Bradley Welcomes 17 New Associates

Press Release

17 New Associates Join Bradley in Fall 2018

Bradley is pleased to announce that 17 attorneys have joined the firm as associates across the firm’s offices in Birmingham; Charlotte, N.C.; Nashville, Tenn.; and Washington, D.C.

“We are excited to welcome this new group of highly motivated attorneys as new associates across multiple practice groups and Bradley offices,” said Bradley Chairman of the Board and Managing Partner Jonathan M. Skeeters. “We look forward to their contributions to the successes of our clients.”

The firm’s new associates in each Bradley office are as follows:

Birmingham

Kaylee M. Beauchamp is a member of the Litigation Practice Group. She served as a judicial extern for the Judge Michael P. Mills of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Mississippi. She received her J.D. (summa cum laude) from the University of Mississippi School of Law, where she was executive editor of the Mississippi Law Journal and Federal Courts Law Review. She also volunteered at the Mississippi Innocence Project, conducting legal research, screening cases, and interviewing witnesses. She received her Bachelor of Arts from Sewanee: The University of the South.

Rachel A. Conry is a member of the Litigation Practice Group. She clerked for Judge Kevin C. Newsom on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit. She received her J.D. from Vanderbilt University Law School, where she was articles editor for the Vanderbilt Journal of Entertainment and Technology and was a member of the Moot Court Board. She received her Bachelor of Science (cum laude) from Vanderbilt University.

Laney Gifford is a member of the Litigation Practice Group. She served as a judicial intern for Judge R. David Proctor of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Alabama. She earned her J.D. (summa cum laude) from the Cumberland School of Law at Samford University, where she served as both student materials editor and junior editor for the Cumberland Law Review. She received her Bachelor of Arts (magna cum laude) from Auburn University.

Claire B. Johnson is a member of the Environmental Law Practice Group. She received her J.D. from Vanderbilt University Law School, where she was development editor for the Environmental Law and Policy Annual Review and was on the staff of the Vanderbilt Journal of Transnational Law. During her time at Vanderbilt, she also served as president of the Energy and Environmental Law Society and initiated a sustainability program for the law school. In addition, she served as the public interest stipend director of the Legal Aid Society and as vice president of the Women’s Law Student Association. She received her Bachelor of Science (cum laude) from Clemson University.

Riley McDaniel is a member of the Litigation Practice Group. He was an extern for Judge Richard W. Story of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia. He received his J.D. (with honors) from Emory University School of Law, where he served as managing editor of the Emory Law Journal. He received his Bachelor of Arts (magna cum laude) from Auburn University.

Alexander G. Thrasher is a member of the Construction Practice Group. Prior to law school, he worked as a project manager for an industrial contractor. He received his J.D. (magna cum laude) from the Cumberland School of Law at Samford University, where he was the recipient of the Daniel Austin Brewer Professionalism Award. He also was selected to serve as a Judge Abraham Caruthers Teaching Fellow and as a research editor of the Cumberland Law Review. He received his Bachelor of Arts from Washington University in St. Louis.

Davis S. Vaughn is a member of the Litigation Practice Group. He received his J.D. (summa cum laude) from the University of Mississippi School of Law, where he served on the executive boards of the Mississippi Law Journal and the Federal Courts Law Review. While in law school, he also worked with the Mississippi Innocence Project and helped with the initial representation of three innocence claims. He received his Bachelor of Arts (cum laude) from the University of Alabama. 

Charlotte

Dexter C. Hobbs Jr. is a member of the Litigation Practice Group. He clerked for Judge Louis Bledsoe of the North Carolina Business Court. He received his J.D. (with honors) from the University of North Carolina School of Law and his Bachelor of Arts from the University of North Carolina.

Nashville

Elliot A. Bertasi is a member of the Healthcare Practice Group. Prior to law school, he worked for the U.S. Agency for International Development in Washington, D.C., and in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. He received his J.D. (cum laude) from Duke University School of Law, where he was executive editor of the Alaska Law Review and co-director of the Street Law Society. He received his Bachelor of Arts (summa cum laude) from the University of Tennessee.

Shundra Crumpton is a member of the Litigation Practice Group. She received her J.D. from Vanderbilt University Law School, where she was a member of the Legal Aid Society Board, Black Law Student Association, and the Labor and Employment Law Society. During law school, she also worked in the Turner Family Community Enterprise Clinic. She received her Bachelor of Arts from Vanderbilt University.

Elizabeth B. Holland is a member of the Real Estate Practice Group. She served as a judicial intern for Judge Sharon G. Lee of the Tennessee Supreme Court. She received her J.D. (magna cum laude) from the University of Tennessee College of Law, where she was a research editor for the Tennessee Law Review and CLE editor of Transactions: The Tennessee Journal of Business Law. She received her Bachelor of Science (magna cum laude) from the University of Georgia.

Alexandra C. Lynn is a member of the Intellectual Property Practice Group. Prior to law school, she worked as a research technician for the Center for Environmental Biotechnology and completed graduate-level coursework in translational biology at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. She received her J.D. (with high honors) from the University of Tennessee College of Law, where she was an articles and aquistions editor of the Tennessee Law Review and the publications editor of Transactions: Tennessee Journal of Business Law. She received her Bachelor of Science (with honors) from the University of Tennessee.

Daniel Paulson is a member of the Litigation Practice Group. He received his J.D. from Vanderbilt University Law School, where he was on the staff of the Vanderbilt Journal of Entertainment and Technology Law. He received his Bachelor of Arts (with honors) from Calvin College.

Caroline Dare Spore is a member of the Litigation Practice Group. She clerked for Judge Julia Gibbons of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit. She received her J.D. (summa cum laude) from Washington University School of Law, where she was senior executive editor of the Washington University Law Review. During law school she spent a semester working in Washington University’s Low Income Taxpayer Clinic, where she assisted clients involved in disputes with the Internal Revenue Service. She received her Bachelor of Arts (with honors) from Washington University in St. Louis.

Mike Stephens is a member of the Litigation Practice Group. He interned for the Civil Rights and Claims Division of the Office of the Tennessee Attorney General. He received his J.D. (magna cum laude) from Wake Forest University School of Law, where he served as executive editor of the Wake Forest Law Review and as a board member for the Wake Forest Moot Court. He received his Bachelor of Arts (magna cum laude) from Clemson University.

Rachel E. Taylor is a member of the Healthcare Practice Group. Previously she worked as a licensed life and health insurance agent. She received her J.D. from the University of Kentucky College of Law, where she served as a staff editor and a member of the disciplinary committee for the Kentucky Law Journal. She also served as treasurer of the Women’s Law Caucus. She received her Bachelor of Arts from Western Kentucky University.

Washington, D.C.

Stephanie J. Dinan is a member of the Construction Practice Group. She clerked for Judge Anthony C. Epstein of the Superior Court of the District of Columbia and the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Washington, D.C. She also worked as an extern for the Williamsburg Commonwealth Attorney’s Office. She received her J.D. (cum laude) from William & Mary Law School, where she was managing editor of the William & Mary Journal of Women and the Law. She received her Bachelor of Arts (magna cum laude) from James Madison University.