Brian F. Walthart


Brian Walthart is a partner in the firm's Nashville office. Mr. Walthart has extensive litigation experience and has successfully tried a wide range of cases to verdict, including alleged insurance bad faith, product liability, construction defect, personal injury, sexual harassment, professional negligence, and civil rights.

In addition to his trial experience, Mr. Walthart has vast experience in defending a wide range of cases. He regularly works with clients to evaluate cases early to resolve them rapidly and efficiently, if possible. Mr. Walthart also has had experience and great success resolving cases through the use of pretrial motion practice or on appeal, if necessary.

Published Opinions

  • Boswell v. YMCA, 2019 Tenn. App. LEXIS 160, 2019 WL 1422926
  • Gibson v. YMCA, 2016 Tenn. App. LEXIS 337, 2016 WL 2937320
  • Diemoz v. Huneycutt, 2020 Tenn. App. LEXIS 204
  • Mershon v. HPT TA Props. Trust, 2018 Tenn. App. LEXIS 653, 2018 WL 5793564
  • Heritage Operating, LP v. Henry County Propane Gas, Inc., 2012 Tenn. App. LEXIS 479, 2012 WL 2989120
  • Barnett v. B.F. Nashville, Inc., 2017 Tenn. App. LEXIS 372, 2017 WL 2334229


  • State Bar Admissions
    • Arkansas
    • Tennessee
  • United States District Courts
    • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Arkansas
    • United States District Court for the Western District of Arkansas
    • United States District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee
    • United States District Court for the Western District of Tennessee
  • United States Courts of Appeals
    • United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit


  • Tennessee Bar Association
  • Nashville Bar Association

Awards & Honors

  • Dean's Award for Best Oral Advocate, University of Memphis School of Law
  • Senior Editor, Tennessee Journal of Practice and Procedure


Middle Tennessee State University

Bachelor of Science, 2000

University of Memphis School of Law

Juris Doctor, 2005

Representative Matters

  • Obtained defense verdict in sexual harassment trial in which audiotape of sexual conduct between manager and employee was caught on audio recording.
  • Obtained favorable jury verdict for general contract in construction defect trial in which plaintiff hotel sought $2.7 million.
  • Obtained favorable jury verdict for company in which employee rear-ended plaintiff's vehicle and liability was admitted.
  • Obtained summary judgment for Williamson County, Tennessee business in wrongful death suit in which plaintiffs alleged that the condition of defendant's business caused a motor vehicle collision that killed plaintiffs' decedent.
  • Obtained dismissal of clients from defamation lawsuit in which plaintiff alleged that defendants posted defamatory statements about plaintiff related to a high-profile school bullying incident.
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