Scott Weiss, Tennessee’s first and only College of Community Association Lawyers (CCAL) Fellow, has merged practices with Ortale Kelley Law Firm – one of middle Tennessee’s pre-eminent law offices.
The CCAL certification recognizes Weiss’ excellence in the practice of community association law and distinguishes his contributions to the development of community association law in Tennessee and nationally.
“Scott’s unmatched expertise in community association law is a perfect complement to our suite of services,” said Richard Sebastian, managing partner. “Ortale Kelley’s and Scott’s clients will greatly benefit from this relationship and expanded support capabilities.”
Weiss’ practice is dedicated primarily to the representation of homeowner and condominium associations throughout Tennessee. He is one of the state’s only full-service community association lawyers, offering delinquent account collections; lien foreclosure; restrictions enforcement; document creation, amendment and review; homeowner association board member training; meeting attendance; general counsel services, and more.
“Merging with Ortale Kelley allows me to focus more on my clients, and gives my clients access to an even broader spectrum of legal support,” Weiss said. “I look forward to continuing to grow my practice and expand with Ortale Kelley’s resources.”
Prior to joining Ortale Kelley, Weiss and his father, Peter, who graduated from the Vanderbilt School of Law in 1973 and has also joined Ortale Kelley, managed their own practice under the name Weiss & Weiss, Attorneys at Law. Scott’s work has been recognized in publications such as the Tennessee Bar Journal and Community Associations Institute (CAI) Common Ground Magazine. He has been a speaker at live webinars and live continuing legal education presentations for the Tennessee Bar Association and National Business Institute.
In 2017, Weiss served as president of the Tennessee Chapter of CAI and currently serves on its board of directors and Legislative Action Committee. His other affiliations include the Tennessee Bar Association, National Association of Parliamentarians, Tennessee Association of Parliaments and National Business Institute Faculty. He is admitted to practice in Tennessee, the Supreme Court of the United States of America and United States District Court, Middle District for Tennessee.
Weiss earned a B.A. degree in psychology from the University of Georgia and a Doctor of Jurisprudence degree from Nashville School of Law.
About Ortale Kelley Law Firm
Ortale Kelley Law Firm’s mission is to protect its clients’ interests and build client trust through the skills and talents of its attorneys. Founded in 1971, the Nashville-based firm is focused on providing superior legal representation to the firm’s individual and institutional clients. Ortale Kelley prides itself on its diverse practice areas, with specialized fields such as health care liability and alcohol beverage law, and more traditional fields like real estate and criminal law. For more information, visit the firm’s website at ortalekelley.com.
About CCAL Fellow Certification
The College of Community Association Lawyers (College or CCAL) includes lawyers who have demonstrated skill, experience, and high standards of professional and ethical conduct in the practice of community association law, and who are dedicated to excellence in the specialized practice of community association law. Since its founding in 1993, fewer than 175 attorneys practicing community association law in the United States have been granted membership in the College. CCAL attorneys’ services are demonstrated by a commitment to educate and empower boards and residents of the more than 350,000 community associations across the country. For more information, visit the Community Associations Institute website at caionline.org.
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