Bill Hubbard is a founding member of Hubbard & Smith and its predecessor firm that was formed in 1985. His career began with the State Attorney General's Office where he served as the Chief Deputy Attorney General. Mr. Hubbard's diverse law practice includes administrative law, business law, constitutional law, disability law, health care law, municipal utility law, state and local taxation and wine & liquor regulation. He represents clients that are highly regulated by the State and clients that contract with the State, with an emphasis upon health care. Mr. Hubbard handles bid protests before the State and local governments. He represents individuals before professional licensing boards. He drafts legislation and represents clients in rulemaking proceedings. His business law practice includes non-profit corporations and associations. Business Tennessee listed Mr. Hubbard as one of the 100 best lawyers in Tennessee.
JD – Vanderbilt Law School 1971
BA – Rhodes College 1968
Professional and Civic Activities
1971-1977 Assistant Attorney General
1977- 1980 Deputy Attorney General
1980-1984 Chief Deputy Attorney General - Oversaw all of the litigation and representation in the Attorney General Office
Fellow with both the Tennessee Bar Foundation and the Nashville Bar Foundation
Board Member and Treasurer of Ross Alderman Indigent Defense Fund
Board Member and Secretary of Nolensville Academy for Math and Science Charter School
United States District Courts for the Western and Middle Districts of Tennessee
United States 6th Circuit Court of Appeals
United States Supreme Court
Successfully established that non-lawyer property tax consultants could represent clients before the Board of Equalization in an original action brought by the Attorney General in the Tennessee Supreme Court claiming they were illegally practicing law.
Handled acquisitions of nursing homes and a private act hospital.
Successfully defended before the licensing board a physical therapist accused of inappropriately touching female patients.
Represented Tennessee wineries in an action challenging the State Winery Law under the Commerce Clause, and drafted the legislation which resulted in the litigation being dismissed.
With Robyn Smith, represented the Federal Trade Commission's Hold Separate Trustee involving the divestiture of hospitals related to the acquisition by Universal Health Services of Psychiatric Solutions.
Represents physician practices and successfully handled practice breakups.
Represents the association of community providers for the intellectually disabled.
Represents the entity that obtains contracts with governments on behalf of agencies that employ the disabled.
Raised in Jackson, Tennessee. Married with two daughters and four grandsons.