Perry R. Happell

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Bankruptcy Attorney in Brentwood, TN

McCune Zenner Happell, PLLC
 | 5200 Maryland Way, Suite 120
Brentwood, TN 37027
Phone: 615-244-0358
Fax: 615-251-6958
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2006, 2011 - 2014
Licensed Since: 1968
Practice Areas:
  • Bankruptcy: Consumer (70%),
  • Social Security Disability (30%)
Attorney Profile

Facing the prospect of bankruptcy or struggling with securing Social Security Disability means someone’s financial future is up in the air. Perry R. Happell, a founding partner at McCune Zenner Happell, PLLC, helps people in these situations overcome challenges and make informed decisions. He represents clients in Nashville, Franklin and Brentwood, as well as those in Middle Tennessee such as in Rutherford, Davidson and Williamson counties.

In 1965, Mr. Happell earned a Bachelor of Science in political science and history from Middle Tennessee State University. He then pursued his legal career, graduating with a Juris Doctor in 1968 from The University of Tennessee College of Law.

The cases that Mr. Happell handles are inherently personal. He takes the time to understand clients’ situations, then map out a plan that serves their best interests. The American Board of Certification has certified Mr. Happell in consumer bankruptcy law. He has decades of experience navigating the financial concerns that people involved in these cases face.

Over the course of his career, Mr. Happell has earned honors such as the Nashville Bar Association’s Pro Bono Volunteer of the Year Award and being named one of the National Academy for Bankruptcy Attorneys’ Top Ten Bankruptcy Attorneys in Tennessee. He is a current member of the Tennessee Bar Association, the Nashville Bar Association, the National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys and the National Association of Chapter 13 Trustees.

When he is not serving clients, Mr. Happell loves spending time with family, listening to music, watching the New York Yankees and Tennessee Titans, and reading books.

Mr. Happell is a debt relief agent. He helps people seek bankruptcy protection under the U.S. Bankruptcy Code.

Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Bankruptcy (70%): Bankruptcy Law

Social Security Disability (30%)

Focus Areas

Bankruptcy Law


Selected to Super Lawyers for 5 yearsbottom-image

Super Lawyers: 2006, 2011 - 2014

Certificates and Credentials

Email Me

To: Perry R. Happell
Super Lawyers: Potential Client Inquiry

About Perry Happell

Admitted: 1968, Tennessee

Professional Webpage:


  • Joseph G. Cummings Pro Bono Volunteer of the Year Award, 2012 - Present, Nashville Bar Association
  • Martindale Hubbell Client Distinction Award, 2015  
  • Mid-South Super Lawyer, Consumer Bankruptcy Law, 2006, 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014
  • One of the Top Ten Bankruptcy Attorneys in Tennessee, National Academy for Bankruptcy Attorneys

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • Certified Consumer Bankruptcy Law Specialist, American Board of Certification, 1993 - Present  

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Tennessee State Board of Accountancy, Former Member
  • National Organization of Social Security Claimants Representatives
  • Chapter 7 Bankruptcy, Former Trustee
  • Tennessee State Bar, Member
  • Nashville Bar Association, Member
  • National Association of Chapter 13 Trustees, Member
  • National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys, Member
  • Consumer Credit Counseling Service of Middle Tennessee, Member, 1976 - 2002
  • Consumer Credit Counseling Service of Middle Tennessee, Member, Board of Directors and Board Chairman, 2000
  • American Bankruptcy Institute, Member, 1986 - 2001
  •   U.S. Court of Appeals 6th Circuit, 1982
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Tennessee, 1971
  • Tennessee, 1968

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Former Board Chairman, Consumer Credit Counseling Service of Middle Tennessee
  • Member, Scottish Society of Middle Tennessee
  • Member, Murray Clan Society of North America
  • Alumni Board Member and Annual Fund Co-Chairman, University School of Nashville
  • Good Shepard Episcopal Church, Member

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Speaker, Bankruptcy Law and Debtor-Creditor Relations  
  • Producer, Basics of Bankruptcy (Video Program), Visual Concepts, Inc., Visual Concepts, Inc., 1987 - Present

Educational Background:

  • Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro, Tennessee, B.S., Bachelor of Science, Major: History, Major: Political Science, 1965
Show More
Office Location for Perry R. Happell

5200 Maryland Way
Suite 120
Brentwood, TN 37027

Phone: 615-244-0358

Fax: 615-251-6958

Perry R. Happell:

Last Updated: 4/3/2019

Page Generated: 0.43370985984802 sec