John E. Gillmor - Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP

John E. Gillmor

Listed in Best Lawyers since 1993
Phone: 615-252-2305

John Gillmor has extensive experience in health care, corporate law, and mergers and acquisitions. Prior to joining a predecessor to the firm as a partner in 1989, he had been Executive Vice President, General Counsel and a Director of HealthAmerica Corporation, a NYSE listed company that operated health maintenance organizations providing care to over one million members. Prior to that he was Senior Vice President and General Counsel of Hospital Affiliates International, Inc., a NYSE listed company that operated and managed approximately 200 hospitals in the United States and abroad. John is a former President of the Board of Trustees of University School of Nashville, of the Boards of Directors of the Nashville Opera Association and the Nashville Philharmonic Orchestra. In addition he is past chairman of the continuing legal education committee of the Nashville Bar Association. He also founded successful boutique law firms catering to the alumni of Hospital Affiliates and HealthAmerica which were the base of his practice at the firm. John is currently a board member of Educational Networks of America, Inc. and of two non-for-profit nursing home chains, all of which are clients of the firm.

Swarthmore CollegeBA 1959University of Pennsylvania Law SchoolLL.B 1962

Case History

Other Court Admissions
  • Supreme Court of the United States

Client Comments

"I have worked closely with John Gillmor for over four years. John has served as ENA's corporate attorney for over 10 years. John brings a tremendous amount of experience to his role, and is a trusted advisor whom I turn to regularly for both legal and business advice. He brings a practical, common-sense approach to business and legal matters, steeped in long experience in the business environment. John is very effective in working with my team and me. He is an excellent communicator (both in person and in the written word), and is always extremely prompt and timely in his responsiveness to our business needs. We count him as a key member of our team! "

-David Pierce
Education Networks of America

"John Gillmor is an exceptional attorney with superior representation and business skills. I have worked closely with John for over 10 years and have personally witnessed his capabilities. During that time, John has consistently represented our firm through numerous, complex transactions, always with positive results. I would recommend John without reservation."

-Dale Edwards
Agilis Benefit Services

"Mr. Gillmor has provided my companies with legal services for more than 25 years. He has been our primary corporate attorney in phases from startup, capital formation involving more than $40 million, and sales of several companies and divisions to NY Stock Exchange companies and others. His skills as a lawyer are complimented by his extraordinary capacity to understand the problem at hand and how it may affect the long-term interests of the company. His capacity to ask tough questions and bring up issues that may make management uncomfortable even at the peril of his ongoing relationship with the company are invaluable in his role as lawyer and advisor. He also possesses great skill in locating the specialist necessary to bring just the right legal skills to the table when necessary. "

-Albert Ganier

Office Location

Roundabout Plaza, Suite 700
1600 Division Street
Nashville, TN 37203
United States

Practice Areas

Health Care Law