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Christopher S. Dunn

  • Partner
  • Waller Lansden Dortch & Davis, LLP
  • 511 Union St., Ste. 2700
  • Nashville, Tennessee 37219


  • Undergraduate: B.A. Villanova University 1991
  • Law School: J.D. University of Tennessee College of Law 1994


Chris Dunn focuses his legal practice focuses on all aspects of sophisticated construction projects from the creation of a custom design and construction agreements to creative and efficient dispute resolution. Chris guides owners and developers through the nuanced planning stages and advocates on their behalf if problems arise during or after the build phase. Chris has nearly 20 years of construction law experience, and in addition to the ACCL, he is also a fellow of the Construction Lawyers Society of American. Chris also served as the Chair of Division 12 (Owners and Lenders) of the American Bar Association’s Forum on the Construction Industry. He has been recognized in Best Lawyers since 2007 for his transactional and litigation experience in construction-related matters. Chris began his career at Waller in 2002 after gaining experience with two Nashville law firms and serving as a Judicial Clerk in the Tennessee Court of Appeals, Middle Section for two years.

Professional Activities

  • Fellow, American College of Construction Lawyers
  • Fellow, Construction Lawyers Society of America
  • Member, American Bar Association’s Forum on the Construction Industry
    • Member, Governing Committee
    • Past Chair, Division 12-Owners and Lenders
  • Member, Construction Neutrals Panel of the American Arbitration Association
  • Member, Nashville, Tennessee and American Bar Associations
  • Member, Texas Bar Association
  • Member, Tennessee Association of Construction Counsel (TACC)
    • Former Member, Board of Directors
    • Former Education Committee Chair
  • Fellow, Nashville Bar Foundation

Representative Articles, Publications, Speeches and Seminars

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court for the Middle and Western Districts of Tennessee
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
  • Supreme Court, State of Tennessee
  • Supreme Court, State of Texas

Community Activities

  • Executive Committee Member, Goodwill of Middle Tennessee, Inc.
  • Pro Bono Counsel, Tennessee Justice Center

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