Reflections on 2017 and Plans for 2018


2017 was a banner year for Thompson Burton. And 2018 holds great promise. As a founding partner, I’m proud of our team’s professional achievements, whether making the Best Lawyer’s list or providing quality client service. I’m equally proud of our team’s commitment to family and their pursuit of individual passions outside of work hours. Walt and I believe Thompson Burton’s focus on balance and other core values is a competitive advantage when recruiting and retaining the best lawyers and staff. I hope 2017 was great for you and that 2018 is even better. We asked our team to share what they remember most about 2017 and what they are looking forward to in 2018. Here are their thoughts. What will you remember most about 2017? “Spending a little time with two very special little great nieces; the memorable and incredibly fun wedding of my niece, Elizabeth; and getting NUMEROUS big […]

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Thompson Burton Named Finalist for NBJ “Best in Business”


I’m proud to share that Thompson Burton has been named a finalist for the 2017 Nashville Business Journal’s “Best in Business” awards. The firm is one of seven finalists in the category for businesses with 1-25 employees. The NBJ determined the finalists after taking nominations from the public and having a judging panel of past winners choose finalists based on profitability, community involvement and other metrics. I want to congratulate the other finalists. It’s wonderful to be in the company of many great Middle Tennessee businesses. Thompson Burton is also proud to be the only law firm among the 29 finalists in all categories. Walt and I shared a common vision for a different type of law firm when we founded Thompson Burton five years ago. This recognition reinforces that the firm is doing the right things. Most importantly, I want to recognize the entire Thompson Burton team. Everyone has […]

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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 […]

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Responsibility: Owning the Results


We started Thompson Burton to build a better law firm by creating a premium environment for everyone involved.  This environment is one that challenges everyone to grow both professionally and personally. We firmly believe that when people are treated with respect and given the autonomy to perform, the results can be significant. In the beginning, we’ve defined our approach as “redefining the art of law.”  This statement originates from a belief that information by itself is a commodity.  The best way for lawyers to compete in this environment is by diving deep into complicated matters, providing specialized advice with full understanding of the nuances.  We’re not interested in commodity work, which leads us to our first core value: Responsibility. In order to be successful when dealing with clients in complex situations, lawyers need to gain trust.  And there can be no trust without responsibility. Here’s how we define responsibility: “We […]

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Thompson Burton Sponsors Leading Conference for Startup Direct Selling Companies


Thompson Burton is excited to announce the location of the next Direct Selling Edge conference: our city, Nashville, Tennessee! It’s the home of country music and for two days in September, its neighbor (Franklin, TN) will be the home of direct selling. Come to Tennessee to learn how to start and grow your party plan or network marketing company at the Direct Selling Edge Conference on Thursday and Friday, September 26 and 27, 2013. This two-day educational conference is the best for new and young direct selling companies because the quality of the content presented is excellent.  We cover MLM law, pay plan consultation, software considerations, marketing plans, capital fundraising, and much more. Students Deserve Vacations We’ve got plans to take you an optional excursion to visit some of the most famous honky tonks in downtown Nashville after the first day of the conference. Stay the weekend if you’d like […]

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