Vance is a 2016 graduate of the University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law. He joined Bailey & Greer, PLLC as a law clerk in 2015 and has been with the firm ever since, gaining valuable experience by working with firm leaders Sadler Bailey and Thomas Greer. Prior to joining Bailey & Greer, Vance worked in the Nashville and Memphis offices of a defense law firm, and with the Public Corruption & Economic Crime Unit of the Shelby County, Tennessee District Attorney’s Office.
Vance was selected by his peers of the University of Memphis Law Class of 2016 to deliver the commencement speech. He did not disappoint, and the themes of that speech – selflessness and a responsibility to the city of Memphis – parallel closely with his work at Bailey & Greer.
In April 2020, Vance argued before the Tennessee Supreme Court in the first remote oral argument in the Court’s history. His written brief and oral argument resulted in notable developments to Tennessee law and more importantly, resulted in a successful appeal for his client.
Other notable recoveries include:
- $1.7 million settlement in a truck wreck case
- $1.1 million recovery for a dog attack victim
- $850,000 recovery in a slip and fall case
- $310,000 recovery in insurance coverage dispute stemming from collapsed equestrian arena
- $275,000 recovery in a truck wreck case
- $125,000 settlement for rear-end crash victim
- $100,000 recovery for a motorcycle crash victim
- $80,000 recovery for electric scooter rider
Vance has assisted in numerous successful appeals in the Tennessee Court of Appeals and Tennessee Supreme Court.
Vance’s professional goal is to be a strong and effective advocate for those harmed by others.