Tim Harvey is a litigator. As with the other attorneys at RWJ, Mr. Harvey’s experience is diverse. Both he and the firm take pride in the fact that clients that RWJ has represented once often return to the firm for legal counsel regardless of the nature of their dispute. As a result, instead of adopting some limited specialization, Mr. Harvey focuses on helping clients solve their unique problems.
Sometimes legal counsel can resolve a dispute without formal legal proceedings, but when such proceedings become necessary, Mr. Harvey has the skill set and the experience to litigate a matter to its conclusion. Mr. Harvey has litigated disputes in federal courts, state courts, and private arbitrations. He has handled lawsuits involving computer software, copyrights, trademarks, trade dress, employment discrimination, antitrust violations, the uniform commercial code, fraud, violations of the Tennessee Consumer Protection Act, and parent corporation liability.
Nashville is a major market for health care companies and music companies, and Mr. Harvey has significant experience representing clients in both of these industries. For clients in the health care industry, he has secured judgments involving the breach of physician recruiting agreements, has successfully challenged the granting of a certificate of need at the administrative level, and has enforced contracts concerning computer software designed for use at healthcare facilities. For clients in the music industry, Mr. Harvey has represented both plaintiffs and defendants in copyright infringement actions. He won a trial to inject copyrighted musical compositions into the public domain under the 1909 Copyright Act and has also won trials to prevent the unauthorized use of sound recordings under both federal and state law. Mr. Harvey has also litigated cases in bankruptcy court to determine whether or not a debtor can discharge a debt.
In 2010, Super Lawyers named Mr. Harvey a Mid-South Rising Star. Before joining the firm, Mr. Harvey was a law clerk for the Honorable Thomas A. Wiseman, Jr., Senior Judge, United States District Court, Middle District of Tennessee. Mr. Harvey graduated from Vanderbilt University School of Law in 2000. While in law school, he was a John W. Wade Scholar, problem editor for the University’s national moot court competition, and a member of the Order of the Coif. He graduated summa cum laude from Vanderbilt University in 1995 with a B.A. in English and from the University of Tennessee in 1997 with an M.A. in English.
Intellectual Property Litigation
Vanderbilt University School of Law, J.D. 2000
University of Tennessee, M.A. 1997
Vanderbilt University, B.A. 1995
American Bar Association
Tennessee Bar Association
Nashville Bar Association
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