TBA Law Blog

Posted by: TBA News on May 1, 2016

Journal Issue Date: May 2016

Journal Name: May 2016 - Vol. 52, No. 5

Retired Maryville attorney ROY D. CRAWFORD died March 20. He was 94. Following service in World War II, Crawford graduated from the University of Tennessee College of Law in 1948. He practiced in Maryville until 2000, when he retired at age 79. Crawford also represented Blount County in the Tennessee Senate from 1961 to 1966.

Nashville attorney MANDI PRESTON PARL died March 4. She was 33. After graduating from the University of Maryland, Parl went on to earn a law degree from the University of Memphis. Donations in Parl’s honor may be made to Camp Judaea at www.campjudaea.org, or Thistle Farms at www.thistlefarms.org.

JACK W. PIPER JR., a Knoxville attorney, died March 16 at the age of 56. Piper, who graduated from the University of Tennessee College of Law in 1984, practiced with Piper, Ramsey & Hill. He also practiced with O’Connor, Petty, Child and Piper. Donations in his honor may be made to Angelic Ministries International at www.angelicministries.com.

ELIZABETH JANE “PUNKY” SMITH of Brentwood died March 21. She was 65. A graduate of the University of Tennessee College of Law, Smith practiced law in Nashville for 37 years. She was a principal in Realty Title Inc. since its formation in 1986 until the business was sold in 2000. She retired from First Title and Escrow Inc. of Nashville in 2014. Memorial gifts may be made to Belmont United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 120098, Nashville 37212; Legal Aid Society of Middle Tennessee, 300 Deaderick Street, Nashville 37201; Alive Hospice, 1718 Patterson St., Nashville 37203; or Randolph College (formerly Randolph Macon Woman’s College), P.O. Box 3215, Lynchburg, VA 24503. Read more about her in this month's President's Perspective.

CLAUDE GALBREATH SWAFFORD, one of the first 100 women lawyers in Tennessee, died March 25 at age 90. Swafford was one of two women in her class at the University of Tennessee College of Law, a class that included her husband, the late Howard Graham Swafford. Swafford was appointed by President Ronald Reagan to serve on the board of the National Legal Services Corporation and was later appointed to the Defense Advisory Committee on Women in the Services. Contributions may be made to the Claude Galbreath Swafford and Howard G. Swafford Scholarship Endowment at UT College of Law. Read more about the Swaffords.
Knoxville attorney BRIAN HARDY TRAMMELL died March 27 at the age of 58. Trammell, who received his law degree from the University of Tennessee College of Law, formed Trammell, Adkins, and Ward P.C. in 2008 with his law partners Terry Adkins and Ken Ward. He previously served as president at Kennerly, Montgomery, and Finley P.C. Trammell also served as president of the Tennessee Defense Lawyers Association. Memorial gifts in his honor may be sent to the Church Street United Methodist Church towards the construction of the Church Street memorial garden at P. O. Box 1303 Knoxville, TN, 37901.