Mediator's Profile


Bill Norton, lll

Business Name: Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP

Bill Norton focuses his practice on business bankruptcy, having experience in all aspects of bankruptcy cases, creditor rights and insolvency. Bill has represented every kind of client interest you can expect in bankruptcy matter and now focuses on Chapter 11 business cases, representing debtors, secured creditors, unsecured creditors, committees and trustees.

In addition to his bankruptcy experience, Bill is an experienced mediator and arbitrator, a former member of the AAA Commercial Arbitration Panel, the past chair of the ADR Committee for the Nashville Bar Association, the past chair of the Board for the Nashville Conflict Resolution Center and is a Tennessee Rule 31 Mediator.

Bill is a member of the Nashville, Tennessee, and American Bar Associations; the American Bankruptcy Institute; the Tennessee Turnaround Management Association and the Downtown Rotary Club of Nashville.


  • Vanderbilt University Law School, J.D., 1982
  • Vanderbilt University, B.A., 1975

Licenses & Certifications

  • Business Bankruptcy Law, Tennessee Commission on Legal Education, 2002
  • Rule 31 Mediator, Alternative Dispute Resolution Commission, 1997


  • Supreme Court of the United States
  • United States Court of Appeals, 6th Circuit
  • United States District Court, Middle District of Tennessee
  • State Bar of Georgia
  • Tennessee State Bar


  • Tennessee Bar Foundation, Fellow
  • American College of Bankruptcy, Fellow
  • Nashville Bar Foundation, Fellow
  • Adjunct Professor, Vanderbilt University Law School
  • Board of Trustees, Sen. Richard B. Russell Foundation at the University of Georgia


  • Managing editor of Norton Bankruptcy Law and Practice 3d


  • Co-author of a handbook entitled Norton Creditors’ Rights Handbook (2020 Thompson Reuters)

Adjunct professorship

  • Vanderbilt Law School, 1999 to present Bankruptcy


Seminars on:

  • Bankruptcy
  • Creditors’ rights
  • Real property foreclosure
  • Uniform Commercial Code

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