R. William (Will) Stout

P 615.238.6392 | F 615.238.6301


Will Stout’s practice focuses on complex commercial construction matters, but his diverse experience also includes handling real estate, tax, and corporate transactions. This includes providing legal counsel to businesses and individuals related to business formation and tax controversies.

Will’s practical experience in engineering gives him specific insight into construction and real estate issues and allows him to efficiently and effectively communicate with general contractors, suppliers, architects, designers, engineers, and subcontractors on potential solutions. He has successfully resolved matters involving the Prompt Payment Act, mechanics’ and materialmen’s liens, change orders, interference, design defect claims, breach of contract, breach of warranty, negligence, and delay and impact claims.

In addition to work in private practice, Will served as Assistant Attorney General in the Tennessee Attorney General’s Office, where he gained valuable experience in litigation processes, especially those involving government agencies like the IRS and Tennessee Department of Revenue. He completed his undergraduate studies at Auburn University and later earned his Juris Doctor from the Vanderbilt Law School before completing a clerkship for the Hon. Corey Maze in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Alabama.



  • Vanderbilt University Law School, 2019 (J.D.)
  • Auburn University, 2016 (B.E., Industrial and Systems Engineering)

Bar Admissions

  • Tennessee

Court Admissions

  • U.S. Tax Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Tennessee

  • Best Lawyers in America, Ones to Watch, 2024

  • Nashville Bar Association
  • Tennessee Bar Association