Adams and Reese managing partner Gif Thornton and Nashville partner in charge Brad A. Lampley were featured in the Nashville Post “InCharge” issue for 2018. The periodical is presenting its compendium of Middle Tennessee’s top business, political and civic leaders for the ninth year.
Thornton has been listed among the “InCharge” honorees since the inception of the program in 2010 while Lampley has earned the distinction in each of the last five years.
Thornton joined the firm in 2005 with the merger of the Stokes Bartholomew firm into Adams and Reese. He has served as the firm’s managing partner since 2015. He has served as legislative counsel to a number of businesses, trade associations and governmental entities with interests before Tennessee state government. In addition, Thornton has represented clients before regulatory boards and administrative agencies of local, state and federal government. He has extensive experience in the areas of education, energy, health care, insurance, technology, transportation and utilities.
A double graduate of Vanderbilt University with a B.S. in 1984 and a J.D. in 1990, Thornton is a member of the Nashville Chamber of Commerce, a board member of the Andrew Jackson Foundation and the Covenant Theological Seminary, and is a Christ Presbyterian Church Elder.
Lampley also came to Adams and Reese in 2005 in the merger, and he began his second stint as the Nashville partner in charge in April 2017. In addition, he serves as the government relations team leader. He 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, Lampley has particular experience in the areas of transportation, energy, health care and insurance, among other fields.
He is a two-time graduate of the University of Tennessee, earning his B.A. in 1996 and his J.D. in 2000. Lampley serves on the Board of Trustees for his alma mater as well as on the board of directors for the UT Research Foundation. In addition, he is the Co-Chairman of Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl and serves on the Board of Directors of the Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame.