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Mathew R. Zenner

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Employment Litigation Attorney in Brentwood, TN

Zenner Law, PLLC
320 Seven Springs Way, Suite 250
Brentwood, TN 37027
Phone: 615-956-0435
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2016 - 2021
Licensed in Tennessee Since: 1997
Practice Areas: Employment Litigation: Plaintiff, Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff, Personal Injury - Products: Defense
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Attorney Profile

Attorney Mathew R. Zenner is a founding partner of McCune Zenner Happell, PLLC, law firm in Brentwood, Tennessee. Nationally recognized as one of the top trial attorneys in the country, Mr. Zenner provides invaluable representation to clients in Nashville, Clarksville, Chattanooga and beyond who have legal needs involving any of the following:

  • Personal injury
  • Products liability
  • Employment discrimination
  • Medical malpractice

Over the course of his legal career spanning more than 22 years, Mr. Zenner has recovered numerous substantial settlements and verdicts for his plaintiff clients, including many six-figure awards. He has also helped many employees who suffered violations of their basic rights as workers to obtain full and fair restitution for their serious employment-related grievances.

Regardless of the legal challenges his clients must address, Mr. Zenner delivers highly personalized counsel and dedicated support at all turns in order to protect his clients' rights and entitlements and help them efficiently achieve the favorable outcomes they seek. Recognized for his outstanding professionalism and service, he has earned many awards and honors from his peers along with excellent reviews and referrals from his satisfied clients.

Among his most notable accolades, Mr. Zenner has earned designation from the National Trial Lawyers as among the Top 100 Trial Lawyers in the United States in 2014 and 2015. He also received the Excellence in Labor & Employment Law Award from the American Bar Association's Bureau of National Affairs as well as the Excellence in Employment Discrimination Law Award from the Minnesota State Bar Association. In addition, the American Academy of Trial Attorneys voted him as a Premier 100 Trial Attorney in Tennessee in 2015.

A 1993 graduate of the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minnesota, Mr. Zenner obtained his Juris Doctor cum laude from the University of Minnesota Law School in 1997. While there, he was active with the school's Civil Practice Clinic, serving as its student director, and he was the recipient of the BNA Award of Excellence in Employment Law.

Mr. Zenner holds his license to practice in Minnesota as well as Tennessee, and he is admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the Eastern, Middle and Western Districts of Tennessee and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit. He is an active member of the Tennessee and Nashville Bar Associations, the Tennessee Employment Lawyers Association and the National Trial Lawyers' Motor Vehicle Trial Lawyers Association. He has also conducted lectures and continuing legal education seminars across his region on a variety of legal topics.

Practice Areas
  • 60%Employment Litigation: Plaintiff
  • 20%Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
  • 20%Personal Injury - Products: Defense
Focus Areas

Employment Discrimination, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Personal Injury - Defense, Medical Devices

Selections

6 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2016 - 2021

About Mathew R. Zenner

First Admitted: 1997, Tennessee

Professional Webpage: https://www.mrzennerlaw.com/attorney/zenner-mathew/

Other Outstanding Achievements

  • Super Lawyers, Plaintiff, Employment Law

Pro bono/Community Service

  • Nashville Bar Foundation Leadership Forum Mentoring Program, Mentor

Honors/Awards

  • American Academy of Trial Attorneys: Premier 100 Trial Attorney Tennessee, 2015
  • Honors: BNA Award of Excellence in Employment Law, University of Minnesota Law School, Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Excellence in Labor & Employment Law Award, American Bar Association Bureau of National Affairs
  • Honors: Student Director, Civil Practice Clinic, University of Minnesota Law School, Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Excellence in Employment Discrimination Law Award, Minnesota State Bar Association

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • Impact of the Affordable Care Act on Personal Injury Litigation, National Business Institute, 2014 - Present
  • Litigating Personal Injury Cases under the Affordable Care Act, TAM Personal Injury CLE Conference, Nashville, 2014 - Present
  • Litigating Personal Injury Claims in Tennessee, ACA and HIPAA Rules. TAM Webinar, 2015 - Present
  • Litigating Health Care Liability Act Claims under the ACA and HIPAA, Tennessee Medical Malpractice Conference, 2016 - Present

Educational Background

  • University of St. Thomas, St. Paul, Minnesota, B.A., Economics, Honors: All Conference baseball player, 1993
  • University of Minnesota Law School, J.D. Cum Laude, 1997

Bar/Professional Activity

  • Tennessee, 1997
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Tennessee
  • Tennessee Bar Association
  • National Trial Lawyers, Motor Vehicle Trial Lawyers Association 
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Tennessee
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 6th Circuit
  • Tennessee Employment Lawyers Association
  • Minnesota, 2000
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Tennessee
  • Nashville Bar Association

Industry Groups

  • Tennessee Employment Lawyers Association
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Office Location for Mathew R. Zenner

320 Seven Springs Way
Suite 250
Brentwood, TN 37027

Phone: 615-956-0435

Last Updated: 5/15/2022

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