Ryan Lee is a partner at the firm’s Nashville office and is a member of the Construction and Infrastructure practice group. His practice focuses on representing owners, general contractors, subcontractors, design professionals, and suppliers in construction-related litigation matters. Ryan also regularly represents clients in commercial, governmental regulatory, and real estate disputes. During his career, Ryan has guided his clients through all facets of the litigation process, from pre-litigation dispute avoidance to trial and appeal where he has successfully argued before all three divisions of the Tennessee Court of Appeals and the Tennessee Supreme Court. In addition to his litigation practice, Ryan is highly skilled at negotiating and drafting both commercial and residential contracts for owners, contractors, and subcontractors including development, design, construction, and design/build agreements.
Prior to joining the firm, Ryan served as of counsel at a full-service U.S. law firm where he focused his practice in construction and commercial litigation. He advised his clients on a variety of matters, including disputes related to design and construction defects, mechanic’s and materialmen’s liens, contractor licensing, and Prompt Pay act and other payment issues. Ryan also has considerable commercial litigation and government regulatory experience based on his time in private practice in Chicago and as an Assistant Attorney General in the Tennessee Attorney General’s Office.
- Member, Tennessee Bar Association, Construction Section
- Member, Tennessee Association of Construction Counsel
- Member, American Bar Association, Construction Forum