Timothy L. Warnock

Tim Warnock’s practice is focused almost exclusively on commercial and intellectual property litigation in federal and state courts.  He has extensive jury and non-jury trial experience in corporate and business litigation, entertainment litigation, intellectual property litigation, construction litigation, employment litigation and general commercial litigation.  Mr. Warnock is certified as a civil trial specialist by the National Board of Trial Advocacy.  He is listed as a Rule 31 mediator approved to conduct court-ordered mediations by the Alternative Dispute Commission established by the Tennessee Supreme Court.  He is a member of the Tennessee Chapter of the American Board of Trial Advocates and the Southeastern Region of the American Board of Trial Advocates.  He served as President of the Tennessee Chapter of ABOTA in 2009.  Mr. Warnock has also been selected for recognition as a Best Lawyer since 2008.  He is a founding member of the Tennessee Association of Construction Counsel.

Mr. Warnock serves as an Adjunct Professor of Law at the Vanderbilt University School of Law, teaching Advanced Evidence and Trial Advocacy.  He lectures and has been published on topics related to intellectual property and commercial litigation.

Mr. Warnock is a member of the Forum on the Entertainment and Sports Industries and Intellectual Property Law Sections of the American Bar Association.  He is a member of the Tennessee Bar Association, and a former Chair of the Federal Practice Section and the Sports and Entertainment Law Section.  Mr. Warnock was a member of the inaugural class of Leadership Law and is a former member of the Steering Committee of Leadership Law.  He is also a member of the Nashville Bar Association and a former Chair of the Intellectual Property Committee and of the Entertainment and Sports Law Committee, and a former Co-Chair of the Federal Courts Committee.  He currently is a Co-Chair of the Entertainment, Sports and Media Law Committee.

He is also a member of Leadership Music and currently serves on the Vanderbilt Alumni Association Board of Directors.  Mr. Warnock is a former member of the Board of the Nashville Chapter of the American Red Cross.

Mr. Warnock graduated from Vanderbilt University in 1984 with a B.A. degree.  He received his J.D. with high honors in 1987 from the University of Tennessee where he was a member of the Order of the Coif and Moot Court Board.

Selected Publications and Speaking Engagements:







Practice Areas

Commercial Litigation
Intellectual Property Litigation
Construction Litigation


University of Tennessee, J.D. 1987
Vanderbilt University, B.A. 1984

Bar Admissions

Tennessee, 1987
Florida, 1990


American Bar Association
Tennessee Bar Association
Nashville Bar Association
The Florida Bar
Leadership Music
American Board of Trial Advocates
Tennessee Ass'n of Construction Counsel


Phone: (615) 320-3700 ext. 115