Nashville, Tenn. – Nashville Electric Service (NES) announces the appointment of Robert J. Mendes to the Electric Power Board today. A member of MGLAW, PLLC since 1997, Mendes concentrates his practice in the areas of commercial litigation, business bankruptcy and business planning. He also acts as outside general counsel for a number of companies to formulate policy and strategy. Prior to joining MGLAW, Mendes was an attorney with Chicago-based law firm Altheimer & Gray. Active in various professional and community activities, Mendes is President of the Nashville Bar Association and serves on the Board of Trustees for Father Ryan High School. The Nashville Business Journal has previously named him Best of the Bar in business litigation. Mendes was also included in The Best Lawyers in America¨ for the past four years, as well as recognized in the 2008 to 2010 editions of Mid-South Super Lawyers. Mendes attended the University of Chicago Law School after receiving his Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 1988. NES five member board is appointed by the mayor and confirmed by the council to serve five-year staggered terms without pay. Nashville Electric Service is one of the 12 largest public electric utilities in the nation, distributing energy to more than 360,000 customers in Middle Tennessee. For more information about NES, visit www.nespower.com.