TBA Law Blog


Posted by: Katharine Heriges on May 23, 2019
James O. Bass Sr., a fixture for generations in the Nashville legal community and an influential business and political leader in the state, died yesterday at the age of 108, the Tennessean reports. Bass, a native of Nashville and the son of Bass, Berry & Sims founding member F.M. Bass, attended Harvard Law School before joining the U.S. Army, where he was awarded the Bronze Star. He served terms in the Tennessee State Senate and House, where he introduced legislation to introduce General Sessions Courts in Nashville. In later years, Bass continued to stay active at Bass, Berry & Sims well after his retirement, mentoring young attorneys and supporting his colleagues. Watch for funeral arrangements as they become available.