Andrew D. Tharp
Andrew Tharp has extensive litigation experience, having sat first or second chair in more than 35 trials. He represents individuals and companies, from start-ups to Fortune 100 companies, in high stakes litigation.
Andrew is a trial lawyer who has been recognized by Super Lawyers® as a Mid-South Rising Star. He has tried numerous cases to verdict, and he has also handled fact, company, and expert witness depositions for hundreds of cases in mass tort, federal multidistrict litigation. Andrew assisted the trial team in obtaining a unanimous defense verdict following a four-week trial in the first bellwether case in New Jersey Tylenol liver injury litigation, and he obtained a defense verdict as the first chair defense attorney in a defamation trial involving a Metropolitan Nashville Government employee. He has represented a wide array of clients, from pharmaceutical and medical device companies, to large grocery store chains, to aviation schools.
Andrew served in the United States Air Force as an Area Defense Counsel (2013-2015) and Assistant Staff Judge Advocate (2010-2013). During his time with the Air Force, he represented more than 800 clients in federal investigations and disciplinary actions. He was also the Lowry Award winner of the 2010 Judge Advocate Staff Officer Course. The award recognizes the JAG who best exemplifies officership, esprit de corps, service before self, and integrity.
Andrew obtained his J.D., cum laude, from the University of Toledo and B.S., cum laude, from Bowling Green State University. He is admitted to practice in Tennessee, all federal courts in Tennessee, and the United States Supreme Court.
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