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Lewis Brisbois Expands Litigation and Trial Capabilities in Nashville With New Partner Hire

Nashville, Tenn. (August 30, 2023) – Lewis Brisbois is pleased to welcome Brian F. Walthart to its Nashville office as a partner in the firm’s General Liability Practice. With more than 15 years of litigation experience, Mr. Walthart has successfully tried a wide range of cases to verdict, including matters involving alleged insurance bad faith, products liability, construction defect, personal injury, sexual harassment, professional negligence, and civil rights. In addition to his trial work, Mr. Walthart regularly defends cases on behalf of firm clients, resolving them early and efficiently through the use of pretrial motions and appeals where necessary. 

In discussing his decision to join Lewis Brisbois, Mr. Walthart explained, “I am looking forward to continuing Lewis Brisbois’ longstanding tradition of excellent service and zealous advocacy for our clients. I am excited about the team and successes we are building. I know our Nashville office will be a great complement to Lewis Brisbois’ national presence.”

Similarly, Nashville Managing Partner Michael G. Platner noted, “Brian is at the core of our bringing the Lewis Brisbois proven national litigation defense approach to Nashville, where we have already established a well-respected music and deals practice locally. We expect with this base to see good growth as we attract more top tier client service talent to our team.”

Mr. Walthart earned his law degree from the University of Memphis School of Law and his undergraduate degree from Middle Tennessee State University. He is admitted to practice in state and federal courts in Arkansas and Tennessee, as well as before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit. 

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