NASHVILLE, Tennessee, Oct. 14, 2016—Legal Aid Society of Middle Tennessee and the Cumberlands, Tennessee’s largest non-profit law firm, announced today that Julie Watson Lampley will serve as the 2017 chair of the Campaign for Equal Justice, an annual initiative that raises funds for Legal Aid Society.
Lampley is an attorney and assistant practice group leader for the health care regulatory and transactions group at Butler Snow in Nashville. She also serves on Butler Snow’s Executive Committee. She will work with others across Legal Aid Society’s 48-county service area to raise over $800,000 to provide access to justice.
“We are pleased to have Julie work alongside us to support securing access to justice and opportunities out of poverty,” said Gary Housepian, executive director of Legal Aid Society. “Julie’s esteemed reputation in the Middle Tennessee legal community, her leadership experience and her passion for justice make her a wise choice to lead our firm into its next season of fundraising. We’re looking forward to her guidance and leadership.”
Lampley’s practice is focused on health care law, commercial contracting, and mergers and acquisitions. She represents pharmaceutical companies, medical device companies and institutional health care providers, both nationally and internationally.
Lampley has been included in the “Best Lawyers in America” list for health care law, and also named “Best of the Bar” by the Nashville Business Journal. She has served as a board member of the Nashville Health Care Council and is an alumna of the Council’s Fellows Program; a member of the American Bar Association, the Tennessee Bar Association and the Nashville Bar Association.
Lampley graduated first in her class at the University of Tennessee College of Law where she was a member of the Order of the Coif. She received her B.M.Ed. with honors from the University of Southern Mississippi.
“There are well over 440,000 people in our region who are eligible for Legal Aid Society’s services—people who are facing the loss of life’s basic necessities like food, shelter or safety, but who have nowhere else to turn,” Lampley said. “It is my privilege to rally our community’s support to help Legal Aid Society ensure that justice prevails for all.”
Legal Aid Society of Middle Tennessee and the Cumberlands advocates for fairness and justice under the law. The non-profit law firm offers free civil legal representation and educational programs to help people in its region receive justice, protect their well-being and support opportunities to overcome poverty. It serves 48 counties from offices in Clarksville, Columbia, Cookeville, Gallatin, Murfreesboro, Nashville, Oak Ridge and Tullahoma. Legal Aid Society is funded in part by United Way. Learn more at www.las.org, or by following the firm on Facebook.
To make your own tax-deductible gift to Legal Aid Society, go online to www.las.org or send checks payable to Legal Aid Society at 300 Deaderick St., Nashville, TN 37201. For more information, contact Cindy Durham at email@example.com or (615) 780-7125.