David Briley

David Briley

NASHVILLE – Former Nashville Mayor David Briley returned Nov. 1 to the law firm of Bone McAllester Norton.

“David Briley brings not only his skills as a lawyer with a strong professional track record, but also his deep understanding of our city and the issues and the challenges we face in the public, private and nonprofit sectors,” said Bone McAllester Norton CEO Charles Robert Bone. “Our firm is deeply involved in the civic fabric of Nashville, and he will be an invaluable resource for all of our attorneys. We could not be happier about David’s return to our firm.”

A native Nashvillian, Briley was elected vice mayor in 2015 and then as mayor in 2018. As mayor, he led the city’s efforts to recruit Amazon to Tennessee, which resulted in 5,000 new jobs, brought Alliance Bernstein’s headquarters to Nashville, and received final approval for Nashville’s Major League Soccer expansion team. His efforts also resulted in recognition for LGBT-owned businesses in Metro Procurement, an unprecedented investment in affordable housing and creation of a novel program that promotes completion of community college.    

He also established a policy to support conversations about domestic violence situations in the workplace, created the Minority Business Advisory Council, Community Behavioral Health and Wellness Advisory Council, Ending the HIV Epidemic Advisory Council and the Council on the State of Women in recognition of the centennial anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment.

“I’m proud of the progress, policies and conversations that happened during my term as mayor, and I’m looking forward to advising clients about opportunities in Nashville,” Briley said. “I’m particularly excited about my return to private practice at a law firm known for its exceptional client service and its passion for being involved in the community and helping make Nashville a better place to live for everyone.”

Briley practiced law from 2007-2018 at Bone McAllester Norton, where he was engaged primarily in civil, commercial and class-action litigation. He represented his clients in a variety of matters in state and federal court in both Tennessee and California, including wage and hour claims asserted by employees, securities class-action litigation and civil litigation. He will continue to concentrate in those areas and will also advise clients on administrative and regulatory matters throughout the state.

Prior to his election as vice mayor, Briley served as an at-large member of the Metro Council for eight years, during which he served on the council’s budget and finance committee, the ad hoc committee on solid waste and the water rate oversight committee.

He is a member of the Nashville Bar Association and previously served on the boards of directors for the Housing Fund and Sister Cities of Nashville.

Briley earned a bachelor’s degree from Georgetown University and his juris doctorate at Golden Gate University in San Francisco. 

Bone McAllester Norton is one of Nashville’s largest law firms, with 20 distinct practice areas. The firm traces its roots back to 1978 when Charles W. Bone, Sam McAllester and Mike Norton first joined together to practice law. More than two decades later, in 2002, these lawyers, along with Stacey Garrett Koju, joined together to form Bone McAllester Norton. The firm is known for its relentless dedication to clients and passionate commitment to the Nashville community. With offices in Nashville, Hendersonville and Williamson County, its attorneys work closely with clients on business and litigation matters across the country. For more information about Bone McAllester Norton, visit bonelaw.com.

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