General-Solo-Small Firm Practitioners Section

This section provides its members with programs designed to further the professionalism, prestige and effectiveness of the practitioner. Members receive notice of legislation and other issues affecting them through the section’s newsletter.

The Powers Law Firm
79 N. Main Street
Crossville, TN 38555
Belmont University College of Law
P.O. Box 120186
Nashville, TN 37212
Immediate Past Chair
None -- Retired
204 Anderson Tinch Ave
Jamestown, TN 38556
Staff Coordinator
Tennessee Bar Association
221 4th Avenue N. Suite 400
Nashville, TN 37219

Family Considers Lawsuit Regarding Man's Death in Lincoln Co. Jail

The state medical examiner’s office has ruled the manner of death for the man who died after a fight with guards at the Lincoln County Jail a homicide, the Elk Valley Times reports. William Barnard Hawk died from traumatic asphyxia — suffocation by intense compression of the chest — last September and was taken to Vanderbilt Medical Center where it was documented that Hawk suffered from head trauma, facial injuries and a broken nose because of the incident. No charges have yet been filed regarding Hawk’s death, however, the lawyer who is representing Hawk’s daughter said that they are considering filing a wrongful death and civil rights violations lawsuit.

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LGBT Law Annual Forum 2019

Register now for the TBA LGBT Law Annual Forum to take place on June 21 at the Tennessee Bar Center in Nashville. Timely topics for this year’s program will include laws concerning conversion therapy, an inside look at Vanderbilt’s Clinic for Transgender Health, ethical considerations regarding discrimination and employment law, ending the day with an LGBT community advocacy panel open to the public. The forum will be held in conjunction with the 2019 Nashville Pride Festival, allowing attendees to take advantage of the fun and activities surrounding the celebration. Don’t miss what guarantees to be an insightful forum and one of the nation’s premier Pride festivals! Here’s the key info:
When: Friday, June 21, registration begins at 11 a.m., CDT
Where: Tennessee Bar Center, 221 Fourth Ave. N., Nashville
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