Thompson Burton’s New Office Space In Cool Springs Building Accommodates Law Firm Growth


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We’re very pleased to announce Thompson Burton’s move into new office space, consisting of approximately 4,200 square-feet at Seven Corporate Centre in Cool Springs.  Thompson Burton, which opened its doors in April 2012, is more than doubling its current space in the same building.  “We are adding lawyers and need more square footage to accommodate the growth,” noted Walt Burton.  Kevin Thompson added, “we’ve built our practice around utilizing technology to minimize the need for excessive office space, and we continue to encourage our attorneys to work wherever they are most productive. This space continues to foster that mindset.” The firm’s new space can accommodate 10-12 lawyers.  With verbal commitments from 2 additional lawyers who are expected to start in January, 2014, the firm expects to start filling the new space very  quickly.  “We’re growing at a quick pace, but we’re continuing to be very selective regarding attorneys that we ask […]

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Thompson Burton Associate Competes in 200 Mile Relay Race to Raise Money for Cancer Research, Honor Mom


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Thompson Burton’s newest associate, Alex Scarbrough, will be competing in the Tennessee Ragnar Relay this October 25-26, 2013. She, along with eleven teammates, will run 198.6 miles, beginning in downtown Chattanooga on the Tennessee River, and finishing in downtown Nashville near the Cumberland River in the Country Music Walk of Fame park. Each teammate completes a total of three runs, cycling all twelve runners in order three times over a non-stop, twenty-four hour period. A special Ragnar inscribed slap bracelet takes the place of the traditional baton, and teammates stop at various points along the course to cheer their runners along, particularly along the difficult ascents of Signal Mountain and Monteagle Mountain. Alex’s team, named “Anne’s Allstars,” after Alex’s late mother, Anne Scarbrough, who passed away in 2010 after being diagnosed with melanoma, is in its third year of participating in the event. The team runs to raise money for […]

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Thompson Burton, PLLC Adds Employment Lawyer J.K. Simms


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Thompson Burton, PLLC Adds Employment Lawyer J.K. Simms The rapidly growing law firm of Thompson Burton, PLLC, has launched an Employment Law practice with its announcement that J.K. Simms has joined the firm as a partner and will lead the firm’s employment law practice. J.K.’s proven background in employment law will expand Thompson Burton’s ability to serve its clients both from a litigation avoidance and litigation defense standpoint. J.K. comes to Thompson Burton after having led and served as Chair of a Labor and Employment Practice Group at the Nashville law firm of Cornelius & Collins, LLP since 2007. J.K. brings extensive experience representing companies and individuals at the state level throughout the State of Tennessee and in every federal court district in the State of Tennessee.  He has also handled appeals at the state and federal level, including arguing an appeal before a sixteen-judge en banc panel at the […]

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Thompson Burton in the News: Walt Burton Selected as Guest Columnist for Nashville Business Journal


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Thompson Burton PLLC partner Walt Burton was recently selected to do a bi-monthly guest column for the Nashville Business Journal.  When asked about the opportunity, Walt commented that he is having fun writing about commercial real estate issues that “aren’t necessarily entirely legal in nature.”  “The trick is to figure out what I want to write about each week.  There are endless legal topics that I could write about, but most of them would probably bore the NBJ’s audience to sleep.  I have to strike the right balance between interesting content and relevant legal issues.”  Walt’s columns can be found here.

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Thompson Burton In The News: Law Firm Takes Unorthodox Approach


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We’re really pleased with the article the Nashville Tennessean published about the firm over the weekend.  The article, which is titled “Law Firm Takes Unorthodox Approach”, highlights a few points about our unique philosophy and methods that set us apart.  Our goal is to build a law firm for the 21st century based on creativity, technology, flexibility and innovation to more effectively and efficiently deliver legal services. We couldn’t be anymore happy with the results at this point.  In a little less than a year, we’ve opened our law office, added two fantastic commercial litigators, substantially grown revenue, grown our client base 4 fold, and established a summer associate program.  Our next step is to start looking for a corporate/securities and intellectual property lawyer.  Standby, this is just the beginning.

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