J. Mark Tipps

J. Mark Tipps: Attorney with Butler Snow LLP AV stamp icon
  • Of Counsel at Butler Snow LLP (365 Attorneys)
  • Renaissance at Colony Park, 1020 Highland Colony Parkway, Suite 1400, P.O. Box 6010, Ridgeland, MS 39157
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  • Peer Reviews

    4.9/5.0 (2)
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Attorney Awards


Mark has over 25 years’ experience in litigation and has been recognized as an AV-rated attorney by Martindale-Hubbell and in Best Lawyers in America.


•AV- Preeminent Peer Review Rated, 1999-2017
Best Lawyers in America
•Commercial Litigation, 2012-2019
Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business
•Litigation: General Commercial - Tennessee, 2014-2015
• Best Lawyers in Tennessee, The Tennessean
• Best of the Bar, Nashville Business Journal
• 40 Under 40, Nashville Business Journal
• 100 Most Powerful People in Middle Tennessee, Nashville Business Journal
•Leadership Nashville, 2002
State Litigation Star, Tennessee, Benchmark Litigation, 2015

In the News

•147 Butler Snow Attorneys Named in Best Lawyers, 18 Named “Lawyer of the Year”

Areas of Practice (6)

  • Commercial Litigation
  • White Collar, Compliance and Government Investigations
  • Business Torts and Unfair Competition
  • Professional Liability
  • Financial Services Litigation
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
(615) 651-6773  Phone
(615) 651-6701  Fax
University Attended:
Gustavus Adolphus College, B.A., cum laude, 1982
Law School Attended:
University of Tennessee, J.D., magna cum laude, Editorial Board, Tennessee Law Review, Order of the Coif, 1985
Year of First Admission:
U.S. District Courts, Tennessee: Eastern, Middle, Western; U.S. Court Of Appeals, 6th Circuit; 1985, Tennessee; Tennessee Supreme Court


•Tennessee Bar Association
•Nashville Bar Association
•Nashville Bar Foundation

Reported Cases:
Experience: Chief of Staff to U.S. Senator Bill Frist (TN) 1995-1996. Served as Senator Frist's chief advisor for two years and managed a staff of approximately 45.; Deputy Chief Counsel to U.S. Senator Fred Thompson (TN) in 1997 during the Senate's special investigation of foreign fundraising in the 1996 Presidential election. Investigation included 33 days of televised hearings and more than 70 witnesses.; Trial lawyer since 1985. Has tried cases in a wide variety of areas, including but not limited to: breach of contract, failed mergers/acquisitions, minority shareholder appraisals, certificates of need, product liability claims, environmental property damage, non-compete agreements, municipal annexation, copyright infringement and personal injury.; Representatives Matters::: Counsel to publicly traded investment bank and others in putative class action securities case brought by preferred shareholders. Johnson v. Goldman Sachs Group Inc., et al. (W.D. Tenn.).; Counsel to publicly traded payment card company in breach of contract action related to data security intrusion. Genesco v. Visa U.S.A. Inc., et al. (M.D. Tenn.).; Counsel to publicly traded athletic shoe retailer in highly publicized failed 1B merger case involving material adverse change clause. Plaintiff sought specific performance to require consummation of merger. Genesco v. The Finish Line Inc., et al. (Ch. Ct. Davidson Co., Tenn.).; Counsel to NHL hockey team in breach of contract action related to naming rights agreement for Nashville Arena. Nashville Hockey Club Limited Partnership v. Gaylord Entertainment Co. (Ch. Ct. Davidson Co., Tenn.).; Conducted several internal investigations, including but not limited to: Special investigation for publicly traded food company concerning alleged accounting irregularities; Special committee internal investigation of publicly traded national bank in response to shareholder derivative demand; and; Internal investigation for private tech company concerning alleged irregularities with foreign vendors.

Peer Reviews

4.9/5.0 (2 reviews)
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Ridgeland, Mississippi

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    Ridgeland, MS
    Renaissance at Colony Park , 1020 Highland Colony Parkway, Suite 1400 , P.O. Box 6010
    Ridgeland, MS 39157

    (615) 651-6773 Phone

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