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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 and also representing clients that wish to relocate their businesses to Tennessee. He has particular experience in the areas of transportation, energy, economic development, health care and insurance, among other fields. 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.

His other significant contributions and honors include:

  • Serves as Nashville Office Partner in Charge, a post he has held for the better part of the last decade. At the time of his initial appointment, he was the youngest Partner in Charge in Adams and Reese history. 
  • Participation in numerous successful lobbying efforts, including in recent years passage of legislation to rewrite the Tennessee Uniform Limited Partnership Act, passage of legislation to permit platooning of trucks with integrated acceleration and braking systems on the state’s highways, passage of legislation to permit greater sales of packaged, Tennessee-distilled spirits in commercial airports, as well as the defeat of numerous bills that would have been adverse to clients’ interests.
  • Spearheaded the negotiation of economic incentives for two major headquarters facilities in Tennessee, including one that constitutes one of the largest corporate co-locations in recent history.
  • 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 Nashville Post's "In Charge" list in 2014, 2015, 2016, and 2017.
  • Named to the inaugural class of the Nashville Business Journal’s Top Forty Under 40.

In addition, in 2013 Brad 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 over 15 years, 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, and is currently serving as the Bowl's Co-Chair. Brad also serves on the Board of Directors for the Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame, and the University of Tennessee Research Foundation.

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, as well as a recipient of numerous academic and community awards, including being named to the Southeastern Conference's All-Academic team three times.   

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, saltwater fishing, and high school and college football.