Tell us about your practice.
My practice is fairly broad. I represent clients in complex civil litigation across a wide range of industries, including healthcare, construction, financial services, and technology. In addition to maintaining a business litigation practice, I lead internal investigations and defend individuals and companies facing government investigations, False Claims Act claims, and white collar criminal charges. I also assist companies in responding to data breaches and am a Tennessee Supreme Court Rule 31 Listed General Civil Mediator.
Why did you choose to pursue a career in the legal field?
To be honest, I fell into practicing law. I goofed off and traveled for a couple of years after college and decided to go to law school because I thought it would give me more time to figure out what I wanted to do. I loved law school and thought being a litigator would be an interesting and challenging path. I’ve certainly found that to be the case.
You recently were honored with a pro bono award from the Legal Aid Society of Middle Tennessee. What motivates you to participate in pro bono work?
I think as lawyers we have a unique opportunity to help people who face significant issues and lack the resources or understanding to address them in our complicated legal system. The pro bono cases I’ve been involved in over the years have been some of the most rewarding experiences I’ve had as a lawyer, and I am extremely proud to be part of a firm that encourages and supports pro bono work the way that Bass, Berry & Sims does.