Bradley Partner J. Thomas Trent Jr. Among Only Two 2020 Client Choice Award Winners in Tennessee

Firm News, Accolade

Bradley is pleased to announce that J. Thomas Trent Jr., a partner in the firm’s Nashville office, is one of only two attorneys in Tennessee to win a 2020 Client Choice Award. Produced by Lexology, Client Choice annually recognizes lawyers worldwide for excellent client service.

“Our firm is very proud of Tom’s selection as one of only two Client Choice Award winners in our state this year,” said Bradley’s Chairman of the Board and Managing Partner Jonathan M. Skeeters. “Tom is a leader in economic development and real estate law who sets a very high bar for the client service that he and Bradley provide to our clients.”

Chair of Bradley’s Economic Development Practice Group and a member of the firm’s Real Estate team, Mr. Trent represents clients regionally and nationally, including major manufacturing companies, corporate users of commercial real estate, institutional investors, developers, and lenders. He has 40 years of experience in real estate and economic development law.

Mr. Trent also has been a frequent speaker or panelist at commercial real estate, finance, healthcare, and economic development seminars and programs, including the Tennessee Governor’s Conference on Economic Development (numerous years), Tennessee Economic Development Council, Tennessee Municipal League, American College of Real Estate Lawyers, the International Council of Shopping Centers (TN/KY Idea Exchange), NAIOP, and a number of other organizations.

Lawyers can be nominated for Client Choice only by corporate counsel. This year’s 490 winners across 82 jurisdictions worldwide were chosen from a pool of more than 2,000 individual client assessments. Winners were selected though surveys of in-house counsel subscribers to Lexology and feedback at several international in-house counsel events and via the Client Choice website. The criteria for Client Choice focus on an ability to add real value to clients’ business above and beyond the other players in the market. Attorneys are rated on the following client service criteria: quality of advice, commercial awareness, industry knowledge, strategic thinking, billing transparency, tailored fee structures, value for money, responsiveness, effective communication, clarity of documentation, sharing of expertise, appropriate staffing, project management, use of technology, loyalty, and ethics. To view all 2020 winners, visit