Bass, Berry & Sims attorney Lillian Blackshear was recognized with inclusion on the Lawyers of Color 2023 Power List, which celebrates the most influential attorneys in the nation. Honorees include general counsel, law firm managing partners, and executive committee members, as well as law school deans and justice organization leaders.

Lillian focuses her legal practice exclusively on public finance matters, representing an array of governmental entities, investment banks and commercial banks on debt issuances throughout Tennessee. Clients look to Lillian to help them secure the financing necessary to green-light a wide range of development projects and debt refundings. Lillian is a valuable resource to the firm’s Public Finance Practice Group on municipal securities disclosure issues and frequently works with issuers regarding their continuing disclosure obligations. Lillian was named to the National Bar Association’s “40 Under 40 Nation’s Best Advocates” (2022), received the National Bar Association’s “40 Under 40 Excellence in Leadership Award” (2022) , named to the Nashville Post’s “In Charge” list for the Legal Sector (2022) and also named a member of the 2022 Class of Fellows for the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity. She is an active participant in a number of industry associations, including the National Association of Bond Lawyers and the Women in Public Finance – Tennessee Chapter, among others. Lillian currently serves on the firm’s Executive Committee and is the past leader of the firm’s African-American Affinity Group.

About Lawyers of Color
Lawyers of Color (LOC) is a 501(c)(3) devoted to promoting diversity in the legal profession and advancing democracy and equality in marginalized communities. LOC celebrates attorneys of color and conducts research and studies regarding the intersection of the legal profession and social justice. LOC has been recognized by the American Bar Association, National Black Law Students Association, and National Association of Black Journalists. The organization provides research, career development, and brand marketing opportunities to clients. LOC has a social media and email community of nearly 50,000 legal professionals, the largest of any minority legal organization. More information can be found on the LOC website.