PROFESSIONAL PROFILE
Howell O'Rear
McInteer & O'Rear PLC
2801 12th Avenue South
Nashville, TN 37204
Work Phone: (615)724-6207
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Howell O’Rear is a founding member of McInteer & O'Rear PLC. His practice focuses on complex commercial and business litigation. Howell handles cases involving breach of contract, disputes among partners and shareholders, business torts such as fraud and misrepresentation, consumer protection, copyright, trademark, unfair competition, and Internet matters. His clients span a wide variety of interests and industries, including music, construction, technology, retail, logistics, real estate, and entertainment. Howell is AV rated by Martindale-Hubbell, and he has been selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America for the category of Intellectual Property Litigation. Howell’s recent experience includes representing individuals in corporate disputes; companies in real estate and construction disputes; music publishing and record companies in copyright-infringement litigation; counseling a leading print and online publication company; arbitrating cybersquatting disputes; and successfully obtaining a jury verdict on behalf of a critically-acclaimed band involving a tour bus dispute. Howell's litigation experience extends to both state and federal courts. He also prosecutes trademark applications, and assists clients in developing enforcement procedures to protect their intellectual property rights. Howell is from Mobile, Alabama. Prior to forming this firm, Howell practiced law at Riley Warnock & Jacobson PLC in Nashville. He earned his J.D. degree from the University of Virginia School of Law, where he was the Editor of Articles Development for the Virginia Sports & Entertainment Law Journal and a member of the Editorial Board for the Journal of Law & Politics. Howell also graduated from the University of Virginia with a B.A. degree in Media Studies. Before attending law school, he worked on a ranch in Wyoming.

Additional Information

TBA Membership Status: Member : 2014 - 2015
Legal Education: Virginia School of Law
Year Licensed: 2007
Year Licensed in Tennessee: 2007
Other Licenses: Alabama
Section Membership(s): Young Lawyers Division, Entertainment and Sports Law Section, General-Solo-Small Firm Practitioners Section, TBA Members
Practice Areas/Areas of Interest: Business Law, Entertainment & Sports Law