Federal Practice Section

This section was formed in 2005 to serve the needs of Tennessee attorneys whose primary practice is in the federal courts. Its purpose is to further the knowledge of its members and to act as an advocate for those attorneys.

Leitner Williams Dooley &...
414 Union Street, Suite 1900
Nashville, TN 37219
Immediate Past Chair
Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell...
100 Med Tech Parkway, Suite 200
Johnson City, TN 37604

Apply Now For U.S. Supreme Court Admission Program

The annual TBA Academy offers an exciting opportunity for Tennessee attorneys to be admitted to practice before the U.S. Supreme Court and network with some of the nation’s leading appellate practitioners. The 2015 TBA Academy will take place Dec. 1-3 in Washington, D.C., at The Hay Adams Hotel. Participating attorneys will be sworn in before the court in a private ceremony on Dec. 2. Registration forms and required materials must be submitted by Oct. 26. Learn more online or contact TBA Meetings Coordinator Therese Byrne, (615) 277-3208 with any questions.

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Senators Back Stanton at Confirmation Hearing

Tennessee’s two Republican senators, Bob Corker and Lamar Alexander, introduced Memphis lawyer Edward Stanton III to the Senate Judiciary Committee today and expressed support for his confirmation, the Commercial Appeal reports. President Obama nominated Stanton in May to serve as U.S. district judge for the Western District of Tennessee. He is currently serving as the U.S. attorney for the Western district. At the hour-long hearing, Stanton promised to be fair and impartial from the bench, endorsed alternatives to incarceration and argued that mandatory minimum sentences can be effective in certain cases. 

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