J. Ross Pepper is a trial lawyer with over 29 years of experience representing clients in civil trials and arbitration proceedings. Mr. Pepper has handled cases all over the state of Tennessee in both federal and state courts and at both the trial and appellate level. He has handled cases outside of Tennessee, including business litigation in the Superior Court of Delaware, and has argued appeals before the Court of Appeals of Tennessee, and the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit. Mr. Pepper has received numerous awards and distinctions throughout his career including a Martindale-Hubbell “AV” rating- – – the highest rating for legal ability and ethical standards given by the oldest, most widely recognized and most respected lawyer rating organization. Martindale-Hubbell bases its ratings on the opinions of lawyers and judges familiar with a lawyer’s work.