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Griffin, John J. Jr.

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Mr. Griffin’s practice is focused on commercial, intellectual property, and insurance litigation in both state and federal courts. He has extensive jury and non-jury trial experience in corporate, business, entertainment, insurance, and personal injury litigation. Mr. Griffin has represented Country Music Hall of Fame songwriters, as well as various record companies, music publishing companies, manufacturers, and insurance companies in a wide variety of disputes. Mr. Griffin is a Tennessee Supreme Court Rule 31 listed mediator.


In this landmark case, Mr. Griffin successfully argued to a panel of the Sixth Circuit that Roger Miller Music, Inc. was entitled to more than 92% of a deceased author’s copyright interest under 17 U.S.C. § 304(a).



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  • University of Tennessee College of Law, Knoxville, Tennessee
    • J.D. - 1992
  • University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, Indiana
    • Bachelor of Arts - 1989
    • Major: English
  • Tennessee, 1992
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Tennessee
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 6th Circuit, 1993
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 2006
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Tennessee
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Tennessee
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Intellectual Property Litigation
  • Personal Injury
  • Insurance Litigation
  • Mediation
  • Highest Professional AV Rating (Preeminent) by Martindale-Hubbell, 2018
  • The Best Lawyers in America
  • Mid-South Super Lawyers
  • One of Nashville's Best Eight Litigators, Nashville Business Journal - Best of the Bar, 2004
  • Nashville Bar Association's Pro Bono Volunteer of the Year Award, 2005
  • Catholic Charities Volunteer of the Year, 2006
  • American Board of Trial Advocates, Member, 2017 – Present
  • Trucking Industry Defense Association, Member, 2018 – Present
  • Nashville Bar Association, Member/Board of Directors, 1992 – Present
  • Tennessee Bar Association, Member, 1992 – Present
  • American Bar Association

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