Adams and Reese Nashville Partners Brad Lampley and Gif Thornton will be featured in the Nashville Post’s “InCharge” issue for 2015. The Post will hold a reception for the honorees on March 12. The publication, in its sixth annual rankings, names a compendium of Middle Tennessee’s top business, political and civic leaders.
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.
At Adams and Reese, Thornton serves as legislative counsel to a number of businesses, trade associations and governmental entities with interests before Tennessee state government. He has been named as the highest ranked lawyer/lobbyist on the Power 100 list of influential people in Tennessee, compiled annually by Business TN®.
Thornton is a former member of the Davidson County Election Commission and has served as counsel to a number of statewide Republican campaigns. He serves on the Board of the Metropolitan Development Housing Agency, as well as the Board of the Tennessee Business Roundtable. He is a Fellow of the Tennessee and Nashville Bar Foundations. He is former Board President of the Legal Aid Society of Middle Tennessee and currently serves on the Tennessee Supreme Court Historical Commission. He has served on the Boards of Trust of Vanderbilt University and is currently on the board of the Hermitage. He has chaired the board of Daystar Counseling Ministries and is on the board of Covenant Theological Seminary in St. Louis, MO. He is an elder at Christ Presbyterian Church in Nashville.