J.K. Simms, who leads Thompson Burton’s Labor and Employment law team, was recognized by the Nashville Business Journal in its annual Best of the Bar survey. This list recognizes the Nashville area’s best lawyers. To assemble the list, the Nashville Business Journal asked the Nashville area’s business community to nominate those lawyers who should be recognized for their work. Those nominated are then separated by the size of their law firm or role as in-house counsel. Then those who are nominated select only 10 lawyers whom they believe should ultimately receive the “Best of the Bar” designation. Those who receive the most votes from their peers receive the “Best of the Bar” award. The award is a great honor because it is a culmination of recognition of excellence from the business and legal communities. Simms has also been recognized as a “Super Lawyer” in the exclusive Mid-South Super Lawyer list for two consecutive years.
Walt Burton added “we already knew JK was a fantastic lawyer. Now he is getting formally recognized for it.”
Thompson Burton has thrown out the concept of dusty libraries, antiquated equipment, rooms full of paper and confusing compensation schemes. While they’re busy reinventing the business of law, they’re also committed to creating the best work culture for their teams. One of the core beliefs at Thompson Burton is simply “Better is Possible.” Consistent with that belief, they believe that a successful firm begins and ends with fully engaged teams both inside and outside the workplace.
With this idea in mind, Thompson Burton has created its “TB Challenge” program for all current team members. The Challenge gives participants the option of focusing on one personal development goal. They can choose something fun or interesting that they have always wanted to attempt, like running a marathon, dieting, learning a language, etc.
“The TB Challenge is the most exciting effort we’ve ever implemented at the office,” states Kevin Thompson, founding partner. “It gives us a way to use our business to provide lifelong experiences for people who might not have the ability to pursue those opportunities. It’s going to be fun!”
The “TB Challenge” will consist of a challenge committee to lead the effort. The participants will have 90 days to to achieve their objectives. Successful participants will be awarded cash bonuses that can only be spent towards a remarkable experience, defined as something they would never do on their own. If readers would like to follow along on their journey, their blog posts can be found on the Thompson Burton webpage at www.thompsonburton.com.
Walt Burton stated, “We have a suspicion that people pursuing aggressive goals outside of the office will be more effective and fulfilled at the firm. We’re constantly looking for ways to reinvest in our most important asset—our team. This is a fun and creative way to do so.”
In a day where office cultures can be toxic environments, Thompson Burton is committed to exploring ways to support its team and foster its vibrant culture. For more information, please contact Thompson Burton, PLLC at 615-465-6000, or visit the Thompson Burton website at www.thompsonburton.com. Thompson Burton, PLLC is located at One Franklin Park, 6100 Tower Circle, STE 200, Franklin, TN. 37067
Thompson Burton PLLC Associate, Alex Scarbrough Fisher, recently published an article, “What Should You do if you Receive a 4-5-320(c) letter from the Tennessee Department of Health”. The article documents the administrative process a nurse would be subjected after being charged with a a violation of Tennessee law or the Rules of the Tennessee Board of Nursing.