Law Firm “Highly Recommended” by Clients and Peers for Litigation Services

Nashville, Tenn., (March 22, 2012) – Benchmark Litigation has named Bass, Berry & Sims PLC the 2012 “Tennessee Firm of the Year” for Litigation during its annual Awards-South ceremony held in Atlanta, Georgia.

Based on extensive peer review and client feedback, Benchmark Litigation recognized Bass, Berry & Sims for its comprehensive array of business litigation services and its dominant presence in Tennessee, where the firm has offices in Nashville, Knoxville, and Memphis.

“Bass, Berry & Sims is honored to know that our clients and peers have seen fit to recognize us as Tennessee Firm of the Year – all the more so because this market is so extremely competitive, and driven by such world-class clients in a variety of industries,” said Britt Latham, chair of the firm’s Litigation Practice.

Bass, Berry & Sims was nominated in six other categories, including “Securities Practice Area,” “Bankruptcy Practice Area,” “Diversity,” “Pro Bono,” “Tennessee Case of the Year” (King Pharmaceuticals shareholder litigation), and “Litigator of the Year” (Michael Dagley).

Euromoney’s Benchmark Litigation: America’s Leading Litigation Firms and Attorneys’ identifies the nation’s law firms and attorneys who consistently and successfully handle complex high-stakes cases in multiple jurisdictions. The award selections are based on rigorous six-month research that includes extensive interviews with the litigators and their clients as well as in-depth examination of recent casework.

Bass, Berry & Sims has received numerous accolades for its high-quality practice and high-level client service. Other recent Benchmark Litigation guides have honored Bass, Berry & Sims litigation partners H. Lee Barfield, Michael Dagley, Wallace Dietz, Samuel Felker, Dale Grimes, and Overton Thompson as “Local Litigation Stars.” Litigation partners Britt Latham and Brant Phillips were also recognized as “Future Stars.”

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Brant Phillips and Shep Tate
Brant Phillips (l) and Shep Tate (r), members at Bass, Berry & Sims, accept the firm’s Tennessee Law Firm of the Year award.