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Waller

December 03, 2013 12:30 ET

Waller Adds 22 New Associates

Law Firm Expands Experience and Depth in All Practice Groups

NASHVILLE, TN--(Marketwired - Dec 3, 2013) - Waller, Nashville's oldest and largest law firm, has added 22 new associates since June 2013. The latest additions to the firm's roster of approximately 200 attorneys are 2013 law school graduates who are now officially licensed to practice.

"We're extremely proud of the new associates who have joined the firm," said Waller chairman John Tishler. "To serve our clients' legal needs, we continue to add depth and experience with talented lateral hires who have blended seamlessly with our client teams, and our newest associates are among the best and brightest of the class of 2013."

Since June 2013, Waller has added associates in every practice area in its Nashville, Birmingham and Austin offices.

CORPORATE

Lindsey R. Arnold is a 2007 cum laude graduate of the University of Georgia School of Law. She earned her B.B.A., magna cum laude, in 2004 from the University of Georgia. Prior to joining Waller, Arnold was an associate with Burr & Forman LLP in Atlanta and Nashville.

W. Wells Beckett is a 2013 cum laude graduate of the University of Tennessee College of Law where he earned a Certificate of Concentration in Business Transactions and served as Student Materials Editor of the Tennessee Law Review. He earned his B.B.A., cum laude, in 2010 from Belmont University.

Lindsay E. Jacques is a 2013 graduate of Vanderbilt University Law School where she earned a Law & Business Certificate and was Symposium Editor of the Vanderbilt Law Review. She earned her B.A. in 2010 from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Kathleen Roth is a 2009 magna cum laude graduate of the University of Baltimore School of Law. She holds an M.B.A. from the University of Baltimore Merrick School of Business and earned her B.S. in 2002 from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Prior to joining Waller, Roth was an associate with Duane Morris LLP in Philadelphia.

Lanta Wang is a 2011 graduate of Duke University School of Law where she also earned an LL.M. in International and Comparative Law. She earned her Bachelor of Philosophy degree, honors with distinction, from Miami University in 2006. Prior to joining Waller, Wang was a Legal Fellow with Duke University and the Duke University Health System Office of Counsel.

FINANCE & RESTRUCTURING

Eleanor G. McCulty is a 2010 graduate of the Columbia University School of Law where she served as Notes Editor for the Columbia Law Review. She earned her B.A., summa cum laude, in 2005 from American University. Prior to joining Waller, McCulty was an associate with Sullivan & Cromwell, LLP in New York.

Jade M. Preis is a 2013 graduate of Vanderbilt University Law School where she was a member of the Phi Delta Phi legal honor society. She earned her B.A. in 2009 from the University of Maryland.

HEALTHCARE

Amanda Brown is a 2008 magna cum laude graduate of the University of Mississippi School of Law. She earned her B.A., magna cum laude, in 2004 from the University of Mississippi. Prior to joining Waller, Brown was an associate with Phelps Dunbar LLP in Tupelo, Miss.

Catherine Rolen is a 2013 graduate of the University of Tennessee College of Law where she was Executive Editor of Transactions: The Tennessee Journal of Business Law and served as Vice President of the Health Law Society. She earned an M.A. in 2007 and a B.S. in 2003 from Middle Tennessee State University.

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY

Eric B. Fugett, M.S. is a 2009 graduate of Vanderbilt University Law School. He holds an M.S. in Food Science from Cornell University and earned his B.S. in 2003 from the University of Arkansas. Prior to joining Waller, he was an associate with Connolly Bove Lodge & Hutz in Wilmington, Del.

William F. Wilson is a 2012 cum laude graduate of Washington University in St. Louis School of Law where he also earned an LL.M. in Intellectual Property Law. He earned his B.B.A. in 2006 from Belmont University. Prior to joining Waller, Wilson was a Post-Graduate Legal Fellow at the Washington University Office of Technology Management in St. Louis.

LABOR & EMPLOYMENT

Aron Z. Karabel is a 2005 cum laude graduate of Albany Law School. He earned his B.A., cum laude, in 2002 from Arizona State University. Prior to joining Waller, Karabel was an associate with Thomas Drohan Waxman Petigrow & Mayle, LLP in Hopewell Junction, N.Y.

C. Hunter Kitchens is a 2011 cum laude graduate of Mississippi College School of Law. He earned his B.S. in 2007 from the University of Mississippi. Prior to joining Waller, Kitchens was an associate with King & Ballow in Nashville.

Chen G. Ni is a 2013 graduate of Vanderbilt University Law School. He earned B.S. and B.A. degrees in 2010 from Duke University. Prior to joining Waller, Chen interned with King & Wood in Shanghai where he researched and drafted memos on U.S. and Chinese corporate and labor laws.

Brian A. Pierce graduated Order of the Coif in 2011 from Vanderbilt University Law School. He earned his B.A. in 2008 from Duke University. Prior to joining Waller, Pierce was an associate with Vinson & Elkins, LLP in Houston.

P. Maxwell Smith is a 2007 magna cum laude graduate of the University of Alabama School of Law. He earned his B.A., magna cum laude, in 2001 from Washington and Lee University. Prior to joining Waller, Smith was an associate with Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP in Nashville.

LITIGATION & DISPUTE RESOLUTION

Gilbert Dickey graduated with high honors in 2012 from the University of Chicago Law School. He earned his B.A., magna cum laude, in 2009 from Samford University. Prior to joining Waller, Dickey served as Law Clerk to the Honorable William H. Pryor Jr., United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit.

Michael A. Fant is a 2012 magna cum laude graduate of the University of Florida Levin College of Law. He earned his B.S., cum laude, in 2009 from the University of Florida.

Joseph L. Watson graduated with honors and Order of the Coif in 2011 from the University of Tennessee College of Law. He earned his B.A., with honors, in 2007 from Furman University. Prior to joining Waller, Watson served as Law Clerk to the Honorable Justice Gary Wade, Tennessee Supreme Court.

REAL ESTATE

Evan L. Clark is a 2012 cum laude graduate of Samford University, Cumberland School of Law. He earned his B.S., cum laude, in 2008 from the University of Tennessee. Prior to joining Waller, Clark served as Judicial Law Clerk to the Honorable Thomas W. Brothers, Sixth Circuit Court, Twentieth Judicial District of Tennessee.

Casey N. Miley is a 2011 graduate of the Nashville School of Law. She earned her B.S. in 2007 from the University of Tennessee. Prior to joining Waller, Miley served as Assistant Attorney General, Office of the Tennessee Attorney General and Reporter, Real Property and Transportation Division.

Jessica R. Reeves is a 2013 graduate of the University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law while also completing a semester at the Japan campus of Temple University School of Law. Reeves holds an M.B.A. from the Yale School of Management and earned her A.B. in 2004 from Dartmouth College.

About Waller
With approximately 200 attorneys, Waller helps clients navigate a diverse range of complex transactional, regulatory and litigation issues across myriad industries. Founded in 1905, Waller has client relationships spanning decades because clients, time and again, come for the lawyer and stay for the firm(SM). For more information, please visit www.wallerlaw.com.

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