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Charles W. Van Beke


Areas of Practice

  • Commercial
  • Contract
  • Employment
  • Eminent Domain Litigation

Mr. Van Beke engages in a broad-based business litigation practice, including contracts, property, and employment, and has litigated extensively in the nuclear and coal industries, representing both the utility and the supplier side, in fuel contract disputes, and employees as well as employers in the nuclear/utility industry. He represents both plaintiffs and defendants in these matters. Mr. Van Beke also is a mediator in general civil matters and an arbitrator in employment matters.



  • State Bar of Tennessee, 1966
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Tennessee, 1968
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit, 1975
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit and District of Columbia, 1979
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth, Seventh and Eleventh Circuits, 1981
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit, 1988
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, 1991
  • Tennessee Supreme Court Approved Civil Mediator; Arbitrator
  • Tennessee Bar Association
  • Knoxville Bar Association
  • American Bar Association

Positions Held


LLB, Columbia University School of Law, 1966

BA, The Johns Hopkins University, 1963

Hobbies and Interests