John Overton Belcher


John Overton Belcher is a founding member of Belcher Sykes Harrington, PLLC.  John focuses his practice in the area of civil litigation and dispute resolution, and has been representing clients in Tennessee courtrooms since 1997.  John graduated from Vanderbilt University with honors and from Vanderbilt Law School, and is admitted to practice in the State and Federal Courts in Tennessee as well as the United States Supreme Court.  John handles a wide variety of civil cases, especially in Chancery Court, Circuit Court, and the Court of Appeals.


John represents clients throughout Tennessee, with an emphasis on cases in Davidson, Williamson, Sevier, Knox, Sumner, and Dickson counties.  His practice reflects the diverse make-up of the firm’s client base, as he represents individuals and businesses, plaintiffs and defendants.  Although John handles a wide variety of types of cases, a common theme runs through all of his representations: his desire to reduce disputes to their simplest elements and to seek decisive and efficient resolutions.

John is a member of the Tennessee Bar Association, the Nashville Bar Association, and the Belmont University Law School American Inn of Court.  He is a former member of the Harry Phillips American Inn of Court.


Practice Areas

  • Civil Litigation
  • Real Estate and Timeshare Disputes


  • Vanderbilt University, BA (1993)
  • Vanderbilt Law School (1996)

Affiliations & Community involvement

  • Nashville Bar Association
  • Tennessee Bar Association
  • Harry Phillips American Inn of Court (past member)
  • Belmont University Law School American Inn of Court
  • John has served on variety of non-profit board

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Bar Admission

Tennessee State and Federal Court, United States Supreme Court

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