Bradley is pleased to announce that Todd Presnell, a partner in the firm’s Nashville office, has been selected by the Defense Research Institute (DRI) as the 2020 recipient of the Tom Segalla Excellence in Education Award, which honors a member of DRI whose contributions through legal scholarship exemplify the highest educational standards of DRI and further its mission of improving the skills of the defense lawyer.
“We congratulate Todd on this outstanding recognition from DRI,” said Bradley Nashville Office Managing Partner Lela M. Hollabaugh. “This is a well-earned acclamation of Todd and his continued dedication to the profession.”
DRI is the leading organization of defense attorneys and in-house counsel and provides access to resources and tools for attorneys who strive to provide high-quality, balanced and excellent service to their clients and corporations. Mr. Presnell was selected for the award, from more than 20,000 DRI members across the country, based on his years of leadership and service with the organization.
A member of the Litigation Practice Group, Mr. Presnell maintains an active trial practice, serves in discovery-counsel roles, and leads and advises on internal corporate investigations. Mr. Presnell has tried 27 cases to verdict and argued before the Tennessee Supreme Court, Tennessee Court of Appeals, and the Sixth, Seventh, and 10th U.S. Circuit Courts of Appeals. He also counsels and advises in-house legal departments on the attorney-client and other evidentiary privileges, and authors the popular legal blog Presnell on Privileges, which the ABA Journal named to its 2016 Top 100 Blawg list. He has been interviewed and quoted on privilege issues by The Wall Street Journal, Politico, Bloomberg news, and various legal news outlets.