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.

He has been selected by Super Lawyers Magazine as a Rising Star in the field of Business Litigation every year since 2014. He recently has been elected a Barrister in the Leo Bearman, Sr. Chapter of the American Inn of Court.

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. He is a member of the American, Tennessee, and Memphis Bar Associations. Mr. Yoakum serves on the firm’s Board of Directors.

  • 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
  • Super Lawyers Magazine Rising Stars list in field of Business Litigation
  • Elected as a Barrister in the Leo Bearman, Sr. chapter of the American Inn of Court
  • Selected to participate in the TBA's 2017 Leadership Law program
  • Appointed to the Board of Directors of the American Heart Association- MidSouth Chapter


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