Chancellor Gadson W. Perry - Part 1

Chancellor Perry was appointed to the office of Chancellor of Part 1 of the Chancery Court for Shelby County in June 2021.

Education

  •  IADC Trial Academy, Stanford Law School, 2015
  •  J.D., University of Tennessee, 2011
  •  M.A.Ed., Secondary English, Wake Forest University, 2005
  •  B.A., English, Wake Forest University, 2004
  •  Honors Diploma, Craigmont High School, 2000

Bar Admissions

  • Tennessee, 2011

Legal & Professional Experience

  • Butler Snow LLP
  1. Partner, Commercial & Appellate Litigation, 2019-2021
  2. Associate, Commercial & Appellate Litigation, 2014-2019
  3. Associate, Commercial Litigation, 2011-2013
  • Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law, University of Memphis
  1. Legal Methods Instructor, Tennessee Institute for Pre-Law, 2019
  2. Adjunct Professor, Legal Methods, 2016-2017
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
  1. Judicial Law Clerk, the Hon. Bernice Bouie Donald, 2013-2014
  • Sherwood Middle School, Memphis City Schools
  1. Teacher, Eighth Grade English & Reading, 2005-2008

Selected Civic & Professional Affiliations

  • Board of Governors, Tennessee Bar Association
  • Board of Directors, Memphis Bar Association
  • Leo Bearman, Sr. American Inn of Court
  • Chair, Board of Directors, REACH Memphis
  • Memphis Advisory Board, Facing History & Ourselves
  • Life Member, Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc.

Selected Honors & Awards

  • “Mentor of the Year,” Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law, University of Memphis, 2021
  • 40 Under 40, Memphis Business Journal, 2021
  • Volunteer 40 Under 40, UT Knoxville, 2021
  • Executive Program, Leadership Memphis, 2020
  • Leadership Law, Tennessee Bar Association, 2019
  • Fellow, New Memphis Institute, 2019
  • “Best of the Bar,” Memphis Business Journal, 2018
  • Fellow, Leadership Council on Legal Diversity, 2018
Gadson W. Perry