Box’s law career spurred by helping community

Law Talk profile for The Memphis Daily News

Nov. 7, 2013

Brad Box, a partner at Rainey, Kizer, Reviere & Bell PLC, has been named the 2013-2014 president of the Tennessee Defense Lawyers Association. The association is the state arm of the national Defense Research Institute, an organization committed to the exchange of ideas, technique and information.

“It’s a great honor,” Box said. “It’s just a great association for building skill and integrity … and having a voice for ourselves and our clients on issues that are important to the folks that are generally on the defense side of cases.”

Rainey Kizer has offices in Jackson, Tenn., and Memphis. Box, who lives in Jackson, has embraced the commute – with the majority of his work being Shelby County, state and federal cases.

“I consider myself as a Memphis lawyer,” he said.

Box is a civil trial attorney representing national and regional corporations in business, tort and insurance litigation, mainly on the defense side. It isn’t the area he thought he would focus on as he was working toward a bachelor’s degree in economics at the University of Tennessee-Knoxville. “I thought I would do transactional work, and I never have.”

He grew up on the Tennessee River in Decatur County, Tenn., and may have been set on his path early in life when his father told him his name – Bradford David Box – “sounded like a lawyer.”

Whether the seed was planted then or not, he graduated from the University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law in 1994, having interned with Rainey Kizer between his second and third years of school. He told the firm during his internship exit interview, “Look, I’m coming to Jackson and y’all can hire me if you’re willing, but either way, I’m coming to your town.”

A firm believer in the importance of family and community, Box seeks such characteristics, not only in his private life but professionally as well. This is a key reason why he’s stayed with Rainey Kizer since the beginning . . . (read more)