Jack Waddey

A go-to mediator for challenging IP disputes and business breakups

Jack Waddey is a mediator of complicated, sophisticated disputes in intellectual property and business breakups. In Chambers USA 2021, he was recognized in the nationwide Mediators category at the Band II level, consisting of the top 35 mediators in the U.S. Additionally, he has been named a "go-to" mediator by the Nashville Post, and he is one of 15 mediators on the International Trademark Association panel of mediators for trademark disputes. Jack's history as the leading patent attorney in the area makes his views and counseling on intellectual property strategy a critical component to the long-term success of his many clients, both in terms of profitability and competitive positioning.  



  • J.D., Georgetown University Law Center, 1970
    • Associate Editor, Georgetown Law Journal
  • B.S., Auburn University, Aerospace Engineering, 1965

Court Admissions

  • All State Courts Tennessee
  • U.S. District Court, Middle, Western and Eastern Districts of Tennessee
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit and Federal Circuit

Bar Admissions

  • Tennessee
  • Virginia
  • District of Columbia
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office


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Professional Involvement

  • Charter Member, Tennessee Academy of Mediators & Arbitrators
  • Founding Member and Past President, Tennessee Association of Professional Mediators
  • Member, Commercial Mediators Association

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Community Involvement

  • Founder, Nashville Celtics Basketball Association, an inner-city youth basketball program which has resulted in more than $10 million in athletic scholarships for program participants
  • Chairman, Theta Chi Fundraising and Building Committee, which raised more than $3 million for the construction of a new fraternity house for the Auburn University chapter of Theta Chi
  • Member, Auburn Alumni Engineering Council
    • Chair, Research Committee

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