Making An Impact In Our Community


From the beginning, Founding Partner Walt Burton and I believed hiring well-rounded people and giving them the freedom to pursue their passions would help build a great firm. It’s vital for work-life balance.

So far, I like our track record.

Kevin Grimes is an outstanding MLM attorney. Outside of work, he has fostered 24 teenage boys over the last 13 years.

At work, Phillip Young Jr. tackles some of the most complex bankruptcy litigation cases. In his personal time, he takes great pride his community involvement and is known to say, “My life outside of work is busier than my life in the office.”

John Hollins Jr. is a published author who wrote Surviving Divorce: A Lawyer’s Common Sense Guide To What You Should Know Before, During, And After A Divorce.

Those are just several examples of Thompson Burton attorneys making an impact.

I put together a list of the many organizations for which Thompson Burton staff volunteer their time. In addition, many lawyers are active in their individual churches.

As a smaller firm, I’m proud of the overall results. What also strikes me is the diversity of organizations and the variety of passions our team pursues. That makes us all better. 


  • Friends of the Nashville Ballet


  • Columbia Academy


  • ALS Foundation
  • Musicians On Call


  • Habitat for Humanity
  • Land Trust of Tennessee


  • Columbia Academy Youth Football League
  • Delta Water Fowl Sporting Clay Tournament
  • Grassland Athletic Association
  • Music City Classic (baseball)
  • Nashville Gun Club
  • Small World Yoga
  • Tennessee Clay Target Complex


  • Hands on Nashville
  • Junior League of Nashville
  • United Way


  • Freedom’s Promise
  • Morning Star Sanctuary
  • Tennessee Coalition to End Domestic & Sexual Violence
  • Youth Encouragement Services
  • Youth Villages


  • American Bar Association
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Lawyers Association for Women
  • Nashville Bar Association
  • Nashville Pro Bono Program
  • Tennessee Bar Association
  • Tennessee Defense Lawyer’s Association
  • Tennessee Justice Center