Thompson Burton Attorneys Recognized by Peers for Exceptional Contributions to the Practice of Law


With their recent expansion from Franklin to Nashville, 2019 was already looking good for Thompson Burton. Factor in the talented attorneys this firm has to offer, and a good year quickly became a great one. Thompson Burton would like to congratulate seven attorneys on being named to the 25th Edition of The Best Lawyers in America®. These attorneys include Walt Burton, JK Simms, Phillip Young, Ronn Steen, John Hollins Jr., Bryan Echols, and AJ Reed. This recognition is given solely on the basis of peer reviews, so to be chosen is quite an honor. In addition, Thompson Burton is privileged to have five attorneys on the 2019 Tennessee Super Lawyers list and three attorneys on the 2019 Tennessee Rising Stars list. Super Lawyers, a Thomson Reuters business, is a rating service that uses a patented multiphase process that includes a statewide survey of lawyers, an independent research evaluation of candidates, […]

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TB Profile: Meet Chris Rubino


In this edition of the TB Profile, we introduce you to Chris Rubino, who joined Thompson Burton in 2015 and specializes in commercial real estate. When did you know you wanted to be a lawyer? It was around the end of high school or the beginning of college. I became interested in civics, politics, world events and how lawyers were always involved in the process. I was business and economics major in college, which allowed me to understand how business and economics affected everything around me. That combination led me to focus on creditor rights in law school. How did you choose commercial real estate? I started my career in New York doing mostly corporate reorganization and bankruptcy, which was very interesting. When I moved to Nashville, I transitioned to commercial real estate representing banks, developers and high-net-worth individuals investing in real estate. My prior reorg and bankruptcy work gives […]

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TB Construction Crew Makes An Impact


The TB Construction Crew did an amazing job Sunday despite the rain. It was a great volunteer opportunity. We arrived at 7 am and worked until about 11:30am before it rained us out. However, during that short time, we installed roof trusses and braced them with hurricane ties, finished the housewrap and installed windows. Not bad for a half day’s work. We met with Jazmyn, a wonderful young woman who is excited to finally own a home for her and her son. Thanks to everyone those for a great team effort! See all the photos

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John Hollins named to NBJ Best of the Bar Awards


Congratulations to John J. Hollins Jr. for his recognition in the Nashville Business Journal’s Best of the Bar Awards. John is one of only four family-law attorneys on this year’s list. Eighty-six attorneys total received recognition. The Nashville Business Journal accepted nominations from the legal community then asked the nominees to vote on another to determine Nashville’s most respected attorneys. Read more about John and other honorees in the Nashville Business Journal.

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Bryan Echols Joins Thompson Burton as Partner


Nashville-Area Law Firm Adds 20th Attorney and Eyes Expansion Thompson Burton PLLC is pleased to announce that seasoned lawyer, Bryan Echols, will join the firm as a partner beginning in April. He will continue to focus his practice on commercial real estate, land use, and lending. Echols was most recently an attorney at Waller Lansden Dortch & Davis LLP where he built on his reputation handling challenging annexation, zoning and land-use applications in Franklin and Williamson County. “Bryan represents everything we look for in a potential partner,” said founding partner Walt Burton. “Skill, passion, experience, a team-player attitude, and more. He is going to be a great addition to Thompson Burton.” “Thompson Burton’s model is the future of law firms,” said Echols. “The firm’s culture is ideal for attorneys focused on excelling at work and in their personal lives. That’s rare, and exactly what I was looking for at this […]

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