Adams and Reese Partner Lampley Youngest to be Elected Chairman of Music City Bowl

12 May 2010 – – Adams and Reese Nashville Office Partner in Charge Brad Lampley, at the age of 35, has been named the Chairman-Elect of the Music City Bowl and will serve as Chairman in 2011 and 2012. Lampley will be the youngest chairman in the bowl’s history.

“Nashville’s Bowl is a passion for me and I am deeply honored to serve on the Board,” said Lampley. “Being a former collegiate football player at the University of Tennessee and participating in several Bowl games, I know first-hand how important Bowls are to student-athletes and the cities that host them.”

Lampley, who two years ago became the youngest Partner in Charge in the history of Adams and Reese, has a multifaceted practice, serving as legislative counsel to trade associations and businesses with interests before the Tennessee General Assembly. He also focuses on business litigation and commercial dispute resolution, with experience in real estate, banking and construction litigation, and sports law.

Lampley was named to the inaugural class of the Nashville Business Journal’s Top 40 Under 40. He was also named to the Mid-South Rising Stars list of outstanding young lawyers in Tennessee, Mississippi and Arkansas by Mid-South Super Lawyers Magazine.

Active civically, Lampley serves on the board of the Middle Tennessee Chapter of the National Football Foundation, which provides college scholarships to leading scholar-athletes from high schools throughout Middle Tennessee. Additionally, he serves as an advisor for The Jason Foundation, which works to prevent teen suicide. He is also a past member of the Board of Directors for Fellowship of Christian Athletes.

Lampley graduated from the University of Tennessee, where he was named Top Graduate of the College of Communications. He also played offensive tackle for the Volunteers’ football team, where he was a member of Coach Phillip Fulmer’s first recruiting class, and was part of one of the winningest senior classes in Southeastern Conference history. He was named Academic All-SEC three times, and was a four-time recipient of the UT Athletic Department Academic Achievement Award. He also served as the University’s delegate to the SEC Student-Athlete Advisory Council and later served as the student-athlete representative to the UT Athletics Board.

Lampley will be joined on the Music City Bowl Board of Directors with: Sue Atkinson, Atkinson Public Relations; Shannon Bowles, Nashville Marriott; Vic Campbell, HCA; Kim Cocklin, Atmos Energy; Lew Conner, Waller Lansden Dortch & Davis; Dave Cooley, Cooley Public Strategies; Dan Crockett, Franklin American Mortgage Company; Emmett Edwards, Metro Sports Authority; Howard Gentry, Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce; Rebecca Paul Hargrove, Tennessee Education Lottery Corporation; Aubrey Harwell, Neal & Harwell; Bob Hensley; Kelvin Jones, Metro Human Relations Commission; Joe Kelley; Don MacLachlan, Tennessee Titans; Rob McNeilly, SunTrust; Richard Pinson, Crescent Holdings; Dale Polley; Colin Reed, Gaylord Entertainment Company; Ron Samuels, Avenue Bank; Irby Simpkins; Butch Spyridon, Nashville Convention & Visitors Bureau; Evette White, White Thompson LLC.; Dr. Phil Wenk, Delta Dental of Tennessee, and Toby Wilt, TSW Investment Company.

“The Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl is an important community asset and I am truly excited about 2010 and beyond,” said Christine Karbowiak, current Music City Bowl Chair and chief administrative officer for Bridgestone Americas, Inc.. “We have a talented board of community leaders and I am thrilled about Brad Lampley being named our chair-elect. Brad has made some incredible contributions to the Bowl’s past successes and the future looks very bright with his leadership.”

The 2010 Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl will be played on Thursday, December 30 at 5:30 p.m. CST at LP Field.

The Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl (501(c)(3) nonprofit organization) is an annual postseason collegiate Bowl featuring the Atlantic Coast and Southeastern Conferences. Televised nationally to millions of viewers and listeners on ESPN and Nevada Sports Radio Network, the Bowl is Nashville’s Holiday Tradition.

Adams and Reese is a multidisciplinary law firm with offices strategically located throughout the southern United States and Washington, D.C. American Lawyer includes Adams and Reese on its distinguished list of the nation’s top law firms – “The Am Law 200”. The National Law Journal also includes the firm on the “NLJ 250” list of the nation’s largest law firms.

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