AGC Legal Advisory Committee

Every AGC of TN, Middle TN Branch law firm member has the opportunity to serve on the AGC Middle Tennessee Legal Advisory Committee. Each firm pays $100 annually to the Legal Advisory Council fund to use for various events and services such as:

  • Annual "Ask the Lawyer" membership luncheon
  • AGC golf scramble sponsorship
  • BBQ in Red Shoes hosted entertainment (varies each year)
  • Online directory of the committee
  • Featured newsletter articles
  • Other events and services as voted on by the committee


Current Chair: Matt DeVries, Burr & Forman


Current Committee:

Vic McConnell is a Partner with Smith Cashion & Orr and concentrates his practice in the area of construction litigation.  Mr. McConnell is a graduate of Auburn University (Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering) and has worked in the construction industry as an engineer or attorney for more than 25 years.

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"I have always enjoyed working with people and companies in the construction industry.  Members of my firm have provided support and assistance to the AGC for over 40 years and look forward to continued partnership with the AGC to assist the construction industry." - Greg Cashion

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Since 1996, Jack R. “Rob” Dodson III has practiced law, focusing on the construction and energy industries. Rob has represented clients and tried lawsuits in courts throughout the country. In addition to his primary practice areas, Rob also has significant experience in general commercial litigation, insurance and products liability litigation.

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J. Wallace Irvin is special counsel in Lewis Thomason’s Construction Law Practice Group and serves as on the AGC Construction Leadership Council Executive Board.  A graduate of Tennessee Tech (Civil & Environmental Engineering), Mr. Irvin focuses his practice on the representation of the construction industry

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David N. Garst is a Shareholder with Lewis Thomason and chair’s the firm’s Construction Law Practice Group.  For more than 30 years, Mr. Garst has represented general and specialty contractors, surveyors, and suppliers in a wide variety of construction disputes.

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Finding out what’s best for the client has been David Taylor’s approach to practicing law for more than 30 years. David chairs the firm’s construction group in its Nashville office, and has for over 30 years been a commercial litigator with an emphasis on construction and real estate dispute resolution

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