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Marc O. Dedman
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Nashville Attorney
Marc O. Dedman

Phone: 615.340.6790


Languages: English

Educated and originally licensed in the civil law, Marc Dedman has practiced the common law for over 30 years. He understands the often subtle differences between the two legal systems. He litigates and advises U.S. and international businesses in a wide range of matters relating to business transactions, insurance coverage and bad faith claims, litigation and risk mitigation, crisis management, and healthcare administration and liability.

Marc has a history as a strong advocate in the courtroom and alternate dispute resolution proceedings. His experience in resolving problems after they occur has also made him a valuable legal ally in helping to avoid problems before they occur for domestic and international clients alike.

In addition to his extensive legal experience, Marc puts his MBA to work in collaborating with the firm’s transactional, cybersecurity, tax, and corporate attorneys to offer a comprehensive set of business services to clients. He remains an active and outstanding leader in the international business community, and he is also consulted by international law firms for his capabilities spanning across multiple practice areas. He has moderated a number of international panels, including at Belmont University School of Law in Nashville, Tennessee; Tulane University School of Law in New Orleans, Louisiana; and for the International Association of Primerus Law Firms at events in Washington, D.C. and Miami, Florida.

Marc has an “AV Preeminent” peer review by Martindale-Hubbell, was named “Best of the Bar: International” by Nashville Business Journal in 2017 and 2019, was selected to Super Lawyers from 2018 to present, and currently serves on the Executive Council for the Tennessee Bar Association International Law and Practice Section.

After graduating from law school, Marc served four years in the U.S. Army Judge Advocate General’s Corps, primarily in Washington, D.C. He has been awarded the U.S. Army Commendation Medal, the Meritorious Service Medal, and the Army Air Assault Badge.

Prior to joining Barton, Marc was with Spicer Rudstrom, PLLC in its Memphis and Nashville offices for 30 years. He was Spicer Rudstrom’s managing partner from 2015-2018, managing six offices in three states. Marc’s clients have said they like working with him because he practices as a lawyer but thinks like a practical business person.


  • Business Transactions
  • Commercial Litigation

Industry Experience:

  • Advertising, Marketing, and Public Relations
  • Construction
  • Finance
  • Food and Hospitality
  • Healthcare
  • Manufacturing and Distribution


  • AV-Preeminent rating, Martindale-Hubbell
  • Selected to Super Lawyers 2018 – Insurance Coverage
  • Selected to Super Lawyers 2019 – International
  • Best of Bar, International, Nashville Business Journal, 2017; 2019
  • Fellow, since 2015, Nashville Bar Foundation
  • Recipient, 2017; 2018, 2019 Tennessee Supreme Court Certificate of Recognition for pro bono service


  • Columbia University, M.B.A. (Double major: Finance; Money and Financial Markets)
  • Tulane University, J.D.
  • Loyola University New Orleans, B.B.A. (Finance)


  • State of Louisiana (Inactive – in good standing)
  • State of Tennessee
  • All Tennessee Trial and Appellate Courts
  • Tennessee Supreme Court
  • United States District Courts, Eastern, Middle, and Western Districts of Tennessee
  • United States Supreme Court


  • Member, Executive Council, Tennessee Bar Association International Law and Practice Section, 2019-
  • Board of Directors, 2014-2015; 2019-2020 International Society of Primerus Law Firms
  • CLE Chair, 2010-2011, Primerus Defense Institute
  • U.S. Chair, 2012-2013 Primerus Defense Institute
  • Chair, 2018; 2019 International Committee, International Society of Primerus Law Firms
  • Board of Directors, 2012-2017, Aquinas College, Nashville (TN)
  • Chair, Board of Directors Executive Committee, 2015-2017, Aquinas College, Nashville (TN)
  • Advisory Board, Best Buddies – Tennessee, 2019-present

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Barton PLLC

1033 Demonbreun Street
Suite 300
Nashville, TN 37203
United States

Law Firm Contact: Marc O. Dedman

Tel: 615.340.6790



Member Since: 2016

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