Honors / Recognition

Thomas A. Wiseman III Gail Vaughn Ashworth Byron R. Trauger
Margaret Moore Kimberly G. Silvus Michele T. Marsicano
Anthony C. Bills Brad Dowd Johnson Laney
Matthew Holman Megan Frazier Katie Koss

Byron R. Trauger

ph: 615.254.1877
email: byron.trauger@watlawgroup.com

Byron Trauger’s practice is concentrated in health care, complex civil litigation, general business matters, and regulatory agency work. Mr. Trauger frequently advises health care providers on strategic issues and represents them before state regulatory agencies. He has several decades of experience in certificate of need matters. He also represents regional and national business entities in circumstances in which law and public policy or regulation intersect. Having been a federal prosecutor early in his career, Mr. Trauger is comfortable in the courtroom.

Mr. Trauger began his legal career as a judicial clerk to the late Hon. Frank W. Wilson, United States District Judge for the Eastern District of Tennessee. He served as an Assistant United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Tennessee after which he practiced for two years with the Boston, Massachusetts firm of Bingham, Dana & Gould. In 1983 he returned to Tennessee.

Mr. Trauger serves on numerous civic and charitable boards and has received the John C. Tune Award, the highest award given by the Nashville Bar Association. He has chaired successful campaigns for Mayor of Nashville and Governor of Tennessee. He is an active Rotarian and United Methodist, and he speaks fluent Spanish.

  • Health Care
  • Business Law
  • Litigation

Mr. Trauger has served on the following civic and charitable boards:

  • Governor’s Books from Birth Foundation
  • Martin Methodist College
  • Nashville Public Education Foundation
  • Nashville Public Library
  • Nashville Public Radio
  • Nashville Public Television
  • Nashville Rotary Clubr
  • PENCIL Foundation
  • Tennessee State Museum
  • The Land Trust of Tennessee
  • You Have the Power
  • Campaign for the Legal Aid Society of Middle Tennessee

Mr. Trauger is a fellow of the following bar associations:

  • American Bar Foundation
  • Tennessee Bar Foundation
  • Nashville Bar Foundation
  • JD, Yale Law School, 1977
    Associate Editor of the Yale Review of Law and Social Action
  • BA, Duke University, 1971, magna cum laude
    Rotary Foundation Undergraduate Scholar
    Rhodes Scholar