We’re very pleased to announce Thompson Burton’s move into new office space, consisting of approximately 4,200 square-feet at Seven Corporate Centre in Cool Springs. Thompson Burton, which opened its doors in April 2012, is more than doubling its current space in the same building. ”We are adding lawyers and need more square footage to accommodate the growth,” noted Walt Burton. Kevin Thompson added, “we’ve built our practice around utilizing technology to minimize the need for excessive office space, and we continue to encourage our attorneys to work wherever they are most productive. This space continues to foster that mindset.”
The firm’s new space can accommodate 10-12 lawyers. With verbal commitments from 2 additional lawyers who are expected to start in January, 2014, the firm expects to start filling the new space very quickly. ”We’re growing at a quick pace, but we’re continuing to be very selective regarding attorneys that we ask to join the firm,” noted Burton. Thompson added, “culture is very important to us, so we focus on recruiting attorneys with the right mindset and personality as well as elite legal skills.”
“Thompson Burton is the first corporate law firm located in the Corporate Centre at Cool Springs market and we are excited to see them grow so rapidly,” said Pat Emery, president Spectrum|Emery, the developer of Corporate Centre. “We are grateful to Pat Emery and his team for working with us to assist in a seamless transition into the new space,” Burton added.
We’re very excited that the Nashville Post recently ran a headline story regarding the firm’s move. We expect many more headlines to come.
Thompson Burton PLLC is pleased to announce that both Kevin Thompson and Walt Burton were named to Mid-South Super Lawyers 2013 Rising Stars list in two different practice areas. This is a very exclusive list, recognizing no more than 2.5% of the lawyers in the state of Tennessee. Kevin Thompson was recognized for his consumer law practice, and Walt Burton was recognized for his commercial real estate practice.
Super Lawyers is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The annual selections are made using a patented multiphase process, which results in a credible, comprehensive and diverse listing of exceptional attorneys.
The Super Lawyers and Rising Stars lists are published nationwide in Super Lawyers Magazines and in leading city and regional magazines and newspapers across the country. Super Lawyers Magazines also feature editorial profiles of attorneys who embody excellence in their practice of law. For more information about Super Lawyers, go to SuperLawyers.com.
Alex Scarbrough, Thompson Burton’s newest associate, recently competed in the Tennessee Ragnar Relay. The race began on a crisp, cool morning, Friday, October 25th in downtown Chattanooga. The temperature dipped into the high 20s as night fell, but high spirits and caffeine powered the team, “Anne’s Allstars,” through the night. Dawn broke as the team raced through Franklin, Tennessee, and the runners finished around 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 26th in downtown Nashville.
Two of the twelve runners became injured throughout the course of the race, requiring their teammates to run extra miles in their place. Despite injuries, chilly weather, and fatigue, Anne’s Allstars finished in 29 hours, 12 minutes, and 35 seconds, coming in 34 out of 133 teams in their division. More importantly, Anne’s Allstars raised over $1,400 in honor of Alex’s late mother on behalf of the Melanoma Research Foundation.
“I can’t believe I have eleven friends who are willing to do this race with me,” states Alex. “During our night time runs, it just seems totally crazy to get out of a warm van and run six miles alone in the darkness in rural Tennessee,” she jokes. “More importantly, I am honored and humbled that our craziness in running this race encourages others to support melanoma research. Hopefully in the future, others will not lose loved ones the way that I lost my mom due in some small part to our efforts.”