Visitation Thursday for Nashville Lawyer

Nashville lawyer Mary Martin Schaffner, 73, died Dec. 5 of complications from cancer. Schaffner earned her law degree from Vanderbilt University Law School in 1977 and spent her entire legal career at the firm of Howell & Fisher, where she earned a reputation as a tenacious litigator. Among her many accomplishments, Schaffner was a founding member of the Tennessee Bar Journal Editorial Board, which began in 1989, and was a member of the Court of the Judiciary. Visitation will be held at her home, 3702 Granny White Pike, on Thursday from 3 to 7 p.m. Read the full obituary in The Tennessean