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Practice Areas

Thor practices complex business litigation, including bet-the-company cases, intellectual property litigation and related counseling. His practice is generally divided equally between matters in Tennessee and other parts of the country. Thor has represented clients in the arbitration, mediation and early neutral evaluation forms of Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR). Thor represents businesses and individuals in many types of disputes, which have included business torts, insurance coverage, false advertising and consumer protection matters, fraud claims (including healthcare-related False Claims Act cases and securities fraud), government investigations, noncompetition, defamation, civil RICO, contract/UCC, commercial real estate, products liability, class actions, proxy contests, computer performance litigation (i.e., software, hardware and implementation disputes) and automotive supplier disputes.


The Best Lawyers in America; Mid-South Super Lawyers; Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent Rated; American Bar Foundation, Fellow; Tennessee Bar Foundation, Fellow; Nashville Bar Foundation, Fellow

Professional Memberships

American Bar Association; Tennessee Bar Association; American Intellectual Property Law Association; International Trademark Association; Nashville Technology Council


JD, Indiana University School of Law (1988); BA, Indiana University (1986)