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Todd Presnell is a partner in the Nashville office of Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP.  He is a trial lawyer licensed in Georgia and Tennessee who represents major corporations, small businesses, tax-exempt organizations, and individuals in their litigation-related needs. Mr. Presnell has served as lead  trial counsel in federal and state courts across the country, including Arizona, Presnell Photo 2016CaptureColorado, Connecticut, Georgia, Illinois, Minnesota, New Mexico, Tennessee, and Texas. He is a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA).

He has handled numerous bench and jury trials, argued before the Sixth, Seventh, and Tenth Circuit Courts of Appeals, the Tennessee Court of Appeals, and briefed cases before the United States Supreme Court and the Tennessee Supreme Court.

Mr. Presnell’s experience includes product-liability cases in the automotive, equipment-manufacturing, food-product, and manufactured housing industries, employment-discrimination cases for small, privately held companies to multinational corporations, disputes over non-compete and non-solicitation agreements, litigation over trade-secrets violations, contract and other disputes involving health-care companies, fiduciary-duty disputes involving corporate directors and officers, trust-related litigation, and business tort claims.

Mr. Presnell has significant experience in the area of evidentiary privileges.  He successfully briefed and argued the influential decision in Boyd v. Comdata Network, Inc., 88 S.W.3d 203 (Tenn. Ct. App. 2002) wherein the Tennessee Court of Appeals adopted the common-interest doctrine and outlined the contours of the attorney-client privilege.  He has written and presented multiple times on privilege-related issues, including serving as Editor-in-Chief of Evidentiary Privileges for Corporate Counsel (DRI 2008).

Mr. Presnell provides audit-related and training services to in-house legal departments in establishing and maintaining the corporate attorney-client privilege. He also works with in-house legal departments in creating and implementing document-retention policies and procedures.

The Best Lawyers in America® recognized Mr. Presnell in the areas of Commercial Litigation, Litigation–Banking & Finance, Litigation–Intellectual Property, and Litigation–Labor & Employment.  The Nashville Bar Journal named him “Best of the Bar” in 2013, 2015, 2016, and 2017; Benchmark Litigation named him a “Litigation Star,” and SuperLawyers listed him as one of the Top 100 Lawyers in Tennessee.

Todd Presnell
Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP
1600 Division Street
Suite 700
Nashville, Tennessee 37203
tpresnell@bradley.com

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