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Robert G. Norred Jr.

Shareholder | Cleveland, Tennessee

Fax: 423-472-0211

Robert G. Norred Jr.

Shareholder | Cleveland, Tennessee

Fax: 423-472-0211

Rob concentrates his practice principally in business and commercial litigation.  He has practiced heavily in enforcement of mechanic’s lien rights, banking disputes and creditor rights. Rob has tried approximately 100 civil jury cases in both Tennessee and Georgia over the past twenty years which have been principally in the above-referenced fields and in the personal injury arena.  Having worked for almost 20 years in a defense firm gives me a unique perspective of how the case is approached from both the plaintiff and the defendant’s viewpoint, which we believe helps close cases more efficiently.  In addition to large litigation cases, Norred still drafts contracts, forms businesses and has developed some expertise in real estate litigation.

During the last 20 years, Rob has written several publications, including “Fair Debt Collection Demand Techniques, Problem Collections in Tennessee”; “Strategies to Consider in Collecting Judgments in Tennessee”; Ethics to Collections”; “Successful Judgment Collections in Tennessee”; and Mechanic’s Lien Enforcement”.  Norred has made multiple presentations to credit managers for building supply associations on the Tennessee and Georgia Mechanic’s Lien Act and related real estate transactions.

Areas of Practice

  • Business and Commercial Litigation
  • Construction Disputes
  • Personal Injury
  • Workers’ Compensation
  • Business Transactions
  • Creditor’s Rights
  • Creditor’s Bankruptcy Matters

Bar Admssions

  • Tennessee, 1987
  • Georgia, 1992
  • S. Federal Courts, 1988
  • S. District Court Eastern District of Tennessee, 1988
  • S. District Court Northern District of Georgia, 1992
  • Georgia Court of Appeals, 1992


  • University of Tennessee College of Law, Knoxville, Tennessee
    • D. – 1987
    • Honors: Dean’s List; Highest Grade, Civil Advocacy
  • Tennessee Technological University, Cookeville, Tennessee
    • S. – 1984
    • Honors: Dean’s List
    • Honors: With Honors
    • Honors: Dean’s List
    • Major: Business Management
  • Hixson High School – 1979

Published Works

  • “Fair Debt Collection Demand Techniques, Problem Collections in Tennessee”, National Business Institute
  • “Strategies to Consider, Collecting Judgements in Tennessee”, National Business Institute
  • “Ethics to Collections, Successful Judgment Collections in Tennessee”, National Business Institute
  • “Mechanics Lien Enforcement”, National Business Institute

Representative Clients

  • AT&T
  • Bellsouth Telecommunications, LLC
  • R&R Erectors, LLC
  • Reliable Heating & Air Conditioning Co, Inc.
  • Tarver Distributing
  • Southern Water Service
  • DirecTV, Affordable Roofing*Siding*Gutters, LLC
  • Wholesale Supply Company, Inc.
  • Andrew Johnson Bank

Recent Honors and Awards

  • Very high peer review rating and legal ability & ethical standards by Martindale Hubbell (1997-2022)

  • Voted 10 Best Personal Injury Lawyers by the American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys in 2016

  • 2017: Corporate America Lawyer of the Year

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Vestry Member and Adult Sunday School Teacher at St. Peters Episcopal Church
  • Trustee of the University of the South (East Tennessee Trustee)
  • Tennessee Tech Business Foundation Director
  • Tennessee Defense Lawyers’ Association, Former President, 2008 – Present
  • President: Bradley County Bar Association

Past Employment Positions

  • Spears, Moore, Rebman & Williams, shareholder

Pro Bono Activities

  • Board Member of the Tennessee Tech Business Foundation
  • Graduate of the Education for Ministries 4 year course from the University of the South.
  • Monthly Presenter at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church Men’s Prayer Breakfast


  • Phi Alpha Delta