In February 2018, the Nashville Business Journal named Bass, Berry & Sims attorney Lillian Blackshear to the 40 Under 40 class of 2018. In conjunction with this honor, the Nashville Business Journal published a profile of Lillian on October 11, 2018. In the profile, Lillian answered the following questions:

  • What is one statement you would say about yourself now that you would not have said 10 years ago?
  • What was the first album you ever bought, and do you still listen to it?
  • What book do you find yourself rereading repeatedly, and why?
  • Where do you see yourself in 10 years?
  • What advice would you give to a young professional about to enter the workforce for the first time?
  • Tell us about your ideal day off in Nashville.
  • What do you credit most for your success?
  • Nashville is growing fast. Where/how can the area’s young professionals have the most impact on the future of the city?
  • When you were 10 years old, what did you want to be when you grew up?
  • What is the best career choice you’ve made?
  • What is the worst career choice you’ve made, and what did you learn from it?
  • If you could go back in time 10 years and send yourself an anonymous text, what would it say?
  • What is your motto for success in 10 words or less?

Lillian’s answers to these questions can be found here.