Robert S. Brandt

Robert Brandt practices primarily in alternative dispute resolution.

Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Brandt served as a judge of the Chancery Court in Nashville from 1976 to 1996, and as senior judge from 1996 to 1997. Most of the cases he presided over were commercial disputes and public policy cases involving the state government and Nashville's Metropolitan Government. Prior to his judgeship, he was in private practice from 1970 to 1976 and served as an Assistant District Attorney in Nashville from 1966 to 1970.

Mr. Brandt also serves as a Special Deputy Receiver on behalf of the Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance.

Mr. Brandt is a dedicated conservationist and is the author of several articles and books on the outdoors and travel, including Compass American Guide: Tennessee (2001), Middle Tennessee on Foot: Hikes in the Woods and Walks on Country Roads (1998), Touring the Middle Tennessee Backroads (1995), and Tennessee Hiking Guide (1982).

He was also an adjunct faculty member at Vanderbilt Law School from 1977 to 1999. 



  • JD, Vanderbilt University, 1966
  • BA, Centre College, 1963

community Service

  • Tennessee Judicial Conference, Past President
  • Nashville Justice Information System, Past Chair
  • Tennessee Judicial Council, Past Member
  • Tennessee Constitutional Convention of 1971, Delegate
  • Christ Church Cathedral
  • University School of Nashville, Past Board President
  • Tennessee Historical Society, Past Trustee
  • Metropolitan Historical Commission, Past Member
  • Greenways for Nashville, Board Member 
  • The Land Trust for Tennessee, Founding Board Member
  • Sierra Club, Tennessee Chapter, Founder and Past Chair
  • Conservationist of the Year, 1974 

Alternative Dispute Resolution

  • American College of Civil Trial Mediators, Past Fellow
  • Tennessee Supreme Court, Civil and Family Mediator
  • US District Courts for Eastern and Middle Tennessee districts, Approved Mediator
  • American Arbitration Association, Employment, Commercial & Complex Case Panel, Member
  • CPR Institute for Dispute Resolution, Panel of Distinguished Neutrals, Past Member



Robert Brandt





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Fax: 615-256-7444