Press Releases
March 08, 2011

Three Nashville attorneys join Stites & Harbison

by Stites & Harbison, PLLC

NASHVILLE, Tenn.—Nashville attorneys Martin E. Simmons, John R. Wingo, and Nicolo B. Davidson have joined Stites & Harbison PLLC.

Simmons is a banking and finance attorney with more than 40 years of experience with bank and non-bank acquisitions and a variety of regulatory issues for the Office of Comptroller of the Currency and the Federal Reserve Board. Previously, he was of-counsel at Frost Brown Todd, LLC and general counsel, principal financial officer and corporate secretary at First American Corporation. Simmons serves as counsel to the Real Estate & Banking Group at Stites & Harbison.

Wingo has 15 years of experience and handles defense work in commercial litigation for clients in banking and insurance. Formerly the member-in-charge at Frost Brown Todd, LLC, he also served as associate general counsel at AmSouth Bank. Wingo is a member with the Business Litigation Group at Stites & Harbison.

Davidson, an intellectual property and registered patent attorney with a background in chemical engineering, operated an intellectual law practice after graduation. He is an associate with the Intellectual Property & Technology Group at Stites & Harbison.

“Martin and John are well-respected attorneys in the Middle Tennessee legal community and great additions to our team,” said Stephen Price, office executive of the Nashville office of Stites & Harbison. “Nicolo’s entrepreneurial spirit and passion for intellectual property protection will be an asset for our growing practice here in the Nashville office and firm-wide.”

As chairman of the Lawyers Committee of the American Bankers Insurance Association, Simmons was involved in the negotiation and drafting of the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act on Financial Modernization, which includes provisions to protect consumers’ personal financial information held by financial institutions. A member of the Nashville Bar Association and the American Bar Association, Simmons holds degrees from Louisiana State University and the University of Virginia School of Law.

Wingo is admitted to all Tennessee state and Tennessee federal courts and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit. A member of the Nashville Bar Association and the Tennessee Bar Association, Wingo holds degrees from Tulane University and Tulane University Law School.

Davidson is admitted to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office. A member of the Nashville Bar Association, Tennessee Bar Association, American Bar Association and Tennessee Intellectual Property Law Association, Davidson holds degrees from the University of Washington in Seattle and Lewis & Clark Law School.