Mozianio “Trey” S. Reliford III



Mozianio S. Reliford III (“Trey”) joined Neal & Harwell in 2019 and is an experienced entertainment law, securities litigation, commercial litigation, crisis management, and complex white collar and regulatory defense trial attorney. Trey brings a wealth of knowledge, experience, and creativity to his practice, and he has successfully represented a variety of clients from across the globe and here in Music City – from artists, producers, and entertainers to financial advisors, executives, and major companies– all in high-stakes, high-profile matters. Prior to joining Neal & Harwell, Trey was an attorney at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP in New York, where, most notably, he was part of the team that represented a multinational mass media corporation in an internal investigation concerning allegations of misconduct by its then-CEO. Trey is recognized by Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch 2022 for Commercial Litigation, Criminal Defense: White-Collar, and Entertainment and Sports Law.

Trey earned his J.D. from Stanford Law School, where he was Co-Editor-in-Chief of the Stanford Journal of International Law, Corporate Relations Director for the Stanford Black Law Students Association, and Membership Chair of Stanford’s Chapter of the American Constitution Society. From 2016–2017, Trey had the honor of serving as a law clerk for Chief Justice Jeffrey S. Bivins of the Tennessee Supreme Court.

Trey has a strong commitment to pro bono service and was named a Tennessee Supreme Court Attorney for Justice in 2019 and 2020. He has served or currently serves as pro bono counsel in a variety of cases concerning voting rights, prisoner’s rights disputes, qualified immunity, access to education, immigration/asylum matters, and general criminal justice reform. Trey also volunteers and serves in various leadership roles in numerous civic and professional organizations including Conexión Américas, The 100 Black Men of Middle Tennessee, Legal Aid Society of Middle Tennessee & the Cumberlands, Southern Word, the Tennessee Alliance for Black Lawyers (“TABL”), the Napier-Looby Bar Association, and the Nashville Bar Association Young Lawyers Division.
Professional & Civic Affiliations
  • Nashville Bar Association – Member
  • Tennessee Bar Association – Member
  • Conexión Américas – Vice President, Board of Directors
  • Legal Aid Society – Board of Directors
  • Napier-Looby Bar Association – Member
  • Tennessee Alliance for Black Lawyers – Criminal Justice Reform Committee Chair
  • Nashville Bar Association Young Lawyers Division – Community Outreach Committee, Co-Chair (2020-2021); Race Judicata Co-Chair (2019-2020)
  • The 100 Black Men of Middle Tennessee – Community Outreach Committee, Co-Chair
  • Leadership Council on Legal Diversity – 2021 Fellow
  • Southern Word – Advisory Board
  • 2019-2020 Attorney for Justice
  • Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch – Commercial Litigation – 2021
  • Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch – Commercial Litigation, Criminal Defense: White-Collar, & Entertainment and Sports Law – 2022
  • L’Evate Class of 2022
  • Vanderbilt University Law School – Pre-Trial Litigation Adjunct Professor
  • Stanford Law School, 2015, J.D.
  • University of the South, 2010, B.A.