Jack Waddey

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Practice Areas

A mediator of complicated, sophisticated disputes in intellectual property and business breakups. His track record 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 many clients, both in terms of profitability and competitive positioning.


Licensed in Tennessee since 1971, Virginia since 1970, and Washington, D.C. since 1970. Joined Waller in 2015.

Professional Memberships

Adjunct Faculty Member, Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution, Pepperdine University School of Law; Tennessee Academy of Mediators & Arbitrators; Founding Member and Past President, Tennessee Association of Professional Mediators; Distinguished Fellow and Board Member, International Academy of Mediators; Founding Board Member, Nashville Entrepreneurial Center; Commercial Mediators Association; American Bar Association Intellectual Property and Dispute Resolution Sections; International Trademark Association;

American Intellectual Property Law Association; Founding Member and Past President, Tennessee Intellectual Property Law Association; Tennessee Bar Association; Distinguished Fellow, Nashville Bar Foundation; Nashville Technology Council; Nashville Chamber of Commerce.


J.D., 1970, Georgetown University Law Center; B.A., 1965, Auburn University