Hunter C. Branstetter


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Hunter Branstetter maintains a practice in civil litigation and dispute resolution addressing matters such as torts, including business torts; contract disputes; condemnation and eminent domain; employment matters, including employment discrimination; property rights and landlord-tenant issues; professional liability; state and federal appellate litigation; regulatory and administrative law; antitrust; and civil rights. He has represented individuals, privately held businesses, publicly traded companies, and professional organizations in a range of fields including construction, education, financial services, health care, insurance, labor, manufacturing, private equity, real estate, restaurants, retail, sales, startups, and telecommunications. He also represents utilities, municipalities, and utility-related entities. Additionally, Mr. Branstetter strives to maintain an active pro bono practice.

A native Nashvillian, Mr. Branstetter earned his J.D. from Vanderbilt University Law School. During law school, he served as Development Editor for the Vanderbilt Journal of Entertainment & Technology Law, as Content Editor for Obiter Dictum, as a class representative to the Labor & Employment Law Society, and as an active participant in the Legal Aid Society and Law Students for Social Justice. Mr. Branstetter was the president of the Vanderbilt Law School chapter of the American Constitution Society and has since served on the board of the Nashville Lawyer chapter of the ACS, including a multi-year term as its president.

Mr. Branstetter graduated magna cum laude with a degree in English from Washington & Lee University, where he received a Francis P. Gaines Honor Scholarship. While at W&L, Mr. Branstetter was recognized with several awards for volunteer leadership including being named the John W. Elrod Unsung General of the Year.

Before joining Sherrard Roe Voigt & Harbison, Mr. Branstetter was a law clerk for the Honorable Bernice B. Donald of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit. While in law school, he also served as a summer clerk for Senior Judge Thomas A. Wiseman, Jr. of the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee and as an intern in both the Criminal and Civil divisions of the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Tennessee.

Between college and law school, Mr. Branstetter earned his EMT license and served on the Davidson County Rescue Squad. An avid outdoorsman, he regularly volunteers as an instructor for both the Tennessee Scenic Rivers Association and Vanderbilt University Outdoor Recreation.

Education & Bar Admissions


  • Washington & Lee University (B.A., magna cum laude, 2009)
  • Vanderbilt University Law School (J.D., 2013)

Bar Admissions

  • Tennessee
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Tennessee
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Tennessee
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Tennessee
Recognition & Speaking Engagements


  • Woodward/White: The Best Lawyers In America “One to Watch” 2021-Present (Alternative Dispute Resolution; Antitrust Law; Civil Rights Law; Commercial Litigation; Litigation-Real Estate)
  • Attorney for Justice Tennessee Supreme Court Pro Bono Service Award 2017-present
  • Development Editor for the Vanderbilt Journal of Entertainment & Technology Law
  • President of the Vanderbilt Law Chapter of the American Constitution Society
  • Francis P. Gaines Honor Scholarship
  • John W. Elrod Unsung General of the Year

Speaking Engagements

  • “Landfill Legal Update: Expansion and Impact,” speaker, Tennessee Municipal Attorneys Association Winter Seminar, 2024
Professional & Civic Activities

Professional Activities

  • Member, Nashville Bar Association
  • Member, Tennessee Bar Association
  • Member, American Bar Association
  • President, American Constitution Society Nashville Lawyers’ Chapter
  • Member, Belmont University Law School Inn of Court

Civic Activities

  • Arts & Business Council of Greater Nashville, Member Arts Board Matching Class, 2015
  • Board Member, chatterbird
  • Board Member, Washington & Lee Nashville Alumni Chapter
  • Member, Tennessee Scenic Rivers Association

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