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M. Andrew Pippenger

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+ Pippenger VLF8927

Tallan Building 200 W. ML King Blvd., Suite 500 Chattanooga Tennessee 37402-2566

andy.pippenger@leitnerfirm.com

423-424-3920 (direct)
423-308-0920 (direct fax)

423-265-0214 (local)
423-266-5490 (fax)
800-421-0979 (toll free)
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Areas of Practice

ADR / Mediation
Commercial Litigation
Construction
General Liability
Product Liability
Insurance Coverage & Defense
Labor & Employment

STATE BAR ADMISSIONS

Georgia; Tennessee

Education

Rhodes College, B.A., 1993

University of Tennessee, College of Law, J.D., 1996

Honors and Awards

Tennessee Bar Association Leadership Law program (2009)

AV rated by Martindale-Hubbell

Named to list of "Mid-South Rising Stars" by Super Lawyers magazine

Member of Tennessee Bar Association Continuing Education Committee

M Andrew Pippenger DK 200

Mr. Pippenger is the Managing Member of the firm, and represents plaintiffs and defendants in a wide variety of litigation, from complex commercial litigation to cases alleging catastrophic personal injury.

Representative Client Work

Representation of a publicly-traded company in a multi-million dollar construction dispute over alleged design/construction defects in a 600,000 square foot distribution facility.

Defense of an insurance carrier in a multi-million dollar construction dispute concerning the interpretation of a commercial general liability policy in an Owner Controlled Insurance Policy.

Defense of an insurance company in a dispute over the interpretation of a bond posted to secure the workers’ compensation obligations of a bankrupt, self-insured manufacturing facility in multi-million dollar litigation; tried case before the Hamilton County Chancery Court procuring judgment for client and thereafter briefed an issue of first impression before the Court of Appeals and Supreme Court of Tennessee.

Representation of a defendant in a contractual dispute over the interpretation of a guaranty; drafted Motion for Summary Judgment, procuring judgment for the client and releasing him from an $8 million guaranty obligation.

Prosecution of case on behalf of a manufacturing facility in a dispute over the application of the “economic loss rule” and the Tennessee Consumer Protection Act in litigation between corporate entities; briefed pleadings in reported decision.

Representation of a construction material supplier in a payment dispute under the Tennessee Mechanics’ Lien Law; briefed and argued matter before the Tennessee Court of Appeals in reported decision on matter of first impression.

Defense of a general contractor in a contractual indemnity dispute with owner, procuring an arbitration award on behalf of the general contractor.

Represented an equipment seller in a UCC/warranty dispute, procuring summary judgment for client.

Represented a law firm in a legal malpractice suit in multi-million dollar litigation, procuring dismissal on summary judgment.

Represented client on appeal in a dispute under Article 2 of the Tennessee Uniform Commercial Code; procured reversal of decision in the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals and entry of judgment on behalf of the client.

Defense of an employer in a dispute concerning the interpretation of various contractual clauses and the Bankruptcy Code; briefed pleadings before the trial court and the Massachusetts Appeals Court.

Court Admissions

Tennessee; Georgia; US District Court for Eastern & Western Districts of Tennessee; US District Court for Northern District of Georgia; Georgia Court of Appeals; Tennessee Court of Appeals, Sixth & Eleventh Circuits

Professional Affiliations

Chattanooga, Tennessee, and Georgia Bar Associations

Tennessee Association of Construction Counsel

Defense Research Institute

ALFA International

Tennessee Bar Association Committee on Continuing Legal Education

Tennessee Bar Association Leadership Law

Community Involvement

Former Board Member of the Chattanooga Metropolitan YMCA