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
Memphis Light, Gas & Water
220 So Main Street
Memphis, TN 38103-3917
Vice President
Hardin, Parkes, Kelley &...
102 West 7th St
Columbia, TN 38401

Governor Names Parkes to Circuit Court Post

Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam today appointed Columbia lawyer J. Russell Parkes as the new circuit court judge in the 22nd Judicial District, which covers Giles, Lawrence, Maury and Wayne counties. Parkes replaces Judge Robert Lee Holloway, who recently was named to the Tennessee Court of Criminal Appeals. Parkes has been a co-managing partner and co-equity member of Hardin, Parkes, Kelley & Carter in Columbia. He is chair of the Tennessee Board of Professional Responsibility and a past president of the Maury County Bar Association. Parkes earned his law degree in 1986 from the University of Memphis School of Law. Read more in this release from the governor’s office.

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Services Set for Memphis Lawyer, TBA Senior Counselor

Memphis lawyer Robert M. Fargarson, a TBA senior counselor and founding member of the YLD Fellows, died this week. A 1957 graduate of the Cumberland School of Law, Fargarson practiced law with Fargarson & Brooke, served for 25 years as the assistant city attorney in Memphis and served for a time as a state senator. He also was a fellow of the Tennessee Trial Lawyers. Visitation will be Friday from 5 to 8 p.m. and Saturday from 10 to 11 a.m. at Mid-America Baptist Theological Seminary, 2095 Appling Rd. The funeral service will follow at 11 a.m. and burial will be at 2:30 p.m. on Saturday. The burial will take place at the Trinity United Methodist Church cemetery in Nutbush. The Commercial Appeal has more on Fargarson’s life.

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