Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP is pleased to announce that Nashville partner Austin L. McMullen has been named to the 2013 Nashville Business Journal “40 Under 40” list. The annual list recognizes young Nashville professionals making a difference in their companies and community. Honorees will be profiled in a special section of the March 15 issue of the Nashville Business Journal, and celebrated during a March 13 luncheon.
“We congratulate Austin on this honor, which recognizes his dedication both to our firm and the community,” said Robert S. Patterson, managing partner of the Nashville office, who nominated McMullen. “Austin seamlessly balances a thriving legal practice with a challenging political career and extensive community involvement.”
McMullen is a member of the firm’s the Bankruptcy, Restructuring and Distressed Investing Practice Group, and has worked on some of the largest recent bankruptcy cases involving GM, Chrysler, Lehman Brothers and others. He has served as chair of the Rules Committee of the Bankruptcy Court Committee for the Nashville Bar Association and currently on the board of the Mid-South Commercial Law Institute.
In addition to his legal work, McMullen is in his second term as Mayor of Oak Hill. Among his successes as Mayor was the introduction of a successful citywide recycling program with high participation rates among residents. McMullen is active in state politics as well, serving as Davidson County Chairman of the Bill Haslam for Governor Campaign in 2010. He was Campaign Treasurer for the successful Steve Dickerson for State Senate Campaign.
Along with law and politics, McMullen spends time working in his church. He is a former Chairman of the Board of Deacons for the First Presbyterian Church in Nashville. He started a Sunday school class, and continues to teach in the program. Married with a six-year-old son and a two-year-old daughter, he coaches First Grade baseball and is active in Cub Scouts.