Gregory L. Cashion, born in 1957 and a native of Fayetteville, Tennessee, is a founding partner of Smith Cashion & Orr, PLC where he devotes his practice to construction law and litigation.
Mr. Cashion earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering, Magna Cum Laude, from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville in 1979 where he was a member of the Tau Beta Pi and Chi Epsilon engineering honor societies. While earning his Civil Engineering degree, Mr. Cashion worked as a co-op engineer for CFW Construction Company, Inc. in Fayetteville, Tennessee.
After graduating from the University of Tennessee in 1979, Mr. Cashion worked as a Project Manager for Charles Blalock & Sons, Inc. of Sevierville, Tennessee and as a structural engineer for United Engineers & Contractors at TVA’s Watts Bar Nuclear Plant. Mr. Cashion is a registered Professional Engineer in the State of Tennessee.
In 1983, Mr. Cashion earned his Doctor of Jurisprudence degree from the University of Tennessee School of Law. After graduating from law school, Mr. Cashion practiced law with the Nashville law firm of Manier, Herod, Hollabaugh and Smith until co-founding Smith Cashion & Orr, PLC in 1998. While at Manier, Herod, Hollabaugh & Smith, Mr. Cashion devoted the majority of his practice to construction law and was managing partner of the construction law section for several years.
Mr. Cashion is an Adjunct Professor for Vanderbilt University, College of Engineering. He teaches construction law and contracts as a part of the Construction Management Graduate Program. He has earned the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Accredited Professional (LEED AP) Credential.
Mr. Cashion is currently a member of the Nashville, Tennessee and American Bar Associations (Construction Law Forum). Mr. Cashion is also a member of the National Society of Professional Engineers and the Tennessee Society of Professional Engineers. Mr. Cashion is a certified mediator and arbitrator with the American Arbitration Association.
Mr. Cashion is a member of the Governing Committee of the ABA, Forum on the Construction Industry. He is currently the Chair for the Membership Committee and was the program co-Chair for the Newport, Rhode Island Fall Meeting held on October 25-26, 2007. He was the Division 5 Chair from 2005-2007.
Mr. Cashion is currently a member of the Tennessee Association of Construction Counsel. Served on the Executive Committee of the TACC for 6 years and was President of TACC in 2009.
Mr. Cashion often provides lectures on construction law before the Tennessee Bar Association, the Nashville Bar Association, the Associated General Contractors, the Associated Builders and Contractors and the Tennessee Road Builders Association. In addition, he has presented numerous construction related seminars for Lorman Education Services and the National Business Institute.
Mr. Cashion has co-authored several publications including Chapter 43 of Fifty-State Construction Lien and Bond Law published in 1992 by Wiley Law Publications and Chapter 10 of Fundamentals of Construction Law published in 2001 by the American Bar Association Forum on the Construction Industry. Mr. Cashion also authored “Checklist for Enforcing a Miller Act Claim,” Construction Lawyer, Volume 16, No. 4, October 1996, published by the American Bar Association Forum on the Construction Industry.Click here for a printer-friendly version of this page. >>
- B.S. in Civil Engineering, University of Tennessee, 1979
- J.D., University of Tennessee, 1983
- United States Supreme Court
- Tennessee Supreme Court
- U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee
- U.S. District Court for the Western District of Tennessee
- U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Tennessee
- United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit