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William L. Norton III


Current Position

Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP
1600 Division Street
Suite 700
Nashville, TN 37203-0025

Tel: 615-252-2397
Fax: 615-252-6397

Class: XVI (2005)Circuit: Sixth


Vanderbilt University, B.A. (1975)
Vanderbilt University Law School, J.D. (1982)

Professional Career

Member, Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP (1984-)
Adjunct Professor, Vanderbilt Law School (2000-)
President, Norton Institutes on Bankruptcy Law (1995-)


American Board of Certification: President (2005); Emeritus Director
Tennessee Turnaround Management Association: Founder (1993); Director of Tennessee Chapter (1992-10)
Mid-South Commercial Law Institute: President (1993); Director (1985-1996)(2003-2008)
Nashville Conflict Resolutions Center: President; Board Chair (2002-2010)
Nashville Bar Association: First Vice President (2006), Board Member (2004-2006) (2003-06)
American Bankruptcy Institute (1981-)
American Bar Association (1982-)
Tennessee Bar Association (1982-)


Norton Bankruptcy Law & Practice 3d (Thomson/Reuters) Editor in Chief
Annual Survey of Bankruptcy Law (Thomson/Reuters) Editor in Chief
Norton Bankruptcy Law Adviser (Thomson/Reuters) Editor in Chief
Norton Creditors Rights Handbook (Thomson/Reuters) 2012 Co-author


Nashville Bar Foundation, Fellow (2003-)
Tennessee Commission on ADR, Rule 31 Mediator (2013)
American Board of Certification, Certified Specialist, Business Bankruptcy (2002)
Tennessee Bar Foundation, Fellow (2015)