Brian Lapps

Deputy General Counsel

719 Andy Holt Tower, Knoxville, Tennessee 37996-0170
Email: blapps@tennessee.edu
Phone: 865-974-3245

Brian Lapps received a B.A. in history with high honors from the University of Notre Dame. He earned a J.D. from Vanderbilt University School of Law, and made Nashville his home. After law school he joined the firm of Waller Lansden Dortch and Davis, where he practiced for 16 years, maintaining primarily a labor and employment practice, with substantial trial experience.

Lapps joined the Office of General Counsel in 2009 as deputy general counsel. He supervises the litigation docket, maintains a trial practice, spearheads legal review of both system and campus policies and procedures, and otherwise proactively assists University administration in achieving its goals with legal compliance.


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