15 Bass, Berry & Sims Attorneys Recognized as “Lawyer of the Year” by The Best Lawyers in America© 2021

August 20, 2020
The Best Lawyers in America©

Bass, Berry & Sims is pleased to announce that 15 of its attorneys were recognized as “Lawyer of the Year” by The Best Lawyers in America© 2021.

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 and jurisdiction in which they were recognized.

  • Robert L. Brewer: Best Lawyers® 2021 Information Technology Law “Lawyer of the Year” in Nashville
  • Steele Clayton IV: Best Lawyers® 2021 Litigation – Antitrust “Lawyer of the Year” in Nashville
  • Michael L. Dagley: Best Lawyers® 2021 Litigation – Mergers and Acquisitions “Lawyer of the Year” in Nashville
  • Page Davidson: Best Lawyers® 2021 Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law “Lawyer of the Year” in Nashville
  • Felix R. Dowsley III: Best Lawyers® 2021 Project Finance Law “Lawyer of the Year” in Nashville
  • Wearen Hughes: Best Lawyers® 2021 Arbitration “Lawyer of the Year” in Nashville
  • Howard H. Lamar III: Best Lawyers® 2021 Securities / Capital Markets Law “Lawyer of the Year” in Nashville
  • Fritz Richter III: Best Lawyers® 2021 Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law “Lawyer of the Year” in Nashville
  • Todd J. Rolapp: Best Lawyers® 2021 Corporate Compliance Law “Lawyer of the Year” in Nashville
  • Richard R. Spore III: Best Lawyers® 2021 Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law “Lawyer of the Year” in Memphis
  • John A. Stemmler: Best Lawyers® 2021 Banking and Finance Law “Lawyer of the Year” in Memphis
  • Shepherd D. Tate: Best Lawyers® 2021 Arbitration “Lawyer of the Year” in Memphis
  • David A. Thornton: Best Lawyers® 2021 Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law “Lawyer of the Year” in Memphis
  • Leigh Walton: Best Lawyers® 2021 Securities Regulation “Lawyer of the Year” in Nashville
  • Jessalyn H. Zeigler: Best Lawyers® 2021 Litigation – Environmental “Lawyer of the Year” in Nashville

About Best Lawyers® “Lawyer of the Year”

Since it was first published in 1983, Best Lawyers® has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence. Best Lawyers lists are compiled based on an exhaustive peer-review evaluation. Almost 108,000 industry leading lawyers are eligible to vote (from around the world); Best Lawyers has received over 13 million evaluations on the legal abilities of other lawyers based on their specific practice areas around the world. For the 2021 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America©, 9.4 million votes were analyzed, which resulted in more than 67,000 leading lawyers being included in the new edition. “Lawyer of the Year” awards are presented annually to a single outstanding lawyer in each practice area and designated metropolitan area. More information can be found on the Best Lawyers website.