TBA Recognizes 2 Nashville Lawyers for Outstanding Legal Writing

Kimberly Stagg, John E. Anderson Sr. awarded annual honor

NASHVILLE, June 23, 2014 – Nashville lawyers Kimberly Stagg and John E. Anderson Sr. of Dickinson Wright were awarded the Tennessee Bar Association's Justice Joe Henry Award for Outstanding Legal Writing at the association's annual meeting in Gatlinburg.

The winning article, "We Know … You've Got Mail: Attorneys Face Challenges in Protecting Client Communications in the Age of Email," was selected for its scholarly, yet practical, approach to an issue of great interest and importance to lawyers. It was chosen from among articles published in the Tennessee Bar Journal throughout 2013.

Stagg focuses her work in the areas of bankruptcy, general corporate and commercial law. She counsels manufacturing companies in addressing and finding practical solutions to legal and business issues from corporate, troubled customer and supplier, and bankruptcy litigation to general business matters.

Anderson handles complex commercial and business litigation, including financial institution litigation, mortgage lender and servicer litigation, and products liability defense litigation. He is the head of the firm's transportation and logistics practice group and is a member of the board of directors of the Transportation and Transportation Security Law Section of the Federal Bar Association.

The Justice Joseph W. Henry Award, established in 1981, is given each year to a lawyer "who writes the most outstanding article that is published in the...Tennessee Bar Journal for the preceding year." This year's judges were Tennessee Supreme Court Chief Justice Gary Wade, University of Tennessee Law Dean Doug Blaze, Lincoln Memorial University Duncan School of Law Dean Parham Williams and outgoing TBA President Cindy Wyrick.

The 2014 Tennessee Bar Association Annual Convention was held June 11-14 in conjunction with several other legal organizations, including the Tennessee Judicial Conference and the Tennessee Lawyers' Association for Women (TLAW). This joint meeting allows legal groups in the state to address common issues and concerns and offers opportunities for additional education, long-range planning, and recognition of attorneys who have performed outstanding legal work and community service.

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The Tennessee Bar Association (TBA) is the largest professional association in Tennessee with more than 13,000 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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