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Posted by: Sarah Hayman on Jul 16, 2012

2019 Public Service Awards Announced

Each year the Tennessee Bar Association recognizes outstanding service by attorneys and law students who have demonstrated an exceptional commitment to increasing access to justice for underserved individuals and communities in Tennessee. Awards are presented at the Annual Public Service Awards Luncheon, which is typically held as part of the TBA Leadership Conference.

The 2019 Awards were presented at the Annual TBA Public Service Luncheon on Jan. 19, 2019 in Nashville.  

Read more about the 2019 Public Service Award Honorees in the January 2019 Tennessee Bar Journal.


Awards are presented in three categories:

The Ashley T. Wiltshire Public Service Attorney of the Year, which recognizes an attorney for an indigent client in either civil or criminal defense who provided dedicated and outstanding services during the past year.

2019 Ashley Wiltshire Public Service Attorney Award Honoree - Adrienne Kittos – TN Justice for Our Neighbors, Statewide


The Harris Gilbert Pro Bono Volunteer of the Year Award, which recognizes significant pro bono work by a private attorney.

2019 Harris Gilbert Pro Bono Volunteer Award Honoree - Angie Bergman – Bass, Berry & Sims, Nashville


The Law Student Volunteer of the Year Award, which recognizes a student who has provided dedicated and outstanding pro bono services to an organization that is primarily engaged in providing legal representation to the indigent.

2019 Law Student Volunteer Award Honoree - Amber Vargas – University of TN (2018 Graduate)


Read more about the Awards, as well as a list of previous honorees. 

If you have questions or need more information, please contact TBA Access to Justice Director Liz Todaro at ltodaro@tnbar.org