Chase Fann is a passionate litigator with diverse experience across a variety of practice areas in both civil and criminal law. He has experience in business, civil rights, contracts, criminal defense, employment, personal injury, and entertainment matters, and this unique exposure to a wide range of practice areas allows him to serve as lead or co-counsel for plaintiffs and defendants in both state and federal courts at the trial and appellate level.
As a litigator, Chase creatively and thoroughly advances his clients’ positions through written and oral advocacy in motions, briefs, bench trials, and jury trials. Chase also regularly assists his business clients in avoiding litigation by providing pre-litigation counseling and advice to those who are making difficult decisions that may have legal implications.
Chase completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Tennessee before earning his Juris Doctor from the Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law at the University of Memphis, where he finished ranked second in his class and received awards for earning the best grade in 10 courses. Prior to entering private practice, he served as an extern for the Hon. John T. Fowlkes, Jr. in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Tennessee and an intern for the Davidson County District Attorney General’s Office and the Hon. Julia S. Gibbons in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit. Prior to joining Spencer Fane, Chase practiced with his family’s boutique litigation firm, Waldron Fann & Parsley, in Murfreesboro, Tennessee.
- University of Memphis, Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law, 2018 (J.D.), magna cum laude
- University of Tennessee, 2015 (B.A.), summa cum laude
- Tennessee, 2018
- U.S. District Court for the Western District of Tennessee, 2022
- U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, 2019
- U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Tennessee, 2019
- U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee, 2019
- Represented a local business facing multiple regulatory violations before the regulatory board that resulted in outright dismissals without disciplinary action.
- Convinced a plaintiff to voluntarily dismiss its own lawsuit for unpaid wage against his client, a local healthcare company, before discovery even began.
- Received over $1,000,000 in personal injury compensation for his clients.
- Successfully reversed a trial court’s ruling on the interpretation of a will so that his clients could be included in a decedent’s six-figure estate.
- Negotiated multiple buyouts for LLC members who sought to terminate their interests in LLCs.
- Quickly won a motion to dismiss for a local nonprofit in defending against a civil complaint in federal court that alleged constitutional violations by its staff.
- Defended clients against a variety of felony and misdemeanor criminal charges, including DUI, drug offenses, robberies, burglaries, theft, assault, and others.
- Represented local businesses in breach of contract negotiations and litigation to recover compensation for services rendered that were not paid.
- Super Lawyers, Rising Stars, 2023
- Best Lawyers in America, Ones to Watch, 2024
- Nashville Bar Association
- Tennessee Bar Association
- Rutherford & Cannon County Bar Association
- The Andrew Jackson American Inn of Court