)
  • Louisville Lumber & Millwork Company, Inc. v. First Class Builders, LLC, Washington County Chancery Court Case No. 37172
  • Hunter v. Washington Mutual Bank, 2008 WL 4206604 (E.D. Tenn. Sept. 10, 2008)
  • Permobil, Inc. v. American Express Travel Related Services Co., Inc., 571 F. Supp. 2d 825 (M.D. Tenn. 2008)
  • Jeanne Bryant, Independent Fiduciary of the International Union of Industrial and Independent Workers Benefit Fund v. Bogdan Rentea, et al., U.S. District Court, Northern District of Georgia Case No. 1:07-CV-2935
  • Jeanne Bryant, Independent Fiduciary of the International Union of Industrial and Independent Workers Benefit Fund v. Raymond Palombo, et al., U.S. District Court, Northern District of Florida Case No. 1:05-cv-2052-BBM
  • Jeanne Bryant, Independent Fiduciary of the International Union of Industrial and Independent Workers Benefit Fund v. Raymond Palombo, et al., Superior Court of Fulton County, Georgia Case No. 2006-CV-115381
  • Chao v. Service and Business Workers of America Local 125 Benefit Fund, U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida Case No. 02-80945
  • Regions Bank v. Heirs of Felix H. Badger, et al., Warren County, Tennessee Chancery Court Case No. 9434
  • Terrell v. SBC Internet Services, Inc. and American Express Travel Related Services Company, Inc., U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Tennessee Case No. 3:05-cv-295
  • Alderwoods (Tennessee), Inc. v. The Alexander Grantor Retained Annuity Trusts, 2006 WL 2135421 (Tenn. Ct. App. July 31, 2006)
  • Barnes & Robinson Co., Inc. v. OneSource Facility Services, Inc., 195 S.W.3d 637 (Tenn. Ct. App. 2006)
  • Johnson v. Johnson, 2005 WL 711970 (Tenn. Ct. App. Mar. 28, 2005)
  • Global Risk Management, Inc. v. Tim Davis & Associates, Inc., U.S. District Court, Middle District of Tennessee Case No. 03-0656 and related case Tim Davis & Associates, Inc. v. Podiatry Insurance Company of America, et al., U.S. District Court, Western District of Kentucky Case No. 3:04-CV-22-H
  • Vedder v. North American Mortgage Co., 2004 WL 2731823 (Tenn. Ct. App. Nov. 30, 2004)
  • City of Cookeville, Tenn. v. Tennessee Water Quality Control Board, 2004 WL 2607539 (Tenn. Ct. App. Nov. 16, 2004)
  • Healthtrust, Inc. v. Usher, et al., 2000 WL 33967149 (M.D. Tenn. Aug. 28, 2000)
  • WHS Entertainment Ventures v. United Paperworkers Intern. Union, 997 F. Supp. 946 (M.D. Tenn. 1998)
  • Mike v. Po Group, Inc., 937 S.W.2d 790 (Tenn. 1996)

Representative Clients

  • Connecticut General Life Insurance Company
  • Hannah Custom Homes, LLC
  • Receivership Management, Inc.
  • Regions Bank
  • Southern Concrete Products, Inc.
  • Wells Fargo Bank, N.A.

Professional Experience

  • Officer in the United States Navy, 1984-1989. Qualified as Nuclear Engineer by Office of Naval Reactors. Served on U.S.S. Nimitz and U.S.S. Arkansas.
  • Area Manager at DuPont's New Johnsonville, Tennessee, titanium dioxide plant from 1989-1991.

Education

1994 - J.D., with honors, Vanderbilt University; Order of the Coif, member of the Vanderbilt Law Review, 1992-1994 and was Senior Managing Editor, 1993-1994

1984 - B.S., with honors, United States Naval Academy at Annapolis, Maryland

Presentations

  • Negotiating Indemnification Provisions and Agreements, Wyatt Corporate Counsel Seminar, Nashville, December 13, 2019
  • Negotiating Business Contracts, National Business Institute, Knoxville, May 17, 2018
  • Negotiating Indemnification Provisions and Agreements, Tennessee Business Law Conference, Nashville, May 4, 2018
  • Powerful Discovery Techniques and Getting the Most Out of Your Witnesses, Institute for Paralegal Education, Nashville, April 20, 2018
  • Law Governing Investigations, National Business Institute, Knoxville, December 7, 2017, and Nashville, December 21, 2017
  • Tort Liability: Product Liability, Negligence, Indemnification, and More, National Business Institute, Nashville, June 28, 2017
  • Negotiating Indemnification, Reps and Warranties and Negotiating Dispute Resolution, Death, Disability, and Other Dangerous Provisions, National Business Institute, Knoxville, June 22, 2017
  • Negotiating Indemnification Provisions and Agreements and Negotiating Dispute Resolution, Death, Disability and Other Dangerous Provisions, National Business Institute, December 8, 2016
  • Ethics for Attorneys in Business Disputes, Tennessee Business Law Conference, May 15, 2015
  • Pre-Litigation Stages of Business Dispute Resolution, National Business Institute, April 21, 2015
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution for Business Conflicts, National Business Institute, April 21, 2015
  • Ethics for Attorneys in Business Disputes, National Business Institute, April 21, 2015
  • You've Been Subpoenaed, Now What?, National Business Institute, June 12, 2006
  • Keys to Successful Pre-Trial Preparation in Tennessee, National Business Institute, Sept. 22, 2004

Professional Activities and Memberships

  • Nashville, Tennessee, and Federal Bar Associations
  • Past President of the Nashville Chapter of the Federal Bar Association, during which he organized the swearing in of a number of local attorneys as members admitted to practice in front of the Supreme Court of the United States
  • Past Associate Member, American Inns of Court, Harry Phillips Chapter, Nashville, Tennessee

Admissions

  • All state and federal courts in Tennessee
  • The Sixth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals
  • The Supreme Court of the United States

Interests

  • Spending time with my wife and two children, reading and Tennessee Titans football
Andrew J. Pulliam