Fox Selected for Young Leaders Council

Grace Fox has been selected to participate in the Spring 2020 class for the Young Leaders Council ( YLC trains professionals between the ages of 25-40 to serve on the boards of nonprofit organizations. The training is followed by a one-year internship with a community agency, serving as a non-voting member of a working board. […]

Best Lawyers Recognizes Sims|Funk

Sims|Funk has received a Tier 1 ranking for Commercial Litigation and a Tier 2 ranking for Litigation-Securities and Bet-the-Company Litigation in the 10th Edition (2020) of U.S. News – Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms.” Additionally, Sam Funk, Scott Sims and Rob Peal have been selected by their peers for inclusion in the 26th Edition (2020) […]

Fox Selected for NBA Leadership Forum

Grace Fox has been selected to participate in the Nashville Bar Association’s Leadership Forum (, which “provides a select group . . . of attorneys . . . with a unique setting to develop leadership skills through monthly workshops and activities focusing on local legal and community issues.”

Peal to Attend 2019 Veteran’s State Leaders Fly-In

Rob Peal has accepted an invitation to attend the U.S. Global Leadership Coalition’s ( 2019 Veteran’s State Leaders Fly-In which will take place in Washington, D.C. from October 22-23, 2019.

Sims to Serve as Small Firm Chair for 2019 Legal Aid Campaign

Scott Sims has been selected to serve as the “Small Firm Chair” for the 2019 Campaign for Equal Justice benefiting the Legal Aid Society of Middle Tennessee and the Cumberlands.

Benchmark Litigation names Sims|Funk a “Highly Recommended” firm; Sam Funk and Scott Sims named “Local Litigation Stars.”

Benchmark Litigation has named Sims|Funk a “Highly Recommended” firm in Tennessee and has recognized Sam Funk and Scott Sims as “Local Litigation Stars” in the areas of general commercial litigation and securities litigation. Benchmark noted that peers described Sims|Funk as “very prominent,” and that the firm has “quickly become a very busy, growing and impressive […]

Sims|Funk lawyers recognized as top-rated attorneys in Nashville and Tennessee

Mid-South Super Lawyers has recognized several Sims|Funk attorneys in its list of top lawyers for 2019. Sam Funk and Scott Sims have been named to its top 50 lawyers in Nashville and its top 100 lawyers in Tennessee. Rob Peal has been named a Super Lawyer for 2019. Gil Schuette, Mark Lenihan and Grace Fox […]

Nashville Business Journal Recognizes Funk as 2019 Best of the Bar

Sam Funk has been selected for inclusion in the 2019 class of the Nashville Business Journal’s Best of the Bar in the areas of Litigation and Dispute Resolution. Once nominated to Best of the Bar, lawyers are voted on by their peers with weight given to votes received from outside their firm. Nominees with the […]

Funk & Sims Recognized by Chambers USA 2019

Once again, Chambers USA recognized Sam Funk and Scott Sims as leading lawyers in Tennessee. Chambers noted that the “outstanding” Funk is described by sources as “a great person and a great litigator.” Sims was recognized as a “great trial lawyer,” and was highlighted for his broad commercial litigation expertise.

Sims|Funk announces the addition of Robert A. Peal to the firm

Sims|Funk has added Robert A. Peal as a partner. Mr. Peal’s experience includes representing clients in business litigation, aviation-related litigation, entertainment litigation, white collar criminal defense, False Claims Act defense and prosecution, products liability litigation, construction litigation, crisis management and internal investigations. Prior to joining Sims|Funk, Mr. Peal was a partner in a well-regarded Nashville […]