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Law Offices of
Farrar Bates Berexa

 

Comprehensive
Litigation

 

Extensive
Expertise

 

Skilled
Representation

We provide highly skilled representation for our clients.

Since 1992, Farrar Bates Berexa has served organizations and individuals throughout Tennessee, providing comprehensive, expert litigation services to a diverse list of clients.

Our firm also has broad capability in municipal law and experience serving the needs of public entities. We understand the many legal needs surrounding Tennessee’s public entities, including land use and zoning challenges, tort liability, employment actions and police liability claims. We regularly defend municipalities and their employees, and frequently advise and consult with local governments on numerous municipal, law enforcement and employment issues.

Further, Farrar Bates Berexa provides expert representation to real estate firms and their licensees. Our attorneys defend real estate errors and omissions actions with skill and diligence, including claims of breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duty, negligence and fraud. 

This, along with our in-depth knowledge of numerous practice areas and deep understanding of mediation, arbitration, and trial and appellate practice at both the state and federal court levels, ensures that our clients receive highly skilled representation and the most effective strategies for their needs.

Practice Areas

Trial & Appellate Practice

Mediation, Arbitration & Administrative Practice

Municipal Law

Defense of Real Estate Errors and Omissions Actions

Workers’ Compensation

Corporate Counsel Representation

Administrative Law

Team

J. Russ Farrar, senior partner at Farrar Bates Berexa

J. Russell Farrar

Senior Partner
Since 1992, Russ has served as a co-founder and senior partner at Farrar Bates Berexa, where he practices...
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Kristen E. Berexa, managing partner at Farrar Bates Berexa

Kristin E. Berexa

Managing Partner
Kristin joined Farrar Bates Berexa in 1994. Her areas of practice include civil rights defense, law enforcement liability...
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Laura A. Hight, partner at Farrar Bates Berexa

Laura A. Hight

Partner
Laura joined Farrar Bates Berexa in 2010 as an intern in the firm’s lobbying division. After graduating law...
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Cassandra M. Crane, partner at Farrar Bates Berexa

Cassandra M. Crane

Partner
Casey Crane joined Farrar Bates Berexa in 2017. Her practice focuses on general civil litigation, including municipal liability...
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Robyn B. Williams, attorney at Farrar Bates Berexa

Robyn B. Williams

Attorney
Robyn joined Farrar Bates Berexa in 1999. She practices in the areas of governmental liability, police liability, governmental...
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Jennifer O. Buchanan, attorney at Farrar Bates Berexa

Jennifer O. Buchanan

Attorney
Jennifer joined Farrar Bates Berexa in 2000. She practices in the areas of general workers’ compensation defense; municipal...
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Mark E. McGrady, attorney at Farrar Bates Berexa

Mark E. McGrady

Attorney
Mark joined Farrar Bates Berexa in 2012. He practices in the areas of civil rights defense, municipal defense,...
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Addison Russell, attorney at Farrar Bates Berexa

Addison Russell

Attorney
Addison joined Farrar Bates Berexa in 2016. In her practice, she specializes in the areas of real estate...
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William C. Mazzota, attorney at Farrar Bates Berexa

William C. Mazzota

Attorney
Will joined Farrar Bates Berexa in 2018. In his practice, he focuses on civil rights defense, governmental tort...
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Austin R. Simmons, attorney at Farrar Bates Berexa

A. Ryan Simmons

Attorney
Ryan joined Farrar Bates Berexa in 2019. In his practice, he focuses on municipal law, employment law, employment...
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Rebecca Moore, attorney at Farrar Bates Berexa

Rebecca Moore

Attorney
Rebecca joined Farrar Bates Berexa in 2013 as a paralegal to attorney Jennifer Orr Buchanan. This experience ignited...
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Ben Allen, attorney at Farrar Bates Berexa

Ben Allen

Attorney
Ben Allen joined Farrar Bates Berexa in 2023. He practices in the areas of governmental tort liability defense,...
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Billy Leslie, Attorney

Billy Leslie

Attorney
Billy joined Farrar Bates Berexa in 2023. He practices in the areas of municipal liability defense, civil rights...
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Macayla H. Woodall, attorney at Farrar Bates Berexa

Macayla H. Woodall

Attorney
Before joining Farrar Bates Berexa, Macayla practiced in the areas of domestic relations, estate planning and civil litigation....
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William N. Bates, co-founder and managing partner at Farrar Bates Berexa

William N. Bates

Of Counsel
Bill is a co-founder of Farrar Bates Berexa and served as managing partner from 1992 until his retirement...
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Teresa Reall Ricks

Teresa R. Ricks

Of Counsel
Terri joined Farrar Bates Berexa in 1997. She practices in the areas of real estate errors and omissions,...
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Clients

Insurance Companies and Agencies

Public Entities and Municipalities

Risk Management Organizations

State-level Trade Associations and Nonprofit Groups