John P. Nefflen
Partner
Nashville

John has practiced in Nashville since 1999. He represents a diverse client base in federal and state courts in complex business matters involving service providers, banking and financial services, manufacturing, healthcare, construction, accounting, real estate, and in the government and utilities sectors. Mr. Nefflen also has represented recording artists, management and entertainment industry executives in contract and intellectual property disputes.

John is a 1997 graduate of the University of Tennessee College of Law. He earned his undergraduate degree from Belmont University in 1994. He is a former member of the Belmont University Alumni Association Board of Directors, and is currently a member of the Friends of the Arts at Belmont, supporting Belmont’s College of Visual and Performing Arts. Mr. Nefflen has served on the Board of Directors of Safe Haven Family Shelter for three years, and he will begin serving as the Board President in January 2017.

Experience
• Representing employees in claims for breach of non-compete agreement, unfair competition and violation of trade secrets law.
• Representing purchaser of home kit in claims for breach of contract and violations of the Tennessee Consumer Protection Act.
• Representing laboratory services provider in litigation arising out of veterinary clinic’s breach of contract.
• Representing bank in litigation arising out of allegations of breach of trustee’s fiduciary duties.
• Representing robotics manufacturer in claims related to the design and installation of an automated welding system in a casket factory.
• Representing Grammy award winning producer in copyright infringement case.
• Representing seller in claims for breach of land purchase agreement, interference with business relationship and inducement to breach contract.
• Representing employer in litigation involving in de-gloving/amputation injury.
• Representing managing member of limited partnership in partition and accounting action involving fraud claims related to the dissolution of several estate planning entities and family owned real estate ventures.
• Representing manager in breach of contract action against a band.
• Representing cell tower owner/operator in case involving easement interference by an adjacent landowner.
• Representing banks in wrongful foreclosure and fair debt collection practices action.
• Representing liquidating agent for bankrupt corporation against accounting firm in audit malpractice case.
• Representing debtor’s estate in bankruptcy to recover funds deposited in state court.
• Representing large apartment complexes to recover excessive fees for water consumption based on improper rate classification.
• Representing governmental entity in land use case.
• Representing utilities across the state of Tennessee in catastrophic electrocution cases.
• Representing employer in worker’s compensation case that established the statutory “Maximum Total Benefit” of 400 weeks applied to temporary total disability.
• Representing church members in malicious prosecution case filed by former pastor.
• Representing 14 Tennessee counties in ADA case related to access to Tennessee’s judicial services. and
• Representing employee in wrongful termination case.

Publications and Presentations
• How to Enforce Healthcare Non-Compete Agreements, Executive Insight, May 23, 2016.
• Rule of Law Documentary related to Lane v. State of Tennessee.
• Cannabis Law, CLE program, March 15, 2016.
• Non-Compete Agreements and Trade Secrets, CLE program, March 17, 2015.
• Copyright Law and Patent Trolling, CLE program, February 11, 2014.
• Landlord-Tenant Law: Best Practices to Improve Your Success as a Tenant, Safe Haven Family Shelter.
• Comparative Fault in Audit Malpractice Cases, Tennessee Bar Journal, September 2013.
• Motion Practice Fundamentals, Tennessee Bar Association Online CLE, April 18, 2012.

Direct Dial: (615) 850-2291
Email: jnefflen@shackelfordlaw.net