Mid-South Super Lawyers Lists Seven Thompson Burton Attorneys as 2014 Super Lawyers or Rising Stars

imagesThompson Burton PLLC is pleased to announce that seven of its attorneys were named to Mid-South Super Lawyers 2014 Super Lawyers or Rising Stars lists in five different practice areas. Both lists are very exclusive, with Super Lawyers recognizing no more than 5% of the lawyers in the state of Tennessee and Rising Stars recognizing no more than 2.5% of the lawyers in the state of Tennessee who are 40 years old or younger or who have been in practice less than 10 years. Ronn Steen was recognized as a Super Lawyer in Bankruptcy and Business Litigation. J.K. Simms was recognized as a Super Lawyer in Employment and Labor. Kevin Thompson was recognized as a Rising Star in Consumer Law. Walt Burton was recognized as a Rising Star in Commercial Real Estate. Cole Dowsley and Melissa Burton were recognized as Rising Stars in Business Litigation, and Phillip Young was recognized as a Rising Star in Bankruptcy and Business Litigation.

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TB In the News: Thompson Burton Adds Campbell as Associate

JustinCampbell 2Thompson Burton has hired Justin Campbell as an associate.

Campbell, who most recently served as an associate attorney at Nashville-based firm Garfinkle, McLemore, and Young, PLLC, will aid Thompson Burton partners Ronn Steen and Phillip G. Young, Jr. in the firm’s Bankruptcy and Creditor’s Rights practice group, as well as working on other commercial litigation.

Campbell has experience in representing both individual and commercial clients in Chapter 7 and Chapter 11 bankruptcies. This includes representing debtors in proceedings and representing corporations and financial institutions as creditors in state court litigations, judgment enforcement, debt collection, and bankruptcy proceedings. Campbell has also worked with bankruptcy trustees to analyze cases, evaluate potential assets, and represent them in litigation.

“I am very excited to have Justin on board, but my clients are even more excited,” Phillip Young, firm partner, stated in the release. “Justin is known for his excellent client service and his ability to handle a wide variety of client matters, from the largest bankruptcy to a general sessions lawsuit.” Ronn Steen also included, “His addition to our firm enhances the ability of Thompson Burton to provide top-quality service to our clients in all areas of the Creditors Rights and Bankruptcy law practice.”

This full story can be viewed at the Nashville Post here.

TB In the News: Thompson Burton Adds Lankford as Associate

Jennifer LankfordThompson Burton has hired Jennifer M. Lankford as an associate.

Lankford, who most recently served as an associate attorney at Nashville-based firm Cornelius & Collins, will aid Thompson Burton partner J.K. Simms in the firm’s existing employment law practice group.

Lankford has experience in the areas of wrongful discharge, non-compete agreements, retaliation, discrimination, harassment, and hostile work environment claims arising from a variety of laws, including Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, the Family and Medical Leave Act, the Tennessee Human Rights Act, and the Fair Labor Standards Act. She has handled employment disputes in federal and state courts, as well as before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and United States Department of Labor.

“I am thrilled that Jennifer has joined the Thompson Burton team and we have the opportunity again to join forces and provide what I believe to be legal service in the employment arena that is second-to-none,” Walt Burton, firm partner and co-founder, said in the release. “We are very guarded about the culture of our law firm. Jennifer is a perfect fit and fantastic lawyer.  We couldn’t be more pleased.”

This full story can be viewed at the Nashville Post here.