Adjunct Professor of Law
Member, Trauger & Tuke
Robert Brandt is a member of Trauger & Tuke, where his practice focuses primarily on alternative dispute resolution. Before joining Trauger & Tuke in 1997, Professor Brandt served as a judge of the Chancery Court in Nashville from 1976-96, and as a senior judge from 1996-97. Most of the cases he presided over were commercial disputes and public policy cases involving the state government and Nashville's Metropolitan Government. He was in private practice in Nashville from 1970-76 and served as an Assistant District Attorney in Nashville from 1966-70. As a private attorney, Professor Brandt practices primarily in alternative dispute resolution. He is a Fellow of the American College of Civil Trial Mediators, a member of the Dispute Resolution Section of the American Bar Association, and serves on the Employment, Commercial, and Complex Case Panels of the American Arbitration Association. He is on the Panel of Distinguished Neutrals and the Entertainment Law Panel for the CPR Institute for Dispute Resolution. He serves as an arbitrator and mediator for the National Association of Securities Dealers, is certified by the Tennessee Supreme Court as a civil and family mediator, and is an approved mediator in the United States District Courts for the Eastern and Middle Districts of Tennessee. He also serves as a Special Deputy Receiver on behalf of the Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance. Over the course of his legal career, Professor Brandt has served as President of the Tennessee Judicial Conference, as Nashville's Presiding Judge, and as chair of Nashville's Justice Information System. He also served as a member of the Tennessee Judicial Council and as a delegate to the 1971 Tennessee Constitutional Convention.