L. Webb Campbell II

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wcampbell@srvhlaw.com
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Webb Campbell’s business litigation practice focuses on representing companies and individuals in shareholder and corporate governance lawsuits, insurance coverage disputes, breach of contract and employment matters, business torts involving fraud and enforcement of restrictive covenants, and plaintiffs’ recovery cases in the area of antitrust.  As a veteran trial lawyer with over three decades of experience spanning a wide range of high stakes matters, Webb also teams regularly with national firms in class action securities litigation and other complex disputes based in Tennessee.

Webb is consistently ranked highly in peer review and client-based publications, including Best Lawyers (where he is listed in the category of “Bet-the-Company Litigation” and has twice been selected as the Securities Litigation Lawyer of the Year), Chambers USA, and Benchmark Litigation (where he was selected as Tennessee Litigator of the Year).  In addition to his state and federal trial and appellate work, Webb is an experienced advocate in all forms of alternative dispute resolution, including mediations and arbitrations.  He is listed as a Rule 31 Mediator by the Alternative Dispute Resolution Commission established by the Tennessee Supreme Court, and also serves as an arbitrator in business cases.

Webb is the immediate past-Board Chair of Park Center, a Nashville non-profit agency empowering people with mental illness and substance use disorders to live and work in the community.  He has also served recently as a member of the Board of Trustees of American Baptist College, an iconic HBCU with a longstanding emphasis on social justice.  His pro bono work recently involved amicus curiae filings on behalf of clients in the Tennessee Supreme Court and the Tennessee Court of Criminal Appeals.

Webb has served as head of the firm’s litigation practice group and has also served on its management and compensation committees.  Following law school, he clerked for the Honorable John T. Nixon, former Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee.

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  • Somo Enterprises v. Catlin Specialty Insurance Company,\ No. 1:20-cv-00067-TAV-CHS (E.D. Tenn.) (putative class action regarding insurance coverage)
  • Diamond Coach Leasing, LLC, et al. v. Ward, No. 20-570-IV (Davidson Co. Chanc. Ct.) (breach of contract)
  • BNA Wine Group, LLC, et al. v. Hooper, No. 20-399-II (Davidson Co. Chanc. Ct.) (breach of contract and business torts)
  • Ward v. Equifax Information Services, LLC and RAC Acceptance East, LLC, et al., No. 2:20-cv-02080-SHL-dkv (W.D. Tenn.) (defense of FCRA claim)
  • Lane Shark USA, LLC v. Titan Implement, LLC, et al., No. 1:19-cv-00326 (E.D. Tenn. 2019) (patent infringement)
  • Jackson County Employees’ Retirement System v. Ghosn, et al., No. 3:18-cv-01368 (M.D. Tenn.) (represented former senior executive in securities class action)
  • Southwestern Consulting, Inc., et al. v. Vaden, et al., No. 3:18-cv-0690 (M.D. Tenn) (breach of contract and business torts)
  • In re: Pacer International, Inc. Shareholder Litigation, No. 14-39-IV (Davidson Co. Chanc. Ct.), M2015-00356-COA-R3-CV (Tenn. Ct. App. 2017) (approval of class action settlement over objections of class members)
  • Wigington v. Metropolitan Nashville Airport Authority, et al., No. 3:17-cv-01523 (M.D. Tenn.) (represented members of executive committee in employment case)
  • Barrett, et al. v. Apex Bank, No. 16-1121-II (Davidson Co. Chanc. Ct.) (business torts)
  • Hunter, et al. v. Mountain Commerce Bank, et al., No. 1:15-cv-01050-TDS-JEP (M.D.N.C.) (breach of contract)
  • SFEG Corp. v. Blendtec, Inc. d/b/a Blendtec, No. 3-15-cv-466 (M.D. Tenn.) (breach of contract)
  • Brilliard, et al. v. Morgan Asset Management, Inc., et al., No. CT005618-09 (Shelby Co. Cir. Ct. 2014) (represented independent board members of public company in defense of shareholder litigation arising from merger transaction)
  • Lindenberg v. Jackson National Life Insurance Company, No. 13-cv-02657-JPM-cgc (W.D. Tenn.) (represented law firm in dispute over fees)
  • In re: O’Charley’s Inc. Shareholder Litigation, No. 12-209-IV (Davidson Co. Chanc. Ct.), M2012-0221-COA-R3-CV (Tenn. Ct. App. 2014) (class action alleging breach of fiduciary duties)
  • In re: Payment Card Interchange Fee & Merch. Disc. Antitrust Litig., E.D.N.Y. (individual merchant antitrust litigation)
  • Roswell Hospital Corporation d/b/a Eastern New Mexico Medical Center v. Hospital Underwriting Group, Inc. (insurance coverage arbitration)
  • Advanced Advisors v. J. Alexander’s Corp., Fidelity National Financial, Inc., New Athena Merger Sub, Inc., et al., No. 12-1172-III (Davidson Co. Chanc. Ct. 2012) (class action alleging breach of fiduciary duties)
  • Williams v. State Volunteer Mut. Ins. Co., 2011 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 111462 (W.D. Ark. Sept. 28, 2011) (insurance coverage)
  • Blitz v. Agfeed Industries, Inc., et al., No. 3:11-992 (M.D. Tenn. 2011) (class action alleging fraud against auditor)
  • Bermuda form arbitration proceeding in London, England (member of 2010 international trial team for purposes of addressing issues of Tennessee insurance coverage law)
  • SunTrust Bank v. Shaub, et al., No. 3:09-0532 (M.D. Tenn. 2010) (defense of former CEO alleging business torts)
  • Marbut v. Pickering, et al., No. 36024 (Williamson Co. Chanc. Ct. 2010) (prosecution of claims alleging breaches of fiduciary duty and partnership agreement)
  • The Upper Room v. Upper Room Multimedia, Inc., John D. Ward, Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation, and Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, LLC, No. 3:10-00938 (M.D. Tenn. 2010) (trademark infringement and unfair competition)
  • Wright Industries, Inc. v. Fabricom Systemes D’Assemblage, S.A., No. 3:09-0097 (M.D. Tenn. 2009) (enforcement of arbitration provision)
  • In the Matter of Fisk University: The Georgia O’Keeffe Museum v. Fisk University, No. 05-2994-III (Davidson Co. Chanc. Ct., M2008-00723-COA-R3-CV (Tenn. Ct. App. 2009) (enforcement proceedings regarding gift to educational institution)
  • Hermosa Holdings, Inc. f/k/a The Monroe Page Group v. Mid-Tennessee Bone and Joint Clinic, P.C., et al., No. 07-1476-III (Davidson Co. Chanc. Ct.), M2008-00597-COA-R3-CV (Tenn. Ct. App. 2009) (contract and business torts dispute)
  • Rogers v. State Volunteer Mutual Insurance Co., 2008 Tenn. App. LEXIS 268 (Tenn. Ct. App. 2008) (insurance coverage)
  • The City of Chattanooga, d/b/a the General Pension Plan v. UBS Financial Services, Inc., et al., No. 04-07163 (NASD 2006) (defense of financial firm against claims of city pension fund)
  • Matthews v. Storgion, 174 Fed. App. 980 (6th Cir., 2006) (defense of insurer for alleged torts of defense counsel)
  • United States ex rel. Tomlin v. Royco, et al., No. 3:02-1179 (M.D. Tenn. 2004), aff’d No. 06-5270 (6th Cir. 2006), perm. for cert. denied (U.S. Sup. Ct. 2006) (dismissal of qui tam action)
  • Brandon v. J.C. Bradford & Co., L.L.C., et al., No. 01-C-1720 (Davidson Co. Cir. Ct. 2005) (class action alleging breach of fiduciary duties and fraud)
  • UBS PaineWebber Inc. v. Robert W. Baird & Co., Inc., et al., No. 3:01-1516 (M.D. Tenn. 2002) (successful petition for injunctive relief pending NASD arbitration)
Education & Bar Admissions

Education

  • B.A., Wake Forest University
  • J.D., University of Mississippi

Bar Admissions

  • Tennessee State Courts
  • Mississippi State Courts
  • United States District Courts for the Middle and Western Districts of Tennessee
  • United States Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals
  • United States Supreme Court
Recognition
  • Woodward/White: The Best Lawyers In America (Commercial Litigation; Litigation-Securities; Bet-the-Company Litigation)
  • Woodward/White: The Best Lawyers In America 2012 and 2017 Lawyer of the Year (Litigation-Securities)
  • Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers (Litigation)
  • Benchmark Litigation: Litigation Star
  • Benchmark Litigation: Tennessee Litigator of the Year 2012
  • Attorney for Justice Tennessee Supreme Court Pro Bono Service Award 2022
  • Nashville Business Journal Best of the Bar
  • Super Lawyers (Tennessee Top 100) (Nashville Top 50)
  • AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell
Professional & Civic Activities

Professional Activities

  • Nashville Bar Foundation Fellow
  • Tennessee Bar Foundation Fellow
  • Past member of the Nashville Bar Association Board of Directors
  • Past chair of the Nashville Bar Association Federal Court Committee
  • Member of the Harry Phillips American Inn of Court

Civic Activities

  • Board of Directors, Park Center (Past Chair)
  • Past Member, Board of Trustees, American Baptist College
  • Past President, Exchange Club of Nashville
  • Past Chair, Board of Directors, The Family Center

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