Attorney Profiles: David M. Smythe, David O. Huff, Matthew R. Murphy, James Smythe

Contact Information
Phone: 615.255.4849
Fax: 615.255.4855

Practice Areas

  • Creditors' Rights
  • Lien Enforcement
  • Commercial Collections
  • General Commercial / Business Litigation
  • Arbitration


  • B.B.A., cum laude, Abilene Christian University, 1981
  • J. D., Texas Tech University, 1984


  • Tennessee, 1984
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Tennessee, 1985
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit, 1985

Professional Activities, Associations & Community Interests

  • Nashville Bar Association
    • Editor: The Docket, Nashville Bar Association's Newsletter (1989)
    • Chair: Small Office Practice Committee (1996)
    • Chair: General Sessions Court Committee (2002)
  • Tennessee Bar Association
  • President, Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA, Inc.), 1996-1997
  • Volunteer, Nashville Area Habitat for Humanity


David O. Huff

A Nashville native, David Huff is a seasoned civil trial litigator whose areas of practice include creditors' rights, lien enforcement, general commercial and business disputes, construction law, and arbitration. Mr. Huff has represented clients in dozens of jury and bench trials in numerous courts throughout Middle Tennessee.

Mr. Huff was awarded his B.B.A. in Business Management, cum laude, from Abilene Christian University in 1981, and earned his J. D. from Texas Tech University in 1984, where he was an Editing Director of the Texas Tech Legal Research Board. In 1986, Mr. Huff earned a diploma from the National Institute for Trial Advocacy, and was elected as a Fellow of the Nashville Bar Foundation in 2006.

Reported/Public Opinions

Warren Brothers Sash & Door Company v. Santoro Custom Builders, Inc., 2020 WL 91635 (Tenn. App.); BSG, LLC v. Check Velocity, Inc., 395 S.W.3d 90 (Tenn. 2012); BSG, LLC v. Check Velocity, Inc., 395 S.W.3d 90 (2012); Phoenix Ins. Co. v. Estate of Ganier, 2008 WL 5330493 (Tenn. App. 2008), and 212 S.W.3d 270 (Tenn. App. 2006); Laboratory Corporation of America v. Lacy and Associates, 2004 WL 193078 (Tenn. App.); Corporate Catering, Inc. v. Corporate Catering, LLC, 2001 WL 266041 (Tenn. App.); Shelbourne v. Shelbourne, 2000 WL 1183698 (Tenn. App.); Thompson v. Department of Codes Admin., Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County, 20 S.W.2d 654 (Tenn. App. 1999); Bryant v . Wright, 1999 WL 5080 (Tenn. App.); In Matter of Estate of Whitehurst v. I.V. Services of America, Inc., 1995 WL 571850 (Tenn. App.); Shipes v. West, 1995 WL 527979 (Tenn. App.); Stracener v. Swindler, 1995 WL 414873 (Tenn. App.) ; In re Osborne, 170 B.R. 367 (Bankr M.D. Tenn 1994); Smith v. Clayton Homes, Inc., 1993 WL 532587 (Tenn App.); Guyton v. Guyton, 1990 WL 198936 (Tenn. App.); Reasonover v. Aetna Cas. & Sur. Co., 1990 WL 192718 (Tenn. App.); Armstrong v. Hickman County Highway Dept., 743 S.W. 2d 189 (Tenn. App. 1987)


"Managing Client Funds and Other Property and Accounting for Them," Nashville Bar Association, 1993

Contributing Author
"Successful Judgment Collections in Tennessee: How to Get Your Money," National Business Institute, Inc. 1993


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