Meet the Barrister – Brad Telfeyan
A periodic Q & A session with a Lewis Thomason (LT) lawyer
Lewis Thomason: What is the best way to stay motivated and complete goals?
Brad Telfeyan: To focus on the most important things in life and to set reasonable expectations for oneself.
Lewis Thomason: How have your goals changed over time?
Brad Telfeyan: My goals have generally remained the same over time. However, I want to achieve them for different reasons. For instance, I always wanted to do well in school and be successful professionally. However, in the past it was more for individualistic reasons whereas now I want to succeed professionally in order to help provide the best life for my family.
Lewis Thomason: What your favorite thing to do in Nashville?
Brad Telfeyan: I enjoy attending Vanderbilt sporting events and Nashville Predators games, playing golf, and doing anything with my family.
Lewis Thomason: Describe your most memorable moment in a deposition or trial.
Brad Telfeyan: It would have to be my first jury trial. I was prosecuting an attempted murder case when I was in the Army. It lasted a week and went until about 9 every evening. I thought I knew what I was doing at the time, but, in retrospect, I did not have a clue.
Lewis Thomason: What is your favorite family vacation?
Brad Telfeyan: Skiing in Colorado.
Lewis Thomason: How many pairs of shoes do you own?
Brad Telfeyan: Not sure, but not as many as my wife or two boys.
Lewis Thomason: If you were a super-hero, what powers would you have?
Brad Telfeyan: Ability to fly (Superman was my favorite superhero growing up).
Lewis Thomason: What would you do if you won the lottery?
Brad Telfeyan: Fund college funds for my boys, donate a large portion to charities, take more vacations, and perhaps retire a few years earlier than planned.
Lewis Thomason: What shows are on your DVR?
Brad Telfeyan: Mostly full of my boys’ favorite shows like Paw Patrol, PJ Masks, and Monster Jam. I also have the 2016 Vanderbilt-Tennessee Football Game (Anchor Down!)
Lewis Thomason: If you could change something in the world, what would it be?
Brad Telfeyan: A world where no child goes to sleep hungry or lives in a war-torn country.
Brad Telfeyan is special counsel in the firm’s Nashville office practicing primarily in the areas of commercial transportation litigation and products liability. Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Telfeyan served as a captain in the United States Army Judge Advocate General’s Corps from 2006-2011 at Fort Carson, Colorado and Fort Campbell, Kentucky. During that time, he served as lead counsel in numerous jury and bench trials successfully prosecuting and defending matters before courts-martial. His awards include the Meritorious Service Medal, the Army Commendation Medal, and the Army Achievement Medal.