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Posted by: Brittany Sims on Nov 14, 2013

Nancy Stabell (2007) has opened a solo practice, after 14 years of practice at large law firms and as division counsel for an international marketing company. She is putting her legal expertise and business acumen to work in the entrepreneurial environment that she so enjoys. Her practice will focus on delivering results, improving clients’ bottom line, and protecting stakeholder value. The Wood Stabell Law Group will provide efficient and cost-effective business strategies and proactive solutions to sophisticated individuals and small to medium-sized businesses. In particular, her practice will focus on assisting clients with their investment and business needs, including corporate law and governance, business transactions, financial transactions, mergers and acquisitions, entity formations, partnership agreements, contracts, real estate, commercial law and non-profits organizations.

Nancy Stabell


Candice Reed (2008) and her husband, Sean Kirk of Bone McAllester, welcomed their baby girl, Stella Rose Kirk, to the world on July 12, 2013. Congratulations!


J.K. Simms (2011) has joined the Franklin-based law firm of Thompson Burton, PLLC as a partner, and will lead the firm’s employment law practice. Simms comes to Thompson Burton after having led and served as Chair of a Labor and Employment Practice Group at the Nashville law firm of Cornelius & Collins, LLP since 2007. Simms earned his laws degree from the University of Tennessee, College of Law in 2001.

JK Simms (2011)


Daniel Headrick (2013) received the Justice Joseph W. Henry Award for his Tennessee Bar Journal article, “How to Act During a Deposition.” Daniel also received the Larry Dean Wilks Leadership Award, voted on by his TBALL classmates. Congratulations, Daniel!


Patrick “Matt” Potempa (2013) received the 2013 Nashville Emerging Leaders Award in the Legal Services Category. The award, presented by the Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce and YP Nashville, recognizes those who exhibit accomplishments in their respective field, and who demonstrate leadership in community service activities. Matt, who previously worked as a solo practioner, recently partnered with Sean Martin and David Heller, formerly of DHPM, and Jennifer Sheppard to form Martin Heller Potempa & Sheppard. The firm will focus on estate and tax planning, wealth management, probate and trust litigation, conservatorships, family law and personal injury cases. The firm is located in Hillsboro Village.

Matt Potempa (2013)


Adam Simpson (2013) has joined FedEx Corporation as a Senior Attorney in the Technology Transactions department.


Caitlin (Doty) Smith (2013) married Dale Smith on September 7, 2013 in Joelton, Tennessee.

Smith Wedding


Brittany Sims (Leadership Law Coordinator) was chosen to participate in the Nashville Young Leaders Council's 61st class.