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Jason M. Pannu

Jason M. Pannu is a Lewis Thomason shareholder based in the firm’s Nashville office. He is a native of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.  Jason currently serves as President of the Tennessee Bar Association. Jason practices primarily in the area of complex commercial litigation with an emphasis on the construction industry. He also practices in the areas of professional liability, environmental law, employment law, and insurance coverage disputes.  As part of his construction law practice, Jason advises architects, engineers, owners, contractors, subcontractors, and material suppliers in connection with large-scale projects. He regularly appears in State and Federal Courts and arbitration on construction defect claims, professional negligence claims, breach of contract claims, and lien and bond claims.  In his professional liability practice, Jason represents accountants, lawyers, insurance agents, consultants, brokers, and miscellaneous professionals.  He also advises clients regarding litigation avoidance and assessment.  Jason is fluent in Cantonese Chinese and French.

 PROFESSIONAL HONORS AND ACTIVITIES

  • Tennessee Bar Association
    • President, 2018-2019
    • President-Elect, 2017-2018
    • Vice-President, 2016-2017
    • Secretary & Board of Governors, 2008-2015
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rating for Ethical Standards and Legal Ability
  • Best Lawyers®, 2019 for Commercial Litigation
  • Mid-South Super Lawyers® 2016-2018 for Construction Litigation
  • Mid-South Super Lawyers® Rising Star, 2010-2015 for Construction Litigation
  • Fellow, American Bar Foundation
  • Fellow, Nashville Bar Foundation
  • Graduate, Tennessee Bar Association Leadership Law, Class of 2011
  • Graduate, ABA Tort, Trial & Insurance Practice Section Leadership Academy, Class of 2009-2010
  • Tennessee Legal Community Foundation
    • Secretary, 2008-2015
    • Board of Trustees, 2008-present
  • American Bar Association, Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Section
    • Vice-Chair, Toxic Tort & Environmental Law Committee, 2010-present
    • Member, Technology Committee, 2010-present
    • Vice-Chair, Fidelity & Surety Law Committee, 2009-2010
  • Tennessee Association of Construction Counsel
    • Chair, Membership Committee, 2009-2011 

COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES

    • Associated General Contractors of Middle Tennessee
      • Board Member, Young Constructors Forum, 2008-2010
      • Board Member, Construction Leadership Council, 2010-2012
    • Ice Hockey Coach, Ensworth High School
    • General Counsel, Admirals Youth Hockey Club, Inc.
    • General Counsel, Nashville Jr. Predators NA3HL franchise

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Nashville Office

424 Church Street, Suite 2500
P.O. Box 198615
Nashville, Tennessee 37219
Telephone (615) 259-1366
FAX (615) 259-1389

Education

University of Northern British Columbia, B.Comm. (Finance), 1998

University of Alberta, J.D., 2002

Bar Admission

Ontario (Canada), 2002

Tennessee, 2005

  • Business & Commercial

    We offer comprehensive representation to businesses of all types. As detailed below, our services range from helping resolve business disputes through litigation, mediation, arbitration or negotiation to offering sound legal advice upon which to base your business decisions as well as transactional representation, document preparation services and business formation and… [Read more]

    Construction

    We have a broad and substantial construction practice with a solid record of service to the design and construction industry. Our experienced and dedicated construction practice group attorneys understand the construction industry and can help you navigate its often complex contracts and diverse relationships. We work closely with clients to identify… [Read more]

    Professional Liability

    As a professional, your reputation means everything. We are sensitive to the fact that professional liability lawsuits and claims affect reputations, as well as personal finances, and we stand ready to aggressively protect your practice at both the trial and appellate levels. Representative clients include: Accountants Attorneys* Architects Contractors Directors of Corporations Engineers Financial Advisors Hospitals and Medical Facilities Insurance… [Read more]

    Toxic Tort

    We have a 30-year-plus history of defending cases and claims relating to toxic exposure in the chemical and asbestos industries. We also have been actively involved in issues related to hazardous waste cleanup for Department of Defense and Department of Energy contractors and subcontractors. We have been involved in the defense… [Read more]