C.E. Hunter Brush
Hunter Brush has extensive experience counseling clients through complex civil litigation in state and federal courts. Mr. Brush handles contract disputes, real estate deal and brokerage litigation, construction litigation, banking litigation, consumer financial services litigation, disputed dissolutions, business torts and appellate work. Mr. Brush also has experience in arbitration proceedings, including proceedings before the American Arbitration Association (AAA).
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Hunter has extensive experience counseling clients through complex civil litigation in state and federal courts. He handles contract disputes, real estate deal and brokerage litigation, construction litigation, disputed dissolutions, business torts and appellate work. He also has experience in arbitration proceedings, including proceedings before the American Arbitration Association (AAA).
Hunter obtained his Bachelor of Arts degree in history from Sewanee: The University of the South and earned his Juris Doctor from the University of Tennessee. He has been listed as a Super Lawyers® Mid-South Rising Star and Best Lawyers in America® Ones to Watch. He is admitted to the Tennessee State Bar, the U.S. District Courts for the Middle, Western and Eastern Districts of Tennessee, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, and the U.S. Bankruptcy Courts for the Middle, Western and Eastern Districts of Tennessee. Hunter is a member of the American Bar Association, Tennessee Bar Association, Nashville Bar Association and Tennessee Association of Construction Counsel.
- Tennessee, 2012
- U.S. District Courts
- Tennessee: Middle, Eastern
- U.S. Court of Appeals
- 6th Circuit
- U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Middle District of Tennessee
- U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Tennessee
- Westminster Presbyterian Church, Nashville, Tenn., Member
- Westminster School of Young Children, Board Member
- Coach, Youth Sports
- Economic Club of Nashville
- Best Lawyers in America®
- Ones to Watch, Appellate Practice, 2021-2022
- Ones to Watch, Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law, 2021-2022
- Ones to Watch, Commercial Litigation, 2021-2022
- Ones to Watch, Government Relations Practice, 2021-2022
- Ones to Watch, Litigation – Construction, 2021-2022
- Ones to Watch, Real Estate Law, 2021-2022
- Super Lawyers®
- Mid-South Rising Star, Business Litigation, 2019-2021
- University of Tennessee, J.D., with honors, 2012
- Dean’s List
- Editor, The Tennessee Journal of Business Law
- Internship, Federal Bankruptcy Judge George C. Paine, II, Middle District of Tennessee
- Sewanee: The University of the South, B.A., History, 2007
- Order of the Gownsman
- Phi Alpha Theta
- TONYA Economics Scholarship
- Former Alumni Volunteer
- Obtained successful ruling in an AAA proceeding on behalf of large residential developer against an owner alleging claims of breach of contract and fraud. (August 2020).
- Obtained successful ruling in an arbitration proceeding on behalf of real estate brokerage firm and its existing members against a dissociating member. (March 2018).
- Represented tenants in highly-publicized litigation related to landlords’ efforts to terminate lease agreements.
- Obtained dismissal in a state court proceeding for a seller’s real estate agent and firm in a proceeding brought by a buyer. Timothy Starnes, et al. v. Fridrich & Clark Realty LLC, et al., Case No. 94CH1-2014-CV-42993, Chancery Court for Williamson County, Tennessee.
- Obtained summary judgment on behalf of trucking company in a personal injury action in state court. Irish Lee v. J.B. Hunt Transport Corporation, et al., Case No. 2017-18, Circuit Court for Williamson County, Tennessee.
- Represented the Presbytery of Middle Tennessee before the Permanent Judicial Commission of the Synod of Living Waters Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.).
- Obtained and enforced judgment on behalf of contractor in a breach of contract / foreclosure of mechanic’s lien proceeding in state court. Williams Foundation, LLC v. Daniel and Christel Gory, Case No. 32159, Chancery Court for Bedford County, Tennessee.
- 63 Butler Snow Attorneys Listed in 2021 Mid-South Super Lawyers® and Rising Stars
- 237 Butler Snow Attorneys Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® 2022
- 86 Butler Snow Attorneys Listed in 2020 Mid-South Super Lawyers® and Rising Stars
- 198 Butler Snow Attorneys Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® 2021
- 93 Butler Snow Attorneys Listed in 2019 Mid-South Super Lawyers and Rising Stars
- Co-Author, "Expert Evidence in the Sixth Circuit," Scientific Evidence Review: Admissibility and Use of Expert Evidence in the Courtroom (Monograph No. 9), ABA Section of Science and Technology Law, 2013.
- Madness No More, Place Your Bet at Work in Tennessee
- All Rise, Sixth Circuit on Standing
- Take It or Leave It
- Post-Petition Transfers: Sixth Circuit Opines on 11 U.S.C. § 542 versus § 549
- To Hell with Hadden: The Adoption of the Tooley Standard in Tennessee
- A New Procedure for Appointing Commissioners to Partition Property in Tennessee
- A New Defense to Nuisance Injunction Actions in Tennessee
- Passing on Healthcare Liability Claims Against Passive Investors in Tennessee
- Bad Bullets Brings Sixth Circuit in Line with Siblings: The Commercial Activity Exception to the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act More...
- Will the Tennessee General Assembly Continue to tell the Judiciary to Put Up or Shut Up?
- Lawyers, Guns, and Parking Lots - A review of Tennessee's Public Chapter 80
- Pay to Play: §327(a) Professionals Pay their Own Defense Costs in Litigation Challenging Fee Applications
- Back to the Future Interests: Tennessee’s Codification of a Common Law Property Principle
- Burying the Gravamen Dispute
- New Statute of Repose for Legal Malpractice Actions in Tennessee
- Adding a New Defendant in the Sixth Circuit: Relation Back