TBA Law Blog


Posted by: Katharine Heriges on May 31, 2018
Knoxville attorney Spenser Flinn Powell died suddenly on May 29 while running a marathon. He was 28. The 2017 Valedictorian of the University of Tennessee College of Law, Powell was the only student in the history of the school to receive perfect scores in all classes. He served as a member of the National Moot Court Team and was awarded the McClung Medal, the highest award given by faculty to a member of UT’s Moot Court. He clerked for Chief Judge Thomas A. Varlan of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Tennessee, and was set to join Bass Berry and Sims in Nashville upon completion of a clerkship at the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals in Houston. Funeral services will be held at Memorial Park Funeral Home in Memphis. The visitation will be June 9, at 1:30 p.m., with a funeral at 2:30 p.m. and concluding with a reception following the graveside service.