Harris Shelton Hanover Walsh, PLLC, one of Memphis’ largest law firms, today announced the expansion of its legal team with two new attorneys. Louis Bernsen practices civil litigation, and Paul Matthews practices in various areas of business and corporate law.
“Harris Shelton has provided successful resolutions for our clients’ most complex and diverse matters for more than 100 years,” said Harris Shelton Managing Member Brett Hughes. “The addition of Louis and Paul to our team creates more opportunities to serve our expanding roster of clients in need of litigation and business law representation.”
Bernsen received his Juris Doctorate from the University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law in 2021. Before joining Harris Shelton as an attorney, Bernsen served as a summer law clerk at the firm. Previously, he also clerked for the Tennessee Attorney General’s Office and worked for the United States Attorney’s Office as a legal intern. Bernsen is a member of the Tennessee Bar Association and the Memphis Bar Association.
Matthews brings more than four decades of legal experience to Harris Shelton. He earned his Juris Doctorate from Vanderbilt University Law School and has received numerous awards for his work, including being designated as one of the Best Lawyers in America and one of the “Top 100 Lawyers in Tennessee” by Mid-South Super Lawyers. He’s also a published author, with writing including books and articles on legal and historical topics.
Both attorneys are licensed to practice law in the state of Tennessee and have been admitted to the United States District Court for the Western District of Tennessee and the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of Tennessee. Additionally, Matthews is licensed to practice law in the state of Mississippi, and he has been admitted to the Eastern District of Tennessee, Eastern and Western Districts of Arkansas, Middle District of Tennessee, Northern and Southern Districts of Mississippi, United States Court of Claims, United States Courts of Appeals for the Fifth and Sixth Circuits, and United States Supreme Court.
Bernsen and Matthews join Harris Shelton’s award-winning team of more than 50 highly skilled attorneys, licensed to practice in 12 states and covering a broad range of over 62 practice areas.