Butler Snow attorney Gadson William (Will) Perry has been selected for the Memphis Business Journal’s 2021 class of Top 40 Under 40. The award honors men and women under the age of 40 in Memphis and the Mid-South who have made significant contributions to the community in the business, professional, and civic arenas. See all of this year’s honorees here.
At Butler Snow, Perry specializes in complex commercial disputes and appeals, handling high-stakes and sensitive matters that involve federal and state constitutional guarantees, contracts, and real and intellectual property rights. He is a former judicial law clerk for the Honorable Bernice Bouie Donald of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit and has extensive litigation, arbitration, trial, and appellate experience.
A former middle school English teacher, Perry holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Wake Forest University. He earned his J.D. from the University of Tennessee (UT), where he was a legal writing fellow, a regional champion in mock trial and moot court, and Chair of the Moot Court Executive Board.
Perry has earned several professional distinctions, including recognition as a Mid-South Rising Star by Super Lawyers® and as a “Best of the Bar” honoree by the Memphis Business Journal. He also was named to the inaugural class of UT’s Volunteer 40 Under 40 earlier this year. Perry serves on the Executive Committee of the Memphis Bar Association and the Executive Councils of the Tennessee Bar Association’s Litigation Law and Federal Law sections. He also serves on the board of REACH Memphis, which he chairs, and the Memphis Advisory Board of Facing History and Ourselves. He is a graduate of Leadership Memphis and the New Memphis Fellows program.