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Charley Williamson

Partner

Leads Waller's Oncology, Business Asset Protections teams

Companies seeking to resolve complex business disputes, whether in court or through alternative dispute resolution, call upon Charley Williamson to shepherd them through the litigation process. Having spent his career handling both commercial litigation and employment matters, Charley has unique experience in helping businesses protect their financial assets, contractual rights, client relationships and human capital. Charley's indomitable spirit, combined with his intellectual insight, gives clients the confidence that he understands their goals, no matter how complicated the issues involved may be. Clients value Charley's ability to manage their litigation goals, expectations and costs.

Charley has represented clients in both commercial and employment disputes from a broad spectrum of industries, including:

  • Healthcare
  • Real estate
  • Oncology
  • Construction
  • Automotive
  • Banking and financial services
  • Aviation
  • Hospice
  • Insurance
  • Manufacturing
  • Package and delivery
  • Retail
  • Transportation and distribution

Comfortable in front of a judge, jury or arbitration panel, Charley also has significant experience representing clients in a wide variety of complex litigation matters, including non-competition litigation, representing numerous owners, landlords and commercial tenants in enforcing contractual obligations and lease provisions, negotiating executive compensation and severance agreements class and defending against claims of race, sex, age, disability and religious discrimination, whistleblower, wrongful discharge and retaliation. 

Charley leads two important efforts for Waller:  the Oncology Sector team through Waller's Healthcare Department and the Business Asset Protection group that cuts across many of Waller's practice areas.

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  • Related Services
  • Education
    • J.D., magna cum laude, University of Tennessee, 1996
      • Order of the Coif
      • Phi Delta Phi legal fraternity
      • Semi-Finalist - Advocates Prize Appellate Competition
      • Waller Lansden Dortch & Davis scholarship
    • B.A., Southern Methodist University, Accounting, 1992
  • Bar Admissions
    • Tennessee
  • Court Admissions
    • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth and Eighth Circuits
    • U.S. District Court, All Districts of Tennessee
    • U.S. District Court, All Districts of Arkansas
    • U.S. District Court, All Districts of Colorado
    • U.S. District Court, All Districts of Utah
  • Recognitions
    • The Best Lawyers in America© (BL Rankings)
      • Litigation - Health Care, 2021-2023
  • Professional Involvement
    • Waller Team Leader, Business Asset Protection
    • Waller Team Leader, Oncology Sector
    • Member, Nashville, Tennessee and American Bar Associations
    • Member, American Health Law Association
    • Member, Health Law Section of the American Bar Association
    • Member, Class Action Committee of the American Bar Association
    • Member, Middle Tennessee and National Chapters of the Associated General Contractors of America
    • Member, Society for Human Resource Management
    • Frequent speaker and author on employment and workplace issues
    • Waller, Former Hiring Partner
  • Community Involvement
    • Chair, Board of Trustees,  Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Tennessee Chapter
    • Member, PearlPoint Cancer Foundation
    • Team Captain, Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Light The Night 
    • Sunday School teacher, Westminster Presbyterian Church
    • Board Chair, Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

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