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George S. Scoville III

George Scoville is an associate in Lewis Thomason’s Nashville office where he primarily practices in the firm’s product liability group. Before joining the firm, George began his legal career as a Judicial Law Clerk to the Honorable Sheryl H. Lipman in the United States District Court for the Western District of Tennessee in Memphis.

George earned his law degree and business law certificate, with honors, from the University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law, where he received three merit-based scholarships, earned recognition for the highest grades in Federal Discrimination Law and Family Law, and 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 Student Justice on the Honor Council, and a Bar Governor in the Student Bar Association. George also worked as a graduate research assistant to Bredesen Professor of Law and constitutional and election law expert Steven J. Mulroy, as an administrative law judge at the Memphis Housing Authority, and a Judicial Intern to Senior United States District Judge Jon P. McCalla.

Before law school, George earned undergraduate degrees in philosophy and political science from Belmont University in 2009, and a Master of Public Policy from the American University School of Public Affairs in Washington, D.C., in 2011, where his practicum focused on a United States Department of Homeland Security pilot program on information sharing between federal and state law enforcement. While living in Washington, George worked as a policy analyst for a global trade association of information technology 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.

In addition to his law practice, George is an Adjunct Professor of Political Science at Belmont University and the treasurer of the Tennesseans for Sensible Election Laws political action committee. He and his wife Emily are proud dog rescuers and rabid Nashville Predators season ticket holders.

AFFILIATIONS

  • American Bar Association
  • Federal Bar Association
  • Tennessee Bar Association

PROFESSIONAL HONORS AND ACTIVITIES

  • Treasurer, Tennesseans for Sensible Election Laws PAC, 2017-2018, 2019-present
  • Author, Purged by Press Release: First Responders, Free Speech, and Public Employment Retaliation in the Digital Age, 97 Or. L. Rev. 477 (2019), https://ssrn.com/abstract=3369286
  • 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), https://ssrn.com/abstract=3152780
  • Supreme Court of Tennessee Law Student for Justice, 2018
  • Dean’s Distinguished Service Award, 2018
  • Dean’s Distinguished Pro Bono Award (Platinum), 2018
  • Pupil, Leo Bearman, Sr. American Inn of Court, 2017-2018
  • Runner-up, Best Law Review Note Award, 2018
  • Dean’s Award for Excellence, Best Trial Brief, 2016
  • Volunteer Monitor, Tennessee Lawyers Assistance Program, 2015-present
  • Charter Member, Belmont University Department of Political Science Alumni Chapter
  • Phi Sigma Tau International Honor Society in Philosophy

Nashville Office

424 Church Street, Suite 2500
P.O. Box 198615
Nashville, Tennessee 37219
Telephone (615) 259-1366
FAX (615) 259-1389

Education

Belmont University, B.A., 2009

American University, M.P.P., 2011

University of Memphis, J.D., 2018

Bar Admission

Tennessee, 2018

United States District Court for the Western District of Tennessee, 2019

United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth District, 2019

  • First Amendment Law

    Lewis Thomason provides legal counsel to print and broadcast media corporations and their employees in the area of First Amendment law. Our lawyers have successfully defended libel, slander and defamation lawsuits in state and federal courts. We also assist media clients in obtaining information withheld by individuals and corporate entities… [Read more]

    Municipal & Administrative

    We have a long history of providing legal counsel to cities and towns throughout Tennessee. Whether negotiating contracts on behalf of local governments or representing municipalities and utility divisions in litigation involving personal injuries and contract disputes, we understand the special legal needs of city and county governments and their… [Read more]

    Personal Injury Litigation

    Our firm has an established history of successfully representing plaintiffs who have been injured through automobile accidents, defective products, on-the-job accidents and premises liability. From straightforward settlement negotiation to complex, multifaceted litigation, our attorneys have extensive experience and all of the necessary resources to protect our clients' interests in personal… [Read more]

    Product Liability

    Over the past 25 years, manufacturers and insurance companies have faced an explosion of product liability claims. In addition to significantly impacting business finances, product liability claims can lead to adverse publicity, government regulation, class actions and individual claims involving serious injury or property damage, as well as potential exposure… [Read more]