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Brad A. Lampley

Partner
Partner in Charge
Government Relations
Government Relations Team Leader

Brad Lampley joined Adams and Reese in 2005 by virtue of the firm's merger with Stokes and Bartholomew, marking its entry into the Nashville market. Brad has a multifaceted practice, serving as legislative counsel to businesses and trade associations with interests before the Tennessee General Assembly and Tennessee state government. In that regard he has particular experience in the areas of transportation, energy, economic development, health care and insurance, among other fields. His practice also features business litigation and commercial dispute resolution components, with experience in banking and construction litigation, sports law and real estate. Brad has been named to the Best Lawyers in America list for Governmental Relations, and in 2016 he was named team leader of Adams and Reese's firm wide Government Relations team.

Among Brad's contributions and honors, in 2013 he was appointed by Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam to serve on the University of Tennessee Board of Trustees, which is the governing body of the University of Tennessee and its five campuses across the state. Brad has also served on the board of directors of the Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl for more than a decade, during which time the bowl has grown dramatically in prominence in the college football landscape, now drawing an average economic impact of more than $18 million per year for the Nashville area. He served as the bowl's Chairman in 2011 and 2012, the youngest Chairman in the bowl's history, and has been named co-chair-elect to once again serve in that role in 2017 and 2018. Brad also serves on the Board of Directors for the Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame, the University of Tennessee Athletics Board, and the University of Tennessee Research Foundation.

His other significant contributions and honors include:

  • Serves as Nashville Office Partner in Charge. At the time of his appointment, he was the youngest Partner in Charge in Adams and Reese history. 
  • Named to the Nashville Post's "In Charge" list in 2014, 2015, 2016, and 2017.
  • Participation in numerous successful lobbying efforts, including the effort to enact a ban on text messaging while driving in Tennessee.
  • High-profile representation of a former major college basketball coach, assisting in the successful defense of the coach before the NCAA Committee on Infractions.
  • Named to the inaugural class of the Nashville Business Journal’s Top Forty Under 40.

Brad received both his undergraduate and law degrees from the University of Tennessee, where among his academic honors he was named Top Graduate of the College of Communications. He also played offensive tackle for the Volunteers’ football team, where he was a member of Coach Phillip Fulmer’s first recruiting class and was part of one of the winningest senior classes in Tennessee football history. He was named to the Southeastern Conference’s All-Academic Team three times, and was a four-time recipient of the UT Athletic Department’s Academic Achievement Award. He also served as the University’s delegate to the SEC Student-Athlete Advisory Council and later served as the student-athlete representative to the UT Athletics Board.

Brad has been heavily influenced by his former coaches. In addition to his father Dennis, a Hall of Fame football coach in Kentucky, two of his former football coaches at Tennessee — Phillip Fulmer and current Duke head coach David Cutcliffe — have been strong influences on his professional life.

Brad and his wife Christy have three children. In his free time, Brad enjoys grilling, hunting and fishing, and college football.