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Waller Lansden Dortch & Davis, LLP

About Waller Lansden Dortch & Davis, LLP

Established in 1905, Waller is one of the oldest law firms in Tennessee. With more than 225 attorneys serving 10 core industries, we can quickly assemble a multi-dimensional team to address almost any matter. While we may begin by assisting with one issue, clients come back for help in other areas as well.

Clients trust Waller to help achieve their financial and strategic goals. For many, it's about the relationship: they expect us to deliver, and we do. Because of our deep understanding of their markets and their objectives, and our commitment to achieving positive results, entrepreneurs, executives, and boards of directors seek our counsel on a wide range of issues.

They recognize our dedication to community outreach and pro bono efforts. Our innovative recruiting methods ensure that they have access to a steady pipeline of talent.

Whether navigating complex compliance issues, negotiating mergers and acquisitions, demonstrating our formidable litigation skills, or closing critical real estate deals, clients view us as their go-to partner time and time again.

Additional info
Year of establishment 1905 Number of Partners 88
Number of offices 5 Partner:associate ratio 1.30
Biggest office Nashville Percentage of women attorneys 20.30
Number of attorneys 243 Percentage of minority attorneys 9.20
Number of associates 67 Percentage of LGBT attorneys 0.60
Area of practice

Waller Lansden Dortch & Davis, LLP practices law in the following areas and works with its clients to provide the best possible legal solutions.

  • Corporate
  • Environmental
  • Finance & Restructuring
  • Government Investigations And White Collar Defense
  • Government Relations
  • Healthcare
  • Intellectual Property
  • Labor & Employment
  • Litigation & Dispute Resolution
  • Private Clients
  • Real Estate
  • Tax
Awards and recognitions

Named "2012 Go-To Law Firm


Actions speak louder than words. The importance of diversity to our clients and our community is reflected in the Waller culture and way of doing business as exemplified by:

Being among the first firms in our community to elect female and African American partners
Signatory to the American Bar Association's Commission on Disability Rights' "Pledge for Change,

Summer associate program

Waller's Summer Program is a hybrid internship, combining the cutting edge mentoring and learning-based modules from our prior Schola2Juris program with the opportunity to engage in live matters and other assignments with attorneys across all practice areas and offices.

Based on completed client matters, the educational modules that comprise Waller's Summer Program offer students firsthand experience with actual assignments and client relationships and provide tremendous insight into the students' future roles as junior and mid-level associates.

During the program, each summer associate will work closely with two mentors

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Waller Lansden Dortch & Davis, LLP LOCATIONS


Waller Lansden Dortch & Davis, LLP Headquarters

511 Union Street ,
Suite 2700
Nashville, TN


Waller Lansden Dortch & Davis, LLP Office

1901 Sixth Avenue North ,
Suite 1400
Birmingham, AL

205-214-6380 phone


Waller Lansden Dortch & Davis, LLP Office

1250 Capital of Texas Highway South ,
Building 3, Suite 400
Austin, TX

512-329-2180 phone
512-328-9317 fax


Waller Lansden Dortch & Davis, LLP Office

1715 Aaron Brenner Drive ,
Suite 300
Memphis, TN

901.288.1700 phone
901.288.1706 fax


Waller Lansden Dortch & Davis, LLP Office

633 Chestnut Street, ,
Suite 300
Chattanooga, TN

423-682-6300 phone
423-682-6301 fax

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