General-Solo-Small Firm Practitioners Section

This section provides its members with programs designed to further the professionalism, prestige and effectiveness of the practitioner. Members receive notice of legislation and other issues affecting them through the section’s newsletter.

Chair
The Powers Law Firm
79 N. Main Street
Crossville, TN 38555
(931)484-3579
Vice-Chair
Belmont University College of Law
P.O. Box 120186
Nashville, TN 37212
(615)460-8264
Immediate Past Chair
204 Anderson Tinch Ave
Jamestown, TN 38556
(931)879-8144
Staff Coordinator
Tennessee Bar Association
221 4th Avenue N. Suite 400
Nashville, TN 37219
(615)383-7421

Memphis Man Shot by Police During Traffic Stop

A Memphis man was critically wounded after being shot by police during a traffic stop on Monday, The Commercial Appeal reports. Memphis police shot Martavious Banks after he allegedly fled the location of the traffic stop on foot towards a nearby house. MPD later posted a tweet stating: "An armed male driver got out of the vehicle and fled… Officers gave chase and a confrontation occurred. The driver was shot." A standoff developed following the shooting, in which members of Banks' family and the community appeared at the scene demanding answers from the officers.

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Children of Lorenzen Wright Maintain Their Mother Was Not Involved in His Murder

The children of slain basketball star Lorenzen Wright adamantly dispute that their mother, Sherra Wright, had anything to do with his murder, according to a story in The Los Angeles Times. Wright’s body was found badly decomposed in a Memphis field where he was left after being shot twice in the head and torso and once in his forearm. Wright was ordered in a parenting plan to maintain a $1 million life insurance policy, which authorities believe may have been a motive. The children created a GoFundMe account in late June to help bail out their mother, but had not raised any cash when the article was published.

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