Efficiency: Merging Quality and Service


When I think about what it takes to build a great firm, two things immediately come to mind. The first is hiring great people. The second is doing everything possible to ensure our attorneys and staff can do the most high-quality work possible for our clients. The latter is why “efficiency” is one of Thompson Burton’s seven core values. Having started our careers in “Big Law,” we saw many opportunities to be more efficient in how we deliver legal services. Some traditional processes worked well, but others made no sense given newly available technology and business practices. Success happens when our attorneys and staff are producing the highest quality work and serving our clients at the highest level – not carrying on needless traditions.  Below are three examples of how Thompson Burton practices efficiency every day to serve our clients better. Results-Oriented Work Environment (ROWE) Work no longer happens in […]

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TB Profile: Meet Attorney David P. Cañas


The Thompson Burton team is pleased to announce that David P. Cañas has once again been recognized by the Best Lawyers in America in the practice are of Litigation-Bankruptcy. David has been recognized every year since 2012. We are proud of David and everything he has contributed since joining the firm earlier this year. This gave us a reason to feature David in month’s “TB Profile” blog post so you can learn about David’s practice and his personal interests. When did you know that you wanted to be an attorney? In middle school. That sounds funny, but I always knew that wanted to be involved in public service. I eventually learned that being an attorney fit with the way my brain is wired and how I like to solve problems. Litigation is about gathering facts and solving problems in a way that is best for the client. My commitment to […]

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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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Steen Selected for Multiple Honors


Thompson Burton PLLC would like to congratulate partner Ronn Steen on his recent accomplishments. Steen was selected by his peers for inclusion in the 23rd Edition of The Best Lawyers in America© in the fields of Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law, as well as Litigation – Bankruptcy.   According to the Best Lawyers® website, over 83,000 leading attorneys globally are eligible to vote. The 2017 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America© analyzed 7.3 million votes in order to select leading lawyers in specific practice areas. Since lawyers are not required or allowed to pay a fee to be listed, inclusion in Best Lawyers® is considered an outstanding honor.   Steen has also been the recipient of another prestigious honor this year – inclusion in the 2016 Mid-South Super Lawyers list. According to the Super Lawyers website, the selection process uses not only peer nominations and evaluations, […]

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Campbell Selected for NBF’s Leadership Forum


     Associate attorney Justin Campbell has been selected for the 2016-2017 class of the Nashville Bar Foundation’s (NBF) Leadership Forum. He joins Jennifer Lankford as the second attorney from Thompson Burton PLLC to be chosen for this honor.      Campbell and 23 other attorneys were selected to participate in this nine-month professional development program that begins this September and will run through May 2017.      “I am looking forward to participating in the Leadership Forum program and am honored to have been chosen by the Nashville Bar Foundation to participate,” said Campbell. “Continuing professional development is essential to legal professionals, and the entire team here at Thompson Burton is committed to refining and building of our skills on an ongoing basis.” Campbell focuses primarily on bankruptcy and commercial litigation. He is experienced in representing both individual and commercial clients in Chapter 7 and Chapter 11 bankruptcies, along […]

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