I enjoy my practice because it relies heavily on partnerships; both with government officials and my clients. I work to understand and accomplish clients’ goals and objectives, and take pride in forming relationships with clients such that together we truly become a seamless, unified team.
Brad Lampley currently serves as the firm's Practice Group Leader of the Intersection of Business and Government Practice Group. Prior to serving in that role, he served as Partner in Charge of the Nashville office, a post he held for the better part of the last 12 years. He also served as Team Leader of the firm’s Government Relations team. In his practice, Brad serves as legislative counsel to businesses and trade associations with interests before the Tennessee General Assembly and Tennessee state government, and represents such entities as Nashville International Airport, Philips Healthcare, Apple, The Tennessee Bar Association, Delta Dental of Tennessee, The Tennessee Secondary School Athletic Association and a number of other businesses and organizations in a wide variety of areas. In those capacities, Brad brings years of experience as a corporate litigator to the advice he provides to government relations clients.
Brad also has extensive experience advising national and multinational companies on economic development matters, negotiating state and local incentive packages for companies that wish to relocate their businesses to Tennessee. He recently acted as Tennessee counsel for a major global health technology and consumer electronics company that was considering where to establish a new North American center for excellence. Brad negotiated state and local economic development incentives, assisted the client on navigating a myriad of governmental and public relations issues, and helped coordinate local strategy. That company ultimately decided to bring more than 800 jobs to Nashville, constituting one of the biggest corporate relocations to Tennessee in the last decade. It also represented the second major headquarters-type relocation that Brad had negotiated in the last five years.
Brad is very active civically as well. From 2013-2018, and at the request of Governor Bill Haslam, Brad served on the Board of Trustees of his alma mater, the University of Tennessee. Brad has also served on the board of directors of the Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl for over 15 years, during which time the bowl has grown dramatically in prominence in the college football landscape, now drawing an average economic impact of more than $23 million per year for the Nashville area. He served as the bowl's Chairman in 2011 and 2012 and just completed his second term as the Bowl's Co-Chair, serving at that capacity for the 2017, 2018 and 2019 games. Brad also serves on the Board of Directors for the Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame, and in 2019 was reappointed to that board by Tennessee Lieutenant Governor Randy McNally. He also serves on the board of the Delta Dental of Tennessee and is currently the Chairman of the Board for the Smile 180 Foundation, the charitable foundation for Delta Dental.
In college, Brad played offensive tackle for the University of Tennessee Volunteers’ football team, where he was a member of Hall of Fame Coach Phillip Fulmer’s first recruiting class and was part of one of the winningest senior classes in Tennessee football history. While at Tennessee, he received numerous academic and community awards, including being named to the Southeastern Conference's All-Academic team three times, and also serving as UT's representative to the SEC Student-Athlete Advisory Committee.
Brad is a native of Louisville, Kentucky. In 2018, Brad was inducted into the Hall of Fame of his high school alma mater, Trinity High School. He was inducted alongside his father, Dennis Lampley, who is a legendary high school football coach.
- University of Tennessee College of Law, J.D., 2000
- University of Tennessee, B.A., 1996
Areas of Practice
In 2021, The Tennessee Bar Association awarded Brad with its President’s Award for service to the legal profession. Brad has been named to the Nashville Post’s “In Charge” list every year since 2014, and lawyers throughout Nashville and middle Tennessee voted him to the Nashville Business Journal’s “Best of the Bar” list in 2019 and 2020 for Government Relations. He is also listed to Best Lawyers® for Government Relations, and was also named to the inaugural class of the Nashville Business Journal’s Top 40 Under Forty.
Professional Affiliations & Memberships
- University of Tennessee, Board of Trustees, 2013-2018
- Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl, Co-Chairman, 2017-present
- Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame, Board of Directors
- Smile 180 Foundation of Delta Dental of Tennessee, Chairman
- Delta Dental of Tennessee, Board Member
- University of Tennessee Research Foundation, Board of Directors, 2015-2018
- Tennessee Bar Foundation, Fellow
- Tennessee Bar Association
- Nashville Bar Association
- UT College of Communications Board of Visitors