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Lang Wiseman: Business Litigation Lawyer Memphis, TN

Lang Wiseman is on a temporary leave of absence while he serves as Deputy to the Governor and Chief Counsel to the Governor. He is not presently involved in the operations of the firm.

8001 Centerview Parkway, Suite 103
Memphis, TN 38018
PHONE: 901.372.5003
FAX: 901.383.6599
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Lang has substantial experience in the areas of business and commercial litigation; bank litigation and workouts; advising small and closely held businesses; insurance coverage disputes; personal injury; professional, medical and legal malpractice; wrongful death; construction litigation and lien disputes; election law; and government relations/public policy. Lang is also a Tennessee Supreme Court Rule 31 Listed Civil Mediator.

Prior to founding Wiseman Bray PLLC, Lang served as Counsel to the United States Senate Governmental Affairs Committee. He previously served as a Law Clerk to Judge Harry Wellford of the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals.

Lang graduated with honors from the Harvard Law School after attending the University of Tennessee on a basketball scholarship, where he finished as the 24th leading scorer in UT history (1,156 points).  He also graduated with a perfect 4.0 GPA and was the the Top Graduate in the College of Business.


  • Attorney, Wiseman Bray PLLC
  • Attorney, Baker Donelson Bearman & Caldwell, P.C.
  • Counsel, U.S. Senate Governmental Affairs Committee
  • Law Clerk, Judge Harry Wellford, Sixth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals


  • Board of Trustees, University of Tennessee (Appointed by Governor Bill Haslam)
  • Member, Governor’s Council for Judicial Appointments (Appointed by Governor Bill Haslam)
  • Vice-Chair, Advisory Commission to the Supreme Court on Rules of Practice and Procedure
  • Former Member, Tennessee State Board of Education
  • Board of Directors & Corporate Secretary, Arlington Education Foundation
  • Named “Power Player” by MBQ: Inside Memphis Magazine
  • Listed in Mid-South Super Lawyers (Personal Injury)
  • Listed in Best Lawyers in America (Commercial Litigation)
  • Fellow, Memphis Bar Foundation
  • Fellow, Tennessee Bar Foundation
  • Former Director & Corporate Secretary, Memphis-Shelby County Sports Authority (Appointed by Mayor Mark Luttrell)
  • Former Chairman, Republican Party of Shelby County
  • Former Board Member, Memphis Bar Association
  • Chairman, Campaign to Elect District Attorney Amy Weirich (2012, 2014)
  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Member, Tennessee Bar Association
  • Member, Memphis Bar Association
  • Member, National Crime Victim Bar Association
  • Member, The Federalist Society


  • Harvard Law School, cum laude
  • University of Tennessee, Bachelor of Science in Finance, summa cum laude
  • Top Graduate of the College of Business
  • Co-captain, UT basketball team
  • Finished UT basketball career as the 24th leading scorer in school history (1,156 points)
  • Academic All-Southeastern Conference
  • SEC Postgraduate Scholarship
  • NCAA Academic All-America
  • NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship



  • Seven-figure confidential settlement of negligent security claim against an apartment complex in connection with a criminal shooting incident resulting in catastrophic injuries.
  • Successful, seven-figure confidential settlement of cyber fraud insurance coverage and bad faith claim.
  • Representing First Horizon National Corporation in multiple ongoing insurance recovery litigation matters involving bankers professional liability and D&O coverages for claims arising out of the 2008 credit crisis and other financial-related litigation.
  • Davis v. Johnstone Group, Inc., 2016 WL 908902 (Tenn. Ct. App. 2016) (Court of Appeals affirmed declaratory judgment for employee who challenged a non-compete provision of an employment agreement).
  • Molnar v. Shelby Co. Bd. of Educ., 2014 WL 7335331 (W.D. Tenn. Dec. 19, 2014) (remanding action to state court after finding defendants improperly removed case to federal court) (improper appeal likewise dismissed).
  • Significant experience defending all aspects of Tennessee Governmental Tort Liability Act claims against municipal and governmental entities, and public utilities.
  • Confidential settlement achieved in connection with abuse of a mentally retarded adult while residing in a group home environment.
  • Successful prosecution and $1.8 million settlement of construction site injury claim utilizing a little-used exception allowing pursuit of a separate tort claim against fellow subcontractor despite vigorous denial and defense by the subcontractor’s insurance company.
  • First Horizon Nat’l Corp. v. Certain Underwriters at Lloyd’s, et al., 2014 WL 1331052 (W.D. Tenn. Mar. 28, 2014) (granting partial motion for judgment on the pleadings and holding that “insolvency exclusion” asserted by insurers does not bar insurance coverage).
  • Advising clients (debtors and creditors) in connection with the orderly liquidation of assets/collateral, including litigation, negotiation, and compromise of lender liability claims.
  • Successful, confidential settlement achieved against national pharmacy chain in connection with mis-filled prescription.
  • City of Millington, et al. v. Shelby County Election Commission, Shelby Co. Chancery Court Case No. 12-1340 (successful election contest to overturn referendum defeat, and affirmatively declare passage of the referendum) (Oct. 9, 2012).
  • Successful confidential settlement achieved in wrongful death trucking accident claim.
  • First Horizon Nat’l Corp. v. Certain Underwriters at Lloyd’s, et al., 2012 WL 3991254 (W.D. Tenn. Sept. 11, 2012) (denying motion to dismiss insurance bad faith claim, and allowing amendment of the complaint).
  • Ferguson v. Bredesen, et al., Fayette Co. Chancery Court Case No. 14,876 (Jan. 14, 2010) (successful election contest voiding the Town of Oakland mayoral race).
  • Successful, confidential settlement of invasion of privacy claim against national retail chain.
  • Jacocks v. Memphis Light, Gas & Water, 2008 WL 46113570 (Tenn. Ct. App. 2008) (reversing the trial court, holding no evidence to support finding of driver negligence).
  • Terry Roland v. Ophelia Ford, Tennessee State Senate (historic, successful election contest and vote of the Tennessee State Senate to void the election of a member) (Jan. 17, 2006).