Three Attorneys Elected Partners at Neal & Harwell

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NASHVILLE, TN—William “Jay” J. Harbison II, Erik C. Lybeck and Mozianio “Trey” S. Reliford III
have been elected partners at Neal & Harwell, PLC.
Harbison joined the firm in 2015. His practice focuses on business and civil litigation. He received his
J.D., magna cum laude, from the University of Tennessee College of Law in 2014. Prior to joining Neal
& Harwell, Harbison served as a law clerk for the Honorable Gilbert S. Merritt, Jr. of the United States
Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit. Harbison was recently selected to the Nashville Bar Foundation
Leadership Forum 2022 Class.
Lybeck joined the firm in 2016 and has a practice focused on complex litigation, including business torts,
eminent domain, governmental liability, entertainment litigation and white-collar criminal cases. Lybeck
graduated Order of the Coif from Vanderbilt Law School in 2016. During law school, he served as
managing editor of the Vanderbilt Law Review and was a member of Neal & Harwell’s Summer
Associate Program.
Reliford has been with Neal & Harwell since 2019. His practice focuses on complex commercial
litigation, entertainment law, white-collar and regulatory defense, securities litigation, and crisis
management. He earned his J.D. from Stanford Law School in 2015. Prior to joining Neal & Harwell,
Reliford was an associate at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP in New York and served as a
law clerk for Chief Justice Jeffrey S. Bivins of the Tennessee Supreme Court. Reliford is a member of
The 100 Black Men of Middle Tennessee and an Adjunct Professor at Vanderbilt Law School. He is
Vice-President of Conexión Américas’ Board of Directors and also serves on the Board of the Legal Aid
Society of Middle Tennessee and the Cumberlands.

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