Services This Week for Memphis Lawyer

Memphis lawyer Sam L. Crain Jr. died this past Saturday (Feb. 9) after a long battle with cancer. He was 61. Cain earned his law degree from the University of Memphis in 1983 and had served as an adjunct professor there since 1999. He joined the law firm of Burch, Porter & Johnson in 1984 and was named a member in 1991. He focused his practice primarily on products liability and personal injury defense as well as a range of transportation and employment law. Visitation will take place Tuesday at Canale Funeral Home from 5-7 p.m. A funeral mass will be held Wednesday at 3 p.m. at St. Peter’s Catholic Church, 190 Adams Ave., Memphis 38103. A reception will follow at the offices of Burch, Porter & Johnson, 130 North Court Ave. The family asks that memorials be sent to Overton Park Conservancy or M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston. The Memphis Bar Association reported the news.