TBA Law Blog


Posted by: Brittany Sims on Dec 3, 2014

Knoxville attorney Dwight E. Tarwater on Monday will become general counsel to Gov. Bill Haslam, who he knew on a personal level from living in the Westmoreland neighborhood before Knoxville’s former mayor moved to Nashville. Tarwater told Knoxnews he “had to do some soul searching” after Herbert Slatery, who formerly was Haslam’s general counsel and now is the state attorney general, contacted him about the job. His daughter, Katherine Tarwater Freeman, said he ought to follow the advice he always gave her and his two sons: “Go climb the next mountain,” which has led him to Nashville.