Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP is pleased to announce that partner E. Todd Presnell is the 2012 recipient of the Richard H. Krochock Award from the Defense Research Institute (DRI). The award honors an individual who has provided exemplary leadership to the DRI Young Lawyers Committee. Recipients are recognized for providing mentorship to the members of the Young Lawyers Committee, and for promoting qualities that enhance the public image of the civil defense trial lawyer.
Mr. Presnell will receive his award on October 25 at the DRI Annual Meeting in New Orleans.
“This is a significant honor for Todd and we congratulate him on the achievement,” said Firm Chairman Beau Grenier. “It is gratifying to see one of our colleagues recognized for playing such an important leadership role in the legal profession.”
Licensed as a trial lawyer in Tennessee and Georgia, Mr. Presnell has extensive courtroom experience that includes product liability cases in diverse industries; employment discrimination cases for entities ranging from multinational corporations to small, privately held companies; non-compete and non-solicitation agreements disputes; claims brought under state and federal securities laws; trade secrets litigation; contract and other types of disputes involving health care companies; fiduciary duty disputes involving corporate directors and officers; trust-related litigation; and business tort claims.
Mr. Presnell is also experienced in the area of evidentiary privilege and provides in-house legal departments with audit-related and training services pertaining to creating and implementing document-retention policies and procedures.
Mr. Presnell currently serves as Chair of the Tennessee Bar Association Leadership Law Alumni Association and on the Board of the Memphis Law Alumni Association. He also is a member of the Law Institute of the Defense Research Institute. Mid-South SuperLawyers named him to Top 100 Tennessee Lawyers earlier this year. He earned his J.D. from the University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law, and a B.S. from the University of Tennessee.