John R. Branson represents clients in the resolution of disputes through litigation and alternative means as appropriate. Mr. Branson is a member of the Firm’s Litigation and Intellectual Property Groups and is a shareholder based in the Firm’s Downtown Memphis office; he also operates from the Firm’s East Memphis office as needed.
Mr. Branson enjoys handling disputes in a wide variety of substantive areas, rather than specializing in a narrow area of substantive law. He has extensive experience with litigation, arbitration and mediation in a variety of areas, including:
Complex family law matters
Medical and legal malpractice defense
Copyright, trademark, patent, and trade secret cases
Bankruptcy adversary proceedings
Corporate governance and stockholder disputes
Personal injury cases for both plaintiffs and defendants
Will contests, trust litigation, conservatorships and other probate litigation
Mr. Branson has tried numerous jury and non-jury cases. He also has participated in many arbitrations before the AAA, NASD and MSRB, and numerous judicial and non-judicial mediations, and has handled over a dozen appeals in the Tennessee Court of Appeals, the Supreme Court of Tennessee, and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit. He is licensed to practice law in Tennessee and Mississippi.
University of Mississippi Law School, J.D., 1984
University of Mississippi, B.B.A. in Marketing, 1981
Professional Honors & Activities:
Memphis Bar Foundation
Volunteer Litigator – Community Legal Services
Chairman – Continuing Legal Education Committee of Memphis Bar Association, 1997