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Thomas N. Bateman

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Thomas N. “Neal” Bateman’s law practice began as a general practice handling all types of legal matters. Mr. Bateman has extensive experience in civil litigation including several cases which resulted in settlements of more than one million dollars.  Mr. Bateman represented the families of two victims of the Arrow Air crash in Gander, Newfoundland.  He has successfully represented plaintiffs in many types of civil matters including antitrust, securities fraud, lender liability, employment discrimination and personal injury claims.

Thomas N. Bateman is a former licensed certified public accountant (now inactive). This background allowed him to establish an extensive practice in the area of estate planning, probate, estate settlements, business law and tax matters. He routinely handles multi-million-dollar estate settlements.

Mr. Bateman’s practice currently focuses primarily on three areas: civil litigation, estate planning and settlement, and business matters.  His civil litigation practice includes handling personal injury claims, divorces involving substantial amounts of property or business interests, and business litigation.

Neal’s high ethical standards and professional ability have earned him the highest possible rating by his peers: He is AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell®, based upon the professional objectives of legal knowledge, judgment, communication ability and legal experience pursuant to an objective standard established under Martindale-Hubbell®.

Areas of practice

  • Business and commercial law
  • Business organizations
  • Estate planning
  • Litigation and appeals

Bar admissions

  • Tennessee, 1968
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit, 1979
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Tennessee, 1968
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1994
  • U.S. Tax Court, 1968


  • J.D., Nashville School of Law, 1968

Classes/seminars taught

  • Instructor, Taxation and Accounting, Austin Peay State University, 1962–1965

Professional associations and memberships

  • Clarksville-Montgomery County School Board, 1974–1978
  • Montgomery County Bar Association, vice-president, 1970–1971
  • Tennessee Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants