Thompson Burton Attorneys Honored for Achievements

Thompson Burton would like to congratulate all of our attorneys who have achieved above and beyond in their practice area. We are only as good as our team and, if these distinctions are any indication, our team is pretty incredible!

With the release of the 2021 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America, Thompson Burton emerged with 12 talented attorneys on this peer-reviewed list:

John J. Hollins Jr. – 2021 Family Law Attorney of the Year


Jerry W. Taylor – Administrative/Regulatory Law; Healthcare Law

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Bryan Echols – Land Use and Zoning Law; Real Estate Law

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Ronn Steen – Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization
Law; Litigation – Bankruptcy


Mary Neil Price – Banking and Finance Law

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Cathy Speers Johnson – Family Law


Phillip Young – Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization
Law; Commercial Litigation; Litigation – Bankruptcy


David Cañas – Litigation – Bankruptcy


AJ Reed – Real Estate Law


JK Simms – Employment Law – Management


Walt Burton – Real Estate Law


Justin Campbell – Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law;
Litigation – Bankruptcy


We also had our very own LB McCullum chosen for the inaugural edition of Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch. This recognition honors professional excellence in those who are earlier in their private practice careers. LB has been working in the family law practice area with John Hollins Jr. for the past three years.

“LB has been a pleasure to work with,” remarked attorney John Hollins Jr. “She has developed into an exceptional family law attorney with legal insight beyond her years. She is already an outstanding lawyer and will only get better with continued experience.”

In addition, we would like to congratulate John Hollins Jr. for being selected as a 2021 The Best Lawyers in America – ‘Lawyer of the Year’ in Family Law. Only one lawyer with the highest overall peer-feedback is recognized for each specialty and location. Hollins was also selected earlier in the year by the Nashville Business Journal as a 2020 ‘Best of the Bar’ honoree.

“I’m extremely proud of John’s accomplishments,” stated co-managing partner, Kevin Thompson. “It’s such an incredible honor to be recognized as being the best by your peers. John is the total package: he’s a great man, a great father and a fantastic attorney. He’s an excellent role model for all of us.”

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