Erin Palmer Polly

Butler Snow LLP


Newly installed Nashville Bar Association President Erin Palmer Polly is a highly successful litigator with Butler Snow LLP. She earned an AV-rating by Martindale-Hubbell and has been named a Mid-South Super Lawyers Rising Star, she’s also a loving wife and mother. Yet, even with a demanding career, family, and the extensive duties and responsibilities that come with her new status with the local bar association, Polly still finds time to volunteer for her favorite charities.

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Education Juris Doctor, University of Tennessee, cum laude, 2002 Bachelor of Arts in Political Science, Maryville College, summa cum laude, 1999

Bar Admissions Tennessee, 2002 U.S. District Courts, Tennessee: Middle, Eastern, Western U.S. Court of Appeals 6th Circuit

Professional Memberships Tennessee Bar Association Leadership Law Program, Class of 2014 Nashville Bar Association Harry Phillips American Inn of Court Lawyers' Association for Women, Marion Griffin Chapter

Honors & Awards AV-Preeminent Peer Review Rated, Martindale-Hubbell, 2011-2017 Best Lawyers in America, Commercial Litigation, 2018-2019 Best Lawyers in America, Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants, 2018-2019 Super Lawyers, Mid-South Rising Star, Civil Litigation: Defense, 2010-2017 Top 40 Under 40, Nashville Business Journal, 2017 Best of the Bar, Nashville Business Journal, 2016-2018 Tennessee Lawyer's Fund for Client Protection, 2016-2018 The National Law Journal, Top Verdicts of 2016 ($22,200,000 Verdict in Federal Jury Trial) Fellow, Nashville Bar Foundation, 2015 President's Award, Nashville Bar Association, 2015

Community Involvement The DISTRICT, Board of Directors University of Tennessee College of Law, Alumni Council Maryville College, National Alumni Association Board, 2004-2012 Tennessee Hemophilia and Bleeding Disorders Foundation, Board of Directors, 2011-2014

Writings & Speaking Engagements Presenter, “Litigation Alternatives,” International Trademark Association Roundtable, June 21, 2017. Presenter, “Rethinking 42 U.S.C. 1983 State Actor As the Business Evolves,” CoreCivic Outside Counsel Conference, May 4, 2017.

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150 3rd Avenue South, Suite 1600
Nashville, Tennessee 37201
United States

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