42 Firm Attorneys Recognized by Chambers USA 2018; Healthcare Practice Ranked Nationally

May 3, 2018

The Bass, Berry & Sims Healthcare Practice Group received its third Nationwide ranking in the latest edition of Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business, earning a Band 4 national ranking. Bass, Berry & Sims received seven Band 1 rankings in Tennessee, earning a top ranking in the newly added Intellectual Property category for the state. The firm had a total of 42 firm attorneys that were recognized in the 2018 edition.

The firm received a top-ranked Band 1 listing from Chambers USA 2018 in Tennessee among the following seven practice areas:

  • Banking & Finance
  • Corporate/M&A
  • Environment
  • Healthcare
  • Intellectual Property
  • Litigation: General Commercial
  • Real Estate

Additionally, our Labor & Employment practice received a Band 2 ranking in Tennessee.

A total of 42 Bass, Berry & Sims attorneys have been listed as leaders in Chambers USA 2018. Forty-one of those listed are from the firm’s offices in Nashville and Memphis, the most attorneys listed from any firm based in the state of Tennessee. Listings are based on thousands of in-depth interviews by Chambers staff who researched the strengths and reputations of attorneys across the United States. Rankings are assessed based on the following qualities: technical legal ability, professional conduct, client service, commercial astuteness, diligence, commitment, and other qualities most valued by clients.

The following Bass, Berry & Sims attorneys were listed as leaders in the following practice areas in Tennessee:

  • James H. Cheek III – Corporate/M&A (Senior Statesman)
  • David Cox – Corporate/M&A
  • Matthew M. Curley – Healthcare: Government Investigations & Fraud
  • Michael L. Dagley – Litigation: General Commercial 
  • J. Page Davidson – Corporate/M&A 
  • Wallace W. Dietz – Litigation: General Commercial 
  • Felix R. Dowsley III – Banking & Finance
  • Craig V. Gabbert, Jr. – Litigation: Bankruptcy (Senior Statesman)
  • Tim K. Garrett – Labor & Employment 
  • J. Andrew Goddard – Environment
  • B. Riney Green – Corporate/M&A
  • Anna M. Grizzle – Healthcare: Regulatory
  • Michael R. Hess – Healthcare
  • Michael R. Hill – Healthcare 
  • Scott Holley – Banking & Finance: Regulatory
  • Bob Horton – Labor & Employment 
  • Angela Humphreys – Healthcare
  • J. James Jenkins Jr. – Healthcare 
  • Paul G. Jennings – Litigation: Bankruptcy
  • Kris Kemp – Corporate/M&A
  • Howard H. Lamar III – Corporate/M&A 
  • Britt K. Latham – Litigation: General Commercial
  • Mark Manner – Corporate/M&A; Healthcare
  • J. Allen Overby – Corporate/M&A 
  • Michael S. Peek – Real Estate 
  • Cynthia Y. Reisz – Healthcare; Healthcare: Regulatory 
  • Brian D. Roark – Healthcare: Government Investigations & Fraud
  • Todd J. Rolapp – Corporate/M&A (Eminent Practitioner)
  • Glenn B. Rose – Litigation: Bankruptcy
  • Cynthia N. Sellers – Banking & Finance 
  • D. Mark Sheets – Real Estate 
  • Richard R. Spore III – Real Estate 
  • John A. Stemmler – Real Estate (Senior Statesman)
  • James S. Tate Jr. – Banking & Finance 
  • G. Scott Thomas – Environment 
  • Ryan Thomas – Corporate/M&A (Recognized Practitioner)
  • Overton Thompson III – Litigation: General Commercial 
  • T. Gaillard Uhlhorn – Real Estate (Up and Coming)
  • F. Mitchell Walker Jr. – Corporate/M&A 
  • Leigh Walton – Healthcare
  • Jessalyn H. Zeigler – Environment (Recognized Practitioner)

In addition, the following firm attorney was ranked in the USA: Nationwide category:

  • Thaddeus R. McBride – International Trade: Export Controls & Economic Sanctions

Four firm attorneys received the additional recognition:

Senior Statesman – A Senior Statesman is an attorney who no longer works hands-on with the same intensity but who, by virtue of close links with major clients, remains pivotal to the firm’s success.

  • James H. Cheek III was named a “Senior Statesman” in Corporate/M&A
  • Craig V. Gabbert, Jr. was named a “Senior Statesman” in Litigation: Bankruptcy
  • John A. Stemmler was named a “Senior Statesman” in Real Estate

Eminent Practitioner – Eminent Practitioners are highly influential attorneys in a particular practice area who, due to managerial or client relationship commitments, are less active in day-to-day work but remain key players in the team.

  • Todd J. Rolapp, the firm’s managing partner, was named an “Eminent Practitioner” in Corporate/M&A

About Chambers and Partners

Chambers and Partners, based in London, began as general book publishers in 1969. Since 1990, they have published the Chambers Guide to the UK legal profession. The USA Guide was first introduced in 2003. For more information on rankings, visit www.chambersandpartners.com.