2022 speakers

Lucian T. Pera


Lucian T. Pera is a partner in Adams and Reese LLP, whose practice includes legal ethics, media law, and commercial litigation. He represents lawyers, law firms, and others on issues of legal ethics and lawyer professional responsibility. The ABA Center for Professional Responsibility recently bestowed on him the prestigious Michael Franck Award, their highest award for work in the field of ethics and professional responsibility over his career. A graduate of Princeton University and Vanderbilt University School of Law, he was a member of the ABA “Ethics 2000” Commission, which rewrote the ABA Model Rules of Professional Conduct. He chaired the Tennessee Bar Association committee that led to the adoption of significantly revised Tennessee ethics rules patterned after the Model Rules. He has chaired the governing board of the ABA Center for Professional Responsibility and the editorial board of the ABA/Bloomberg Lawyers’ Manual on Professional Conduct, and served as President of the Association of Professional Responsibility Lawyers. He is a past Treasurer of the ABA and a past President of the Tennessee Bar Association.

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