Spotlight on Maury County Young Lawyers Division

By Chaz Molder

The Maury County Young Lawyers Division (YLD) of the Maury County Bar Association has a long-standing history and solid reputation among the members of the Tennessee Bar Association (TBA) and TBA YLD. Over the years, several past presidents of the Maury County YLD have gone on to serve in prominent roles in the TBA YLD and TBA.

One of the most notable achievements of the Maury County YLD was its involvement in conducting the first ever Wills for Heroes clinic in the state of Tennessee. Since that first Wills for Heroes clinic six years ago, more than 2,000 first responders in the state have been served by the program.

The Maury County YLD is active in the local community in other ways as well. Each year it hosts an annual food drive in conjunction with the Harvest Share Food Pantry in Columbia, and it supports People Helping People Together, a local nonprofit that helps the elderly maintain safe and attractive housing in Maury County.

In addition, the Maury County YLD promotes fellowship and camaraderie among local bar association members. A social gathering and happy hour is held on the first Thursday of each month at Puckett’s in historic downtown Columbia. This event has been well attended by the bench and bar alike. The Maury County YLD also hosts an annual bench and bar Christmas gathering, and puts on an appreciation luncheon on the courthouse lawn for all courthouse and county employees.
 


Jake Hubbell (center) with TBA YLD Vice President Rachel Moses (left) and Upper Cumberland Young Lawyers Association President Tessa Lawson (right) at the fall swearing in ceremony in Nashville
 

The Maury County YLD is headed this year by President Jake Hubbell. Hubbell received his bachelor degree in finance from MTSU in 2001. After graduating, he worked as an operations manager for Terminix International for five years, where he managed 30 employees. He then decided to attend law school, and graduated magna cum laude from the Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law at the University of Memphis in 2011, where he was a member of law review and the moot court board, and the Cali award recipient (highest GPA) in the following classes: Federal Income Tax, Evidence, Trust Law, Products Liability and Crim Pro II. After graduating from law school, Hubbell hung out a shingle in Maury County, where his thriving solo practice includes criminal defense, family law, wills and estates, and personal injury. You might not know that Hubbell also has been a licensed real estate broker and auctioneer since 1996.

The Maury County Bar YLD continues to work to enhance both the legal profession and the community and is an asset to the Maury County Bar, as well as the Tennessee Bar Association and TBA YLD.

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Charles "Chaz" Molder is an attorney with Hardin, Parkes, Kelley & Carter in Columbia and is active in the Maury County YLD. He also serves as chair of the TBA YLD Publications Committee. At his firm, he handles insurance, tort, personal injury and criminal defense cases. He can be reached at cmolder@hardinandparkes.com or (931) 388-4022.

TENNESSEE YOUNG LAWYER
FALL 2013

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