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.
- 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