Bass, Berry & Sims was named as one of the state's "Highly Recommended Firms" in the 2016 edition of Benchmark Litigation. In the description of the firm, Benchmark Litigation cites several factors for the distinction, including the firm's "strong emphasis on diversity, employing a higher percentage of women than many of its competitors, and prioritizing the hiring of women and minorities in its recruitment program." Benchmark's research also found that "[t]he firm boasts an esteemed corporate practice that complements its proven litigation capabilities."
In addition, seven of the firm's attorneys were recognized by the publication. The following members were listed as "Local Litigation Stars" in Tennessee:
- Lee Barfield
- Michael Dagley
- Wally Dietz
- Dale Grimes
- Overton Thompson
The following members were listed as "Future Stars" in Tennessee:
- Britt Latham
- Brant Phillips
Benchmark Litigation conducts extensive interviews with litigators and clients to identify the leading litigators and firms in each state. Throughout the interviews, researchers examine recent casework handled by law firms and ask individual litigators to offer their professional opinions on peers.
For more information, visit the Benchmark Litigation website.