Farris Bobango PLC

Scott C. Williams
Nashville Office
(615) 726-1200 (voice)
(615) 726-1776 (fax)
Areas of Practice
Financial Services Litigation
Commercial Litigation
Commercial Transactions
Bankruptcy/Creditors' Rights
Real Estate (Litigation and Transactions)
Probate and Trust
Mergers and Acquisitions

Bar Admissions
Tennessee (1980)

Virginia (1982)

U.S. Court of Appeals 6th Circuit

U.S. District Court Eastern District of Tennessee

U.S. District Court Middle District of Tennessee

U.S. District Court Western District of Tennessee

U.S. District Court Eastern District of Virginia

U.S. District Court Western District of Virginia

U.S. District Court District of Colorado
University of Tennessee College of Law (J.D., 1980)

Furman University (B.A. cum laude, 1977)

Louisiana State University Graduate School of Banking (1997 Graduate)
Published Works
Guide to Consumer Lending Law & Regulation: Sheshunoff Information Services, Inc. (1991)

"Lender Liability - Theories and Trends", Branch Operations Service: Sheshunoff Information Services, Inc. (1989)

"Loan Documentation - A Primer", Branch Operations Service: Sheshunoff Information Services, Inc. (1989)
Representative Cases
1st Source Bank v. Wilson Bank & Trust, et al
(2013 BL 309126, 2013 U.S. App. Lexis 22563 (6th Cir. 11/07/13)

Town of Pegram v. Cornerstone Development, et al
(2012 WL 2127231 (Tenn. Ct. App. 2012)

Stanfill v. Mountain 
301 S.W. 3d 179 (Tenn. Ct. App. 2009)

Rogers v. The First National Bank, et al
2006 WL 344759 (Tenn. Ct. App. 2006)

U.S. Aviation Underwriters, Inc. et al v. Selle
2006 WL 236914 (Tenn. Ct. App. 2006)

Jack v. Dillehay et al
194 S.W. 3d 441 (Tenn. Ct. App. 2005)
Honors and Awards
Mr. Williams is AV® Peer Review Rated - the highest possible peer review rating from Martindale Hubbell.
Professional Associations and Memberships
American Bar Association

Tennessee Bar Association

Nashville Bar Association (Past Chair - Corporate Counsel Committee)

Virginia State Bar

Tennessee Bankers Association (Bank Lawyers' Committee (Past Chair), Compliance Committee & Government Relations Committee)
Scott C. Williams

An East Tennessee native, Scott graduated cum laude from Furman University in 1977 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science, where he was President of Pi Gamma Mu (Social Sciences Honorary Society), and a member of the All-University Court. He received his JD degree from the University of Tennessee College of Law in 1980, and is a 1997 graduate of the Louisiana State University Graduate School of Banking. He is admitted to practice in all of the State and Federal Courts of Tennessee and Virginia, and is a member of the American, Tennessee and Nashville Bar associations, as well as the Virginia State Bar.

Scott focuses his practice largely in the financial services, commercial & corporate arenas, and has extensive experience in financial services litigation (including lender liability defense, fiduciary liability defense, bankruptcy litigation, probate and trust litigation, and Uniform Commercial Code litigation), commercial and consumer banking transactions, bank regulatory/enforcement/ compliance matters, commercial real estate and asset-based lending matters, creditors’ rights (workouts/bankruptcies/foreclosures/collections), bank/corporate director & officer liability, bank operations and employment issues, as well as investment advisor and transportation company representation.

Prior to joining Farris Bobango PLC, Scott was a partner for over 17 years at two Nashville law firms. He also served as Senior VP, Chief Operating Officer & Cashier of Community Bank (Pulaski, TN), as General Counsel & Corporate Secretary of Dominion Bank (Nashville, TN), and as Assistant General Counsel of Sovran Bank (and its predecessor, Commerce Union Bank) in Nashville.

Scott has authored several banking/financial services publications, and has long been active in Tennessee Bankers Association activities, as a member & former Chair of its Bank Lawyers Committee and as a member of its Government Relations, Bank Security and Compliance Committees. He is also a frequent presenter/speaker at legal and banking seminars produced by the Tennessee Bankers Association, Lorman Business Services, Inc., the Practicing Law Institute, the Community Bank Advisory Network, the Southeastern School of Consumer Credit, the Association of Financial Professionals and the American Institute of Banking.

He is the Chair of the Board of Trust of O’More College of Design in Franklin, TN, and is also a former Chair of the Boards of Directors of The Kings Daughters School and the Maury County Public Education Foundation in Columbia, TN. He is a Charter Member, Past-Director & Past-President of the Columbia (TN) Breakfast Rotary Club, and is a Paul Harris Fellow.


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