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Charles I. Malone

Charles (Charlie) Malone, a partner in the firm’s Nashville office, is a trial lawyer who focuses his practice on complex commercial litigation, professional liability defense, and catastrophic personal injury and wrongful death claims. Charlie tries jury and bench trials in federal and state courts as well as litigates disputes before arbitration panels and other quasi-judicial and regulatory bodies. Additionally, Charlie has developed significant experience conducting internal investigations on behalf of special committees of corporate boards of directors. Charlie’s extensive experience and areas of focus include:

  • federal and state court shareholder derivative and fiduciary duty litigation in the context of both public and private companies;
  • business fraud, breach of contract, business / joint venture divorce, and insurance coverage claims in federal and state court and in arbitration;
  • restrictive covenant, non-compete, unfair competition, and trade secret litigation;
  • service as investigatory and advisory counsel to special litigation committees and other committees of boards of directors;
  • catastrophic personal injury and wrongful death litigation on behalf of both plaintiffs and defendants; and
  • representation of local, regional and national law firms and their lawyers in a variety of claims and in regulatory proceedings before state agencies.
  • Best Lawyers in America® - Commercial Litigation, 2013–2022
  • Super Lawyers® - Mid-South Super Lawyers, Business Litigation, 2017–2020
  • America’s Top 100 Bet-The-Company Litigators® - 2017
  • Nashville Bar Foundation, Fellow 
  • Tennessee Bar Association 
  • Nashville Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
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