Mediator's Profile


Craig Gabbert

Business Name: Bass Berry & Sims PLC

For more than 40 years, Craig Gabbert has guided financially distressed businesses through the bankruptcy and restructuring process. Craig has represented both debtors and creditors in many of the most visible workouts and bankruptcies in Tennessee, negotiating with creditors, finding capital and facilitating settlements. Craig has been recognized in Chambers USA for his work in the bankruptcy field, interviewees say he “is ‘extremely well respected’ and describe him as ‘one of the icons’ in the area of bankruptcy litigation.” (from Chambers USA 2016)

In addition to his bankruptcy work, Craig represents clients in a wide-range of disputes, including those resulting from:

  • Breach of contract
  • Non-competes

His ability to negotiate deals led him to become an approved Rule 31 General Civil Mediator by the Tennessee Supreme Court. Prior to joining Bass, Berry & Sims, Craig was a founding member and shareholder at Harwell Howard Hyne Gabbert & Manner, P.C.


  • Nashville Bar Association, Director (2004-2006)
  • Tennessee Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Nashville Bar Foundation, Fellow (1994)
  • Mid-South Commercial Law Institute, Director (1983-1992), President (1989-1990)
  • Harry Phillips American Inn of Court


  • Vanderbilt Law School, J.D., 1976
  • United States Military Academy, B.S., 1971

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