Anthony A. Orlandi
Good advocates can protect the less fortunate and advance the law in ways that benefit employees, consumers and other individuals. It takes grit, determination and hard work to protect people and discover the truth. As an attorney, I fight every day for people who have suffered harm or economic injuries through no fault of their own, and I’m making a positive difference in their lives.
Tony Orlandi is an experienced litigator in the areas of complex and general litigation, constitutional rights litigation, consumer rights litigation, class actions, employment law, personal injury and product liability cases. He also serves as a hearing examiner for the Board of Professional Responsibility of the Supreme Court of Tennessee. Before joining BS&J in 2015, he was a commercial litigator with Goodwin Procter LLP in Boston, Massachusetts, where he litigated matters in state and federal courts. He also clerked for the Hon. Aleta A. Trauger, U.S. District Court, Middle District of Tennessee, from 2011 to 2015.
Mr. Orlandi obtained his B.A. in public policy and American institutions from Brown University in 2003, and became a Phi Beta Kappa member in 2002. He earned his J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law in 2006, where he served as editor for the Virginia Journal of Social Policy & The Law and was awarded the Earle K. Shawe Labor Relations Award.
Tony resides in Nashville with his wife, Emily, and his daughter, Aria Clelia. In his free time, he is a licensed cycling instructor, and has taught indoor cycling classes at local YMCAs and Studio 51st in Nashville since 2013.
Areas of Practice
- Class Action Litigation and Complex Civil Litigation
- Constitutional Rights Litigation
- Employment Law
- General Civil Litigation
- Telephone Consumer Protection Act Litigation
- University of Virginia Law School, J.D., 2006
- Earle K. Shawe Labor Relations Award
- Editor, Virginia Journal of Law & Social Policy
- Brown University, B.A., 2003
- Phi Beta Kappa
- Tennessee, 2015
- Massachusetts, 2006
- U.S. District Court District of Massachusetts, 2007
- U.S. District Court Middle District of Tennessee, 2015
- U.S. District Court Western District of Tennessee, 2015
- U.S. District Court Eastern District of Tennessee, 2016
- U.S. Court of Appeals 6th Circuit, 2016
- U.S. Court of Appeals 8th Circuit, 2018
- U.S. District Court Western District of Arkansas, 2018
- U.S. District Court Eastern District of Arkansas, 2018
- Skeete, et al. v. RePublic Schools Nashville, 3:16-cv-43 (M.D. Tenn.) Certified class action lawsuit under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act, alleging that defendant unlawfully robo-texted local parents and guardians. Assisted in obtaining class certification, defeating defense appeal to reverse certification decision, and obtaining approval of $2.2 million settlement.
- In re New England Compounding Center Product Liability Litigation, MDL 2419, 1:13-md-02419 (D. Mass.) Represented victims of 2012 fungal meningitis catastrophe caused by the dissemination of contaminated pharmaceuticals by a Massachusetts-based compounding pharmacy that injured over 750 people nationwide and caused over 60 deaths.
- Tennessee Registry of Election Finance v. Williamson Strong, et al. (Administrative Proceeding): Conducted administrative trial and obtained dismissal of all Registry charges against five Williamson County parents improperly accused of being an unregistered political campaign committee, and obtained post-judgment fee and cost award of over $160,000.
- Davis Neurology, et al. v. Dental Equities, et al., Case No. 4:16-cv-00371-BSM (E.D. Ark.): Successfully petitioned for preliminary and final approval of $1.7 million class action settlement on behalf of class of recipients of unsolicited junk faxes.
- Staubus, et al. v. Purdue, et al. (Sullivan County, Tenn.): Represented Northeast Tennessee local governments and a baby born drug-dependent in a lawsuit against opioid manufacturers and East Tennessee pill mills, helping clients to obtain a default judgment against a manufacturer defendant and a $35 million settlement.
Professional Honors and Activities
- Nashville Chapter of the Law Association for Women, “Good Guy” Nominee, 2015
- Tennessee Bar Association
- Nashville Bar Association
- American Constitution Society, Nashville Chapter, board member
- Phi Beta Kappa, National Chapter and Rhode Island Chapter
- Hearing examiner for the Board of Professional Responsibility of the Supreme Court of Tennessee
- Tennessee Bar Association Leadership Law alumni, Middle Tennessee Alumni Chair
- Nashville Chapter of the Law Association for Women (“LAW”), board member, 2013 – 2016
- Nominated for the “Good Guy” award, sponsored by the Women’s Political Collaborative of Tennessee, for his work to promote, support and expand women’s roles in the community, 2015
- Nashville Bar Foundation Young Leadership Forum, member of inaugural class, 2015
- Tennessee Bar Association Leadership Law Program, member, 2017
- Harry Phillips American Inn of Court, Barrister, 2016 – 2020
- American Constitution Society of Nashville, Events Co-Chair