John J. Griffin, Jr.
Mr. Griffin's practice is focused on commercial, intellectual property, and insurance litigation in both state and federal courts. He has extensive jury and non-jury trial experience in corporate, business, entertainment, insurance, and personal injury litigation. Mr. Griffin has represented Country Music Hall of Fame songwriters, as well as various record companies, music publishing companies, manufacturers, and insurance companies in a wide variety of disputes. Mr. Griffin is a Tennessee Supreme Court Rule 31 listed mediator.
American Board of Trial Advocates (Member)
American Bar Association
Tennessee Bar Association
Nashville Bar Association
Copyright Society of the South
Country Music Association
Broad. Music, Inc. v. Roger Miller Music, Inc., 396 F.3d 762 (6th Cir. 2005).
In this landmark case, Mr. Griffin successfully argued to a panel of the Sixth Circuit that Roger Miller Music, Inc. was entitled to more than 92% of a deceased author's copyright interest under 17 U.S.C. § 304(a).
HONORS & DISTINCTIONS
Highest Professional AV Rating (Preeminent) by Martindale-Hubbell
The Best Lawyers in America, 2015-2017
Mid-South Super Lawyers, 2008-2017
One of Nashville's Best Eight Litigators, Nashville Business Journal - Best of the Bar, 2004
Nashville Bar Association's Pro Bono Volunteer of the Year Award, 2005
Catholic Charities Volunteer of the Year, 2006
Nashville Bar Foundation Fellow
U.S. Supreme Court
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
U.S. District Court for the Middle, Eastern, and Western Districts of Tennessee
Tennessee State and Appellate Courts
Intellectual Property Litigation
University of Tennessee College of Law, J.D., 1992
University of Notre Dame, B.A., 1989