Salvador M. Hernandez

Sal Hernandez regularly represents and counsels clients through complex civil litigation in state and federal courts always keeping in mind the client's goals. Mr. Hernandez also helps clients solve their business problems before problems turn into litigation. He has represented a variety of corporate and individual clients in the healthcare industry, financial services industry and others.

Mr. Hernandez has litigated to conclusion matters involving breach of contract, restrictive covenants, misappropriation, violation of the Uniform Trade Secrets Act, tortious interference with contract, and violation of the Tennessee Consumer Protection Act.  He also has significant experience in successfully obtaining and defending against injunctions and temporary restraining orders.

Mr. Hernandez also appears as counsel in arbitrations before the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority and the American Arbitration Association on claims surrounding restrictive covenants, breach of contract, interference with contractual relations, unfair competition, raiding, suitability of investments and breach of fiduciary duty.

Since 2010, SuperLawyers has named Mr. Hernandez a Mid-South Rising Star.

Mr. Hernandez serves as Chairman of Nashville Metropolitan Government's Transportation Licensing Commission.  He is also co-chair of the Nashville Bar Association's Federal Courts Committee starting in January 2016.

Before joining the firm, Mr. Hernandez served as a law clerk for the Honorable Gilbert S. Merritt, United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, 1999-2000.

Practice Areas

Commercial Litigation
Covenants Not to Compete
Trade Secrets
Broker-Dealer Sales Practices


Vanderbilt University School of Law, J.D. 1999
Princeton University, A.B. 1996

Bar Admission

Tennessee, 1999


American Bar Association
Tennessee Bar Association
Nashville Bar Association
Alumnus of the Harry Phillips American Inn of Court

Recent Speaking Engagements

Moderated a Magistrate Judges Panel as part of the NBA's Advanced Federal Court Practice Continuing Legal Education covering the new federal rules of civil procedure regarding discovery and case management, Nov. 2015.

Securities Arbitration 2014: Arbitration Practicum on Employment Cases, panelist (sponsored by Practising Law Institute).

Legality of Employer-Sponsored Health and Wellness Programs, panelist (sponsored by Applied Health Analytics), 2014.

Recent Publications

Contributor for "Investment Advisor Arbitration: What You Need to Know, Securities Arbitration Commentator, Vol. 2015, No. 6, Oct. 2015.

"Displacement of Common Law Tort Claims by the Uniform Trade Secrets Act: An Update from Arizona, Published by Practising Law Institute in Securities Arbitration 2015.

The Uniform Trade Secrets Act & the Scope of Displacement of Common Law Tort Claims based on Misappropriation: Recent case law from Arizona as a Primer (published by Practising Law Institute in Securities Arbitration 2014).


Phone: (615) 320-3700 ext. 143