Our Team

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Jeremy M. Cothern

Partner

Jeremy focuses on civil and criminal litigation for businesses, individuals, government entities, and utilities and on the formation, governance, and day-to-day operations of businesses. The majority of his litigation practice has been devoted to business and commercial litigation, trust and estate litigation, and trust and will contests. He also practices construction, white collar criminal, and domestic litigation and represents businesses and individuals in internal investigations and in civil and criminal government investigations. He has successfully represented clients in state and federal courts in jury and bench trials and in administrative court trials and in arbitrations and at mediation. When necessary, he represents clients through appeal when one side or the other has appealed a decision of the trial court. He, finally, assists business owners in selecting and forming a business entity, maintaining the entity’s legal status, and in solving day-to-day problems and in capitalizing on opportunities.

Practice Areas

Business and Commercial litigation
Construction litigation
Criminal defense
Domestic litigation
Probate
Government and Internal
Investigations
Personal Injury
Trust and Estate Litigation
Will Contests
Guardianships

Education

J.D., cum laude, The University of
Tennessee College of Law, 2008
Editor, Tennessee Law Review
(2006-2008)
Editor, Transactions: Tennessee
Journal of Business Law (2006-2008)
Editor, Tennessee Journal of Law &
Policy (2006-2008)
Judicial Intern, Knox County
Chancery Court (2007)
B.A., cum laude with departmental
honors, The University of the South
(Sewanee) 2005
Honoree, Academic All-SCAC
(2003-2005)
Varsity Basketball (2001-2005)

Professional Associations

Super Lawyers-Rising Star, Business Litigation
(2016-2020)
Graduate, Tennessee Bar Association
Leadership Law (2015)
Graduate, Leadership Chattanooga
(2014-2015)
Member, The Justices Ray L. Brock,
Jr. - Robert E. Cooper American
Inns of Court (2014-Present)
Steering Committee Member and
Volunteer Coordinator, Supreme Court
Retention Campaign (2014)
Fundraising Volunteer for Class of 2005,
University of the South (Sewanee)
(2006-Present)