W Wayne LeRoyW. Wayne LeRoy(wleroy@slblawfirm.com) has been in practice with this firm since 1966 and is the senior principal of the firm. In addition to being local counsel for Allstate Insurance Company and general counsel for Exchange Insurance Company, he is a lobbyist for Insurors of Tennessee and has been actively involved in lobbying, legislative issues and governmental relations for over 30 years. Mr. LeRoy also has a broad range of experience in handling matters with the Department of Commerce and Insurance. He has been approved by the Tennessee Supreme Court as a Rule 31 Mediator. He graduated from the University of Tennessee in 1955 and from the Nashville School of Law in 1966. He is a member of the Nashville, Tennessee, and American Bar Associations. He is a 32nd degree Mason. His primary practice is in general civil litigation, including mediation, with emphasis on defense litigation for all insurance companies represented by this firm. In addition to general defense litigation, he has handled surety bond work for the last 25 years. He also represents a number of general contractors in handling corporate matters.