John C. Tishler

Tina Boone
615.850.8166 direct

As Chairman, John Tishler leads the strategic focus of the firm. With a business-oriented eye, John follows trends in the marketplace, keeps a close watch on strategic decisions, and motivates the lawyers and staff of the firm to be happy and successful in their careers.

Clients and partners alike find John's pragmatic and decisive attitude and his approachable and genial manner a plus. John recognizes that the practice of law has become increasingly business-focused, yet it remains at its core a service industry. He strives to advance the business goals of the firm while cultivating and nurturing the human capital that support those goals.

An insolvency and restructuring attorney by trade, John speaks comfortably in both the transactional and litigation arenas. Attorneys and staff alike respect John for his fairness, sincerity, decisiveness, and humility.


  • J.D., with honors, University of Tennessee, 1988
    • Editor-in-Chief - Tennessee Law Review
  • B.A., cum laude, Vanderbilt University, 1980

Bar Admissions

  • Tennessee
  • California

Court Admissions

  • United States Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Central District of California
  • U.S. District Court, All Districts of Tennessee
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