(Memphis, Tennessee / December 7, 2015) Memphis Mayor-Elect Jim Strickland has announced the appointment of Bruce A. McMullen of Baker Donelson to serve as city attorney and chief legal officer.
Mr. McMullen, who is a shareholder in Baker Donelson's Memphis office, will assume this role beginning January 1, 2016, when Mayor-Elect Strickland takes office.
Ben C. Adams, chairman and chief executive officer of Baker Donelson, said, "This appointment is a tremendous honor and a recognition of Bruce's talents and commitment to serving his community. Bruce brings a wealth of experience, and his knowledgeable counsel will be of great benefit to Mayor Strickland and his administration."
While serving as Memphis' city attorney and chief legal officer, Mr. McMullen will continue to maintain his practice with Baker Donelson.
"I'm honored by the opportunity to serve this city and to work with Mayor Strickland and the rest of his team to move Memphis forward," said Mr. McMullen. "I'm especially grateful to Baker Donelson for allowing me to devote time to serving the city of Memphis while still being part of the Firm."
Mr. McMullen concentrates his practice in health care litigation, municipal law, tort liability, commercial litigation and class action defense. He has been listed in The Best Lawyers in America® since 2009 and in Mid‐South Super Lawyers since 2012, and he is AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell. Mr. McMullen has extensive experience in the areas of insurance coverage and bad faith actions, medical malpractice defense, municipal law defense and premises liability defense. He has defended hospitals and health care facilities, utility companies, hotels, municipalities and national insurance carriers in class actions and multi‐plaintiff claims. He received his B.A. from the University of Georgia, earned an M.B.A. from Georgia College and University and his J.D. from the University of Tennessee College of Law.