Mr. Belz has over 45 years of experience in the law, primarily assisting corporate clients with resolution of disputes, both through litigation and alternative dispute mechanisms. He has participated both as counsel for the plaintiff and counsel for the defendant in class actions involving such diverse matters as securities fraud, consumer issues and Title VII claims and serves as a Rule 31 certified mediator. He has represented numerous broker/dealers and customers in arbitration and litigation.
Admitted to practice 1967, Texas & 1968, Tennessee; The Best Lawyers in America, Bet-the-Company litigation, business litigation, banking & finance; The Best Lawyers in America, Memphis Best Lawyers, Bet-the-Company Litigation Lawyer of the Year, 2016; Securities Lawyer of the Year, 2012; Benchmark Litigation, Litigation Star in Tennessee; Chambers & Partners, America's Leading Lawyers for Business; Best 101 Lawyers in Tennessee, Business TN Magazine; Memphis Business Journal Best of the Bar 2018; SuperLawyers 2006-2018
American Bar Association; Memphis Bar Association (Director, 1987-88); Tennessee Justice Center (Director, 2001-06); Center for Southern Studies, University of Mississippi (Past Director); Tennessee Supreme Court Advisory Commission on Rules of Practice and Procedure; Memphis Area Legal Services Fundraising Campaign Chairman 2009; Fellow, American College of Trial Lawyers