Burr & Forman

J. Matthew Kroplin

J. Matthew Kroplin
  • J.D., Vanderbilt University Law School (2008)
  • M.P.A., Tennessee State University (2004)
  • B.A., summa cum laude, Lipscomb University (1999)


  • U.S. District Court – Eastern District of Tennessee
  • U.S. District Court – Middle District of Tennessee
  • U.S. District Court – Western District of Tennessee
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit

  • Nashville Health Care Council
  • Leadership Health Care, Membership Committee
  • Nashville Medical Group Management Association
  • American Health Lawyers Association
  • American Inns of Court, Belmont University College of Law (2011-2015)
  • American Bar Association
  • Tennessee Bar Association
  • Nashville Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division, board member (2010-present); Executive Committee (2012-present)
  • Martindale-Hubbell™ AV Preeminent Rated Lawyer
  • Mid-South Super Lawyers, "Rising Star" (2013-present)
  • Board of Directors for Nashville Medical Group Management Association (2017-2018)
  • Faith Family Medical Center, Volunteer
  • American Cancer Society, former junior board member
  • Nashville Downtown Partnership, former board Intern
  • Phoenix Club of Nashville, former board member and Vice President
  • Young Leaders Council, Class 57

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Health Care Health Care Business, Governance & Transactional Health Care Litigation Health Care Compliance Financial Institution Disputes Unfair Competition & False Advertising Transportation Professional Liability Non-Compete & Trade Secrets Cybersecurity

Matt is a partner in the firm's health care and business litigation sections. His experience includes the representation of health care companies and providers, DME suppliers, product manufacturers, financial institutions, transportation companies, and other business entities and individuals.

Matt’s experience in the health care industry involves defending companies and providers in health care related litigation and administrative actions, certificate of need applications and appeals, facility and licensure matters, telemedicine and telehealth, cybersecurity, regulatory compliance, and general advice on various federal and state laws directly impacting the health care industry.

In addition to his health care practice, Matt regularly represents businesses in their daily transactions and commercial disputes, including product liability, professional malpractice, transportation and cargo damage claims, and lender liability and foreclosure-related disputes. In addition, he has significant experience representing clients in business torts involving proprietary and trade secrets claims, non-competition issues, and other complex commercial litigation claims.

Matt earned his law degree from Vanderbilt University, where he was a member of the Moot Court Board, the Health Law Society, and the Law and Business Society. Prior to attending law school, Matt worked for several years with the Tennessee General Assembly, including serving as Press Secretary for the Majority Caucus of the Tennessee House of Representatives from 2001-2005.

Matt is active with the Nashville Health Care Council, Leadership Health Care, the Nashville Medical Group Management Association, and the American Health Lawyers Association. In addition, he has previously served on the Executive Committee of the Nashville Bar Association’s Young Lawyers Division, the Belmont Law School American Inns of Court, the Junior Board of the American Cancer Society of Nashville, and as Vice President for the Phoenix Club of Nashville, a fundraising partner with the Boys and Girls Club of Middle Tennessee.

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