Martin, Tate, Morrow & Marston, P.C.

6410 Poplar Avenue, Suite 1000
Memphis, TN 38119
United States

Phone: (901) 522-9000
Fax: (901) 527-3746

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Primary Contact
Lee L. Piovarcy
  • Office: (901) 522-9000
  • Cell: (901) 481-6358
  • Fax: (901) 527-3746
Alternate Contact 1
Robert E. Orians
  • Office: (901) 522-9000
  • Cell: (901) 270-3877
  • Fax: (901) 527-3746
Alternate Contact 2
David Wade
  • Office: (901) 522-9000
  • Cell: (901) 218-1225
  • Fax: (901) 527-3746

About this Firm

Martin, Tate, Morrow & Marston, P.C. was endowed by its founder, Judge John D. Martin, Sr., over 100 years ago, with a solid tradition of service to clients, the profession and to the Memphis Community.

Because of its long-term commitment to the Memphis community, Martin Tate projects a unique perspective in delivering legal services for Memphis business, as well as for national clients. The firm combines quality legal services with innovative legal thinking to create practical solutions that provide clients a competitive edge.

The firm’s areas of significant practice are business and commercial transactions; litigation in state and federal courts; trusts and estates; and commercial real estate. Within the business and commercial transaction area, the firm’s attorneys counsel clients in merger and acquisitions, banking, IPO’s, partnership matters,PILOT transactions, bankruptcy reorganizations and creditor’s rights

Many of the firm’s lawyers are listed in “Best Lawyers in America.” The National Board of Trial Advocacy has certified two of the firm’s trial lawyers as Civil Trial Specialists, while two are members of the American College of Trial Lawyers. Litigation section members regularly deal with matters involving contracts, transportation law, insurance, products liability, and employment rights just to name a few. Martin Tate’s trusts and estates section has one lawyer as a member of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel.

Attorneys in the real estate section are involved in transactions in the Mid-South including construction, development, leasing and operation of shopping centers, office buildings, industrial plants, and warehouse distribution centers. The firm is involved in financing techniques for real estate syndications, issuance of tax-exempt bonds, and equity participations. One of the firm’s attorneys is a member of the American College of Real Estate Lawyers.

Areas of Practice

  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Antitrust
  • Appellate Law
  • Auto Liability
  • Aviation
  • Banking and Financial Services
  • Bankruptcy, Creditor's Rights, and Insolvency
  • Business Litigation and Class Actions
  • Business Transactions/Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Commercial and Business Contracts
  • Construction Law
  • Data Privacy and Security
  • Energy/Oil & Gas
  • Franchise
  • Gaming Law
  • Government Relations
  • IP and Technology
  • Insurance Law
  • International Business and trade
  • Labor and Employment
  • Life, Health and Disability
  • Maritime Law/Admiralty
  • Pharmaceutical and Medical Device
  • Premises Liability
  • Product Liability
  • Professional Liability
  • Public Finance
  • Public Utilities and Administrative
  • Real Estate
  • Religious Institutions
  • Retail and Hospitality Law
  • SIU/Fraud/Arson
  • School Law
  • Securities Litigation
  • Subrogation
  • Tax Law
  • Trademark and Patent Law
  • Transportation and Logistics
  • Trust and Estates
  • Water Law
  • White Collar Defense

Representative Clients

  • 24 Hour Fitness
  • 7-Eleven, Inc.
  • Advance Stores Company, Inc.
  • Associated Couriers, Inc.
  • Borden Chemical, Inc.
  • Bryan Truck Lines
  • Capital One
  • Cardinal Logistics
  • Chicago Title Company
  • Cottingham Butler Claims Services
  • Delta/United Specialities, Inc.
  • Dupre Logistics, LLC
  • Education Realty Trust, Inc.
  • El Paso Merchant Energy, L.P.
  • Energy Transfer LP
  • First Group USA
  • First Tennessee Bank
  • Greyhound Lines, Inc.
  • Genuine Parts Company
  • HD Supply, Inc.
  • The Hanover Insurance Company
  • Hewlett-Packard Company
  • IAT Specialty
  • Kenan Advantage Group
  • Kemmons Wilson, Inc.
  • Kohler, Inc.
  • Lancer Insurance Co.
  • Landstar Systems, Inc.
  • Merrill Lynch
  • Mylan Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
  • New Hampshire Insurance Co.
  • NTA, Inc.
  • New Prime, Inc.
  • Ozark Motor Lines, Inc.
  • Pfizer, Inc.
  • PGT Trucking
  • Philadelphia Life Insurance Company
  • Prudential Insurance Company of America, Inc.
  • Regions Bank
  • Roehl Transport, Inc.
  • Scott Contractors, Inc.
  • Sunoco, Inc.
  • US Bank

Additional Offices

315 Deaderick Street
Suite 1550
Nashville, TN 37238
United States

Primary USLAW Practice Group Contacts

Appellate Law

David Wade

Martin, Tate, Morrow & Marston, P.C.
Memphis, TN
United States
Banking and Financial Services

Clayton C. Purdom

Martin, Tate, Morrow & Marston, P.C.
Memphis, TN
United States
Business Transactions/Mergers and Acquisitions

Robert E. Orians

Martin, Tate, Morrow & Marston, P.C.
Memphis, TN
United States
Complex Tort and Product Liability

Lee L. Piovarcy

Martin, Tate, Morrow & Marston, P.C.
Memphis, TN
United States
Complex Tort and Product Liability

Shea Sisk Wellford

Martin, Tate, Morrow & Marston, P.C.
Memphis, TN
United States
Data Privacy and Security

Richard M. Carter

Martin, Tate, Morrow & Marston, P.C.
Memphis, TN
United States
E-Discovery

Shea Sisk Wellford

Martin, Tate, Morrow & Marston, P.C.
Memphis, TN
United States
Energy/Environmental

David Wade

Martin, Tate, Morrow & Marston, P.C.
Memphis, TN
United States
Government Relations

J. Lewis Wardlaw

Martin, Tate, Morrow & Marston, P.C.
Memphis, TN
United States
Healthcare Law

W. Price Morrison

Martin, Tate, Morrow & Marston, P.C.
Memphis, TN
United States
Insurance Law

David Wade

Martin, Tate, Morrow & Marston, P.C.
Memphis, TN
United States
International Business and Trade

Lee L. Piovarcy

Martin, Tate, Morrow & Marston, P.C.
Memphis, TN
United States
Labor and Employment

Shea Sisk Wellford

Martin, Tate, Morrow & Marston, P.C.
Memphis, TN
United States
Mediation and Arbitration

David Wade

Martin, Tate, Morrow & Marston, P.C.
Memphis, TN
United States
Professional Liability

David Wade

Martin, Tate, Morrow & Marston, P.C.
Memphis, TN
United States
Real Estate

Matthew P. Gabriel

Martin, Tate, Morrow & Marston, P.C.
Memphis, TN
United States
Retail and Hospitality Law

J. Lewis Wardlaw

Martin, Tate, Morrow & Marston, P.C.
Memphis, TN
United States
Tax Law

Robert E. Orians

Martin, Tate, Morrow & Marston, P.C.
Memphis, TN
United States
Transportation and Logistics

Lee L. Piovarcy

Martin, Tate, Morrow & Marston, P.C.
Memphis, TN
United States
Trusts and Estates

W. Price Morrison

Martin, Tate, Morrow & Marston, P.C.
Memphis, TN
United States
White Collar Defense

David Wade

Martin, Tate, Morrow & Marston, P.C.
Memphis, TN
United States

Resources & Articles

Game Changers: How to Lead Your Team Through Rocky Times with Plenty of Forward Momentum

Game Changers: How to Lead Your Team Through Rocky Times with Plenty of Forward Momentum

Posted November 18, 2021

Featuring Mark E. Hardin, Pierce Couch Hendrickson Baysinger & Green, L.L.P. (Tulsa, OK); Lee L. Piovarcy, Martin, Tate, Morrow & Marston, P.C. (Memphis, TN) About this program From COVID-19 to PPP loans to lifesaving vaccines to the Delta Variant — there can bring turmoil in the daily lives of employees… Continue Reading

What You See: Managing Implicit Bias and Its Influence and Impact on Litigation

What You See: Managing Implicit Bias and Its Influence and Impact on Litigation

Posted November 15, 2021

  Featuring Earl W. Houston, II, Martin, Tate, Morrow & Marston, P.C. (Memphis, TN); Lisa M. Rolle, Traub Lieberman (Hawthorne, NY) About this program Implicit bias has changed the dynamics of litigation, settlement negotiations and trials. This session explores the attitudes or stereotypes that affect an individual’s understanding, actions and… Continue Reading

Mediation Techniques and the Tripartite Relationship

Mediation Techniques and the Tripartite Relationship

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