Charlie McElroy joined the firm in 1998. He practices in the areas of commercial and business litigation and dispute resolution.
Mr. McElroy’s experience includes a wide array of contract disputes, covenants not to compete, real estate litigation, unfair trade practices, fraud and misrepresentation claims, state and federal statutory claims, including the defense of civil RICO claims and the prosecution of health care fraud claims under the federal False Claims Act, as well as intellectual property litigation involving copyrights, patents and trademarks. He has been included in the 2009 Mid-South Super Lawyers list in the field of Business Litigation.
Mr. McElroy received his B.A. degree in Communication Arts from Rhodes College (then known as Southwestern of Memphis) in 1973, and his J.D. from the University of Tennessee College of Law in 1980. His law school honors included selection in the Order of the Coif, Phi Kappa Phi National Honor Society and membership on the National Moot Court team.
After graduating from law school, Mr. McElroy served for two years as a law clerk to the Honorable L. Clure Morton, Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee, prior to entering private practice in 1982. His practice has focused on commercial litigation continuously since that time. He is admitted to practice in state and federal courts in the State of Tennessee, as well as the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth, Ninth and Federal Circuits.
Mr. McElroy is an active supporter of local theatre organizations, an avid sports fan, and enjoys listening to live music of many different genres.
- Commercial Litigation
- Intellectual Property Litigation
- Civil Litigation
Rhodes College (B.A., with distinction, 1973)
University of Tennessee at Knoxville (J.D., 1980). Order of the Coif; Phi Kappa Phi; Member, National Moot Court Team
Law Clerk to Hon. L. Clure Morton, Chief Judge, U.S. District Court, Middle District of Tennessee, 1980-1982
Tennessee and U.S. District Court, Middle District of Tennessee, 1980
U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit, 1982, Federal Circuit, 1991, Ninth Circuit, 2005
Nashville, Tennessee and American Bar Associations