Davidson College, B.A., 2001
University of Memphis School of Law, J.D., 2006
Before joining the firm in 2014, Brandt served as a law clerk on the Tennessee Court of Criminal Appeals for Judges Alan Glenn and David H. Welles. Following the clerkships, he spent five years as a litigator for an insurance defense firm in Nashville representing middle-Tennessee municipalities in a wide variety of contexts, at trial and on appeal, in federal and state courts. He has substantial experience litigating employment discrimination claims, civil rights claims, wrongful death claims, and Tennessee Governmental Tort Liability Act claims.
Diverse Range of Civil Litigation
Brandt’s practice involves a diverse range of civil litigation, including commercial contract disputes, land-use litigation, construction litigation, enforcement of mechanics’ and materialmen’s liens, commercial landlord-tenant disputes, insurance coverage issues, civil rights litigation, employment discrimination, as well as representing professionals, builders, contractors, and business entities in administrative proceedings before regulatory, disciplinary, and licensure boards. Brandt represents every client with the goal of providing them with excellent advocacy in the most direct and efficient manner possible to achieve favorable results.
Tennessee Eminent Domain Attorney
Brandt also represents Tennessee real property owners whose land or property rights have been taken by the government in eminent domain proceedings. Brandt ensures that his eminent domain clients maximize the compensation they are entitled to for the property taken by the government, and that all compensable damages are accounted for with applicable interest.
Admitted to All Tennessee Courts
Brandt is admitted to practice in all Tennessee state courts, and the United States District Courts for the Western, Middle, and Eastern Districts of Tennessee, as well as the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit. Brandt is a member of the Nashville and Tennessee bar associations, and he is also a board member of the Crieve Hall Neighborhood Association and the Nashville Adult Literacy Council.