Thomas W. Lawless - Lawless & Associates, P.C.

Thomas W. Lawless

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2009

Thomas W. Lawless earned his JD in 1980 from the Nashville School of Law and was admitted to practice in Tennessee in 1981. He is admitted to practice in all state and federal courts in Tennessee as well as the Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit, Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit and the United States Supreme Court. He is a board certified Creditors’ Rights Law Specialist by the American Board of Certification and the Tennessee Commission on Continuing Legal Education and Specialization as well as a Rule 31 Mediator by the Tennessee Commission on Alternative Dispute Resolution. His practice includes representation of financial institutions and mortgage lenders in matters involving classified assets, workouts, extensive bankruptcy representation of creditors, collections, foreclosures, civil litigation and commercial and residential closings and documentation. He is a member of the Nashville, Tennessee, American and International Bar Associations as well as a member of the Federal Circuit Bar Association. He is the present Chairman of the Professionalism and Ethics Committee and is a member of the Bankruptcy Committee, Legislative Committee and the Judicial Selection Committee of the Nashville Bar Association and serves on the American Bar Association’s Small Firm Practice and Solo Attorney Committee and well as the Bankruptcy Committee. He is a Fellow of the Tennessee and Nashville Bar Associations. He is an active member of the American Bankruptcy Institute, National Association of Chapter 13 Trustees and the National Association of Bankruptcy Trustees. He is involved in civic activities, participating as Chairman of the Davidson County Republican Party, serving as a Poll Officer for Davidson Country Election Commission, a past candidate for the 5th Congressional District Republican nomination for the U.S. Congress and is active in the local Rotary Clubs. He is active in the Dial-A-Lawyer Program of the Nashville Bar Association. He was a founding member of the Nashville Chapter of the Federalist Society and served as its first President. He is a member of the Republican National Lawyers Association. He has been listed in the Nashville Business Journal’s “Best of the Bar 2004 through 2014.” He is listed in Who’s Who in American Law, Who’s Who in America and Who’s Who in the World. He is listed in Martindale-Hubble as AV rated as well as being selected in the Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers (in America) 2006 through 2014. He has been listed in the Mid-South Super Lawyers 2006 through 2014. He has been recognized and included in Best Lawyers in America. He has also been recognized in Chambers USA America’s Leading Lawyers for Business 2011 through 2015. He is a frequent lecturer and has published numerous articles on creditor issues in the financial industry. He is presently serving as the Judge of the City of Oak Hill, Tennessee, the former Chairman of the Board of Zoning Appeals for the City of Oak Hill, TN, serves as the Chairman of the Tennessee Governor's Commission for Judicial Appointments, Secretary of the Tennessee Board of Judicial Conduct and Secretary of the Tennessee Election Finance Registry. He is a member of the Board of the Wang Foundation for Sight Restoration.

Middle Tennessee State UniversityBS 1976Nashville School of LawJ.D. 1980
Rotary Club of NashvilleAmerican Bar AssociationTennessee Bar AssociationNashville Bar Association International Bar AssociationFederalist Society - Nashville ChapterHarry Phillips American Inn of CourtRepublican National Lawyers AssociationWang Foundation for Sight Restoration

Case History

In Re Amnon & Ruth Shreibman — I am representing a secured bank lender in this contested Chapter 11 Reorganization which is the largest individual Chapter 11 case in the U.S.
In Re: Estate of Cohen — I represented the largest creditor of the Estates of Gary & Nancy Cohen (deceased) in Sumner County, Tennessee which was the largest Probate estate in 2012. 
Regions Bank vs Deville Corp. et al — I was appointed by the Chancery Court for Davidson County, TN to act as the Receiver for a multi tenant commercial building in the historic "Second Avenue" District of Nashville.

Office Location

The Customs House, Suite 403
701 Broadway
Nashville, TN 37203-3944
United States

Practice Areas

Litigation - Bankruptcy

Other Information

Gender: Male