J. Gerard Stranch, IV

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Class Action & Mass Torts Attorney in Nashville, TN

Branstetter Stranch & Jennings PLLC
 | 223 Rosa Parks Avenue, Suite 200
Nashville, TN 37203
Phone: 615-254-8801
Fax: 615-255-5419
Selected to Rising Stars: 2009 - 2019
Licensed Since: 2003
Practice Areas:
  • Class Action/Mass Torts: Plaintiff (80%),
  • Employment & Labor: Employee (10%),
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (10%)
Languages Spoken:
  • English,
  • German
Attorney Profile

J. Gerard Stranch, IV, is a member at Branstetter Stranch & Jennings PLLC. Focusing his practice on class actions and other complex litigation matters, Mr. Stranch serves clients throughout the state of Tennessee. He handles civil litigation cases such as personal injury, mass torts and wrongful death. Mr. Stranch also accepts Employee Retirement Income Security Act, and other labor and employment-related cases.

Actively involved in the legal community, Mr. Stranch is a member of the Nashville Bar Association, the Tennessee Bar Association, the American Association for Justice and the Tennessee Trial Lawyers Association. Additionally, he has served in varying capacities for a number of organizations, including on the board of directors for The Cumberland River Compact, the Tennessee Trial Lawyers Association's board of governors and as general counsel for the Tennessee Democratic Party.

After earning a Bachelor of Arts from Emory University, Mr. Stranch went on to attend Vanderbilt Law School. From there, he received a Juris Doctor. While attending law school, Mr. Stranch served as a clerk for his current law firm and as an intern at the Juvenile Division of the Metropolitan Public Defender's Office in Nashville. In those roles, he gained valuable insight into the court procedures and strategies relating to his areas of focus.

Mr. Stranch reviews each situation from every angle and tailors his approach based on his clients' unique circumstances and needs. He draws on this experience to help him guide, represent and defend workers, employers and labor unions. Mr. Stranch has been named in The National Trial Lawyers: Top 40 under 40.

Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Class Action/Mass Torts (80%): Class Actions, Asbestos, Toxic Torts

Employment & Labor (10%): Employment Law - Employee, Labor Law

Personal Injury - General (10%): Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Wrongful Death, Toxic Mold

Focus Areas

Class Actions, Asbestos, Toxic Torts, Employment Law - Employee, Labor Law, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Wrongful Death, Toxic Mold


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Rising Stars: 2009 - 2019

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About Gerard Stranch, IV

Admitted: 2003, Tennessee

Professional Webpage: http://bsjfirm.com/attorneys/j-gerard-stranch-iv


  • Won the prestigious Congress‐Bundestag Scholarship
  • Top 40 Under 40, National Trial Lawyers Association
  • MidSouth Rising Star by the Super Lawyers (2009-2015)

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Class Action Trial Lawyers Association, Executive Committee
  • General Counsel, Tennessee Democratic Party
  • General Counsel, Tennessee AFL-CIO and Federal Appointment Coordinator
  • Tennessee Association for Justice, Board of Governor
  • Class Action Trial Lawyers Association, Board Member
  • National Trial Lawyer
  • Lawyer's Coordinating Committee of the AFL‐CIO
  • Tennessee Association for Justice
  • American Association for Justice
  • Tennessee Bar Association
  • Nashville Bar Association
  • U.S. District Court, District of Colorado
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 9th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 8th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 6th Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of TN
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of TN
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of TN

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Vanderbilt University Juvenile Practice Clinic, Bryan A. settlement
  • Montessori School of Franklin, TN Past Board Member
  • Board of Directors, Cumberland River Compact

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Adjunct Professor at Vanderbilt University School of Law teaching a seminar on the practice of Civil Litigation


  • Steering Committee of In re Volkswagen “Clean Diesel” Marketing, Sales Practices and Products Liability Litigation
  • Plaintiff Steering Committee for the In re: New England Compounding Pharmacy, Inc. Products Liability Litigation MDL
  • Liaison Counsel in In Re: Regions Morgan Keegan Closed‐End Fund Litigation ($62 million settlement)
  • Executive Committee in Dahl v. Bain Capital Partners ($590.5 million settlement)
  • Lankford v. Dow Chemical ($4.2 million settlement in a nationwide consumer protection class action)
  • In re: Alpha Corp. Securities Litigation ($161 million settlement in a securities fraud suit)

Educational Background:

  • Emory University, B.A.
Office Location for J. Gerard Stranch, IV

223 Rosa Parks Avenue
Suite 200
Nashville, TN 37203

Phone: 615-254-8801

Fax: 615-255-5419

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Last Updated: 4/3/2019

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