Butler Snow is pleased to announce that Gadson William (Will) Perry has been selected to participate in the Tennessee Bar Association’s 2019 Leadership Law program. Perry is the 11th Butler Snow attorney to be selected for the program.
Now in its 16th year, Leadership Law is designed to equip Tennessee lawyers with the vision, knowledge, and skills necessary to serve as leaders in their profession and local communities. This year’s class of 35 attorneys – chosen from across the state – will meet for its first session in January, and then spend the next six months learning about leadership in the legal profession, issues in the courts, policymaking in state government and the importance of community service.
“We congratulate Will on this well-deserved honor and look forward to his leadership as he serves the Tennessee Bar Association and helps chart the organization’s future growth across the state,” said Donald Clark, Jr., chairman of Butler Snow.
Perry specializes in complex commercial disputes, catastrophic events and major claims and appeals. A member of Butler Snow’s commercial litigation and appellate and written advocacy practice groups, Perry has served as national counsel and counsel of record for corporate, governmental and insurance clients in 12 states and the territory of Puerto Rico. His experience includes bench and jury trials and arbitration, state and federal appeals and class-action and multi-state litigation. He also spent a year clerking for the Honorable Bernice Bouie Donald on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit. Perry’s current representations concern breach of contract claims, real and intellectual property disputes, data privacy, consumer protection, and unfair competition. He has been named a Mid-South Rising Star in business litigation by Super Lawyers® every year since 2015 and won the Memphis Business Journal’s 2018 “Best of the Bar” Award in the “Ace Associate” category.
Perry holds bachelor and master’s degrees from Wake Forest University and earned a Doctor of Jurisprudence from the University of Tennessee College of Law, where he was a legal writing fellow, a regional champion in mock trial and moot court and chair of the Moot Court Executive Board. A former middle school English teacher, Perry edits and contributes to Butler Snow’s BizLitNews Blog. He also has taught legal writing as an adjunct professor at the University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law.