Meet the Barrister – Brady Cody

A periodic Q & A session with a Lewis Thomason (LT) lawyer

Lewis Thomason: What is your favorite game or sport to watch and play?
Brady Cody: To watch? Tar Heel and Vol basketball. To play? FIFA on the Xbox.

Lewis Thomason: How many pairs of shoes to you own?
Brady Cody: Probably in the neighborhood of 15-20. My family always tells me that I’m hard to shop for at Christmas, so shoes are usually the (wrong) answer.  I think I have worn the same brown dress shoes since my first day here.

Lewis Thomason: What shows are on your DVR?
Brady Cody: Currently watching Lost and Stranger Things, but I’m really just counting down the days until Game of Thornes, Season 8.

Lewis Thomason: If you could change something in the world, what would it be?
Brady Cody: Pet homelessness. I’m a big dog lover and think that they should all have homes (even cats, too). It would also have the added benefit of taking those Sarah McLachlan commercials off the air forever.

Lewis Thomason: Star Wars or Star Trek?
Brady Cody: Star Wars, because it’s set in the past, but it’s like, the future.

Lewis Thomason: What is the one thing that should be taught in school that isn’t already?
Brady Cody: How to tie a tie. Trust me; it’s not cool having to ask a law school classmate to do it for you. Thank goodness for YouTube.

Lewis Thomason: When did you decide to become a lawyer?
Brady Cody: About mid-way through my first semester of law school.

Lewis Thomason: What do you enjoy most about being a lawyer?
Brady Cody: Every day is always different. No two cases are ever the same and there are always surprises to keep you interested (or frustrate you).

Lewis Thomason: What is the best lesson you ever learned?
Brady Cody: As the great Atoah philosopher Carl Patterson (my grandfather) once told my wife and me, “You can’t live off love, you’ll starve.”

Lewis Thomason: What’s the first thing you do after work?
Brady Cody: Select a podcast for the ride home. Some of my favorites” The Daily; Lore; Stuff You Should Know; Tanis.


Brady CodyBrady C. Cody is an associate in the firm’s Knoxville office practicing in construction law and general civil litigation. He joined the firm in September 2016. While in law school, he served as Treasurer for the Student Bar Association, Acquisitions Editor for the Transactions Journal, and was a founding member of the Expungement Clinic. Mr. Cody was a Tennessee Law Scholar and was awarded the 2016 Chancellor’s Citation for Extraordinary Professional Promise. He worked as a summer associate for the firm’s Knoxville office during the summers of 2014 and 2015.

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