David Briley practiced law from 2007-2018 at Bone McAllester Norton, and now returns to his law practice at Bone where he is engaged primarily in civil, commercial and class-action litigation. Briley was elected Nashville’s vice mayor in 2015 and then elected as mayor in 2018. As mayor, he led the City’s efforts to recruit Amazon to Tennessee resulting in 5,000 new jobs, brought Alliance Bernstein’s headquarters to Nashville, and obtained final approval for Nashville’s MLS expansion team. His efforts also resulted in recognition for LGBT-owned businesses in Metro Procurement, an unprecedented investment in affordable housing, and creation of a novel program that promotes completion of community college. He also established a policy to support conversations about domestic violence situations in the workplace, created the Minority Business Advisory Council, Community Behavioral Health and Wellness Advisory Council, Ending the HIV Epidemic Advisory Council, and the Council on the State of Women in recognition of the centennial anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment.
Briley previously served as an at-large member of the Metro Council for eight years, during which he served on the Council’s Budget and Finance committee, the Ad Hoc Committee on Solid Waste, and the Water Rate Oversight Committee.
David Briley practiced law from 2007-2018 at Bone McAllester Norton, and now returns to his law practice at Bone where he is engaged primarily in civil, commercial and class-action litigation. He represented his clients in a variety of matters in state and federal court in both Tennessee and California, including wage and hour claims asserted by employees, securities class-action litigation, and civil litigation. He will continue to concentrate in those areas and will also advise clients on administrative and regulatory matters throughout the state of Tennessee.
Representative cases also include successful representation of wage and hour claims asserted by various employees, an ongoing role as co-lead counsel in securities class action litigation, and successful resolution of dozens of personal injury matters.
Professional Recognition and Activities
- Mid-South Super Lawyers
- Tennessee Bar Association
- Nashville Bar Association
- Housing Fund: Former Member of the Board of Directors
- Sister Cities of Nashville: Former Member of the Board of Directors
David is married to Jodie Bell, who is also a member of the Nashville Bar, practicing criminal defense law at another Nashville law firm. They have a son, Sam, whose parents have already taught him the art of cross-examination and are routinely forced to apologize to his teachers because of this. David rides his bike hundreds of miles a month and has been known to roast a whole pig for his annual Fourth of July party with his family.
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