C. Scott Johnson of Fleissner, Davis and Johnson sent this photo in to thank his fellow lawyers in the Chattanooga Bar Association and its “outstanding executive director Lynda Minks Hood,” for their support following a recent lengthy hospital stay. “During this time, my always busy Chattanooga Bar comrades went above and beyond to support, encourage and uplift. This seemingly simple gesture meant more than words can express. The Chattanooga Bar members certainly changed this misty-eyed counselor’s outlook during troubling times. I am grateful for our members and remain proud to be in the Chattanooga Bar where we all try to remember the important things in life.”

Mariam N. Stockton was named an associate at the Nashville firm of Neal & Harwell PLC. Stockton practices primarily in the area of civil litigation. Her experience includes entertainment litigation, medical malpractice and corporate investigations.
The Chattanooga firm of Spears, Moore, Rebman & Williams PC announced Courtney H. Bullard and Jamieson B. Brock joined the firm. Bullard, who joined the firm as a shareholder, will lead the firm’s new division of Institutional Compliance Solutions. Brock joined the firm as an associate. His practice will be in the areas of medical malpractice defense and general litigation.

Timothy V. Kemp joined Butler Snow as a partner in the firm’s Washington D.C. and Nashville offices. Kemp will be a part of the firm’s regulatory and government relations group, where he will focus his nationwide practice on insurance and financial services regulation, government relations, compliance and corporate governance.

The Tennessee Municipal Attorneys Association named Susan Emery McGannon as the first recipient of the organization’s Distinguished Municipal Attorney Award on Feb. 19. McGannon served as the Murfreesboro City Attorney from 2001 until her retirement in November 2015. She is also an International Municipal Lawyers Association Local Government Fellow.

Lisa P. Binder, a member at Neal & Harwell PLC, has been certified as a Tennessee Supreme Court Rule 31 mediator. In addition to domestic mediations, the Nashville attorney focuses her practice on civil and criminal litigation with a concentration in family law, including prenuptial agreements, divorce and child custody.

Garden City Group LLC, located in New York, appointed Kenneth Cutshaw as interim president and chief executive officer. Cutshaw previously served as the chairman and CEO of global advisory group GNG LLC and senior attorney for the Tennessee legislature.

The Nashville office of Bass, Berry and Sims PLC acquired former Harwell Howard Hyne Gabbert & Manner shareholders Curtis Capeling, David Cox, Craig Gabbert, Mike Hill, Kris Kemp, Mark Manner, John Popham, Glenn Rose, Susan Sidwell and Jonathan Stanley. H3gm announced in February that the attorneys’ move dissolved the firm.

Nashville attorney Greg Siskind, founding partner of Siskind Susser PC, released his fifth book, The Physician Immigration Handbook: A Guide to the U.S. Immigration System for International Medical Graduates, Recruiters, and Employers. In the book, Siskind creates a simplified visa process, with information including what foreign physicians need to know to apply for graduate medical training at teaching hospitals in the U.S. and how they can remain in this country to pursue their careers. The book is available at and on Amazon.

FordHarrison LLP announced LaTanyia S. Walker has joined the firm’s Memphis office as an associate. Prior to joining the firm, LaTanyia served as a law clerk for the Shelby County Government Attorney’s Office.

Michael Malone joined the Nashville office of Polsinelli PC. He will be practicing in the Commercial Litigation practice group, where he will focus on litigation in the areas of financial services, real estate, healthcare and general commercial disputes.

Stone & Hinds PC announced S. David Lipsey has joined the firm as a shareholder. Lipsey, who began his career with the Knoxville firm in 2008, practices in the areas of estate planning, construction law, and corporate and transactional law.

Nashville attorneys Matt Haskell and Rob Hazard have been promoted to members at the firm of Gullett Sanford Robinson & Martin PLLC. Haskell is a member of the firm’s Litigation and Labor and Employment practices where he represents companies in the transportation, life sciences and health care industries. Hazard is also a Certified Public Accountant whose practice focuses on estate planning, business and corporate law.

The firm of Lewis Thomason announced Larry Giordano and Lynn Peterson have been certified as Tennessee Supreme Court Rule 31 mediators. Both attorneys work in the firm’s Knoxville office. Giordano, a shareholder and law firm director at the firm, concentrates his practice in the areas of business, commercial and complex litigation. Peterson, also a shareholder, practices primarily in areas of personal injury, workers’ compensation and insurance defense.

The Memphis firm of Burch, Porter & Johnson PLLC announced William A. (Andy) Jones has become a member of the firm. His practice focuses on taxation of corporations, partnerships, individuals, and trusts and estates.

Chandra N. T. Flint and Stephen M. Montgomery were named partners at Neal & Harwell PLC. In the March issue of the Tennessee Bar Journal, it was incorrectly printed that the pair had joined the firm. Flint, who has been a member of the firm since 2004, focuses her practice on family law and criminal and civil litigation. Montgomery’s practice focuses in the areas of commercial law, bankruptcy and corporate transactions. He has been with the firm since 2008.

Glankler Brown PLLC announced Andre B. Mathis has been promoted to member of the Memphis firm. Mathis concentrates his practice in the areas of employment law, civil litigation and criminal litigation.

Jennifer Eberle and Bryant Witt have been named partners in the Nashville office of Hall Booth Smith. Eberle specializes in medical malpractice and health care liability litigation for health care providers. Witt has extensive experience in the representation of hospitals, physicians and other health care organizations.

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