Joe P. Leniski Jr.

Joe P. Leniski Jr.

Member
Location:
Nashville, Tennessee
Phone:
615-254-8801
Fax:
(615) 255-5419
Email:

During his career at the Firm, Mr. Leniski has served as the primary attorney on several of the Firm's largest antitrust, shareholder, consumer, wage and hour, junk fax and robo-call, and other class action litigations. Although his practice focuses on complex litigation, Mr. Leniski is also very active in employment-related litigation, representing Union-side clients in NLRB hearings and in collective bargaining matters, advising employee pension and health funds and their trustees, and fighting for personal injury victims. Mr. Leniski is a member of the AFL-CIO Lawyers Coordinating Committee, served on the Tennessee Bar Association's Committee to revise the Tennessee Business Corporations Act, and was named a Mid-South Rising Star in Antitrust by Super Lawyers for 2012 through 2016.  Mr. Leniski has also been named to the Class Action Trial Lawyers Top 25, Mass Tort Trial Lawyers Top 25, and The National Trial Lawyers Top 100 for Civil Plaintiffs practice.

Mr. Leniski graduated cum laude from the University of Notre Dame where he interned for Congressman Tim Roemer and won an Indiana Collegiate Press Association award for journalism. Mr. Leniski went on to earn his law degree from Vanderbilt University Law School where he was president of the Vanderbilt Bar Association, worked in the Vanderbilt Juvenile Practice Clinic, and won the Jordan A. Quick Memorial Award for Outstanding Leadership. Prior to joining the Firm, Mr. Leniski clerked as an intern for United States Army Judge Advocate General's Corps at Fort Lee, Virginia, and at the United States Attorney's Office for the Middle District of Tennessee.

Mr. Leniski is an Eagle Scout.

 

Areas of Practice

  • Civil Litigation
  • Labor and Employment
  • ERISA
  • Class Actions and Complex Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Tennessee, 2003
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Tennessee, 2004
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Tennessee, 2005
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 6th Circuit

Education

  • Vanderbilt University Law School, Nashville, Tennessee
    • J.D. - 2003
  • University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, Indiana
    • B.A. cum laude - 2000

Honors and Awards

  • Super-lawyer, Anitrust Law
  • Mid-South Rising Star in Antitrust by Super Lawyers for 2012-2016
  • Class Action Trial Lawyers Top 25
  • Mass Tort Trial Lawyers Top 25
  • The National Trial Lawyers Top 100 for Civil Plaintiffs practice
  • Indiana Collegiate Press Association Award for Journalism
  • Jordan A. Quick Memorial Award for Outstanding Leadership

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Public Justice
  • Vanderbilt Bar Association, President
  • Nashville Bar Association
  • Tennessee Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Harry Phillips American Inn of Court
  • AFL-CIO Lawyers Coordinating Committee

Past Employment Positions

  • United States Army Judge Advocate General's Corps at Fort Lee, Virginia, Intern
  • United States Attorney's Office for the Middle District of Tennessee, Intern

Pro Bono Activities

  • Vanderbilt Juvenile Practice Clinic