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.

Chair
American Civil Liberties Union of...
PO BOX 120160
Nashville, TN 37212
(615)320-7142
Immediate Past Chair
Ford & Harrison LLP
150 3rd Avenue South, Suite 2010
Nashville, TN 37201
(615)574-6707
Vice-Chair
Ford Harrison LLP
1715 Aaron Brenner Ste 200
Memphis, TN 38120
(901)291-1529

Trump Appoints Dunavant U.S. Attorney for Western Tennessee

President Donald Trump has nominated Michael Dunavant to serve as U.S. attorney for Western Tennessee, The Commercial Appeal reports. If confirmed Dunavant would replace Lawrence J. Laurenzi, who has served as U.S. attorney after Edward Stanton III resigned in February. Dunavant was among eight Trump appointed to U.S. attorney posts across the country on Monday.
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Trump Names 11 Judicial Nominees

President Donald Trump announced 11 new judicial nominees this week, including one from his U.S. Supreme Court short list, the ABA Journal reports. Trump pulled Colorado Supreme Court Justice Allison Eid’s name from his SCOTUS list to nominate her for a seat on the Denver-based 10th Circuit Court of Appeals, which was vacated by U.S. Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch. Also nominated to appellate seats on the bench are University of Pennsylvania law professor Sephanos Bibas to the Philadelphia-based 3rd Circuit and U.S. District Judge Ralph Erickson, nominated to the St. Louis-based 8th Circuit.
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