Lateral Attorneys

At Bass, Berry & Sims, we prioritize attorney development and foster a people-first culture. When it comes to seeking attorneys for open positions, we look for candidates with quality backgrounds both academically and professionally, as well as exceptional interpersonal skills. We aim to cultivate the growth of each individual who becomes part of our firm and endeavor to meet both the goals of each attorney and the needs of our clients. The experienced attorneys who join our firm are integral to the firm’s ability to provide excellent client service. They meaningfully contribute to every practice area, team and industry group within the firm with many of our key leadership positions being held by former lateral attorneys.

We recruit and maintain a talented and diverse team of attorneys within our offices. Embracing diversity and inclusion strengthens who we are as a firm and enhances the services we can provide to our clients. To this end, we have devoted substantial recruitment efforts to attracting and developing industry-leading attorneys who will bring a wide variety of backgrounds and life experiences to our team.

Important Note to Legal Search Firms

In accordance with the NALSC Code of Ethics, candidates shall be referred only with prior authorization of Bass, Berry & Sims. Posting of positions on this website or other third party sites does not authorize search firms or other third parties to directly solicit candidates on the firm’s behalf. We will not accept submissions from search firms with which we do not have an established contract. Once contracted, our Attorney Talent Management team will provide the search firm with a login and specific instructions for our recruiting portal, ViDesktop. Please contact our Attorney Talent Management team at attorneyrecruiting@bassberry.com¬†for contract inquiries and more information on our process for search firms.

We prefer excellent academic achievement in law school and prior legal experience. With respect to judicial clerks, please note that we do not accept judicial clerk resumes from search firms and will not pay a fee for judicial clerk submissions. For information about our law student and judicial clerk hiring, please click here.