Report: Malone Ouster Root of 'Implosion' at Miller & Martin

NashvillePost.com looks into the "implosion" at the Nashville office of Miller & Martin, when there was an exodus of attorneys "on a scale unprecedented in the Nashville area." The change began last fall, the Post reports, when Melvin Malone, who had been chairman of the firm for only two years, was ousted from his position by a vote of the partners in favor of James Haley out of Chattanooga. With the change, members started trickling away, but on June 7, it was announced that no fewer than 37 members of Miller & Martin — including Malone — were leaving to join the Mississippi-based firm of Butler Snow O’Mara Stevens & Cannada. In one day, Butler Snow went from having two attorneys in the Cool Springs area to becoming one of the larger firms in Middle Tennessee.