Mr. Smith served as a Judge Advocate in the United States Air Force from 1982 to 1987. He has been serving clients in Middle Tennessee since 1987 in the area of civil litigation in all state, federal and appellate courts. In addition, he is a frequent lecturer on litigation and workers’ compensation issues. Mr. Smith works with clients on estate planning and handles probate matters for the firm. ( more )
Mr. Albritton was licensed to practice law in Georgia in 1986, and in Tennessee in 1989. He has served as President of the Nashville Chapter of the Federal Bar Association. He also has served as a Director of Nashville Pro Bono, Inc. Mr. Albritton has been a recipient of the Nashville Bar Association’s Liberty Bell Award.
Mr. Gilmore’s representative cases within past 5 years (does not include all cases and does not include pending cases or matters): Obtained summary judgment for municipal defendant followed by defense verdict for individual defendant in federal jury trial involving allegations of excessive force arising out of use of police dog to apprehend suspect. / On behalf of decedent’s employer, litigated complex…( more )
Mr. Gallina has been practicing law in the Nashville area since 2004. While enrolled in law school, Mr. Gallina worked as a law clerk for the Honorable James F. Russell of the Shelby County Circuit Court. Mr. Gallina was Vice President of the Student Bar Association and Vice Magistrate of Phi Delta Phi Legal Fraternity at the University of Memphis. In 2004, he was awarded the Smith’s Distinguished Service Award. ( more )
Mr. Parker has been practicing law in Nashville since 1972. He served as Law Clerk to Chief Judge Harry Phillips of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit. While in the Marine Corps, he served as Staff Judge Advocate and Military Judge. He was a Commissioner of the Tennessee Law Revision Commission and Chair of the Section of Litigation of the Tennessee Bar Association. ( more )
Mr. Lawrence began his legal career in 1972 with the Tennessee Supreme Court as law clerk to Justices George McCanless and Joseph Henry. In 1974, he was appointed as the Supreme Court’s first full-time Staff Attorney. He later joined the NLT Corporation as Assistant General Counsel, and joined the Firm in 1982. He is a member of various bar associations and has been named to Best Lawyers in America since 2009…( more )
Ms. Van Dyke joined PLCS as an Associate in August 2011 and was licensed in Tennessee in October 2011. She is a member of the Nashville Bar Association, the Tennessee Bar Association, and the Tennessee Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. While completing her JD in Knoxville, her work included serving as Tennessee Journal of Law and Policy Symposium Editor…( more )