Miller & Martin Chairman James Haley announced today the firm’s Nashville office has added Douglas Berry, David Lewis and Catie Lane Bailey as members.
The hirings are another sign that the Chattanooga-based firm is rebuilding its Nashville presence after losing the majority of its attorneys in 2012.
The additions also follow the hiring, announced in February, of health care attorney Susan Steelman, who is no longer with the firm.
Berry (pictured at left) arrives from Nashville-based Berry & Harris, where he represented various Tennessee cities in zoning, eminent domain and utility matters. A former law clerk for Tennessee Supreme Court Justice Bill Harbison and an ex-deputy attorney general for Tennessee, Berry served as the attorney for the City of Franklin from 1989 to 2007. He received his law degree from Vanderbilt University after earning undergraduate and master’s degrees from Davidson College and the University of North Carolina, respectively.
Lewis (pictured at right), who focuses on health care law, previously was vice president and associate legal counsel at LifePoint Hospitals in Brentwood and has been involved in health care legal work for more than 25 years. He is a former partner with Husch Blackwell in Chattanooga. Earlier, Lewis also worked with Roper St. Francis Healthcare in Charleston, South Carolina, as general counsel and vice president and with Erlanger Health System in Chattanooga as chief legal officer. Lewis received his B.A., his M.P.A and his J.D. from the University of Tennessee.
Bailey will serve in Miller & Martin’s government relations practice group as senior policy advisor. She comes to the firm from the Tennessee Apartment Association, at which she served as director of government affairs.
Bailey once served as legislative liaison for the Tennessee Department of Revenue and worked as the research analyst for the House Education Committee. She Bailey received her J.D. from the Nashville School of Law after graduating summa cum laude from Western Kentucky University. She is active with the Lawyers Association for Women and Women in Numbers.
“The Nashville market continues to present opportunities for us in a wide range of practices, which is why it remains a key part of our ongoing growth strategy,” Haley said in a release. “David, Doug and Catie Lane add deep experience and specialized skills in municipal, healthcare, government relations, and real estate law, all major areas of activity for the city of Nashville. We are pleased to have them join Miller & Martin, and we look forward to the continued expansion of our firm in Nashville.”