Mozianio “Trey” S. Reliford III joined Neal & Harwell in 2019 and is an experienced entertainment law, securities litigation, commercial litigation, crisis management, and complex white collar and regulator 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 associate 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 has also represented numerous financial institutions and technology companies in commercial and securities litigation disputes.
Trey has a strong commitment to pro bono service and was named a 2019 Tennessee Supreme Court Attorney for Justice. He has served or currently serves as pro bono counsel in a variety of cases concerning prisoner’s rights disputes, police brutality, access to education, immigration/asylum matters, and general criminal justice reform.
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 also volunteers and serves in various leadership roles in numerous civic and professional organizations, including: Conexión Américas, Board of Directors; The 100 Black Men of Middle Tennessee, Member; Napier-Looby Bar Association, Community Outreach Committee, Co-Chair; Tennessee Alliance for Black Lawyers’ (“TABL”), Criminal Justice Reform Committee, Chair; and the Nashville Bar Association Young Lawyers Division, 2020 Race Judicata Co-Chair.