TBA Law Blog

Posted by: Stacey Shrader Joslin on Mar 18, 2013

Retired Memphis lawyer Marvin Posner died March 12 after a prolonged illness. He was 81 years old. A native of Nashville, Posner earned his undergraduate and law degrees from Vanderbilt University and relocated to Memphis after graduating from the law school in 1956. He handled many adoptions, always donating the legal fees to charity. Posner also volunteered with the Memphis City Public Schools as a reading tutor, and served as a Wings volunteer for 12 years, helping those going through cancer treatment. Funeral services were held March 13 at Baron Hirsch Cemetery. The family requests that in lieu of flowers donations be sent to the Baron Hirsch Synagogue, 400 S. Yates Rd., Memphis, TN 38120; Margolin Hebrew Academy, 390 S. White Station Rd., Memphis, TN 38117; Anshei Sphard Bethel Emeth Synagogue, 120 E. Yates Rd. N., Memphis, TN 38120; or a charity of the donor’s choice. Read more about his life in The Commercial Appeal.