Over 60 Years Of Litigation Experience

R. Jan Jennings
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Mr. Jennings has devoted most of his professional work to providing legal advice and litigation services to employee pension and health and welfare funds, their trustees and third-party administrators across the United States in matters involving the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) and other applicable laws. During his career Mr. Jennings has also provided personal representation to political and labor leaders throughout the South.

Before attending the University of Tennessee College of Law, Mr. Jennings used his Masters Degree in Business Administration to work at the General Electric Company. In a series of managerial positions at GE, Mr. Jennings was responsible for union and employee relations. He practiced in Atlanta, Georgia for a number of years before relocating his practice to Nashville.

Areas Of Practice

  • General Litigation
  • Labor and Employment

Bar Admissions

  • Tennessee
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Tennessee, 1975
  • Georgia, 1976
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit, 1976
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 6th Circuit, 1979
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 11th Circuit, 1981
  • U.S. Court of Appeals Federal Circuit, 1984
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Tennessee
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Tennessee


  • University of Tennessee College of Law, Knoxville, Tennessee
    • J.D. - 1974
  • East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, Tennessee
    • B.S. - 1964
  • East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, Tennessee
    • M.B.A. - 1966

Honors and Awards

  • Best Lawyers in America — Labor and Employment Law
  • AV-Rated by Martindale Hubbell

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Tennessee Bar Association, Member
  • State Bar of Georgia

Past Employment Positions

  • General Electric Company