Terry A. Fann

Terry A. Fann

Murfreesboro, Tennessee
Terry A. Fann joined the firm in 1988.  For the past 30 years, Mr. Fann has zealously advocated for his clients in employment law, civil rights, personal injury, workers' compensation, and criminal defense cases in both state and federal court. Mr. Fann personally works on each client's case, taking them from an initial interview to the Tennessee Supreme Court.  Mr. Fann is known for his extensive litigation experience, diligent work ethic, and active representation of his clients across all areas of the law.

Mr. Fann is a certified Civil Trial Specialist by the National Board of Trial Advocacy and maintains a rating of "AV" on Martindale-Hubbell lawyer reviews, which is the highest rating attainable.  Mr. Fann is also a Rule 31 Listed General Civil Mediator who is available for mediation in all civil matters.

Areas of Practice

  • Personal Injury
  • Workers Compensation
  • Employment Law
  • Criminal Defense

Certified Legal Specialties

  • Civil Trial Specialist, National Board of Trial Advocacy

Bar Admissions

  • Tennessee, 1988
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Tennessee, 1988
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 6th Circuit, 1988
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Tennessee, 2010
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Tennessee, 2015


  • University of Memphis School of Law, Memphis, Tennessee
    • J.D. - 1987
  • University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Tennessee
    • B.S. - 1983
    • Honors: With Honors
    • Major: Agriculture Business

Representative Cases

  • Tramel v. Rutherford County, 2014 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 111154
  • Sakich v. Bedford County, 2013 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 186423
  • State of Tennessee vs. Ron Killings (2010)
  • State of Tennessee vs. James C. Young, Jr. (2009)
  • Stace Thompson v. City of Lavergne, 2005 WL 3076887
  • McClaran v. McClaran, TAM (TN Supreme Court 2002)


  • Workers Compensation in Tennessee, RCCBA, 2004
  • Professionalism/Client Communication, RCCBA, 2007
  • Sexual Harassment in the Workplace, Legal Professional Association, 2008

Honors and Awards

  • National Trial Lawyers: Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • Top 100 Litigation Lawyer in the State of Tennessee by the American Society of Legal Advocates (ASLA), 2015 - 2018
  • Top 100 DUI Lawyer in the State of Tennessee
  • Mid-South Super Lawyers, 2008 - 2018
  • Who's Who Among American Lawyers
  • A/V Rating Martindale Hubbell, 2016 - 2018
  • AV Preeminent Martindale Hubbell Rating – Judicial Edition, 2016

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Litigation Counsel of America, Fellow
  • Tennessee Bar Association
  • Rutherford Cannon County Bar Association
  • Tennessee Association for Justice
  • American Association for Justice
  • Tennessee Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member Hearing Panel - Board of Professional Responsibility
  • The National Advocacy for DUI Defense, LLC (NAFDD), Member
  • Southern States Police Benevolent Association, Attorney

Pro Bono Activities

  • Child Advocacy Center of Rutherford County, 2003 - 2018
  • Legal Aid Society Advocacy, 2001 - 2018
  • Legal Aid Society Leadership Cabinet, 2013 - 2018


  • Phi Alpha Delta
  • Gamma Beta Phi
  • Phi Kappa Phi