William Scales, Jr. is an Associate in Lewis Thomason’s Nashville office. Mr. Scales’ practice focuses on commercial contract disputes, business litigation, transportation litigation, and professional liability defense.
Before joining the firm, Mr. Scales was an attorney with a law firm in Des Moines, Iowa, where his practice focused on representing businesses and lending institutions in various aspects of commercial litigation in State and Federal Courts in Iowa. Mr. Scales has successfully tried several cases to juries and to the bench in both State and Federal court.
Mr. Scales graduated from Drake University Law School in 2011. During law school, Mr. Scales interned with Federal Bankruptcy Judge Anita Shodeen, District Associate Judge Odell McGhee, competed on Drake University’s National Mock Trial team for two years, and was a Finalist in Drake University’s First Year Oral Argument Competition. Prior to attending law school, Mr. Scales served as an Officer in the United States Army, where he trained and led soldiers to successfully employ the Patriot Missile System and later served as his Battalion’s S-2 Security Officer.
- American Bar Association
- Iowa Bar Association
- Nashville Bar Association
- Tennessee Bar Association
PROFESSIONAL HONORS AND ACTIVITIES
- Mid-South Super Lawyers Rising Star
- Nashville Bar Foundation Leadership Forum, 2018-2019
- Des Moines Business Record Forty Under 40 Class of 2017
- Associate Fellow, Litigation Counsel of America
- Drake Law School Board of Counselors 2018 – Present
- Great Plains Super Lawyers Rising Star, 2015-2017
- Member, Blackstone Inn of Court, 2010-2017
- Iowa Chapter of the Federal Bar Association Board of Directors, 2013-2015
- Des Moines Downtown Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, 2015-2016
- Family Promise of Greater Des Moines Board of Directors, 2014-2016, Board President, 2016
- Des Moines Public Library Foundation Board of Directors, 2013-2014, Special Events Chair, 2014
- Greater Des Moines Partnership’s Youth Leadership Initiative Mentor, 2013-2015
- Young Leaders Council (Class 71)