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Posted by: Katharine Heriges on Jun 26, 2018

J. Steven Xanthopoulos of Fredericksburg, Virginia, died Monday at 70. A graduate of Dickinson School of Law, Xanthopoulos dedicated his legal career to Legal Services, working across the country and eventually in Jackson, Tennessee. He began with housing advocacy, did immigration and other poverty law and retired after 29 years as West Tennessee Legal Services executive director. In 2005, he received the B. Riney Green award from the Tennessee Alliance for Legal Services "for his constant promotion of statewide programs to address significant client needs which have strengthened legal aid providers and improved the lives of thousands of low-income Tennesseans." Memorial contributions may be made to the Lewy Body Dementia Association or to West Tennessee Legal Services.