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Ortale, Kelley, Herbert & Crawford has relocated its office to The CMT Building, an office tower located at 330 Commerce Street, effective March 17, 2014.


Since 1971, Ortale, Kelley, Herbert & Crawford has been committed to providing superior legal representation to the firm's individual and institutional clients. Building on its respected and long-standing litigation practice and forging a thriving transactional practice concentrated on commercial real estate lending and development. OKH&C with its principal office in downtown Nashville, Tennessee, has established itself as one of middle Tennessee's pre-eminent law firms. Our talented and creative lawyers are dedicated to excellence in the practice of law. In addition to the well-established litigation practice, OKH&C has developed and provided efficient and effective legal representation.

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My company and my family have been clients of Ortale, Kelley, Herbert & Crawford since the early seventies. David Herbert and other partners of the Firm have well and and truly represented me, my company and my family all these years. This representation includes all legal matters a going business and a family encounters, including estate planning and the sale of our business, which included some 35 convenience store/gas operations around middle Tennessee. Because of that and since then, I have felt that the Firm has provided me with upfront and first class representation with accurate, professional and caring representation and assistance in all matters.
- Jane Eakes, Partner HJL, L.P.I