Jason M. Pannu


Nashville, TN
D 615.208.4968


Jason M. Pannu, the President of the Tennessee Bar Association in 2018-2019, is a Partner and the Office Chair in Freeman Mathis & Gary’s Nashville office and Co-Chair of the Firm’s Construction and Design Law national practice section. He is also Co-Chair of the firm's Architects & Engineers Design Liability national practice team. Jason has handled a variety of matters in the area of complex commercial litigation, with an emphasis on the construction industry.

As part of his construction law practice, Jason advises architects, engineers, owners, contractors, subcontractors, construction managers, and material suppliers on large-scale construction projects. He regularly appears in State and Federal Courts and arbitration on construction defect, professional negligence, breach of contract, lien, and bond claims.

Jason also has experience handling employment discrimination disputes, professional liability claims, and insurance coverage matters. His employment practice encompasses representing employers in defending against claims under federal and state employment laws, including Title VII, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Family and Medical Leave Act, and the Tennessee Human Rights Act. In the professional liability area, Jason represents accountants, lawyers, insurance agents, consultants, brokers, and miscellaneous professionals in defending against various claims, including negligence, malfeasance, breach of fiduciary duty, and breach of contract.

Jason grew up in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada and is fluent in Cantonese Chinese and French.

Bar Admissions

Court of Appeal for Ontario

Ontario Superior Court of Justice

Supreme Court of the United States

Tennessee State Courts

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Tennessee

U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee

U.S. District Court for the Western District of Tennessee


Tennessee Bar Association 

  • President, 2018-2019 
  • President-Elect 2017-2018 
  • Vice-President, 2016-2017 
  • Secretary & Board Governors, 2008-2015 

Tennessee Legal Community Foundation 

  • Secretary & Board of Trustees, 2008-2019 

American Bar Association 

  • House of Delegates, 2018-present 
  • Tort, Trial & Insurance Practice Section, Vice-Chair, Toxic Torts & Environmental Law Committee, 2010-present 

Tennessee Association of Construction Counsel 

  • Chair, Membership Committee, 2009-2011 

Associated General Contractors of Middle Tennessee 

  • Board Member, Young Constructors Forum, 2008-2010 
  • Board Member, Construction Leadership Council, 2010-2012 
Awards and Recognition

  •  2023-2024 edition of The Best Lawyers in America®
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rating for Ethical Standards and Legal Ability 
  • Named to The Best Lawyers in America©, Commercial Litigation; Construction Law 
  • Mid-South Super Lawyers® 2016-2020 for Construction Litigation 
  • Mid-South Super Lawyers® Rising Star, 2010-2015 for Construction Litigation