TBA Law Blog

Posted by: Suzanne Craig Robertson on Jun 7, 2012

Nashville lawyer Andrée Sophia Blumstein and Knoxville lawyer J. Scott Griswold were each honored with the Justice Joseph W. Henry Award for Outstanding Legal Writing today (June 8) at the Lawyers Luncheon during the Tennessee Bar Association's Annual Convention in Memphis. A panel of three judged their two articles to be the best of all those published in the Tennessee Bar Journal during 2011. The judges this year were TBA President Danny Van Horn, Tennessee Supreme Court Chief Justice Connie Clark and Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law Dean Kevin H. Smith. It is the first time in the 31-year-history of the award that two articles have been named.

Blumstein’s winning article is “Bye Bye Hannan? What a Difference Two Little Words, at trial, Will Make in the Formulation of Tennessee’s Summary Judgment Standard,” which was published in the August 2011 issue. She is a partner at Sherrard & Roe PLC in Nashville. Her practice, which concentrates on appellate litigation, includes a special focus on state and federal antitrust counseling and litigation. She received her law degree from Vanderbilt University and is chair of the Tennessee Bar Journal Editorial Board. She also wrote in the February 2009 Journal an article called “Bye, Bye Byrd?” which explores the ramifications of Hannan v. Alltel.

Griswold’s article, “Service of Process After Hall v. Haynes: Practice Tips for Counsel and Advice for Management” was published in the March 2011 Journal. He is an associate with Paine, Tarwater, and Bickers LLP in Knoxville. He received his law degree from the University of Tennessee College of Law in 2007. During law school, he served as chair of the Moot Court Board and as a member of the Trademark Moot Court Team. He was elected to the Order of the Barristers and received awards for academic excellence in Advanced Property and Trial Practice. After graduation he served as a law clerk to Chief Justice William M. Barker of the Tennessee Supreme Court, and joined the firm in September 2008. Last year, he won the TBA’s Harris Gilbert Pro Bono Volunteer of the Year Award.





Andrée Sophia Blumstein



J. Scott Griswold