Former Metro Council member and mayoral candidate David Briley has joined the Nashville law firm of Bone McAllester Norton, the firm announced this morning.
Briley, who has been renting office space from the firm, will have an easy transition, both logistically and professionally, he said this morning from his office in the firm’s Nashville City Center suite.
“It’s a good fit for me professionally, predominately because it’s going to give me an opportunity to continue to do litigation and continue to stay involved in the public sector, either through representing people or other specific involvement. Bone McAllester’s a big proponent of having their lawyers do that,” Briley said.
Briley served for eight years as an at-large member of the Metro Council before he ran unsuccessfully for mayor earlier this year.
He has been in private practice in Nashville since 1995. Recently, his law partner and brother, State Rep. Rob Briley, left their firm – the Briley Law Firm – following Rob Briley’s September arrest in Wilson County for DUI and several other charges.
David Briley said he will take all of the Briley Law Firm’s cases over with him to Bone McAllester Norton.
"We could not be more pleased than to have David Briley join our firm,"
Charles W. Bone, Chairman of the firm said in a statement announcing the hiring of Briley. "He brings to our firm not only his skills as a litigator, but we also expect his experience and knowledge of the Metropolitan Government will be very helpful for many of our clients."
Briley added that he will focus on plaintiff’s litigation as well as work with public sector implications.
“In the past I’ve done all kinds of plaintiff’s oriented litigation, representing both businesses and individuals. I’ve also done a little bit of shareholder’s litigation, as well, and I will continue to do work in those areas,” he said.
“I am interested in helping local businesses and individuals work with Metro,” Briley added. “To the extent there is a need, I’ll try and use my eight years of experience on the council to help with that.”
Briley also said he was happy to be joining a firm with a relatively small number of lawyers.
Bone McAllester Norton PLLC was organized in 2002 and now has 30 lawyers with offices in Nashville and in Hendersonville.