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130 North Court Ave
Memphis TN 38103
Fax: 901.524.5024

Admitted to Practice

Tennessee, 2013

United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, 2011

United States District Court for the Western District of Tennessee, 2011

Illinois, 2010 (currently on inactive status)

United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, 2012

Bar Admissions

Illinois Bar Association

Memphis Bar Association

American Bar Association

Gary Peeples’ practice focuses on civil litigation, including labor and employment law. After graduating from Vanderbilt University Law School in 2010, he served as a law clerk to the Honorable Jon P. McCalla of the United States District Court for the Western District of Tennessee. He then worked as an associate in the labor and employment group at a global law firm. Mr. Peeples subsequently served as a law clerk to the Honorable Ronald Lee Gilman of the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit. He joined Burch, Porter & Johnson as an Associate in 2014.

Mr. Peeples' practice includes defending companies large and small in state and federal court and in administrative matters. He has experience in all phases of litigation, including pre-suit investigations, discovery (including taking and defending depositions), motions practice, trials, post-trial motions, and appeals. Another significant component of his practice involves advising employers on how to comply with federal and state law.

Outside of work, Mr. Peeples enjoys playing basketball and reading non-fiction. He considers Memphis to be his adopted home.

Education

  • Vanderbilt University (J.D., 2010); Order of the Coif; Articles Editor, Vanderbilt Law Review
  • University of Illinois (M.S., 2006)
  • University of Illinois (B.A., 2005)

Professional Honors and Activities

  • Member, Tennessee Bar Association Leadership Law Class of 2018
  • Member, Leo Bearman Sr. American Inn of Court
  • Named a Super Lawyer Rising Star (2016-2017)
  • Law Clerk to the Honorable Ronald Lee Gilman, United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
  • Law Clerk to the Honorable Jon P. McCalla, United States District Court for the Western District of Tennessee
  • Elected to the Order of the Coif (top 10% of law school class)
  • Articles Editor, Vanderbilt Law Review
  • Vanderbilt Scholastic Excellence Awards (top grade in class) in Contracts, Criminal Law, Intellectual Property, Property, and Regulatory State

Publications and Presentations of Note