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Bass, Berry & Sims PLC Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP Butler Snow LLP Constangy, Brooks, Smith & Prophete, LLP King & Ballow Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C. Safford Motley PLC Waller Lansden Dortch & Davis, LLP Webb Sanders PLLC

ENERGY LAW Bass, Berry & Sims PLC Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP

ENTERTAINMENT LAW - MOTION PICTURES & TELEVISION Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP Milom Horsnell Crow Rose Kelley PLC Riley Warnock & Jacobson, PLC

ENTERTAINMENT LAW - MUSIC Adams and Reese LLP Almon & McPike, PLLC Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP Loeb & Loeb LLP Milom Horsnell Crow Rose Kelley PLC Riley Warnock & Jacobson, PLC Safford Motley PLC Shackelford, Bowen, McKinley & Norton, LLP

ENVIRONMENTAL LAW Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, PC Bass, Berry & Sims PLC Waller Lansden Dortch & Davis, LLP

EQUIPMENT FINANCE LAW FAMILY LAW Cheatham, Palermo & Garrett Law Hartzog & Silva, PLC Jackson, Kweller, McKinney, Hayes, Lewis & Garrett Stites & Harbison, PLLC Story, Abernathy, Stovall, Harris, Campbell, Garner, Ashworth, Yarbrough, Luna, Hudson & Crosier Trauger & Tuke Waller Lansden Dortch & Davis, LLP

FINANCIAL SERVICES REGULATION LAW Bass, Berry & Sims PLC Butler Snow LLP

FIRST AMENDMENT LAW Waller Lansden Dortch & Davis, LLP

FRANCHISE LAW Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, PC Bass, Berry & Sims PLC

GOVERNMENT RELATIONS PRACTICE Adams and Reese LLP Bass, Berry & Sims PLC Butler Snow LLP Lyell Law Firm Waller Lansden Dortch & Davis, LLP

HEALTH CARE LAW Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, PC Bass, Berry & Sims PLC Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP Sherrard Roe Voigt & Harbison, PLC Waller Lansden Dortch & Davis, LLP

IMMIGRATION LAW Rose Immigration Law Firm, PLC

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY LAW Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, PC Bass, Berry & Sims PLC

INSURANCE LAW Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, PC Bass, Berry & Sims PLC Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP Butler Snow LLP Dodson Parker Behm & Capparella PC Howard Tate Sowell Wilson Leathers & Johnson, PLLC Wyatt Tarrant & Combs LLP

LABOR LAW - MANAGEMENT Bass, Berry & Sims PLC Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP King & Ballow Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C. Waller Lansden Dortch & Davis, LLP

LABOR LAW - UNION Barrett Johnston Martin & Garrison, LLC Booker Legal Group, P.C.

LAND USE & ZONING LAW Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, PC Bass, Berry & Sims PLC Miller & Martin PLLC Stites & Harbison, PLLC Tune, Entrekin & White, P.C.

LEGAL MALPRACTICE LAW - DEFENDANTS Howell & Fisher, PLLC

LITIGATION - ANTITRUST Bass, Berry & Sims PLC Riley Warnock & Jacobson, PLC

LITIGATION - BANKING & FINANCE Bass, Berry & Sims PLC Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP Riley Warnock & Jacobson, PLC Waller Lansden Dortch & Davis, LLP

LITIGATION - BANKRUPTCY Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, PC Bass, Berry & Sims PLC Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP Burr & Forman LLP Butler Snow LLP Gullett Sanford Robinson & Martin PLLC Lawless & Associates, P.C. (Tier 3) Neal & Harwell, PLC Thompson Burton PLLC Waller Lansden Dortch & Davis, LLP Waypoint Law PLLC

LITIGATION - CONSTRUCTION Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, PC Bass, Berry & Sims PLC Blankenship & Blankenship, Attorneys at Law Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP Lewis, Thomason, King, Krieg & Waldrop, P.C. Riley Warnock & Jacobson, PLC Smith Cashion & Orr, PLC Waller Lansden Dortch & Davis, LLP

LITIGATION - ENVIRONMENTAL Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, PC Bass, Berry & Sims PLC Burr & Forman LLP

LITIGATION - ERISA Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, PC Bass, Berry & Sims PLC Berry & Tudor, P.C. Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP

King & Ballow

LITIGATION - INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY Adams and Reese LLP Bass, Berry & Sims PLC Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP Law Office of Heather J. Hubbard McInteer & O'Rear PLC Patterson Intellectual Property Law, P.C. Riley Warnock & Jacobson, PLC Waller Lansden Dortch & Davis, LLP Wyatt Tarrant & Combs LLP

LITIGATION - LABOR & EMPLOYMENT Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, PC Barrett Johnston Martin & Garrison, LLC Bass, Berry & Sims PLC Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP Butler Snow LLP Constangy, Brooks, Smith & Prophete, LLP King & Ballow Law Office of Douglas B. Janney III Littler Mendelson P.C. Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C. Sherrard Roe Voigt & Harbison, PLC Waller Lansden Dortch & Davis, LLP

LITIGATION - LAND USE & ZONING Bass, Berry & Sims PLC Tune, Entrekin & White, P.C.

LITIGATION - MERGERS & ACQUISITIONS Bass, Berry & Sims PLC Waller Lansden Dortch & Davis, LLP

LITIGATION - PATENT Aaron Sanders Law PLLC Patterson Intellectual Property Law, P.C. Waller Lansden Dortch & Davis, LLP

LITIGATION - REAL ESTATE Adams and Reese LLP Bass, Berry & Sims PLC D. Alexander Fardon Leader, Bulso & Nolan, PLC Puryear Law Group Sherrard Roe Voigt & Harbison, PLC

LITIGATION - REGULATORY ENFORCEMENT (SEC, TELECOM, ENERGY) Riley Warnock & Jacobson, PLC Wyatt Tarrant & Combs LLP

LITIGATION - SECURITIES Adams and Reese LLP Bass, Berry & Sims PLC Butler Snow LLP Riley Warnock & Jacobson, PLC Sherrard Roe Voigt & Harbison, PLC Sims Funk, PLC Waller Lansden Dortch & Davis, LLP

LITIGATION - TAX Bass, Berry & Sims PLC Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP Sherrard Roe Voigt & Harbison, PLC Waller Lansden Dortch & Davis, LLP White & Reasor, PLC

LITIGATION - TRUSTS & ESTATES Bass, Berry & Sims PLC Howard Mobley Hayes & Gontarek, PLLC Riley Warnock & Jacobson, PLC Sherrard Roe Voigt & Harbison, PLC

TENNESSEE

Stites & Harbison, PLLC

LITIGATION - FIRST AMENDMENT

Frost Brown Todd LLC

THOMAS W. LAWLESS BANKRUPTCY: BUSINESS CIVIL LITIGATION: DEFENSE REAL ESTATE ■ Thomas W. Lawless earned his J.D. in 1980 from the Nashville School of Law. He is a Certified Creditors’ Rights Law Specialist and a Rule 31 Mediator. He represents financial institutions and mortgage lenders in classified assets, workouts, bankruptcy representation of creditors, collections, foreclosures, civil litigation and commercial closings and documentation. He is a fellow of the Tennessee and Nashville Bar Associations. He chairs the Nashville Bar Association’s Ethics and Professionalism Committee. He chaired the Governor’s Commission for Judicial Appointments. He is a commissioner on the Tennessee Registry of Election Finance. He serves as secretary of the Tennessee Board of Judicial Conduct. He is the City Judge for Oak Hill, TN.

LAWLESS & ASSOCIATES, P.C. 701 Broadway | Suite 403 | Nashville, TN 37203 phone 615.351.7839 | fax 615.985.0900 email tomlawless@comcast.net

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