Waller Lansden Dortch & Davis, LLP
Waller Lansden Dortch & Davis, LLP

Waller Lansden Dortch & Davis, LLP

4 Star Rating     3 reviews

Main Office:

511 Union Street, Suite 2700 | Nashville | TN | 37219

Phone: 615-244-6380 |

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Year of establishment 1905 Number of partners 88
Number of offices 5 Partner to associate ratio 1.30
Biggest office Nashville Percentage of women attorneys 20.30
Number of attorneys 243 Percentage of minority attorneys 9.20
Number of associates 67 Percentage of LGBT attorneys 0.60
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Waller Lansden Dortch & Davis, LLP Reviews

- Reviewed on September 16, 2019

Advice to law firm management: Associate training needs to be improved and there should be more standardization in the approach to training between groups. This likely includes training partners on how to train and provide appropriate feedback.

Pros: You get to work on big-law projects in a more laid back atmosphere.

Cons: Communication between groups .

Current or former employee?: Current Employee

Job type: Full time

- Reviewed on December 18, 2017

Advice to law firm management: Having people that are great at many things should be harnessed, and would allow for a better utilization of the employees.

Pros: The hours are great and the time everyone works together is fantastic especially for new people at their first job.

Cons: The structure within the place is very focused to one camp, so there is little room to move to other areas of law.

Current or former employee?: Current Employee


Established in 1905, Waller is one of the oldest law firms in Tennessee. With more than 225 attorneys serving 10 core industries, we can quickly assemble a multi-dimensional team to address almost any matter. While we may begin by assisting with one issue, clients come back for help in other areas as well. Clients trust Waller to help achieve their financial and strategic goals. For many, it's about the relationship: they expect us to deliver, and we do. Because of our deep understanding of their markets and their objectives, and our commitment to achieving positive results, entrepreneurs, executives, and boards of directors seek our counsel on a wide range of issues. They recognize our dedication to community outreach and pro bono efforts. Our innovative recruiting methods ensure that they have access to a steady pipeline of talent. Whether navigating complex compliance issues, negotiating mergers and acquisitions, demonstrating our formidable litigation skills, or closing critical real estate deals, clients view us as their go-to partner time and time again.

Practice Areas

Waller Lansden Dortch & Davis, LLP practices law in the following areas and works with its clients to provide the best possible legal solutions.

  • Corporate
  • Environmental
  • Finance & Restructuring
  • Government Investigations And White Collar Defense
  • Government Relations
  • Healthcare
  • Intellectual Property
  • Labor & Employment
  • Litigation & Dispute Resolution
  • Private Clients
  • Real Estate
  • Tax

Pro bono

Waller attorneys are committed to providing pro bono representation to those in need, regularly accepting case assignments through the Nashville Pro Bono Program. In addition, the firm organized and offered monthly debt management clinics through the Nashville Pro Bono Program to help low-income families better understand how to deal with debt problems.

As a member of the Nashville Bar Association, numerous Waller attorneys volunteer their time and talents to causes identified by the association.

Waller attorneys also apply their passion and intellect to assisting the Nashville Humane Association, whose goal is to promote the humane treatment of animals.


Actions speak louder than words. The importance of diversity to our clients and our community is reflected in the Waller culture and way of doing business as exemplified by:

Being among the first firms in our community to elect female and African American partners

Signatory to the American Bar Association's Commission on Disability Rights' "Pledge for Change,

Summer associate program

Waller's Summer Program is a hybrid internship, combining the cutting edge mentoring and learning-based modules from our prior Schola2Juris program with the opportunity to engage in live matters and other assignments with attorneys across all practice areas and offices.

Based on completed client matters, the educational modules that comprise Waller's Summer Program offer students firsthand experience with actual assignments and client relationships and provide tremendous insight into the students' future roles as junior and mid-level associates.

During the program, each summer associate will work closely with two mentors


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