Gareth S. Aden Partner



Gareth Aden has a broad range of trial experience developed from over four decades of practice.  Gareth has tried multi-week cases in state and federal courts in Tennessee and throughout the Southeast.  He has successfully represented clients from a broad range of industries, including railroad and transportation, insurance, real estate and construction, among many others.

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In the highly specialized area of railroad and transportation law, Gareth represents clients in federal and state court claims, including FELA and FLSA matters, as well as Railway Labor Act and Federal Railways Safety Act claims.  His expertise includes emergency response and accident investigations, wrongful death and catastrophic injury, product liability, premises liability, toxic torts, OSHA, whistleblower claims and right-of-way disputes, as well as insurance coverage problems.

Gareth also represents business clients before state and federal administrative agencies and in arbitration and mediation.  His expertise includes the resolution of disputes pertaining to contracts, franchises, ownership, liability and class actions/mass torts.  He advises property owners, developers, landlords, tenants and management and consulting firms on the host of real estate claims, including purchase/sale and lease disputes, property line/encroachment issues, foreclosures, receiverships and insurance coverage matters.  His experience also encompasses construction defects, contractor and subcontractor claims, surety bond claims and environmental and land use matters.  He is currently serving on several multi-district panels defending complex tort claims.

Gareth serves as Chancellor of the Episcopal Diocese of Tennessee, board member for the DuBose Conference Center, Scoutmaster and Long Rifle Award recipient for the Boy Scouts of America, and board member and past President for the Easter Seals Society of Middle Tennessee.

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Professional & Community Activities

  • American Bar Association
  • Tennessee Bar Association
  • Nashville Bar Association
    • Board of Directors, President, 2000
  • National Association of Railroad Trial Counsel
  • American Inns of Court
    • Master in the Harry Phillips Chapter
  • Episcopal Diocese of Tennessee
    • Chancellor
  • DuBose Conference Center
    • Board Member
  • Easter Seals Society of Middle Tennessee
    • Board Member
    • Past President
  • Boy Scouts of America
    • Scoutmaster

Honors & Awards

  • Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent® Peer Review Rated
  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America© for Railroad Law
  • Listed in Mid-South Super Lawyers for Transportation/Maritime
  • John C. Tune Public Service Award
  • 2019 Nashville Bar Association President’s Award
  • Boy Scouts of America Long Rifle Award