J. Andrew Goddard


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Drew Goddard is practice leader of the firm’s Environmental Practice Group. He graduated from Vanderbilt University School of Engineering in 1975, Tau Beta Pi, and from Duke University School of Law in 1978, Order of the Coif. He joined Bass, Berry & Sims in 1978 and has practiced environmental law for more than 20 years. Drew is a former chair of the Environmental Section of the Tennessee Bar Association. He has served on external steering committees of the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation, is the former editor of the Tennessee Environmental Law Letter, and taught an environmental law course at Vanderbilt University School of Law for 13 years. He has served for several years on the various environmental committees and subcommittees of the Tennessee Chamber of Commerce and Industry and has lectured extensively on environmental law issues. In 2005, Governor Phil Bredesen appointed him as the chair of the Tennessee Heritage Conservation Trust Fund board. Drew has been listed in Best Lawyers in America® since 1991 and in Chambers USA since 2010.


American College of Environmental Lawyers

Nashville Bar Association

Tennessee Bar Association — Environmental Law Section, Chair (1996-1997)

American Bar Association

Legal Aid Society of Middle Tennessee and the Cumberlands — 2nd Vice President (2016-2018)

Tennessee Chamber of Commerce & Industry — Board Member (2017)

Environmental Law Institute