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Adams and Reese Nashville Partner in Charge Brad Lampley volunteered at the annual “VFL (Vol For Life) Career Development Night” at the Anderson Training Center on the University of Tennessee campus as Lampley joined several other lettermen and a couple dozen professionals to help current students learn of career pathways.

“I think it's huge, and it really is … I thought about this today, looking back, and the job I've got is ultimately because of a relationship I've got with a guy who played 20 years before me that was able to put in a good word and eventually me get hired,” said Lampley, an offensive lineman from 1993-97 and graduate assistant on the '98 championship team. “I’m almost a product of that VFL-type system. I think a lot of us are.”

Lampley added in an interview with “I look back at my signing class, and we had a great signing class, but at the end of the day we didn’t have a whole of guys who had the type of NFL career that they don't have to work again. Matter of fact, I don’t think there is anybody from my class who had that situation. So I think these guys need to understand it’s coming, it’s going to be fine and there’s a real network and family here that’s going to help them out as much as they possibly can. I wish we’d had a program like this when I was playing, I really do. Coach Fulmer talked to us about networking and building the network, and we were probably light years ahead of other programs in that regard, but what they’re doing now with the career skills and the development is off the charts. It makes you proud.”

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 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 recently appointed by Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam to serve a five year term 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. Lampley 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 to provide 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. He also serves on the board of directors for the Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame. Lampley was named to the inaugural class of the Nashville Business Journal’s Top Forty Under 40 in 2009, and in 2011, was presented with the Nashville Emerging Leader Award in the Legal Services category.