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William J. Harbison II (“Jay”)
Telephone: 615-238-3650

Member, American Bar Association
Member, Tennessee Bar Association
Premier Member, Nashville Bar Association

University of Tennessee College of Law, 2014, J. D., magna cum laude; Executive Editor for the Tennessee Law Review
Middlebury College, 2005, B.A., English and Theater, Minor in Classical Studies

Jay Harbison joined Neal & Harwell in 2015 and works primarily in the areas of business and civil litigation. He represents both plaintiffs and defendants and advises clients on a variety of complex legal issues. Representative cases involve contract disputes, defending a metropolitan television station against defamation claims, and defending a large pharmaceutical company in numerous mass tort cases.

Jay graduated magna cum laude from the University Of Tennessee College Of Law and received his undergraduate degree from Middlebury College. While in law school, he served as the Executive Editor for the Tennessee Law Review.

Prior to entering private practice, Jay served as a law clerk for the Honorable Gilbert S. Merritt, Jr. of the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit.

Notable representation and results:

  • Funk v. Scripps Media, Inc., 570 S.W.3d 205 (Tenn. 2019).
  • SPE GO Holdings, Inc. v. W&O Construction, Inc., 759 F. App’x 359 (6th Cir. 2018).
  • Bell v. McLemore, 347 F. Supp. 3d 362 (M.D. Tenn. 2018).
  • Durham v. Martin, 905 F.3d 432 (6th Cir. 2018).
  • Seay v. Rowland, 2018 WL 6174692, at *1 (M.D. Tenn. Aug. 30, 2018), report and recommendation adopted, 2018 WL 5095456 (M.D. Tenn. Oct. 19, 2018).


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