Nashville Lawyer Receives TBA Leadership Award

Ingram Selected by Fellow Leadership Class Members for Recognition

NASHVILLE, June 24, 2014 — Nashville lawyer Lynne T. Ingram was presented with the Larry Dean Wilks Leadership Award by fellow members of the Tennessee Bar Association's 2014 Leadership Law class during the group's graduation ceremonies in Gatlinburg. She is the third recipient of the award and the first woman selected for the honor.

The award, named for former TBA President Larry D. Wilks, recognizes a Leadership Law class member with exceptional leadership qualities. Ingram is an Assistant U.S. Attorney for the Middle District of Tennessee working in the Narcotics Unit. She currently handles a variety of federal cases, including narcotics, child exploitation, violent crimes and gun crimes. She also conducts counter narcotics and child exploitation training for federal and local law enforcement.

Prior to moving to Tennessee, Ingram worked for the U.S. Attorney's office in Arizona, as a deputy county attorney with the Maricopa County Attorney's office in Phoenix and as an associate attorney at the Phoenix law firm of Ryley Carlock & Applewhite. Ingram earned her law degree from the Thomas M. Cooley Law School in Michigan in 2003.

Ingram was selected for the 2014 Leadership Law class last fall and has spent the last six months learning about leadership in the legal profession, issues in the courts, policymaking in state government and the importance of community service. The class of 31 attorneys completed the program this month.

Now in its eleventh year, Leadership Law is designed to equip Tennessee lawyers with the vision, knowledge and skills necessary to serve as leaders in their profession and local communities.

The Larry Dean Wilks Leadership Award is presented annually to the Leadership Law class member — selected by fellow members under secret ballot — who best exemplifies the following leadership characteristics:

•    Demonstrates exceptional leadership qualities that enhance the Leadership Law experience for all class members.
•    Exhibits leadership-by-example qualities by fully engaging in all aspects of the Leadership Law program.
•    Promotes the Leadership Law program goals through service-oriented actions and initiatives.
•    Fosters consensus from differing opinions and ideas without regard to background or cultural status.
•    Enhances the education of other class members through thoughtful and respectful debate.

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The Tennessee Bar Association (TBA) is the largest professional association in Tennessee with more than 11,000 members. Founded in 1881, the TBA provides opportunities for continuing legal education, professional development and public service. The TBA’s dedication to serving the state’s legal community is evidenced by its membership roll, which represents the entire spectrum of legal practice: plaintiff and defense lawyers, corporate counsel, judges, prosecutors, public defenders, government lawyers and legal services attorneys.

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Stacey Shrader Joslin
Tennessee Bar Association
(615)277-3218
221 Fourth Ave. N., Suite 400
Nashville, TN 37219

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Past Award Recipients:

2012    Curtis L. Bowe
2013    Daniel C. Headrick
2014    Lynn T. Ingram