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May 10, 2023

Woods Drinkwater Named 2023 Pro Bono Volunteer of the Year

NASHVILLE – Senior associate Woods Drinkwater of the Nashville Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP office has been named the 2023 Pro Bono Attorney of the Year by the Legal Aid Society of Middle Tennessee & The Cumberlands.

Drinkwater is being recognized for his work to support the collaborative Tennessee Adult Conservatorship Pro Bono Project by representing low-income parent(s) or caregiver(s) to petition the court for legal conservatorship over developmentally disabled young adults and aging family members, so family members can continue to make important decisions about health, education, finances, and basic safety. Through his efforts over the past few years with the Conservatorship Program, Drinkwater has brought decision-making relief to many families.

In his primary practice, Drinkwater focuses on commercial litigation with a focus on real estate, as well as land use, zoning, and real estate development.

The Legal Aid Society presented Drinkwater the award at the Nashville Bar Association’s annual Law Day event on April 28, 2023.

Established in 1897, Nelson Mullins is an Am Law 100 firm of more than 1,000 attorneys, policy advisors and professionals with 33 offices in 17 states and Washington, D.C. For more information, go to