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Meet Our Team


Brian Paden, Esq.

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Brian grew up in northeast Mississippi near the birthplace of Elvis. He earned undergraduate degrees in Music Education and Performance from the University of Southern Mississippi and a Master of Music degree in Trombone Performance from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

Brian taught Rock and Roll History at his alma mater and served as an Adjunct Professor of Trombone at William Carey University, both in Hattiesburg, Mississippi. Taking a sabbatical from music, Brian worked as the director of the nonprofit organization Volunteer Hattiesburg then as a REALTOR® on the Mississippi Gulf Coast before attending law school at the University of Nebraska College of Law.

During law school, Brian developed his passion for entrepreneurship and honed his awareness of the value of lawyers in the business realm when he founded the Nebraska Law and Business Association. He also taught informal classes on interpersonal communication and worked as a Contracts Analyst Intern at NUtech Ventures, the technology transfer office for the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, where he gained experience working with patents and trademarks. The capstone of Brian’s time in law school was his work with business and intellectual property clients through the Weibling Entrepreneurship Clinic. Brian graduated from law school in 2019 with a concentration in intellectual property.

Brian was fortunate to join the Gordon Law Group when he moved to Nashville, where he is able to serve entertainers and entrepreneurs alike. Empowering individuals in the community through financial education and emphasizing holistic estate planning through work with financial advisors, accountants, and other professionals occupy the majority of Brian’s legal practice.

When not at the office or a live music venue, Brian enjoys relaxing with a hike or experimenting on his smoker. He also enjoys the slow pace and pleasant company of a cigar lounge.

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