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Tort & Insurance Defense
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Cliff Pierce is a member of the Firm’s Tax, Business & Personal Planning Service Team. He concentrates his practice in the areas of government relations, probate, insurance defense and commercial litigation.

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REPRESENTATIVE MATTERS

  • New Arena Public Building Authority of Memphis & Shelby County
  • City of Memphis v. Greene, U.S. Supreme Court
  • Board of County Commissioners v. Burson, U.S. Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit
  • Wherry v. Union Planters Bank, Tennessee Court of Appeals
  • City of Memphis

EDUCATION

  • J.D., University of Virginia Law School, 1961
  • B.A., Yale University, 1956

ADMISSIONS

  • Tennessee State Bar
  • Tennessee Supreme Court
  • Tennessee Court of Appeals
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Tennessee
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit
  • U.S. Supreme Court

HONORS

Highest Professional Rating (AV®) by Martindale-Hubbell

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

  • Tennessee House of Representatives
  • Legal Advisor to the Shelby County Delegation to the Tennessee General Assembly
  • City Attorney for the City of Memphis, Tennessee for 15 years
  • Trustee and Director of the National Institute of Municipal Law Officers

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES AND MEMBERSHIPS

  • Memphis Bar Association (President, 1989)
  • Tennessee Bar Association
  • Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers

CIVIC INVOLVEMENT

Served on the Board of Directors of Opera Memphis and the Memphis Arts Council