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Jake VanAusdall

Managing Attorney
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Phone: (615) 490-6020
Fax: (615) 942-5914

1648 Westgate Cir
Brentwood, Tennessee 37027


Jake VanAusdall dedicates his practice to business litigation and complex dispute resolution. This includes commercial disputes, business litigation, employment law, and general litigation. He has a record of successfully handling disputes on behalf of both individuals and corporations in Tennessee state courts and Federal Court.

Mr. VanAusdall provides legal counsel to start up businesses and medium sized privately held companies. He assists clients with strategic business plans, proper entity formation, contract drafting and review, lease and purchase agreements, and intellectual property protection. Jake also serves as outside general counsel for companies who require an attorney to handle a broad array of legal and business matters on an as needed basis at a fixed rate. He keeps his business clients' best interests the main focus of his representation and builds with them a trusted relationship.

Within the realm of his employment law practice, Jake advises employers regarding, compliance with state and federal laws, contract negotiation, defense against employee lawsuits, and hiring practices. He is dedicated to defending employees' rights in the workplace and represents clients with legal issues involving defamation, non compete and severance agreements, whistleblower claims and retaliation.

Jake also helps employees who experience sexual harassment or are victims of discrimination due to their age, gender, disability, race or religion by helping them draft and submit documents to the Tennessee Human Rights Commission (THRC) or the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), an administrative process that in most cases must be completed before a lawsuit can be filed.

Jake received his Juris Doctor from Tulane University Law School in New Orleans, LA, and a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Mississippi in Oxford, MS. He completed further study in international contract law and comparative legal systems at the University of Vienna Law School in Vienna, Austria. He is licensed in Tennessee.


J.D., Tulane Law School, New Orleans, LA

B.A, University of Mississippi, Oxford, MS

University of Vienna Law School, Vienna, Austria

Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice Tennessee
U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee
U.S. District Court for the Western District of Tennessee
Professional & Bar Association Memberships

Nashville Bar Association

John Marshall Inn of Court

Nashville Junior Chamber of Commerce

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