John H. Roe Jr.

In Memoriam

December 29, 1946 – February 6, 2024

John Roe was a founding member of Sherrard Roe Voigt & Harbison. He practiced primarily in the areas of commercial real estate, municipal finance and international law.

Mr. Roe received his legal education from Vanderbilt University, graduating with first honors in 1972. At Vanderbilt, he was a member of the Order of the Coif and articles editor of the Vanderbilt Law Review. He graduated cum laude from Davidson College with a bachelor’s degree, where he was a member of Phi Beta Kappa and Omicron Delta Kappa.

John Howard Roe, Jr. Obituary – The Tennessean

  • J.D., Vanderbilt University, 1972
  • B.A., Davidson College, 1969


  • Woodward/White: The Best Lawyers in America (Real Estate Law)
  • Woodward/White: The Best Lawyers in America Lawyer of the Year 2014,  2017, and 2022 (Real Estate Law)
  • Nashville Business Journal Best of the Bar
  • Tennessee Bar Foundation Fellow
  • Nashville Business Journal Heavy Hitters in Commercial Real Estate
  • Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers (Real Estate Law)
  • Selected for inclusion in Super Lawyers (Real Estate)
  • AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell
Professional & Civic Activities

Professional Activities

  • Former Member, Nashville and Tennessee Bar Associations
  • Former Chair, Real Estate Section of the Tennessee Bar Association

Civic Activities

  • Former Executive Board Member and Endowment Chairman, Boy Scouts of America’s Middle Tennessee Council
  • Former Chairman and Advisory Board Member, Nashville Area Habitat for Humanity