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The law firm of Adams and Reese is pleased to announce that litigator Clarence A. Wilbon has joined as a Partner in the Memphis office.

Wilbon represents clients in commercial and financial services litigation and product liability defense. Licensed to practice in Tennessee and Kentucky, he is ranked among Best Lawyers® (by BL Rankings, LLC) in Commercial Litigation and Banking and Finance Litigation.

Wilbon was the first African American Partner at his former firm, Bass Berry & Sims, where he spent 11 years (2003-2014). He was also formerly an attorney with Wyatt, Tarrant & Combs (2000-2003).

“For close to 15 years Clarence has held a successful and broad-based litigation practice in Memphis, and we are excited to add an attorney of his caliber to our office,” said Adams and Reese Memphis Partner in Charge Jay Campbell.

Wilbon represents financial institutions and major companies in state and federal court cases, as well as pharmaceutical and medical device manufacturers in various state and federal court product liability actions.

Wilbon is active in the community through various board and charitable activities, including service on the Tennessee Bar Association, American Bar Association Banking and Lender Liability Litigation Subcommittee as Co-Chair, Grace St. Luke’s Episcopal School Board of Trustees and Germantown Baseball Club Board of Directors.

Wilbon is a graduate of both, the Tennessee Bar Association Law Leadership, Class of 2008, and the Memphis Bar Association Leadership Forum, Class of 2006.

Wilbon received his J.D. from the University of Louisville Louis D. Brandeis School of Law, in 2000, and he earned his B.A., in 1996, from Arkansas State University.

Adams and Reese is a multidisciplinary law firm with more than 340 attorneys and advisors strategically located in 16 offices in 15 markets throughout the southern United States and Washington, D.C. American Lawyer includes Adams and Reese on its distinguished list of the nation's top law firms - "The Am Law 200". The National Law Journal also includes the firm on the "NLJ 350" list of the nation's largest law firms.