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Bone McAllester Norton Attorney I'Ashea Myles-Dihigo Attends ABA Construction Law Forum

IAshea with District Court Judge Benita PearsonThe Honorable Benita Pearson and I'Ashea Myles-DihigoBone McAllester Norton attorney, I’Ashea Myles-Dihigo attended the ABA’s Forum on Construction Law where she had the opportunity to speak with prominent District Court Judge, the Honorable Benita Y. Pearson. This forum focused on the importance of diversity and inclusion within the profession, while empowering the industry through education and leadership.

Bone McAllester Norton Attorneys Named 2019 Mid-South Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

Charles Robert Bone President CEO Attorney at Bone McAllester Norton Professional indexPresident and CEO, Charles Robert BoneBone McAllester Norton PLLC is pleased to announce that seven of the firm’s attorneys have been named 2019 Mid-South Super Lawyers and two have been named Rising Stars.

 “We are honored to receive this recognition from Super Lawyers,” said President and CEO, Charles Robert Bone. “Our firm is rooted in the commitment and expertise our attorneys bring to their work every day. We know that our colleagues are passionate about their clients and the greater Nashville community, and it’s really special when they are also recognized by such a prestigious organization for their hard work.”

Super Lawyers is a rating service that for more than 25 years has selected the nation’s premier attorneys from more than 70 practice areas. The comprehensive multiphase selection process involves statewide surveys, independent research, peer evaluations and independent research. Only 5% of attorneys from each state are recognized on the Super Lawyers list and only 2.5% of attorneys from each state are recognized on the Rising Stars list.


This year’s super lawyers include:

Charles Robert Bone, the firm’s president and CEO who is known for providing his clients with good judgment, strategic counsel and practical advice. He also serves as general counsel for the Convention Center Authority of the Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County.

Sam J. McAllester III is the founder and vice chairman of the firm and has represented banks, financial institutions and other lenders for over 40 years. He has been listed in Super Lawyers since 2008.

John P. Branham is a civil trial lawyer whose practice areas include business litigation and personal injury litigation. His trial practice also includes legal malpractice defense.

David M. Anthony is a skilled attorney who represents banks, businesses, and individuals in the areas of commercial litigation, creditors’ rights, bankruptcy, and lien litigation.

Sharon O. Jacobs is an experienced environmental lawyer and litigator who represents companies, local governments, and not-for-profit organizations in administrative, regulatory, environmental, zoning, land use and municipal law. She has been listed in Super Lawyers since 2008.

Edward M. Yarbrough former U.S. Attorney for Middle Tennessee has provided quality legal representation and counsel to clients in the Middle Tennessee area for over 45 years. His experience includes government investigations, dispute resolution and civil and criminal litigation. He has been listed in Super Lawyers since 2008.

Stephen J. Zralek is a commercial litigator who focuses on intellectual property, business and entertainment disputes. Stephen has spent over two decades helping clients resolve complex legal disputes.

This year’s rising stars include:

Raquel L. Bellamy is a dedicated advocate who has defended and advanced immigrant rights for individuals from over 60 countries. She has a wide range of experience in civil and criminal litigation and advises clients concerning business, entertainment, and employment disputes.

I’Ashea Myles-Dihigo is a practiced attorney who regularly handles matters related to the construction and development of both commercial and residential property. She is committed to building a better future for her community through advocacy and the promotion of equal justice.

Bone McAllester Norton Attorney I’Ashea Myles-Dihigo Presents at 2019 ABA Forum on Construction Law

Bone McAllester Norton attorney I’Ashea Myles-Dihigo co-presented a workshop on critical insurance issues during the American Bar Association’s (ABA) Annual Forum on Construction Law held April 24-27 in Hollywood, Florida. 

Titled “A Closer Look at Insurance Issues Following a Natural Disaster,” the workshop covered topics such as builder’s risk insurance, business interruption losses and alternate insurance plans that can aid clients in the event of a natural disaster.

Members of ABA’s Forum on Construction Law represent all segments of the construction industry: owners, design professionals, general contractors, construction managers, subcontractors, suppliers, insurers and sureties. The Forum’s mission is to serve the construction industry through education and leadership while aiding in the professional development of construction attorneys.

I’Ashea Myles-Dihigo focuses her practice on construction law, real estate law, employment law and commercial business law, with an emphasis on dispute resolution, including mediation, arbitration, jury and bench trials in both federal and state court. 

For more information on ABA’s Forum on Construction Law, visit its website

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Bone McAllester Norton Attorney I’Ashea Myles-Dihigo Offers Legal Advice in Tennessee Department of Transportation Newsletter

Bone McAllester Norton attorney I’Ashea Myles-Dihigo is a featured guest columnist in the Tennessee Department of Transportation Civil Rights Division’s recent newsletter for its Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Program. In her article titled “Be Careful Who You Lien: A Change in the Law,” Myles-Dihigo offers legal advice and pointers on a new state law that covers liens involving general contractors, sub-contractors and laborers.

Myles-Dihigo focuses her practice on construction law, real estate law, employment law and commercial business law, with an emphasis on dispute resolution, including mediation, arbitration, jury and bench trials in both federal and state court.

To download a PDF of the “DBE Access” newsletter, click here.

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Bone McAllester Norton Welcomes Experienced Litigator to Nashville Office

I'Ashea Myles Dihigo Attorney at Bone McAllester NortonI'Ashea Myles Dihigo AttorneyBone McAllester Norton PLLC announced the addition of attorney I'Ashea Myles-Dihigo, an experienced commercial construction and business litigator who also has counseled clients on alcoholic beverage laws.

Myles-Dihigo’s construction practice includes handling matters related to the building and development of both commercial and residential properties. Her experience includes representing owners, contractors and subcontractors in federal and state courts. Additionally, she counsels her clients through the building process, including bid negotiations, contract drafting, liens and compliance with changing regulations.

She also counsels business clients on a variety of matters, including litigation and alternative dispute resolution, and advises restaurants, hotels, bars and other venues on federal, state and local alcoholic beverage licensing and regulatory compliance.

“With the addition of I’Ashea, the firm bolsters both its alcoholic beverage law and real estate practices,” said Charles R. Bone, president and CEO of Bone McAllester Norton. “Her knowledge and perspective will be a great asset as we continue to build upon our tradition of offering diverse and robust practice areas to best serve our clients.”

Myles-Dihigo earned her undergraduate and law degrees from Belmont University. While in law school, she clerked for the Tennessee Court of Appeals under the Honorable Judge Richard H. Dinkins. In 2017, Myles-Dihigo was named to the National Black Lawyers’ Top 40 Under 40. She was recently selected to Murfreesboro Magazine’s Top 20 Under 40 and as a fellow for the American Bar Association (ABA) Forum on Construction Law.

She is currently on the board of directors for the United Way of Rutherford and Cannon Counties and also has served on the Board for the Tennessee Bar Association Young Lawyers Division.