Gentry, Autumn L.


Middle Tennessee State University

B.A., 1995
with honors

University of Tennessee College of Law

J.D., 2000
  • Member, Moot Court Board, 1999-2000
  • Member, ATLA Trial Team, 1999-2000
  • Certificate of Academic Excellence in Trial Practice, 1999

Bar Admission


Autumn L. Gentry


Prominent Assignments

Trial counsel for motor speedway – obtained dismissal of $30 million case involving allegations of serious personal injury and severe emotional injury.

Trial counsel at jury trial in successful defense of trucking company and truck driver in accident case.

Represent international automobile seat manufacturing company in $35 million case for alleged seat failure.

Represent Fortune 1000 financial services company in case involving credit card transactions by merchant.

Represent clients in civil litigation matters, including products liability claims, premises liability actions, workers compensation, insurance bad faith claims and coverage disputes, breach of contract, non-compete/non-solicitation agreements and collection actions.

Represent employers in defending charges of alleged discrimination, harassment and retaliation.

Expert legal commentator for Oxygen Network’s Snapped and Investigation Discovery’s Sins & Secrets.

Professional Involvement

  • Federal Bar Association
  • Nashville Bar Association
  • Tennessee Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Defense Research Institute
  • International Association of Defense Counsel Trial Academy, Graduate

Community Involvement

  • Board Member, National Association of Women Business Owners, Nashville Chapter
  • Tennessee Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts
  • Nashville Bar Association Pro Bono Program
  • Phi Alpha Delta


  • Author, “How to Draft a Non-Compete Agreement That’s Actually Enforceable,” Entrepreneur, May 17, 2016
  • Co-editor, Dickinson Wright Tennessee Insurance Legal News newsletter


  • Tennessee Workers’ Compensation Review, Gallagher Bassett Services, Inc. (June 2012)
  • Overview of Legal Concerns of Small Business Owners, National Association of Women Business Owners, Nashville Chapter (June 2011)
  • Presented mock trial involving direct and cross examination of experts, International Association of Rehabilitation Professionals 2011 Forensic Conference
  • Advanced Expert Testimony, International Association of Rehabilitation Professionals 2010 Forensic Conference
  • Testify With Confidence: Giving and Defending Expert Opinions, International Association of Rehabilitation Professionals 2009 Forensic Conference
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Areas of Practice