Branstetter joins Sherrard & Roe

Veteran attorney leaves firm his late father founded

Nashville-based Sherrard & Roe announced today that veteran local attorney Dewey Branstetter will join the firm as a partner.

Branstetter (pictured) previously served as managing member of Branstetter, Stranch & Jennings, which was founded by his father, Cecil D. Branstetter, who died in early May.

“We are absolutely delighted that Dewey has chosen to join our ranks as a member of Sherrard & Roe,” Tom Sherrard, founding member of the firm, said in a release. “Dewey is a most highly regarded and successful attorney, and he has also given his time and considerable talents to public service as well. We look forward to having Dewey as our colleague.”

A Nashville native, Branstetter practiced law for more than 30 years. He concentrates his legal work on utility and municipal issues, employment matters and complex litigation.

Though he is leaving Branstetter, Stranch & Jennings, Branstetter said his father’s influence will remain with him.

“I was fortunate to have an amazing man after whom I could model my own behavior,” he said. “My dad was an outstanding lawyer, a dedicated member of this community, and a consummate gentleman. I will always strive to carry on his legacy of integrity and service.”

Branstetter was an elected member of the Metropolitan Board of Public Education for 11 years, acting as chairman for three. He has served on the boards of the Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee, the Center for Nonprofit Management, the Nashville Alliance for Public Education and Harding Academy. He is currently chairman of the Metropolitan Charter Revision Commission and first vice president of the Nashville Bar Association.