12 Thompson Burton Attorneys Selected as 2020 Super Lawyers or Rising Stars


Thompson Burton is pleased to announce that 12 attorneys were selected as 2020 Mid-South Super Lawyers or Rising Stars. The selection process for this honor incorporates peer nominations, evaluations, and independent research. Final selection results in only 2.5% of attorneys in the state being selected as Rising Stars and 5% of attorneys in the state being selected as Super Lawyers.   The TB attorneys selected as 2020 Super Lawyers are:   Walt Burton – Real Estate   JK Simms – Employment & Labor   Phillip G. Young, Jr. – Bankruptcy   Ronn Steen – Creditor Debtor Rights   Cathy Speers Johnson – Family Law   John J. Hollins, Jr. – Family Law   Sarah Richter Perky – Family Law   Jerry W. Taylor – Health Care   The TB attorneys selected as 2020 Rising Stars include:   Kevin Thompson – Consumer Law   Melissa Burton – Business Litigation   Justin […]

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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   Bryan Echols – Land Use and Zoning Law; Real Estate Law   Ronn Steen – Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law; Litigation – Bankruptcy   Mary Neil Price – Banking and Finance Law   Cathy Speers Johnson – Family Law   Phillip Young – Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law; Commercial Litigation; Litigation – Bankruptcy   David Cañas – Litigation […]

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Jerry W. Taylor Joins Thompson Burton as Partner


Thompson Burton announces new partner, Jerry W. Taylor.   Thompson Burton PLLC has announced the addition of veteran health care and regulatory attorney Jerry W. Taylor as a partner. According to a release published by the Nashville Post, Mr. Taylor will continue to focus his practice on health care and regulatory compliance. Most recently as a partner at Burr & Forman, he is the 23rd attorney to join Thompson Burton since its founding in 2012. Taylor worked as a member at Farris Mathews Bobango from 2000 – 2012, served on the board of directors for the Nashville Health Care Council, and held a board position with the Tennessee Justice Center. Prior to his practice in the private sector, Taylor served in legal positions in State government, including the Tennessee Health Facilities Commission. Mr. Taylor earned his law degree at the University of Tennessee and a bachelor’s degree in political science […]

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ECONOMY INTERRUPTED: WILL BUSINESS INSURANCE POLICIES COVER COVID-19 LOSSES


The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has created an unprecedented amount of uncertainty in every business sector and industry around the world. Chances are that your business has contracts that have been or may be affected by the pandemic. Many questions from our clients concern whether the COVID-19 pandemic constitutes a force majeure event and excuses performance under a contract. What is force majeure? Force Majeure – An Act of God. Force majeure, French for greater force, describes any event that is unexpected by all parties, not caused by any party, and affects the relationship between them, limits the ability of either to perform a duty, or requires one to intrude on a privilege of the other. Bouvier Law Dictionary Tennessee courts have defined an “Act of God” as follows: Any misadventure or casualty is said to be caused by “Act of God” when it happens by the direct, immediate and exclusive […]

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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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