George S. Scoville III
Nashville
(615) 259-1366 VCARD

Education

Belmont University, B.A

American University, M.P.P

University of Memphis, J.D

Scoville

George Scoville is an associate in Lewis Thomason’s Nashville office where he primarily represents global and national consumer product brands in products liability actions in the state and federal courts of Tennessee.  He also has a robust business & commercial dispute litigation practice.  Before joining the firm, George began his legal career as a law clerk to the Honorable Sheryl H. Lipman in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Tennessee.  In addition to his law practice, he teaches American government and constitutional law as an adjunct professor at Belmont University.

George earned his law degree and business ...

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George Scoville is an associate in Lewis Thomason’s Nashville office where he primarily represents global and national consumer product brands in products liability actions in the state and federal courts of Tennessee.  He also has a robust business & commercial dispute litigation practice.  Before joining the firm, George began his legal career as a law clerk to the Honorable Sheryl H. Lipman in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Tennessee.  In addition to his law practice, he teaches American government and constitutional law as an adjunct professor at Belmont University.

George earned his law degree and business law certificate cum laude from the University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law, where he won numerous awards for his scholarship and contributions to the law school community.  He served as the Editor-in-Chief of The University of Memphis Law Review, a Judicial Intern to Senior United States District Judge Jon  P. McCalla, a Student Justice on the Honor Council, and a graduate research assistant to Bredesen Professor of Law Steven J. Mulroy.

Before law school, George double-majored in philosophy and political science at Belmont University and earned a Master of Public Policy from American University in Washington, DC.  While living in Washington, George worked as a policy analyst for a global trade association of IT companies, a new media strategist for a think tank, and a channel lead for a cutting-edge political and industry communications consulting firm before founding his own strategic communications practice serving industry clients in national brand-positioning and issue campaigns.

George and his wife Emily are proud dog rescuers and rabid Nashville Predators season ticket holders.

AFFILIATIONS

  • Defense Research Institute
  • Federal Bar Association
  • Federalist Society for Law & Public Policy Studies
  • Nashville Bar Association
  • Tennessee Bar Association

PROFESSIONAL HONORS AND ACTIVITIES

  • Adjunct Fellow, Institute for Free Speech, 2020–present
  • Author, Purged by Press Release: First Responders, Free Speech, and Public Employment Retaliation in the Digital Age, 97 Or. L. Rev. 477 (2019)
  • Author, Curtailing the Cudgel of “Coordination” by Curing Confusion: How States Can Fix What the Feds Got Wrong on Campaign Finance, 48 U. Mem. L. Rev. 463 (2018)
  • Supreme Court of Tennessee Law Student for Justice, 2018
  • Dean’s Distinguished Service Award, 2018
  • Dean’s Distinguished Pro Bono Award (Platinum), 2018
  • Pupil Member, Leo Bearman, Sr. American Inn of Court, 2017–18
  • Runner-up, Best Law Review Note Award, 2018
  • Dean’s Award for Excellence, Best Trial Brief, 2016
  • Phi Sigma Tau International Honor Society in Philosophy

COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES

  • Arrington Retreat Homeowners Association Architectural Review Committee, 2020–present
  • Executive Director & Treasurer, Tennesseans for Sensible Election Laws PAC, 2017–18, 2019–present
  • Volunteer Monitor, Tennessee Lawyers Assistance Program, 2015–present
  • Charter Member, Belmont University Department of Political Science Alumni Chapter

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