Adams and Reese attorney Brad Lampley, Partner in Charge of the law firm’s Nashville office, has joined the board of The Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame, a non-profit 501c3, founded by a group known as the Middle Tennessee Sportswriters and Broadcasters Association and with the objective of educating youth and society on sports.
The Hall is a state-of-the-art, 7,200 square foot, interactive facility that is both entertaining and educational, teaching Tennessee history and using sports as the catalyst, honoring athletes, coaches, sportswriters, and sports administrators who have made an impact on the history of sports in Tennessee.
The Board is comprised of 25 Tennessee citizens, eight each appointed by the Governor, the Lieutenant Governor, and the Speaker of the House; the 25th member of the Board is the State Treasurer or his designee.
At Adams and Reese, Lampley serves as Partner in Charge of the Nashville office, and has served in that position since 2008.
Lampley has a multifaceted legal 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, health care and insurance, among other fields. His practice also focuses on business litigation and commercial dispute resolution, with experience in banking and construction litigation, sports law and real estate.
Lampley was named to the inaugural class of the Nashville Business Journal’s Top Forty Under 40 in 2009, and in 2011, presented with the Nashville Emerging Leader Award in the Legal Services category. He has also been named to the Mid-South Rising Stars list of outstanding young lawyers in Tennessee, Mississippi and Arkansas by Mid-South Super Lawyers Magazine.
Lampley has 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 to provide an average economic impact of more than $18 million per year for the Nashville area, and an average attendance of more than 61,000 fans. In March of this year he concluded a two year term as the bowl's Chairman, and during his tenure he was the youngest Chairman in bowl history as well as the youngest bowl chairman in America. He continues to serve the bowl in the role of Immediate Past Chair.
Lampley is also a member of the Middle Tennessee Chapter of the National Football Foundation. He is a past member of the board of directors for the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, and of the alumni council at the University of Tennessee College of Law. He also volunteers his time as a youth football coach.
Lampley 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.