Bass, Berry & Sims PLC is pleased to announce that 17 of its attorneys were named “Lawyer of the Year” by The Best Lawyers in America© 2019.

Best Lawyers began designating “Lawyer of the Year” in the U.S. in high-profile legal practice areas in conjunction with the 15th edition (2009). Only a single lawyer in each practice area and designated metropolitan area is honored as the “Lawyer of the Year,” making this accolade particularly significant.
Best Lawyers compiles its lists of outstanding attorneys by conducting exhaustive peer-review surveys in which thousands of leading lawyers confidentially evaluate their professional peers.

Listed below are the lawyers that were honored from Bass, Berry & Sims and the area of specialty in which they were recognized.

  • E. Steele Clayton IV: Best Lawyers® Nashville Litigation – Antitrust “Lawyer of the Year”
  • Matthew M. Curley: Best Lawyers® Nashville Litigation – Securities “Lawyer of the Year”
  • Wallace W. Dietz: Best Lawyers® Nashville Trade Secrets Law “Lawyer of the Year”
  • R. Dale Grimes: Best Lawyers® Nashville Appellate Practice “Lawyer of the Year”
  • L. Wearen Hughes: Best Lawyers® Nashville Litigation – Construction “Lawyer of the Year”
  • Paul G. Jennings: Best Lawyers® Nashville Litigation – Bankruptcy “Lawyer of the Year”
  • J. Richard Lodge, Jr.: Best Lawyers® Nashville Administrative / Regulatory Law “Lawyer of the Year”
  • Mark Manner: Best Lawyers® Nashville Securities / Capital Markets Law “Lawyer of the Year”
  • J. Allen Overby II: Best Lawyers® Nashville Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law “Lawyer of the Year”
  • Cynthia N. Sellers: Best Lawyers® Nashville Commercial Transactions / UCC Law “Lawyer of the Year”
  • Michael D. Sontag: Best Lawyers® Nashville Litigation and Controversy – Tax “Lawyer of the Year”
  • Richard R. Spore III: Best Lawyers® Memphis Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships) “Lawyer of the Year”
  • John A. Stemmler: Best Lawyers® Memphis Banking and Finance Law “Lawyer of the Year”
  • Shepherd D. Tate: Best Lawyers® Memphis Arbitration “Lawyer of the Year”
  • G. Scott Thomas: Best Lawyers® Nashville Environmental Law “Lawyer of the Year”
  • David A. Thornton: Best Lawyers® Memphis Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law “Lawyer of the Year”
  • Leigh Walton: Best Lawyers® Nashville Securities Regulation “Lawyer of the Year”

About Best Lawyers®
Best Lawyers is the oldest and most respected attorney ranking service in the world. For more than 30 years, Best Lawyers has assisted those in need of legal services to identify the attorneys best qualified to represent them in distant jurisdictions or unfamiliar specialties. Best Lawyers lists are published in leading local, regional, and national publications across the globe. For the 2019 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America, 7.8 million votes were analyzed, which resulted in almost 60,000 leading lawyers being included in the new edition. More information can be found on the Best Lawyers website.