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Will Perry is a senior associate with Butler Snow LLP in Memphis, Tennessee, and a member of the firm’s Commercial Litigation and Written & Appellate Advocacy Practice Groups. He has assisted commercial and governmental clients in resolving litigated and non-litigated disputes in a wide range of jurisdictions that include New York, New Jersey, Georgia, Florida, Mississippi, California, Arkansas, Louisiana, Washington, and Tennessee. Will’s experience includes bench and jury trials and arbitration, as well as class-action and multi-district litigation. He also spent a year clerking for the Honorable Bernice Bouie Donald on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit.

Will’s current representations concern breach of contract claims, data privacy, business torts, and healthcare industry engagements. He won the Memphis Business Journal’s Best of the Bar Award in the “Ace Associate” category in 2018 and was named a Super Lawyers® Mid-South Rising Star in Business Litigation in 2015, 2016, 2017, and 2018.

Will was Butler Snow's inaugural LCLD Fellow. He also is an editor of the firm's BizLitNews Blog, a mentor for the firm's Professional Development Program, and a member of the firm’s Inclusivity and Recruitment Committees. 

A former middle school English teacher, Will has taught legal writing as an adjunct professor at the University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law. He volunteers with REACH Memphis, of which he is an alumnus, and Facing History & Ourselves, serving on the boards of both organizations. He also is a Fellow of the New Memphis Institute. Will earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees in English and Secondary English Education from Wake Forest University. He holds a Juris Doctor from the University of Tennessee College of Law, where he was a legal writing fellow, a regional champion in moot court and mock trial, and Chair of the Moot Court Executive Board.

Senior Associate
Butler Snow LLP
6075 Poplar Avenue
Suite 500
Memphis, TN 38119
(901) 680-7200

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Editor, BizLitNewBlog ( Mentor, Professional Development Program Recruitment Committee Inclusivity Committee

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University of Tennessee College of Law

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