Summer Associates:

Sims|Funk’s summer associate program is the means through which we identify and hire new law school graduates.  Our summer associate program focuses on candidates who have completed their second (2L) year of law school.

Sims|Funk seeks law students who have shown excellent academic performance at top-tier law schools, participated in extracurricular activities, and are involved in their communities.  Our summer program is formulated to provide a realistic experience of what it would be like to be a practicing first-year associate with our firm.  The program emphasizes real-world litigation experience including attending client meetings, depositions, hearings, mediations, and trials.  Our goal is to provide a meaningful summer experience where you can build relationships, apply your legal knowledge to challenging matters, and build your skills as a litigator.

Our summer program is six weeks, and students may spend either the first or second half of the summer with our office, with flexibility on start and end dates to accommodate their schedules as best we can.  To apply for our summer associate program, please apply through your school’s OCI process, or contact us here.

Lateral Hires:

Sims|Funk is always seeking talented candidates who have a passion and an aptitude for litigation.  Interested attorneys should possess proven experience as a litigator, excellent oral and written communication skills, a strong academic background, and a desire to be part of a team that is dedicated to providing outstanding client service.  In order to attract and retain this highest level of talent, Sims|Funk provides benefits and compensation competitive with the largest firms in Nashville.

Current Needs:

Sims|Funk currently is seeking an attorney with 1-4 years of litigation experience.  To learn more or to apply, please contact us here.

Recent News

U.S. News Recognizes Sims|Funk with Tier 1 Ranking

Sims|Funk has received a Tier 1 ranking for Commercial Litigation in the 12th Edition (2022) of U.S. News – Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms.” In addition, the firm was ranked among its peers for Litigation-Securities, and Bet-the-Company Litigation. Best Lawyers is based upon a comprehensive peer review survey in which leading attorneys vote on the […]

Funk and Sims Recognized by Chambers 2022

Once again, Chambers USA recognized Sam Funk and Scott Sims as leading lawyers in Tennessee. The firm was also recognized as one of the top commercial litigation firms in Tennessee. Chambers USA is a leading directory of lawyers and law firms. Chambers bases its annual rankings on in-depth market analysis and independent research.

Funk and Fox Present Non-Compete and Trade Secrets CLE

Sam Funk and Grace Fox recently presented a CLE for the Nashville Bar Association entitled, “Developments Within Non-Compete and Trade Secrets.”  During it, they discussed issues concerning noncompete, non-solicitation, and confidentiality agreements. They also discussed the implications of an important recent opinion from the Tennessee Court of Appeals, captioned HCTec Partners, LLC v. Crawford, et […]

Peal Named a Fellow of the Nashville Bar Foundation

Rob Peal recently received the designation of Fellow from the Nashville Bar Foundation. The Nashville Bar Foundation’s Fellows Program was established as a way for the bar to honor its colleagues who have contributed significantly to the community. Fellows are selected by their peers, and each class is limited to 2% of the bar in […]

O’Neill and Fox Receive NBA Awards

Michael O’Neill and Grace Fox recently received awards from the Nashville Bar Association. O’Neill received the NBA President’s Award. This award is given to individuals who have demonstrated extraordinary service, leadership, and dedication to the NBA. Specifically, O’Neill was recognized for his work on the NBA’s Notable Trial Court Opinion newsletter. Fox received the President’s […]