Three attorneys from Waller Lansden Dortch & Davis, LLP were named "Lawyer of the Year" for their individual practice areas in Nashville in the 2011 edition of The Best Lawyers in America®. Robert R. Campbell, Jr. was recognized for his work in Real Estate Law, Lew Conner was honored in the category of Alternative Dispute Resolution, and James M. Doran, Jr. was cited for his experience in Product Liability Litigation.
Robert R. Campbell, Jr., "Real Estate Lawyer of the Year," is a partner at Waller Lansden, and he co-manages the firm's Real Estate practice. He has more than 25 years of experience in real estate development and financing as well as corporate and commercial transactions involving banks and financial institutions. He earned his J.D., with high honors, from the University of Tennessee College of Law where he graduated Order of the Coif. He received his B.A. from Wake Forest University.
Lew Conner, " Alternative Dispute Resolution Lawyer of the Year," is Of Counsel at Waller Lansden, and he practices in the areas commercial, contract and tort litigation as well as employment, domestic and government relations matters. In recent years Mr. Conner has focused his practice on mediation, arbitration and other forms of alternative dispute resolution. He earned his J.D. from Vanderbilt University Law School where he graduated Order of the Coif. He received his B.A. from Vanderbilt University.
James M. Doran, Jr., " Product Liability Litigation Lawyer of the Year," is a partner at Waller Lansden and concentrates his practice in the defense of pharmaceutical, medical device, and other companies against product liability claims. Mr. Doran is a Fellow of American College of Trial Lawyers and a Fellow of the International Academy of Trial Lawyers. He earned his J.D., with high honors, from the University of Tennessee College of Law. He received his B.S. from Tennessee Technological University.
In all, 45 Waller Lansden attorneys were recognized in more than 30 practice areas with many cited for their work in more than one area of practice. The Waller Lansden attorneys recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® 2011 are listed at the link below. Waller Lansden was ranked the top law firm by Best Lawyers in 10 areas, including three number one rankings in Tennessee and 7 number one rankings in Nashville.
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