Faculty Profile: Gadson W. Perry

Gadson W. PerryButler Snow LLP
Previous Courses Taught (1)
  • Litigation Law Forum 2020
Biography

A partner in Butler Snow’s Memphis office, Will specializes in complex commercial disputes, handling high-stakes and sensitive matters that involve federal and state constitutional guarantees, contracts, real and intellectual property rights, personal injury, consumer protection, and data privacy. He has extensive litigation, arbitration, mediation, and trial experience and has represented corporate, governmental, and insurance clients in twelve different states and the territory of Puerto Rico. Will is a former judicial law clerk for the Honorable Bernice Bouie Donald of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit. He currently serves as legal counsel for the federally-appointed Independent Monitoring Team in ACLU-TN v. City of Memphis, which concerns the Memphis Police Department’s compliance with the 1978 Kendrick Consent Decree.
 
Will has earned several professional distinctions, including recognition as a Mid-South Rising Star in Business Litigation by Super Lawyers every year since 2015 and the Memphis Business Journal’s “Best of the Bar” Award for “Ace Associate” in 2018. He serves on the Executive Committee of the Memphis Bar Association and the Executive Council of the Tennessee Bar Association’s Section of Litigation, and is a 2019 graduate of the TBA’s Leadership Law Program. Prior to joining Butler Snow, Will spent several years as a middle school English teacher. He holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Wake Forest University and a J.D. from UT Knoxville, where he was a legal writing fellow and Chair of the Moot Court Executive Board.