Our Approach to Law

Rockridge Venture Law® was launched in 2017 to become the preeminent intellectual property and technology firm across the Appalachian Innovation Corridor. We now have offices in Chattanooga, Durham, and Nashville, and represent clients and interests globally. Our services include all aspects of intellectual property, litigation, M&A, privacy, technology transactions, and ventures.

We've been recognized as a Real Leaders® Top 150 Impact Company and a B Corp Best for the World for our commitment to triple bottom line business practices. Our pioneering environmental and social impact programs attract top-notch legal talent and assure our clients of missional alignment with their corporate values.

Rockridge uniquely addresses two modern profit drivers: innovation (uptake and development), and corporate social responsibility. We're Building Today's Company for Tomorrow's Economy® by leading clients through the dizzying array of information controls, by helping them to develop and monetize proprietary assets, and by enabling their impactful products, programs, and principles.

Meet Our Leadership Team

RVL® is a business, intellectual property, and technology firm, Building Today’s Company for Tomorrow’s Economy®.

Kevin Christopher


Jerry Canada

Litigation Team Lead

Andrew Lerner, Ph.D.

Patent Team Lead

Lauren Hughes McClanahan

Privacy Team Lead

Shayn Fernandez

Corporate Team Lead

Bill Killian

Of Counsel, Complex Litigation

Meet our Impact + Innovation Fellows.

Our future rests in the hearts and minds of those who rise up behind us. These are tomorrow’s leaders.

Bruce Allen

2020 Fellow, Princeton '20

Alexandra Smith

2019 Felllow, Belmont Law '22