Robert E. Boston

Companies seeking strategic advice or hands-on representation in business, commercial, labor or employment litigation matters rely on Bob Boston for his depth of knowledge and extensive trial experience. A litigation strategist and tactician, Bob helps clients look beyond the reactive way of thinking to develop solutions to their litigation and employment issues. Clients rely upon Bob for his practical, creative advice. Representative companies include:

  • Retailers
  • Domestic and international manufacturers
  • Nationwide service providers
  • Healthcare systems, suppliers, providers, and payors of all kinds

Clients and peers report that Bob is "clearly one of the leaders" in his field. His amicable style and intellectual approach to problem-solving balance a formidable courtroom presence and willingness to do battle. Businesses hire Bob for his reputation as a determined thinker and preeminent litigator. They rehire him because he delivers results.

Chambers USA recognizes Bob as a leading attorney both in labor and employment and litigation, and Best Lawyers lists Bob as a leader in five separate categories:

  • Bet-the-Company Litigation
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Employment Law – Management
  • Labor Law – Management
  • Litigation - Labor & Employment

Additional recognitions include: "The Top 100 Lawyers in Tennessee," "150 Best Lawyers" by Business Tennessee, AV-rated by Martindale Hubbell "Best of the Bar" by Nashville Business Journal and " 2017 Mid-South Super Lawyer." During his career as a commercial and employment litigator at Waller, Bob has over 30 federal and state reported and published appellate opinions from multiple jurisdictions. He has handled litigated matters in 28 states.


  • Fellow, American College of Trial Lawyers (ACTL)
  • Member, International Association of Defense Counsel (IADC)
  • Fellow, Nashville, Tennessee and American Bar Foundations
  • Former Chair, Litigation Section of the Tennessee Bar Association
  • Member, Nashville, Tennessee and American Bar Associations with memberships in the Labor and Employment and Litigation Sections
  • Private and approved arbitrator for several associations, including the National Association of Securities Dealers and the National Futures Association
  • Former Hearing Panel Committee Member, Board of Professional Responsibility of the Supreme Court of Tennessee
  • Former Member, Board of Directors, Nashville Bar Association


  • J.D., with high honors, University of Tennessee, 1981
    • Order of the Coif
    • Phi Kappa Phi honor and Phi Alpha Delta legal fraternities
  • B.A., Vanderbilt University, 1979

Legal Services

Industries Served

Bar Admissions

  • Tennessee

Court Admissions

  • United States Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth, Sixth and Eleventh Circuits
  • U.S. District Court, multiple districts in the United States

Up Close

A native Tennessean, Bob enjoys any activity that gets him outdoors.  An avid runner, he has trained and participated in numerous marathons and long-distance relays.  Both his tennis and golf games are in regular need of improvement during his free time.  He is a fan of all types of literature, hunting and fishing, and is actively involved in Nashville civic activities.

If, after now 30 years, his legal career does not work out, he might just try the life of a gentleman farmer.