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Super Lawyers Honors 15 Bone McAllester Norton Attorneys

Mid-South Super Lawyers List Includes Outstanding Attorneys with High-Degree of Peer Recognition and Professional Achievement

Nashville, Tenn.—(November 5, 2014) The 2014 Mid-South Super Lawyers ratings of outstanding lawyers was released today, and 15 Bone McAllester Norton attorneys were included. Eleven were named as Mid-South Super Lawyers, while four were included as Mid-South Rising Stars.

“Our attorneys pride themselves on a thorough understanding of our client’s objectives and then focus on coming to creative, strategic solutions,” said Charles W. Bone, founder and chairman of Bone McAllester Norton PLLC. “I believe that’s why our peers have chosen more than a dozen of our attorneys for awards like this. We are grateful to them for observing the expertise and passion behind what we do.”

Mid-South Super Lawyers are selected through a multi-phased process, which includes independent research, peer nominations and peer evaluations. The list is produced by Super Lawyers, a national rating service that includes more than 70 practice areas.

Super Lawyers also selects attorneys to be included in its Rising Stars list, which is compiled using the same requirements and selection process as the Super Lawyers list. However, to be eligible for inclusion in Rising Stars, a candidate must be either 40 years old or younger or in practice for no more than 10 years.

The 11 Mid-South Super Lawyers are:

  • Charles Robert Bone, business litigation;

  • John P. Branham (of counsel), business litigation;

  • Larry W. Bridgesmith (of counsel), labor and employment law;

  • C. David Briley, personal injury: plaintiff;

  • James A. Crumlin, Jr., labor and employment law;

  • Sharon (Sheri) O. Jacobs, environmental law;

  • Anne C. Martin, employment litigation: defense;

  • Sam (Mac) J. McAllester, III, real estate law;

  • Bryan E. Pieper, business litigation;

  • Edward M. Yarbrough, criminal defense;

  • Stephen J. Zralek, intellectual property litigation.


The four Mid-South Rising Stars are:

  • David M. Anthony, bankruptcy law;

  • Alex Little, criminal defense;

  • Andrea P. Perry, real estate law;

  • Chris Raybeck, banking.


For more information about these awards, visit http://www.superlawyers.com/. For more information about Bone McAllester Norton, visit http://bonelaw.com/.

 

About Bone McAllester Norton PLLC

Bone McAllester Norton PLLC is a full-service law firm with 40 attorneys and offices in Nashville, Sumner and Williamson counties, Tennessee. Our attorneys focus on 18 distinct practice areas, providing the wide range of legal services ordinarily required by established and growing businesses and entrepreneurs. Among our practices, we represent clients in business and capital formation, mergers and acquisitions, securities matters, commercial lending and creditors’ rights, commercial real estate and development, governmental regulatory matters, commercial litigation and dispute resolution, intellectual property strategy and enforcement, entertainment and environmental matters. Our client base reflects the firm’s deep understanding and coverage of today’s leading industry and business segments. For more information, visit www.bonelaw.com.

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Bone McAllester Norton PLLC is a full-service law firm with 38 attorneys and offices in Nashville and Sumner County, Tennessee. Our attorneys focus on 17 distinct practice areas, providing the wide range of legal services ordinarily required by established and growing businesses and entrepreneurs. Among our practices, we represent clients in business and capital formation, mergers and acquisitions, securities matters, commercial lending and creditors’ rights, commercial real estate and development, governmental regulatory matters, commercial litigation and dispute resolution, intellectual property strategy and enforcement, entertainment and environmental matters. Our client base reflects the firm’s deep understanding and coverage of today’s leading industry and business segments. For more information, visit www.bonelaw.com.

Twelve Bone McAllester Norton Attorneys are Named 2013 “Mid-South Super Lawyers”

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Nashville, TN – The 2013 Mid-South Super Lawyers list was released today, and 12 Bone McAllester Norton PLLC attorneys were included. Eight have been named as Mid-South Super Lawyers, while four have been included as Mid-South Rising Stars.


Mid-South Super Lawyers are selected through a multi-phased process, which includes independent research, peer nominations and peer evaluations. The list is produced by Super Lawyers, a national rating service that includes more than 70 practice areas.

Super Lawyers also selects attorneys to be included in the Rising Stars list, which is compiled using the same requirements and selection process as the Super Lawyers list. However, to be eligible for inclusion in Rising Stars, a candidate must be either 40 years old or younger, or in practice for 10 years or less.

The eight attorneys named to the 2013 Mid-South Super Lawyers list include:


    • James A. Crumlin, Jr., who made the list for Employment & Labor. He concentrates his practice in the areas of labor and employment law, small and mid-sized business representation and corporate business litigation.

    • Sharon O. Jacobs, an attorney with environmental litigation experience at the federal, state and local levels, made the list for Environmental law.

    • Anne C. Martin was selected for Employment Litigation Defense. She is a commercial litigation and employment lawyer, representing both employers and employees.

    • Sam J. McAllester, III represents financial institutions and concentrates his practice in the areas of commercial lending, creditors’ rights and financial consultations. He was named to the list for Real Estate law.

    • Edward M. Yarbrough, a successful trial lawyer for more than 40 years, focuses his practice on defending major criminal cases, helps clients with government investigations and handles civil litigation for plaintiffs and defendants.

    • Stephen J. Zralek made the Super Lawyers list for IP Litigation. Mr. Zralek assists clients with resolving sensitive, high-profile disputes through intellectual property litigation, business litigation and entertainment litigation.



Bone McAllester Norton’s two of-counsel attorneys also made the list:


    • John P. Branham, a civil trial lawyer whose practice focuses on business litigation and plaintiff’s personal injury litigation, made the list for Business Litigation.

    • Larry W. Bridgesmith was selected for the Super Lawyers list under Employment & Labor. Mr. Bridgesmith has more than 30 years of legal experience in dispute resolution and innovative workplace strategies.



The four attorneys with Bone McAllester Norton named to the 2013 Mid-South Rising Stars list include:

  • David M. Anthony, for Bankruptcy Law. Mr. Anthony concentrates his practice in the areas of bankruptcy, commercial litigation, creditors’ rights, construction and lien litigation.

  • Charles Robert Bone, whose practice includes transactions, corporate governance, small businesses and entrepreneurs. He was selected to the list for Business Litigation.

  • Andrea P. Perry, for Real Estate Law. Ms. Perry also practices law in commercial lending, general corporate, entertainment and tax-exempt organizations.

  • Chris Raybeck, who represents clients in commercial real estate and commercial lending transactions, business acquisitions, company formation and governance matters. He made the list for Banking Law.


For more information about these awards and the law firm, visit www.bonelaw.com.

About Bone McAllester Norton PLLC

Bone McAllester Norton PLLC is a full-service law firm with 37 attorneys and offices in Nashville and Sumner County, Tennessee. Our attorneys focus on 17 distinct practice areas, providing the wide range of legal services ordinarily required by established and growing businesses and entrepreneurs. Among our practices, we represent clients in business and capital formation, mergers and acquisitions, securities matters, commercial lending and creditors’ rights, commercial real estate and development, governmental regulatory matters, commercial litigation and dispute resolution, intellectual property strategy and enforcement, entertainment, environmental matters, criminal defense and government investigations and labor and employment. Our client base reflects the firm’s deep understanding and coverage of today’s leading industry and business segments. For more information, call 615-238-6300 or visit www.bonelaw.com.

Stephen Zralek and Larry Bridgesmith will Speak at Relevent, the Un-Conference

Two Bone McAllester Norton attorneys are slated to speak at Relevent, an invitation-only, innovation-focused “un-conference” built around collaborative learning and conversation with legal thought leaders and movers. On Monday, Oct. 7, Stephen J. Zralek will present “Apps and the Future of E-Discovery,” and on Tuesday, Oct. 8, Larry W. Bridgesmith will speak in the “Changes in Law Schools, Changes in Culture” presentation.

Relevent is the “five-year roadmap for the future-focused lawyer” and is presented by Cicayda.

 

Bone McAllester Norton PLLC is a full-service law firm with 36 attorneys and offices in Nashville and Sumner County, Tennessee. Our attorneys focus on 17 distinct practice areas, providing the wide range of legal services ordinarily required by established and growing businesses and entrepreneurs. Among our practices, we represent clients in business and capital formation, mergers and acquisitions, securities matters, commercial lending and creditors’ rights, commercial real estate and development, governmental regulatory matters, commercial litigation and dispute resolution, intellectual property strategy and enforcement, entertainment and environmental matters. Our client base reflects the firm’s deep understanding and coverage of today’s leading industry and business segments. For more information, visit www.bonelaw.com.

Larry W. Bridgesmith to Present at ReInvent Law London in June

Congratulations to Bone McAllester Norton’s Of Counsel Larry W. Bridgesmith, whose talk proposal, “Letting Technology Process and Lawyers Practice,” won a slot in the ReInvent Law London conference line-up. Larry will be among 10 presenters at this year’s event, scheduled for June. The conference is sponsored in part by the Michigan State University College of Law and the ReInvent Law Laboratory.

For more on the event, click here.

 

Bone McAllester Norton PLLC is a full-service law firm with 33 attorneys and offices in Nashville and Sumner County, Tennessee. Our attorneys focus on 16 distinct practice areas, providing the wide range of legal services ordinarily required by established and growing businesses and entrepreneurs. Among our practices, we represent clients in business and capital formation, mergers and acquisitions, securities matters, commercial lending and creditors’ rights, commercial real estate and development, governmental regulatory matters, commercial litigation and dispute resolution, intellectual property strategy and enforcement, entertainment and environmental matters.  Our client base reflects the firm’s deep understanding and coverage of today’s leading industry and business segments. For more information, visit www.bonelaw.com.

Larry Bridgesmith Quoted on Law.com about the Role Technology Can Play in the Future of Law Firms

Bone McAllester Norton’s Larry W. Bridgesmith served on a panel discussion with Fordham University School of Law this week—an event that drew nearly 50 attorneys and students. The panelists, Daniel Martin Katz, assistant professor of law at Michigan State University; Silvia Hodge, director of research services and legal analytics at TyMetrix and a Fordham adjunct professor; and Bridgesmith, discussed the importance of law firms using technology to reduce costs.

Bridgesmith said, “200 corporations buy 80 percent of legal services, and 90 percent of the population cannot afford legal services.”

Law.com included a detailed account of this discussion, posted here.

Bone McAllester Norton PLLC is a full-service law firm with 33 attorneys and offices in Nashville and Sumner County, Tennessee. Our attorneys focus on 16 distinct practice areas, providing the wide range of legal services ordinarily required by established and growing businesses and entrepreneurs. Among our practices, we represent clients in business and capital formation, mergers and acquisitions, securities matters, commercial lending and creditors’ rights, commercial real estate and development, governmental regulatory matters, commercial litigation and dispute resolution, intellectual property strategy and enforcement, entertainment and environmental matters.   Our client base reflects the firm’s deep understanding and coverage of today’s leading industry and business segments. For more information, visit www.bonelaw.com.

 

Larry Bridgesmith Receives the Grayfield Gray Public Service in Mediation Award

Bone McAllester Norton congratulates our own Larry W. Bridgesmith for receiving the Grayfield Gray Public Service in Mediation Award. He will be honored by the Coalition for Mediation Awareness in Tennessee at the Tennessee Association of Professional Mediators’ annual meeting on Thursday, February 21.

Well done, Larry! We are proud of you and the work you do both professionally and personally.

Larry Bridgesmith Receives the Grayfield Gray Public Service in Mediation Award

Bone McAllester Norton congratulates our own Larry W. Bridgesmith for receiving the Grayfield Gray Public Service in Mediation Award. He will be honored by the Coalition for Mediation Awareness in Tennessee at the Tennessee Association of Professional Mediators’ annual meeting on Thursday, February 21.

Well done, Larry! We are proud of you and the work you do both professionally and personally.

Two Attorneys Named to the Best Lawyers in America 2013 “Lawyers of the Year"

Attorneys who make the list of “Lawyers of the Year” are selected based on peer-review surveys in which tens of thousands of leading lawyers confidentially evaluate their professional peers.  Best Lawyers® lists have earned the respect of the profession, the media, and the public, as reliable and unbiased for over 30 years.

The Bone McAllester Norton attorneys named on the list include:
    • Larry W. Bridgesmith has over 30 years of legal experience in dispute resolution and innovative workplace strategies to clients, students and business entities alike. He has provided trial counsel in jury trial defense verdicts and the successful defense of class actions. He is President of Creative Collaborations LLC, and he serves as the Senior Fellow and Associate Professor at the Institute for Conflict Resolution which he founded as Executive Director at Lipscomb University. At the request of the American Bar Association Dispute Resolution Section, he serves as co-chair for the Task Force on Dispute Resolution in Health Care and the International Committee’s Global Dispute Resolution Collaboration Task Force.
    • Anne C. Martin concentrates her practice in the areas of commercial litigation and employment law, representing both employers and employees.  She is currently Secretary of the Board of First Steps.  In the past, Ms. Martin has served as a volunteer and board member for a number of civic organizations including the American Red Cross Board for the Tennessee Valley Chapter, Interfaith Dental Clinic, and Community Nashville, as well as the Davidson County Juvenile Court Foster Care Review Board.  She received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Smith College in 1989 and her Juris Doctor from Vanderbilt University Law School in 1992.
            The Best Lawyers In America list for 2013 includes attorneys covering all 50 states and the District of Columbia, and inclusion in this year’s publication is based on more than 4.3 million detailed evaluations of lawyers by other lawyers. Lawyers are not permitted to pay any fee to participate in or be included on the lists.

Larry Bridgesmith Elected as Life Director by Center for Public Trust Board

By Andy Goldstein, NASBA Electronic Media Specialist and Webmaster

Milton Brown and Larry Bridgesmith, Esq. have deep roots with NASBA’s Center for the Public Trust (CPT). Both men served together on the CPT’s first Board of Directors in 2005, and were the first two members to serve as Board chair since the establishment of the organization (Brown 2005-2008, Bridgesmith 2008-2012).

Therefore, it is no surprise that, due to their hard work and dedication to the organization, Brown and Bridgesmith were the first two members to be elected as Life Directors on the CPT Board. Life Directors play an important advisory role for the CPT. Their knowledge and experience help propel the CPT toward meeting its mission and goal.

To read the entire article, click here.

Larry Bridgesmith Joins Bonelaw as Of Counsel

We welcome attorney Larry Bridgesmith to Bonelaw. Larry will serve as Of Counsel in the area of Labor and Employment.  Before joining Bone McAllester Norton, Larry was Of Counsel at Miller & Martin, PLLC.

“I have known Larry for years. We are pleased to have him join us with his experience in Labor and Employment law, as well as conflict resolution and legal project management,” Mr. Bone said.  “He will be a great asset to our clients and our other attorneys, and we welcome him and his clients to the firm.”

Larry is also the Founding Executive Director, Senior Fellow and Associate Professor at the Institute of Conflict Management at Lipscomb University. He recently co-founded a technology company called ERM Legal Solutions that provides legal project management solutions to law firms and legal departments.  Larry’s expertise in dispute resolution processes has led to appointments by the American Bar Association Dispute Resolution Section as co-chair of task forces in Health Law and International Dispute Resolution.

He earned his juris doctorate degree in 1978 from Wayne State University Law School and his Bachelor’s degree and Master’s degree from Oakland University in Rochester, Michigan. Larry and his wife, Linda have been married 44 years and have 2 children, Lara and Lance and 5 grandchildren.