William Zan Blue

Location: Nashville - TN

  • SunTrust Plaza 401 Commerce Street, Suite 1010
    Nashville, Tennessee 37219
  • Tel : 615.320.5200
  • Fax : 615.321.5891

Zan is one of the firm’s generalists, as well as a lead trial lawyer. He has tried many cases before juries, judges and administrative agencies in employment discrimination, union-management and employee benefits cases. Zan has presented arguments to several federal and state appellate courts. He advises companies concerning structuring the relationships with workers and clients, whether as employment, leased employee or independent contractor arrangements to minimize legal risks and provide a positive work environment. Zan advises and represents employers in union campaigns, contract negotiations and with respect to unfair labor practice allegations and corporate campaigns. Zan does extensive training programs for all levels of management concerning harassment, discrimination and union avoidance. He frequently speaks to employer groups and provides continuing legal education training for fellow lawyers. Zan is the Office Head for the Nashville office, an ex officio member of the firm’s Executive Committee, and co-chairs the marketing function.

Honors & Recognitions

  • Best Lawyers in America© (2006-2019)
  • Best of the Bar, Nashville Business Journal (2017)
  • Chambers USA Guide®
  • Fellow, Nashville Bar Foundation (1997)
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent® 
  • Mid-South Super Lawyers® (2013-2018)


At Constangy, Brooks, Smith & Prophete (pronounced “Kun-STAN-jee, Brooks, Smith, and Profit”), workplace law is all we do – but we’re not your typical national law firm. Our clients tell us there is “a soul to Constangy that is unique and refreshing, that’s not found with other firms.” For more than 70 years, our clients have appreciated our common-sense approach and our commitment to being a real partner in helping employers navigate the prickly legal and regulatory environments of the changing workplace.

Today we have nearly 200 attorneys across 15 states, offering services ranging from the defense of single and multi-plaintiff employment discrimination, harassment and retaliation claims to complex wage and hour litigation, workplace safety, and affirmative action compliance issues, as well as OSHA, to workers’ compensation, ERISA and employee benefits, immigration, and labor relations.

Constangy represents a wide range of Fortune 500 corporations, small companies, government agencies and nonprofit organizations across the country. Our attorneys are consistently rated among the best by sources including Chambers USA, Martindale-Hubbell, and Best Lawyers in America, and we are ranked as a Tier 1 firm by the U.S. News & World Report/Best Law Firms survey.