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


  • Best Lawyers in America®
    • Employment Law – Management, 2021-2022
  • Martindale-Hubbell®
    • AV®– Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated, 2009-2021
  • Certified Public Accountant, Tennessee

Education & Honors

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

Papers, Presentations, & Publications

  • Presenter, "Looking Around the Leave Curve – Continuing to Navigate FMLA and ADA Leave Issues in 2021," Tennessee Bankers Association Human Resources Conference, April 6-7, 2021
  • Presenter, “Straight Answers to Tough Questions – a Q&A Panel,” Tennessee Bankers Association, HR Hot Topics: Conquering COVID Chaos, November 5, 2020.
  • Author, “Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals Reiterates That a Plaintiff’s Conjecture and Speculation Are Not Enough to Create Pretext,” Tennessee Bar Association Labor & Employment Connect, July 31, 2020.
  • Author, “LGBTQ status now protected by Title VII,” Nashville Business Journal, June 22, 2020.
  • Presenter, “Ethics for Accountants: A Road Map for 2020,” The Knowledge Group, March 24, 2020.
  • Quoted, “Use of Website Not Necessary to Sue for Discrimination,” American Bar Association’s Litigation News, January 27, 2020.
  • Presenter, “Service Animals: Legal Obligations for Providing ADA Accommodations for Employees, Clients, and Third Parties,” BLR Webinar, January 16, 2020.
  • Presenter, “Managing Risks: Insurance, Claims & Litigation,” Lipscomb University, Updating the Professional Accountant – 39th Annual Seminar, December 12, 2019.
  • 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.
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