Jones Wilson (J.W.) Luna has joined Butler Snow’s Nashville office. Luna will practice with the firm’s regulatory and government group.
“We are excited to have a thought-leader of J.W.’s stature join our growing Nashville office,” said Donald Clark, Jr., chairman of Butler Snow. “The depth of experience he brings to our regulatory and government practice group will be an invaluable asset to our firm and to our clients.”
Luna has vast expertise in government relations, environmental law, health care, administrative law and other regulatory areas. He has successfully worked on numerous regulatory matters concerning water and air quality, solid waste permitting and enforcement and low-level radioactive waste management. Luna has also served as the attorney for the liquidation of a significant medical malpractice insurance company and as the primary attorney for a major natural gas distribution company concerning its Tennessee regulatory matters. He served for 8 years in the Cabinet of former Governor Ned R. McWherter.
Luna is a fellow of the Tennessee Bar Foundation and the Nashville Bar Foundation. He received his bachelor’s degree from Vanderbilt University and his Juris Doctor from the University of Tennessee College of Law.
Butler Snow’s Government and Regulatory group practices across a variety of industries and practice areas. The group advocates for and counsels public entities and private clients on legislative and regulatory matters involving energy and environmental issues, public utility regulations, administrative law, and economic development matters. They have represented clients before public service commissions and state and federal environmental agencies.