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, and peer reviews by practice area. Each year, no more than five percent of the lawyers in the state are selected by the research team for inclusion on the Super Lawyers list, and no more than 2.5 percent on the Rising Stars list.

Also of noteworthy mention, JK Simms, a labor and employment law partner at Thompson Burton, was recently appointed by Tennessee Governor Bill Lee to serve on the Board of Appeals. This position will allow him to hear and decide employment grievances brought by preferred services employees of the State of Tennessee who challenge dismissals, demotions, and suspensions.

“We’re so incredibly proud of these accolades for our team members,” stated Kevin Thompson, one of the managing partners at the firm. “These awards reflect the hard work and dedication of our outstanding partners at Thompson Burton. These men and women are incredibly hard-working, talented and push themselves for excellence on a daily basis. We’re all very fortunate to have them on our team.”

Thompson Burton PLLC is a full-service law firm with offices in Franklin and Nashville. The firm has diverse practice areas, including commercial real estate, bankruptcy, direct sales, family, corporate, and employment. To learn more about Thompson Burton PLLC, please visit www.thompsonburton.com.