YLD Fellows

The YLD Fellows promotes the objectives of the Young Lawyers Division, encourages young lawyers to be active in the Tennessee Bar Association and enables members to maintain friendships they had developed while serving in the TBA YLD.

Immediate Past President
Purcell Sellers & Craig Inc
PO Box 10547
Jackson, TN 383080547
(731)300-0737
President
Memphis Light, Gas & Water
220 So Main Street
Memphis, TN 38103-3917
(901)528-4721
Vice President
Hardin, Parkes, Kelley &...
102 West 7th St
Columbia, TN 38401
(931)388-4022

Fellows Elect Officers, Induct New Members

The TBA YLD Fellows held its annual meeting and inducted new members at the YLD & Fellows Dinner, held in conjunction with the TBA Convention. New officers elected were President Charlotte Knight Griffin with Memphis Light, Gas & Water in Memphis; Vice President J. Russell Parkes with Hardin, Parkes, Kelley & Carter in Columbia; Secretary Lisa Richter, the 19th Judicial District Child Support Referee in Clarksville; and Treasurer Glenn Walter with Lewis Thomason of Knoxville.

The group also inducted nine new members: Daniel Berexa with Cornelius & Collins in Nashville; Colleen Sweeney Bracken with HCA in Nashville; Brad Carter with Schell & Davies in Franklin; Howard Hayden with the Wiseman Ashworth Law Group in Nashville; Thomas Santel with Parkerson | Santel in Murfreesboro; Chris Varner with Evans Harrison Hackett in Chattanooga; David Veile with Schell & Davies in Franklin; Mason Wilson with Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz in Memphis; and honorary member Judge Jeffrey S. Bivins of the Tennessee Court of Criminal Appeals.

Finally, the Fellows awarded its annual William M. Leech Jr. Public Service Award to Tennessee Supreme Court Justice Janice Holder for her many years of outstanding service to the profession, the legal system and her community. She was specifically recognized for her work on lawyers' assistance and access to justice issues.

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Montgomery Named to Court of Criminal Appeals

Gov. Bill Haslam yesterday appointed Judge Robert H. Montgomery Jr. to the Court of Criminal Appeals. Montgomery, who has served the Second Judicial District as a criminal court judge since 2006, will replace Judge Joseph M. Tipton who announced earlier this year he would not seek re-election at the end of his term in August 2014. In announcing the appointment Haslam said, “Rob Montgomery will be an excellent judge. His experience on the bench, as well as his experience as an assistant district attorney and an attorney in private practice will serve East Tennesseans well.” Read more from the governor’s statement.

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