Burr & Forman

Ken Bryant

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  • J.D., University of Tennessee College of Law (1987)
  • B.A., Vanderbilt University (1982)


  • American Bar Association, Litigation Section
  • Tennessee Bar Association
  • Nashville Bar Association, Co-Chair Federal Courts Committee (2013-Present)
  • Nashville Bar Foundation
  • Conference of Freight Counsel, Chairman (2014-2016)
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent© Peer Review Rating
  • The Best Lawyers in America®, Transportation Law (2007-2022), Commercial Litigation (2021-2022)
  • The Best Lawyers in America® "Lawyer of the Year," Transportation Law, Nashville, Tennessee (2016, 2020)
  • Mid-South Super Lawyers, Business Litigation (2016-2019)
  • Mid-South Super Lawyers (2008-2014)
  • Dismissal of cases against bank for violation of the Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008 and the Home Affordable Modification Plan (2012 WL 1977946, 2011 WL 6888530).

  • Successful prosecution of non-solicitation claim on behalf of bank against former registered representative before a FINRA arbitration panel.

  • Serves as national counsel to the nation's largest release-of-information medical records processing company in the defense of class action litigation.

  • Defense of a national recycling facility with an Oak Ridge, Tennessee location in appellate litigation involving the manufacture of nuclear hazardous waste casks.

  • Defense of motor carriers in numerous lawsuits throughout the Southeast in cargo damage litigation on issues which include: federal Carmack Amendment preemption of cargo damage claims (2012 WL 174937, 2009 WL 3152195, 504 F. Supp. 2d 1213, 2006 WL 1469416).

  • Limitations of liability in cargo damage claims, EFS National Bank v. Averitt Express, Inc., 164 F.Supp.2d 994 (W.D. Tenn., 2001).

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“I give my time, talent, and resources to solve my client’s problems.”

With a wide range of clients, Ken regularly represents businesses in seeking a resolution of disputes whether in litigation or by way of alternative dispute resolution/mediation. Ken represents his clients in general business litigation of all types in both state and federal courts throughout the United States.

Ken offers each and every client a wealth of experience based on fairness, taking a straightforward approach that aligns well with his competitive nature. Enjoying the variety that each day brings, he works hard to solve his clients’ problems in a timely and efficient manner.

When away from work, Ken enjoys spending time with his family, preferably at a beach.

Ken earned his J.D. from the University of Tennessee College of Law and his B.A. from Vanderbilt University.