Nashville School of Law

Eric Osborne

(615) 742-4544

150 3rd Avenue South
Suite 1100
Nashville, TN 37201

An accomplished attorney, Eric sees litigation as an opportunity – an opportunity to protect his clients’ business and personal interests, an opportunity to advance critical principles of justice and fairness, and an opportunity to help people in times of crisis and need. Eric focuses his practice on contract disputes, white-collar criminal defense, antitrust matters, and civil rights cases. His advocacy is grounded in his creativity, empathy, and hands-on experience, having tried many cases before a jury and briefed multiple matters before the United States Supreme Court.

Sherrard Roe Voigt & Harbison

Master of Divinity, Princeton Theological Seminary, 2007
B.A. (cum laude), Amherst College, 2004

Law Degree
J.D., Stanford Law School, 2010

Court Admissions
District of Columbia
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Tennessee
U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee
U.S. District Court for the Western District of Tennessee
U.S. District Court for Southern District of Texas
U.S. Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals
U.S. Supreme Court

Professional Memberships & Activities
Legal Services Corporation’s Emerging Leaders Council

Civic Membership & Activities
Presbyterian Foundation Board
Nashville Wine Auction Board
First Presbyterian Church Endowment Committee
Medical Benevolence Foundation (previous)

Significant Caselaw
Opry Mills Mall Ltd. Partnership v. Arch Ins. Co., 2018 WL 576194 (Tenn. Ct. App. Jan. 26, 2018).

Super Lawyers 2018-2020 (Appellate) (“Mid-South Rising Star”)

Eric G. Osborne, et al., Rethinking Deference: How the History of Church Property Disputes Calls Into Question Long-Standing First Amendment Doctrine, 69 SMU L. Rev. 811 (2016)
Eric G. Osborne, et. al, Intending the Worst: ISIS’s Specific Intent to Destroy the Christians of Iraq, 46 Pepperdine L. Rev. 545 (2019)

Speaking Engagement
Speaker, A Punch List for Construction – of Statutes and Contracts, TBA Federal Practice Section’s Annual CLE, September 2020