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Posted by: on Jan 29, 2009

Journal Issue Date: Feb 2009

Brittenum was manager in 2005

The "People You Need to Know" section of the January 2009 edition of the Tennessee Bar Journal contains a statement that Melvin Malone "is believed to be the first African-American to serve as manager of a large Tennessee law firm." For your information, Dedrick Brittenum, an African-American, served as chief manager of Farris Bobango Branan PLC (formerly Farris Mathews) in 2005. Farris Bobango has offices in Memphis and Nashville.

Nevertheless, congratulations to Mr. Malone for his success!

" T. Kevin Bruce, Farris Bobango Branan PLC, Memphis


Subject of Haltom column gets the joke

My name is Kim Shrigley. I was forwarded a copy of the "Big Orange Alimony" article by my attorney ("But Seriously, Folks! by Bill Haltom, January 2009 Tenn. Bar Journal). I have to say, I thoroughly enjoyed reading the article. I would like to extend an open invitation to Mr. Haltom to visit our salon at any time, with one word of caution. I am not the person he wants doing his hair, as I am a nurse by profession. I would be happy to start an IV or administer medications, but we may be wise to leave the hair styling to the professionals.

Thanks again for providing some humor in a situation that at times has been unbearable. I truly appreciated the article and your comments.

" Kim Shrigley, Alimony's Hair & Nail Salon, Knoxville