TBA Law Blog


Posted by: Katharine Heriges on Dec 15, 2017
The Knoxville Bar Association bestowed its annual Governor’s Award on University of Tennessee College of Law Professor Penny White. The Governors’ Award is given annually to a lawyer who has “brought distinction and honor to the legal profession” and “who has consistently and generously served the Knoxville Bar Association and Knoxville community.” White is the Elvin E. Overton Distinguished Professor of Law at the school and is director of the Center for Advocacy and Dispute Resolution. She served as a Circuit Judge in Tennessee’s First Judicial District starting in 1990, was appointed to the Court of Criminal Appeals in 1992 and to the Tennessee Supreme Court in 1994.