Karolyn Perry is a commercial litigation attorney in Holland & Knight's Nashville office. Ms. Perry represents clients in the healthcare, health services and financial services industries.

Ms. Perry has experience with all phases of litigation from investigation to trial, as well as alternative dispute resolution, including mediation and arbitration.

Ms. Perry has represented parties in single-party civil disputes, administrative appeals and class action litigation. Her experience prosecuting and defending cases in both state and federal courts enables her to craft informed legal strategies for clients on both sides of the aisle.

Ms. Perry's pragmatic approach to litigation, including her proficiency in e-Discovery, allows her to efficiently and effectively serve clients' various needs. She has assisted clients in matters spanning from physician buyout and equity disputes, shareholder disputes, indemnity disputes, investor and lender disputes, franchisee-franchisor disputes, general contract disputes (including non-competition agreements and other restrictive covenants) and disputes involving business torts.


  • Vanderbilt University Law School, J.D.
  • The University of Alabama, B.S., Finance, magna cum laude
Bar Admissions/Licenses
  • Tennessee
Court Admissions
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Tennessee
  • U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Tennessee
  • Nashville Bar Association
  • Tennessee Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • National Bar Association
  • Napier-Looby Bar Association
  • Lawyer's Association for Women
  • Metro Nashville Beer Board
  • Urban League of Middle Tennessee, Board Member
  • Girls on the Run of Middle Tennessee, Board Member
Honors & Awards
  • Nashville Bar Foundation Leadership Forum, 2023-2024 Class
  • Leadership Council on Leadership Diversity, Fellow, 2023
  • Rising Star, Mid-South Super Lawyers magazine, 2023
  • The National Black Lawyers, Top 40 Under 40 in Tennessee
  • Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, Nashville Chapter, 30 Under 30