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Described in Chambers USA as "quite possibly Nashville's best litigator"

Bob Boston is widely recognized for his experience and analytical insight in high-value matters ranging from labor and employment disputes to complex commercial litigation. Respected by opposing counsel and members of the judiciary, clients rely on Bob for both his courtroom prowess and his ability to solve problems in day-to-day matters.

Companies seeking strategic advice or hands-on representation in business, commercial, labor or employment litigation matters rely on Bob for his depth of knowledge and extensive trial experience. A litigation strategist and tactician, Bob helps clients look beyond the reactive way of thinking to develop solutions to their litigation and employment issues. Clients rely upon Bob for his practical, creative advice. Representative companies include:

  • Retailers
  • Domestic and international manufacturers
  • Nationwide service providers
  • Healthcare systems, suppliers, providers, and payors of all kinds

Clients and peers report that Bob is "clearly one of the leaders" in his field. His amiable style and intellectual approach to problem-solving balance a formidable courtroom presence and willingness to do battle. Businesses hire Bob for his reputation as a determined thinker and preeminent litigator. They rehire him because he delivers results.

During his career as a commercial and employment litigator at Waller, Bob has over 30 federal and state reported and published appellate opinions from multiple jurisdictions. He has handled litigated matters in 28 states.

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  • Education
    • J.D., with high honors, University of Tennessee College of Law, 1981
      • Order of the Coif
      • Phi Kappa Phi honor and Phi Alpha Delta legal fraternities
    • B.A., Vanderbilt University, 1979
  • Bar Admissions
    • Tennessee
  • Court Admissions
    • U.S. Supreme Court
    • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
    • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
    • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
    • U.S. District Courts for Multiple districts of the United States
  • Recognitions
    • Chambers USA
      • Recognized as a leading attorney in both Labor & Employment and Litigation: General Commercial (Tennessee), 2003-2022
    • The Best Lawyers in America© (BL Rankings)
      • Bet-the-Company Litigation, 2008-2023
      • Commercial Litigation, 2007-2023
      • Employment Law - Management, 2011-2023
      • Labor Law - Management, 2011-2022
      • Litigation - Labor and Employment, 2011-2022
    • Mid-South Super Lawyers (Thomson Reuters)
      • Super Lawyers - Employment & Labor, 2006-2022
      • Super Lawyers - Business Litigation, 2022
    • Martindale Hubbell
      • AV-rated
    • Nashville Business Journal
      • Best of the Bar, 2019-2022
  • Professional Involvement
    • Fellow, American College of Trial Lawyers (ACTL)
    • Member, International Association of Defense Counsel (IADC)
    • Fellow, Nashville, Tennessee and American Bar Foundations
    • Former Chair, Litigation Section of the Tennessee Bar Association
    • Member, Nashville, Tennessee and American Bar Associations with memberships in the Labor and Employment and Litigation Sections
    • Private and approved arbitrator for several associations, including the National Association of Securities Dealers and the National Futures Association
    • Former Hearing Panel Committee Member, Board of Professional Responsibility of the Supreme Court of Tennessee
    • Former Member, Board of Directors, Nashville Bar Association
  • Community Involvement
    • Director, Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development
    • At-Large Director, Duck River Development Agency
    • Director and Chairman, EAR Foundation
    • Trustee, The Oak Hill School
    • Director, CSM, III
    • Board Secretary and Executive Committee Member, Darkness to Light

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