Mid-South Super Lawyers Lists Walt Burton and Kevin Thompson as 2013 Rising Stars


Thompson Burton PLLC is pleased to announce that both Kevin Thompson and Walt Burton were named to Mid-South Super Lawyers 2013 Rising Stars list in two different practice areas.  This is a very exclusive list, recognizing no more than 2.5% of the lawyers in the state of Tennessee.  Kevin Thompson was recognized for his consumer law practice, and Walt Burton was recognized for his commercial real estate practice. Super Lawyers is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The annual selections are made using a patented multiphase process, which results in a credible, comprehensive and diverse listing of exceptional attorneys. The Super Lawyers and Rising Stars lists are published nationwide in Super Lawyers Magazines and in leading city and regional magazines and newspapers across the country. Super Lawyers Magazines also feature editorial profiles […]

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


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 law firm model featured at Vanderbilt Law School


On October 7, 2013, Walt Burton (A&S, ’98) was a guest speaker for a new class at Vanderbilt Law School. The class is entitled Law Practice 2050 and is taught by Professor J.B. Ruhl (www.law2050.com). Walt spoke to approximately 45 students about his career path from law school to Troutman Sanders LLP in Atlanta to Thompson Burton PLLC in Nashville. He discussed how he and Kevin Thompson founded Thompson Burton as an alternative to other law firm models and how Thompson Burton distinguishes itself from other law firms. Specifically, Walt discussed the firm’s cloud-based technology, flexible fee structure for clients, low overhead, and its favorable attorney compensation program. Walt expressed his confidence in Thompson Burton’s model and cited the firm’s rapid but stable growth in its less than two years of existence as proof of the success of the model. The Vanderbilt Law School students in attendance seemed to enjoy […]

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


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


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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