Lacey Adair Bishop joined Glassman, Wyatt, Tuttle & Cox, P.C as an Associate in 2004. Before practicing law, Lacey established her professional career working as an Accountant for Arthur Anderson following her receipt of a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting. She went on to graduate magna cum laude with a Juris Doctorate Degree from the Cecil C. Humphrey’s School of Law at the University of Memphis. Due to her existing career experience and knowledge of accounting, Lacey now helps represent the firm’s Accounting Malpractice and Malpractice Assistance clients. Like the majority of attorneys at Glassman, Wyatt, Tuttle & Cox, Lacey spends her time focused on a variety of different civil litigation practice areas, and has assisted her clients in a number of ways during her career, including:
- Helped accountants and CPA firms in a number of areas in both state and federal courts including assistance with forensic accounting needs, alleged failure to monitor and report employee defalcation, alleged inadequate accounting and tax advice, deviations in preparation of tax returns and audit reports and the alleged failure to consult on tax-related matters including Employee Stock Ownership Plans.
- Assisted accountants and CPA firms with responding to subpoenas for documents and custodial testimony.
- Achieved summary judgment on several cases alleging Tennessee accounting malpractice, legal malpractice, premises liability, and negligence.
- Defended accountants and CPAs before the Tennessee Board of Accountancy, as well as attorneys before the Tennessee Board of Professional Responsibility.
- Worked with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to abate taxes, penalties and interests owed in collaboration with handling accounting malpractice cases.
- Defended attorneys, law firms, and other professionals sued for malpractice in an array of settings; including helping obtain Summary Judgment for a number of professionals in various courts.
- Represented trustees for misappropriation and mismanagement of trust assets and funds.
- Served as a trustee for trusts and assisted with a multiplicity of needs for the trusts.
- Represented a number of parents of children with Individualized Education Programs (IEPs) including arguments before administrative law judges.
- Defended premises owners in cases involving wrongful death, gunshots, sexual assaults, carjacking and other serious personal injury.
- Defended Board Members in cases involving alleged errors and omissions.
- Served as first chair and achieved a Defense Jury Verdict on behalf of a Transportation Company sued for personal injury in the Federal Court of Arkansas.
- Accounting Malpractice Defense
- Tennessee Board of Accountancy Defense
- Legal Malpractice Defense
- Tennessee Board of Professional Responsibility Defense
- Premises Liability Defense
- Professional Liability Defense
- Business Litigation
- Trustee for Trusts
- Individualized Education Programs (IEPs) Assistance
- University of Memphis, summa cum laude (B.B.A. Accounting) (2000)
- University of Memphis School of Law, magna cum laude (J.D., 2004)
- Tennessee Supreme Court (2004)
- U.S. District Court, W.D. Tennessee (2005)
- U.S. District Court, M.D. Tennessee (2012)
- U.S. District Court, E.D. and W.D. Arkansas (2010)
- American Bar Association
- Tennessee Bar Association
- Memphis Bar Association
Honors and Professional Achievements:
- Former Member, University of Memphis Law Review
- Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges (2000, 2004)
Presentations and Seminars
- The Competitive Edge: Law Practice Risk Management and Conflicts of Interest
- Board Member, Memphis Oral School for the Deaf
- Volunteer and Supporter of Numerous Children’s Charities including Network for Caring
Lacey is married to Brandon Bishop and is the proud mother of two children, Chase Brayden Bishop and Sydney Ann Bishop