Will focuses his practice on commercial contract disputes and other business litigation. His current representations include breach-of-contract, cyber-security, business-tort, product-liability, and intellectual-property claims. Will has served as national counsel and counsel of record in eleven different states and the territory of Puerto Rico. Beginning in 2015, he has been named a Mid-South Rising Star in Business Litigation by Super Lawyers® every year.

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Bar Admissions

  • Tennessee, 2011
  • U.S. District Courts
    • Tennessee: Western, Eastern
    • Arkansas: Western, Eastern
  • U.S. Court of Appeals
    • 6th Circuit

Civic Involvement

  • Chair, Board of Directors, REACH Memphis, 2019-present
  • Memphis Advisory Board, Facing History and Ourselves, 2016-present
  • University of Tennessee College of Law, Alumni Council, 2014-present 
  • University of Tennessee Alumni Association
    • Alumni Legislative Council, 2014-present
    • Advisory Council, 2013-2017


  • Mentor of the Year, Memphis Professional Development Program, University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law, 2021
  • 40 Under 40, Memphis Business Journal, 2021
  • Volunteer 40 Under 40, University of Tennessee, 2021
  • Appointment, Standing Local Rules Committee, W.D. Tenn., 2018-present
    • Chair, Civil Rules Subcommittee, 2020
  • Executive Class, Leadership Memphis, 2019-2020
  • Fellow, New Memphis Institute, 2018-2019
  • Winner, “Ace Associate” Category, Best of the Bar Awards, Memphis Business Journal, 2018
  • Fellow, Leadership Council on Legal Diversity, 2017-2018
  • Super Lawyers®
    • Mid-South Rising Star, Business Litigation, 2015-2020
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Education & Honors

  • University of Tennessee, J.D., 2011
    • Chair, Moot Court Executive Board
    • ABCNY National Moot Court Team, National RunnerUp, Regional Champion
    • AAJ National Student Trial Advocacy Team, Regional Champion
    • The Order of Barristers
    • Justice Lewis F. Powell Medal for Excellence in Advocacy
    • Judge James M. Haynes Prize for Outstanding Achievement in Moot Court
    • McClung Medal for Moot Court Excellence
    • Certificates of Academic Excellence in Five Legal Areas
    • Teaching Assistant, Legal Process (Writing) II
    • Staff Editor, Transactions: The Tennessee Journal of Business Law
  • Wake Forest University, M.A.Ed., Secondary English, 2005
    • Graduate Fellow
  • Wake Forest University, B.A., English, 2004
    • President’s Aide and Thomas K. Hearn Scholar
    • National Dean’s List
    • Mother Teresa’s “Misioneras de la Caridad” – Mexico City, Mexico
  • Senior Law Clerk, the Honorable Bernice Bouie Donald, ​U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, 2013-2014


  • Obtained defense verdict in bench trial involving claims of conversion, fraud, and conspiracy in TN state court (Ashford v. Regions Bank, 2011)
  • Secured voluntary dismissal of breach of warranty, Magnuson‐Moss, U.C.C., and Consumer Protection Act claims against an international automobile manufacturer in TN state court (Hampton v. Volkswagen, 2013)
  • Obtained permanent injunction barring the interference of the former general partner of a series of limited partnerships in TN state court (United Development v. Javier Bailey, 2013)
  • Briefed, argued, and successfully moved to dismiss with prejudice all claims against a municipal gas and electric services provider in TN state court (City of Memphis, TN v. Shelby County, TN, 2013)
  • Briefed, argued, and successfully opposed a petition for judicial review of a city civil service commission decision in TN state court (Love v. MSCAA, 2012)
  • Obtained judgment on the pleadings dismissing claims of conversion and common against a regional financial services provider in federal court (Notredan, LLC v. Old Republic Exchange Facilitator Company, 875 F. Supp.2d 780, (W.D. Tenn. 2012))
  • Successfully moved to dismiss all claims against two medical device distributors in federal court (Smith & Nephew v. Northwest Ortho Plus, Inc.,(W.D. Tenn. 2012))
  • Secured voluntary dismissal of all claims against a regional financial services provider in TN state court (McBride v. Regions Bank, 2012)
  • Secured voluntary dismissal of all claims against a national corporate retailer in federal court negligence action (Alonso ex rel. Alonso v. J.C. Penney Corp., 2012)

Papers, Presentations, & Publications

  • ​Moderator, “Diversity in Appellate Litigation,” TBA: Appellate Law Section, Apr. 2021.
  • Facilitator, “Covid-19 in the Courtroom and What to Expect in 2021,” TBA: Litigation Law Judicial Roundtable, Jan. 2021.
  • ​Panelist, “What’s Around the Corner in 2021,” Adapting to a Changing World: CLE for In-House Counsel, Memphis, TN, Dec. 2020.
  • ​Panelist, “Non-Economic & Punitive Damages Caps,” Tennessee Bar Association: Litigation Law Forum, Sept. 2020.
  • ​Speaker, “Lawyering and Professionalism,” UT College of Law, Sept. 2020.
  • Speaker, “Recovery of Medical Expenses in Tennessee Post-Dedmon,” Memphis Bar Association Bench / Bar CLE Program, St. Louis, MO, April 2018.
  • Presenter, “Generational Differences,” Butler Snow LLP Firm-Wide Mentor Program Training, Memphis, TN, April 2018.
  • Author, “Never Mind Hybridity: Under Dedmon, the Collateral Source Rule Says It All,” Memphis Lawyer, Dec. 2017.
  • Presenter, “Ethics for In-House Counsel,” Adapting to a Changing World: CLE for In-House Counsel, Memphis, TN, Dec. 2017.
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