Rowan is a member of the Labor and Employment and Commercial Litigation Groups. He concentrates his  practice in the areas of advising and representing employers in a broad spectrum of employment related matters; advising and representing CPAs in ethical, regulatory, operational and professional liability matters; and advising and representing financial institutions concerning fiduciary, transactional and operational disputes.

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Bar Admissions

  • Tennessee, 1982
  • U.S. District Courts
    • Tennessee: Eastern, Western, Middle
  • U.S. Court of Appeals
    • 6th Circuit
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Tax Court


  • Martindale-Hubbell®
    • AV®– Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated, 2009-2017
  • Certified Public Accountant, Tennessee

Education & Honors

  • Emory University, J.D., 1982
  • Lipscomb University, B.S., Accounting, 1979

Papers, Presentations, & Publications

  • Author, “Lamps Plus, Inc. v. Valera: Do Ambiguous Arbitration Agreements Provide ‘Consent’ Necessary for Class Arbitration?” Tennessee Bar Association Labor & Employment Connect, August 13, 2019.
  • Presenter, “Emotional Support & Service Animals: Legal Obligations for Providing ADA Accommodations for Employees, Clients, Customers & Other Third Parties,” BLR Webinar, August 1, 2019.
  • Panelist, “Developing Standard Operating Procedures,” Tennessee Bankers Association Human Resources Conference, April 3, 2019.
  • Presenter, “Pigott v. Battle Ground Academy,” University of Minnesota School of Law, Law In Practice Program, April 2, 2019.
  • Panelist, “Deconstructing an EPLI Policy from the Inside Out,” American Bar Association ERR Committee Mid-Winter Meeting, “Deconstructing an EPLI Plicy from the Inside Out,” March 25, 2017.
  • Panelist, “Worklife Balance,” Tennessee Society of CPAs, Nashville Chapter, March 21, 2017.
  • Presenter, “From the Trench to the Bench - Expert Witness Testimony,” AICPA Litigation Support Conference, November 6, 2016.
  • Panelist, “Worklife Balance,” Tennessee Society of CPAs, Nashville Chapter, March 17, 2016.
  • Presenter, "Risk Management in the Accounting Practice," Lipscomb University College of Business, December 16, 2014.
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