Burr & Forman

John Paul Nefflen

John Paul Nefflen
  • J.D., University of Tennessee College of Law (1997)
  • B.A. magna cum laude, Belmont University (1994)

Kentucky, Tennessee

  • Tennessee Bar Association
  • Kentucky Bar Association
  • Nashville Bar Association
  • American Bar Association - Environmental Energy and Resources Law Section
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Tennessee Defense Lawyers Association
  • Belmont University Alumni Association Board
  • Safe Haven Family Shelter Board of Directors
  • Belmont University Alumni Board of Directors
  • Friends of the Arts at Belmont supporting the College of Visual and Performing Arts at Belmont University
  • American Inns of Court at Belmont University College of Law

Counsel | Nashville, TN

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Commercial / Corporate Litigation Construction Consumer Finance Litigation & Compliance Employment Litigation Labor & Employment

John is a business litigator with 15 years of experience, successfully representing clients across many industries in federal and state courts.

John is a member of the firm’s Commercial Litigation Practice Group and practices in the Nashville office.  He represents business clients in a wide variety of commercial disputes including business torts, breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duty, trustee liability, non-compete agreements, trade secrets, employment and construction.  He has also represented clients in the financial services industry and in matters involving product liability, catastrophic personal injuries, pharmaceutical drugs, medical devices and mechanical equipment.  Before joining Burr in 2010, John defended insureds under liability and workers compensation policies with major insurance companies; individuals before professional boards; electrical cooperatives in personal injury matters throughout the state of Tennessee; and numerous Tennessee counties in Governmental Tort Liability and discrimination cases.

John is a regular contributor to Burr’s Tennessee Business Litigation Blog and Non-Compete and Trade Secrets Law Blog.


  • Comparative Fault in Audit Malpractice Cases, 2013 Annual Breakfast with Burr
  • The Landlord-Tenant Relationship:  Understanding the Keys to a Successful Relationship with your Landlord, Safe Haven Family Shelter
  • Motion Practice Fundamentals, Tennessee Bar Association Online CLE