Gullett adds partner

Williams moves from Cornelius & Collins
Jun 17, 2015 12:17 PM

Thompson Burton adds Lankford as associate

Cool Springs-based law firm Thompson Burton has hired Jennifer M. Lankford as an associate. 

Lankford (pictured), who most recently served as an associate attorney at Nashville-based firm Cornelius & Collins, will aid Thompson Burton partner J.K. Simms in the firm’s existing employment law practice group.

Lankford has experience in the areas of wrongful discharge, non-compete agreements, retaliation, discrimination, harassment, and hostile work environment claims arising from a variety of laws, including Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, the Family and Medical Leave Act, the Tennessee Human Rights Act, and the Fair Labor Standards Act. She has handled employment disputes in federal and state courts, as well as before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and United States Department of Labor. 

“I am thrilled that Jennifer has joined the Thompson Burton team and we have the opportunity again to join forces and provide what I believe to be legal service in the employment arena that is second-to-none,” Walt Burton, firm partner and co-founder, said in the release. “We are very guarded about the culture of our law firm. Jennifer is a perfect fit and fantastic lawyer.  We couldn’t be more pleased.”

Lankford received her law degree from the University of Tennessee College of Law, where she served as lead student materials editor for the Tennessee Law Review, as well as a staff writer for Transactions: Tennessee Journal of Business Law and the Howard H. Baker Jr. Center Journal for Applied Public Policy. During law school, she worked as a research assistant to Professor Penny J. White and as a legal extern at the Tennessee Court of Criminal Appeals for the Honorable D. Kelley Thomas. 

Lankford obtained her Bachelor of Arts degree at the University of Tennessee, where she graduated summa cum laude with double majors in communication studies and psychology.

Jul 29, 2014 6:45 AM

Cornelius & Collins adds veteran attorney Kitch

Cornelius & Collins has announced the addition of veteran Nashville-based attorney John Kitch as of counsel. 

Previously, Kitch was a solo practitioner for more than 38 years. 

A past president of the Nashville Bar Association, Kitch focuses his practice on representing public school systems, civil trial and appellate practice in state and federal courts, and probate matters. He is a graduate of Purdue University and the Vanderbilt University School of Law, where he formerly lectured. He is now a faculty member at the Nashville School of Law.

Jun 6, 2014 7:00 AM

Cornelius & Collins names two partners

Former associates focus practices on employment issues
Jan 15, 2014 11:35 AM

Cornelius & Collins adds two

Former Butler Snow, DHPM attorneys bring strong local backgrounds to firm
Nov 22, 2013 7:00 AM

Court of Appeals: Trucker’s attempt to save on workers’ comp wrong

New Mexico trucking company had labeled Tennessee drivers as Texas employees
Aug 2, 2012 6:57 AM

Court upholds ruling in favor of Episcopal diocese

St. Andrews cannot disassociate itself from church's governing body
Apr 30, 2012 2:20 PM

Bar Association names local leadership program participants

The Tennessee Bar Association has selected 13 Nashville attorneys among the 34 statewide to participate in its 2011 Leadership Law program. The program is designed to equip Tennessee lawyers with "the vision, knowledge, and skills necessary to serve as leaders in their profession and local communities." The 13 Nashville attorneys are:
  • Rachel L. Bell, Attorney at Law
  • Amy Farrar with Dodson Parker Behm & Capparella PC
  • John Farringer with Sherrard & Roe PLC
  • Shannon Goff with Waller Lansden Dortch & Davis LLP
  • Sondra Keys with Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz PC
  • Brian Neal with Frost Brown Todd LLC
  • Jason Pannu with Lewis King Krieg & Waldrop PC
  • Wyla Posey with the Davidson County Chancery Court Part I
  • Chris Raybeck with Bone McAllester Norton PLLC
  • James Simms with Cornelius & Collins LLP
  • DarKenya Waller with the Legal Aid Society
  • Marcia Watson with Constangy Brooks & Smith LLC
  • Jeff Yarbro with Bass Berry & Sims PLC
Feb 23, 2011 7:24 AM

Doctors settle insurance overbilling suit

Franklin company, Metro Schools to pay physicians, TMA
Dec 8, 2010 2:46 PM

Cornelius & Collins adds associate

UT grad focused on civil litigation
Oct 28, 2010 1:48 PM