Rated by Super Lawyers 

Brian Yoakum’s practice includes a wide range of complex commercial litigation in the areas of general and business law, premises liability defense, mass tort defense, contract and transactional disputes and business divorces among owners of all types of business entities. Mr. Yoakum also handles commercial tort actions such as procurement of breach of contract, tortious interference with business relations, interference with contracts and breach of restrictive covenants.

Mr. Yoakum serves on the firm’s Board of Directors as well as the marketing committee. He is a member of the American, Tennessee, and Memphis Bar Associations. He is a 2017 graduate of the Tennessee Bar Association Leadership Law program (TBALL) and has been selected by Super Lawyers magazine as a Rising Star in the field of business litigation every year since 2014. He has also been elected a Barrister in the Leo Bearman, Sr. Chapter of the American Inn of Court and was recently selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2018 in the field of commercial litigation.

Mr. Yoakum has experience aggressively advocating the interests of his clients before state and federal trial courts, administrative bodies, the Tennessee Court of Appeals, and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit and the Sixth Circuit. In addition, Mr. Yoakum regularly resolves disputes to his clients’ benefit through alternative dispute resolution vehicles, including negotiations, mediations, and arbitrations.

Mr. Yoakum is very active in the community as well. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of the American Heart Association- Mid-South Chapter as well as a member of the Tennessee Advocacy Committee for the American Heart Association. He is also the current Director of the Touchdown Club of Memphis and the current Director of the Red Acres Neighborhood Association. He is a voluntary Special Judge for Shelby County, TN General Sessions Court. He served as a transition team member for Memphis Mayor Jim Strickland on the administrative budget committee and is a former board member and ombudsman of the Mid-South Spay & Neuter Services.

 

 

  • United States Supreme Court
  • United States Tax Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit
  • U.S. District Courts, Western and Middle Districts of Tennessee
  • U.S. District Courts, Eastern and Western Districts of Arkansas
  • Tennessee State Courts
  • American Bar Association
  • Tennessee Bar Association
  • Memphis Bar Association
  • Selected by Super Lawyers Magazine to the Rising Stars list in field of Business Litigation since 2014
  • Elected as a Barrister in the Leo Bearman, Sr. chapter of the American Inn of Court
  • 2017 Graduate, Tennessee Bar Association Leadership Law program (TBALL)
  • Board of Directors, American Heart Association- Mid-South Chapter
  • Selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2018 in field of Commercial Litigation
  • Board of Directors, Evans Petree PC
  • Transition team member, Memphis Mayor Jim Strickland, Administrative Budget Committee
  • TN Advocacy Committee member, American Heart Association
  • Director, Touchdown Club of Memphis
  • Director, Red Acres Neighborhood Association
  • Voluntary Special Judge, Shelby County, TN General Sessions Court

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