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
Leitner Williams Dooley &...
414 Union Street, Suite 1900
Nashville, TN 37219
(615)255-7722
Immediate Past Chair
Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell...
100 Med Tech Parkway, Suite 200
Johnson City, TN 37604
(423)975-7655
Vice-Chair
American Civil Liberties Union of...
PO BOX 120160
Nashville, TN 37212
(615)320-7142

Killian Joins Polsinelli’s Chattanooga Office

William C. Killian, former U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Tennessee, joined Polsinelli’s Chattanooga office as a shareholder. He will work within the national Government Investigations and Compliance-Civil and Criminal Practice. “Joining the firm allows me to have a platform to focus on critical health care and fraud issues, and I look forward to working with Polsinelli’s highly recognized team of attorneys,” Killian said. Read more from The Chattanoogan

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McDonough Confirmed by Senate as U.S. District Judge

Travis Randall McDonough was confirmed 89-0 today by the U.S. Senate as U.S. District Judge for the Eastern District of Tennessee. McDonough was nominated to fill the vacancy created by Judge Curtis Collier, who took senior status on Oct. 31, 2014. He previously served as counselor and chief of staff for Chattanooga Mayor Andy Berke. Two other Tennessee District Court nominees – Edward Stanton III and Waverly Crenshaw Jr. – have won Judiciary Committee approval for the West and Middle Districts, respectively, but are still awaiting a Senate vote.

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