Faculty Profile: Stephen Zralek

Stephen ZralekBone McAllester Norton PLLC
Previous Courses Taught (14)
  • Tort and Insurance 2021: Arbitration Clause 101: Drafting, Defending, Avoiding, Defeating
  • Tort and Insurance Winter Forum 2021
  • The Ethical Campaign: Ethics Considerations for Lawyers and Judges
  • The Ethical Campaign
  • Entertainment and Sports Law: Supreme Court Update on Trademark and Copyright Cases
  • Entertainment & Sports Law Forum 2017
  • The Ethical Campaign: Finance Compliance
  • Running For Office 2013: Campaign Finance Compliance [Mobile Ready]
  • The Ethical Campaign: Maintaining Ethics and Professionalism in Electioneering (3 Dual Hours)
  • Running For Office 2013: Tennessee Campaign Ethics
  • Staying Out of Hot Water: Minimizing Risks Clients Face in the Social Media World
  • Scary Things in Intellectual Property
  • Tech Conference -
  • Tech Conference - Registrants

Stephen Zralek helps individuals and business clients from the technology, creative and entrepreneurial fields resolve disputes through intellectual property (IP) litigation, business litigation and entertainment litigation. His IP cases involve copyrights, trademarks, rights of publicity, trade secrets, non-compete violations, defamation and domain disputes, among other forms of intellectual property. In addition to representing clients from the Nashville area, Stephen is routinely called on by clients, lawyers and in-house counsel from other cities to represent them here or to serve as local counsel in Tennessee state and federal courts.
Stephen has been quoted by USA Today, Managing IP and Young Entrepreneur; featured in the ABA Journal; interviewed by various news channels on copyright and IP issues; and is a frequent author and speaker on copyright law, other IP and social media law. He co-wrote "The Pro-IP Act: Another Weapon Against a Failing Economy" published by the ABA's Landslide magazine, as well as "Race is On to Recapture Copyrights" published by the Tennessean. He previously chaired the American Bar Association Copyright Litigation Committee for the IP Law Section.
Political candidates, office holders and PACs regularly ask Stephen to represent them in election contests, political disputes and campaign finance entanglements. He also helps clients with whistleblower actions, qui tam actions, severance agreements and crisis management issues.
Upon graduating from law school, Stephen served as a judicial clerk to the Honorable Thomas A. Wiseman, Jr., of the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee.
Stephen was born and raised in Nashville and serves on multiple non-profit boards of directors.