On June 1, Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business released its 2023 rankings of firms and attorneys – providing insight and analysis on the country’s legal profession. In this year’s guide, Bass, Berry & Sims received nine Band 1 rankings in Tennessee. And, for the eighth year in a row, the Bass, Berry & Sims Healthcare Practice Group received a Nationwide ranking in the Healthcare: The Elite category, earning a Band 4 national recognition. Additionally, 45 firm attorneys were recognized in this year’s edition. Forty-two of those listed are from the firm’s offices in Nashville and Memphis.

Chambers USA 2023 Ranked Practices

Chambers USA 2023 ranked the firm’s practices in 14 separate categories in the latest guide:

  • Banking & Finance – Band 1 (Tennessee)
  • Bankruptcy/Restructuring – Band 1 (Tennessee)
  • Construction – Band 1 (Tennessee)
  • Corporate/M&A – Band 1 (Tennessee)
  • Environment – Band 1 (Tennessee)
  • Government Contracts: Highly Regarded – Band 1 (Nationwide)
  • Healthcare: The Elite – Band 4 (Nationwide)
  • Healthcare – Band 1 (Tennessee)
  • Healthcare – Band 4 (District of Columbia)
  • Intellectual Property – Band 1 (Tennessee)
  • International Trade: Export Controls & Economic Sanctions: Highly Regarded – Band 2 (Nationwide)
  • Labor & Employment – Band 2 (Tennessee)
  • Litigation: General Commercial – Band 1 (Tennessee)
  • Real Estate – Band 1 (Tennessee)
Chambers USA 2023 Ranked Attorneys

The following 42 Bass, Berry & Sims attorneys were ranked in the following practice areas in Tennessee:

  • Robert L. Brewer – Intellectual Property
  • Matthew M. Curley – Healthcare: Government Investigations & Fraud
  • J. Page Davidson – Corporate/M&A
  • John Dawson – Environment
  • Brian Dobbs – Construction
  • Felix R. Dowsley III – Banking & Finance
  • Craig V. Gabbert, Jr. – Bankruptcy/Restructuring (Senior Statesperson)
  • Tim K. Garrett – Labor & Employment
  • Jeff H. Gibson – Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations
  • B. Riney Green – Corporate/M&A
  • Anna M. Grizzle – Healthcare: Regulatory
  • Michael R. Hess – Healthcare
  • Michael R. Hill – Healthcare
  • Scott Holley – Banking & Finance; Banking & Finance: Regulatory
  • Bob Horton – Labor & Employment
  • Angela Humphreys – Healthcare
  • J. James Jenkins Jr. – Healthcare
  • Paul G. Jennings – Bankruptcy/Restructuring
  • Kris Kemp – Corporate/M&A
  • Howard H. Lamar III – Corporate/M&A
  • Britt K. Latham – Litigation: General Commercial
  • Travis Lloyd – Healthcare: Regulatory
  • Mark Manner – Corporate/M&A (Senior Statesperson)
  • Paige W. Mills – Intellectual Property
  • J. Allen Overby – Corporate/M&A
  • W. Brantley Phillips, Jr. – Litigation: General Commercial
  • Cynthia Y. Reisz – Healthcare; Healthcare: Regulatory
  • Brian D. Roark – Healthcare: Government Investigations & Fraud
  • Todd J. Rolapp – Corporate/M&A (Eminent Practitioner)
  • Glenn B. Rose – Bankruptcy/Restructuring
  • Cynthia N. Sellers – Banking & Finance
  • D. Mark Sheets – Real Estate
  • Richard R. Spore III – Real Estate
  • James S. Tate Jr. – Banking & Finance
  • G. Scott Thomas – Environment
  • Ryan Thomas – Corporate/M&A
  • Overton Thompson III – Litigation: General Commercial
  • T. Gaillard Uhlhorn – Real Estate
  • F. Mitchell Walker Jr. – Corporate/M&A
  • Leigh Walton – Healthcare (Senior Statesperson)
  • Elizabeth Warren – Healthcare: Regulatory
  • Jessalyn H. Zeigler – Environment; Litigation: General Commercial

The following three firm attorneys were ranked in the USA: Nationwide category:

  • Richard Arnholt – Government Contracts
  • Thaddeus R. McBride – International Trade: Export Controls & Economic Sanctions
  • Todd Overman – Government Contracts

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.

  • Craig V. Gabbert, Jr. was named a “Senior Statesperson” in Litigation: Bankruptcy.
  • Mark Manner was named a “Senior Statesperson” in Corporate/M&A.
  • Leigh Walton was named a “Senior Statesperson” in Healthcare.

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

Recognition in Chambers USA is 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.

About Chambers and Partners

Chambers USA ranks the leading lawyers and law firms across the USA based on in-depth market analysis and independent research, conducted by an experienced team of researchers. The Chambers’ market-leading ranking tables are compiled through assessment of a firm’s work and opinions from external market sources, with an emphasis on client feedback. Chambers rankings are designed to aid companies in their search to find a lawyer, attorney or law firm to hire for legal advice and work. More information can be found at https://chambers.com/.