TBA Members

Members of The Tennessee Bar Association

TBA President
Sherrard & Roe PLC
150 3rd Ave S #1100
Nashville, TN 372012011
(615)742-4200
TBA President Elect
Lowe, Yeager & Brown
900 S. Gay St Ste 2102
Knoxville, TN 37902-1810
jhl@lyblaw.net
(865)521-6527
TBA Vice President
Adams and Reese LLP
6075 Poplar Avenue, Suite 700
Memphis, TN 38119-0100
(901)524-5278
TBA Immediate Past President
Redding, Steen & Staton, PC
464 North Pkwy Suite A
Jackson, TN 38305
(731)660-2332

BRETT PATTERSON v. STATE OF TENNESSEE

The State of Tennessee (“the State”) appeals the decision of the Tennessee Claims Commission (“the Claims Commission”) awarding Brett Patterson (“Patterson”) $439.10 for arts-and-crafts supplies that Patterson was required either to mail out of the prison or donate pursuant to a policy of the Turney Center Industrial Complex (“Turney Center”) where Patterson is an inmate. We find and hold that the Claims Commission does not have jurisdiction over intentional torts, and as no negligence was alleged or shown, the Claims Commission lacked jurisdiction over this case.

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Attorney 1: 

Herbert H. Slatery, III, Attorney General and Reporter; Andrée S. Blumstein, Solicitor General; and Eric A. Fuller, Assistant Attorney General, for the appellant, the State of Tennessee.

Attorney 2: 

Brett Patterson, Only, Tennessee, pro se appellee.

Judge: 
SWINEY

STATE OF TENNESSEE v. CHRISTOPHER FARROW

The Petitioner, Christopher Farrow, appeals the Shelby County Criminal Court’s summary dismissal of his motion to correct an illegal sentence pursuant to Tennessee Rule of Criminal Procedure 36.1. On appeal, the Petitioner asserts that the trial court erred by summarily dismissing his motion. Upon review, we affirm the judgment of the trial court.

Attorney 1: 

Christopher Farrow, Memphis, Tennessee, pro se.

Attorney 2: 

Herbert H. Slatery III, Attorney General and Reporter; Jonathan H. Wardle, Assistant Attorney General; Amy P. Weirich, District Attorney General; and Rachel E. Willis, Assistant District Attorney General, for the Appellee, State of Tennessee.

Judge: 
MCMULLEN