Dobbins, Venick, Kuhn & Byassee, PLLC

Dobbins, Venick, Kuhn & Byassee, PLLC

The law firm of Dobbins, Venick, Kuhn & Byassee, PLLC, located in Nashville, offers services from four experienced lawyers in Nashville, happy to meet your legal needs.

Firm Overview

We pride ourselves in providing clients with close personal attention, as well as value. We are concerned about you and the legal issue you face that requires legal expertise and attention.

Each of our attorneys handles a specific area of law practice. Jean Byassee focuses on matters typically handled by probate courts, estate planning and healthcare. She is an experienced health care attorney in Nashville, who has represented health care professionals, groups and hospitals. Dot Dobbins focuses her practice on family law and legal adoptions. Irwin Kuhn is an experienced divorce lawyer in Nashville and also handles post divorce matters. Irwin Kuhn represents creditors in bankruptcy cases and small businesses, as well as parties in commercial law disputes. In addition to his extensive general litigation practice in Nashville, Irwin Venick assists employees in a wide range of employment law disputes, handles long term and Social Security disability cases, and represents non-profit primary health care organizations and organizations of health care professionals. Irwin Venick and Irwin Kuhn are both certified mediators in Nashville, as provided by rules adopted by the Tennessee Supreme Court Rule.

All of the attorneys at Dobbins, Venick, Kuhn & Byassee law firm in Nashville offer you the benefit of their respective experience of over 25 years analyzing and solving legal problems. Our mission is to assist you with your legal issue as quickly and efficiently as possible, while paying attention to your specific needs and circumstance. We understand and appreciate the importance of communicating with you throughout the duration of our professional legal relationship. The attorneys of Dobbins, Venick, Kuhn & Byassee law firm in Nashville are ready to apply their experience as a trust worthy law firm in Nashville to help you solve your legal issue. Call us today at 615.321.5659 for some of the best legal representation in Nashville, TN. Dobbins, Venick, Kuhn & Byassee, PLLC.

Main Office

Main Office
210 25th Avenue North, Parkview Towers, Suite 1010
Nashville TN 37203




The Law Offices of Dobbins, Venick, Kuhn & Byassee, PLLC will represent your Employment legal matters.

Employment law includes all aspects of the relationship between an employee and employer. It includes the beginning of the employment relationship under either common law or through a contract, which may include a covenant not to compete and requirements to resolve disputes through arbitration; problems that occur at work including discrimination, harassment and hostile environment; and termination of the employment relationship which can involve a separation or severance agreement.

Practice Areas:
-Covenants not to Compete
-Discrimination Claims
-Family Medical Leave
-Retaliatory Discharge
-Separation/Severance Agreements
-Whistleblower Claims
-Wrongful Discharge

Irwin Venick

Dobbins, Venick, Kuhn & Byassee, PLLC

Irwin Venick practices law in Nashville, focusing on the areas of employment and civil rights, disability, general litigation, health care and non-profit corporations. Irwin's employment practice includes all areas of discrimination on the basis of race, age, sex, disability, national origin and religion, whistleblower claims and retaliatory discharge. In addition to handling employment law, Irwin also counsels his clients on a wide range of employment related issues including employment contracts, separation agreements and non-competition agreements. He has assisted clients who have applied for short or long term disability in Nashville through their employment, as well as through Social Security. Irwin represents a number of non-profit health care organizations. He is familiar with a wide range of health care related issues including licensing, credentialing, billing, contracting, and clinical investigations. He has also represented a number of professional organizations of health care providers assisting them in legislative matters and professional concerns. Irwin is also a trained mediator.

Irwin was born and raised in New York. He graduated magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa from the State University of New York at Buffalo and then attended the School of Law at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee, receiving his J.D. in 1975. He is currently a member of the Nashville and Tennessee Bar Associations, the National Employment Lawyers Association, the Tennessee Employment Lawyers Association and the Tennessee Association of Professional Mediators.

Irwin was trial and appellate counsel in Harris v. Forklift Systems, Inc. a case decided by the United States Supreme Court in November 1993. The Harris case established a new legal standard for the evaluation of sexual harassment claims brought under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act which made it easier to bring such cases.

In addition to his law practice, Irwin is active in community affairs. He participated in Leadership Nashville in 1979. He was an original member of, and later served as chairperson of the Primary Care Advisory Board to the Commissioner of the Tennessee Department of Public Health. He has served as a Board Member of and Chairperson of the Council on Aging. He currently serves as President of Woodlawn West Historic Neighborhood Association, Inc. as a member of the Board of Trustees of the University School of Nashville, and he is on the Board of Trustees of The Temple, Congregation Ohabai Sholom, where he previously served as President of the Congregation.

Irwin is married to Jeanne Ballinger, M.D. and has two grown children.


Vanderbilt University