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1. Hopson Changes School System’s Front Office -

The set of four regional superintendents of Memphis City Schools came and went and came back in the last 40 years of the school system that merged in 2012 with Shelby County Schools.

Along with the tier of management came verdicts about whether the school system’s central office was becoming more centralized or more decentralized depending on the education climate and trends of the day. The opinions about the effects on centralizing authority or dispersing it also varied greatly.

2. Hopson Restructures School System Management -

Shelby County Schools superintendent Dorsey Hopson has eliminated the school system’s set of four regional superintendents and replaced them with three associate superintendents in what he said is a change to move the school system’s central office closer to the daily operation of schools.

3. Rising Up -

Adrienne Johnson remembers being stalked. It was actually a good thing. “I grew up in a single-parent home,” said Johnson, 35, today a financial analyst at International Paper and one of IP’s mentors in the RISE Foundation Goal Card program. “I was the first in my family to go to college. It was unrealistic (to attend college), not something I envisioned at all.”

4. 2 Lawmakers Ask for Probe Into Test Score Delay -

NASHVILLE (AP) – Two Republican Tennessee lawmakers have asked for an investigation into the delay of student test scores.

Meanwhile, three Democrats have filed an open records request seeking information about the late release of student scores on the Tennessee Comprehensive Assessment Program.

5. Tigers Don't Feel Like 'Cinderella' vs. 1 Seed Virginia -

RALEIGH, N.C. – The pressure valve that at times seems to control life for the Memphis Tigers had opened in the form of a 71-66 victory over George Washington in the NCAA Tournament’s round of 64.

6. Mississippi River Geotourism Effort Touted -

The National Geographic Society wants to create an interactive media geotourism project that guides visitors on journeys they can coordinate up and down the length of the Mississippi River.

Jim Dion, coordinator of the Geotourism Map Guides division of National Geographic’s Center for Sustainable Destinations, has been in Memphis this week, meeting with local and regional tourism leaders and possible donors to the effort.

7. GTx Layoffs Show Drug Market’s Volatility -

The layoffs at Memphis-based GTx Inc., announced Tuesday, Oct. 1, came with the resignation of the drug manufacturing company’s chief financial officer and pay cuts for GTx’s top three leaders.

8. Senate Education Panel Holds Hearings on Common Core -

NASHVILLE (AP) – Supporters and critics of a new set of benchmarks for math and reading are getting their voices heard this week, as a state Senate panel holds hearings on the common core standards that have been adopted to some degree by 47 states and the District of Columbia.

9. Homeless Organizers Host ‘Know Your Rights’ Event -

Members of Homeless Organizing for Power and Equality, an organization made up of men and women who are currently or formerly homeless, will be hosting the fourth in a series of “Know Your Rights” workshops for the city’s homeless.

10. Ady Joins Ballet Memphis as Ballet Master -

James Ady has joined Ballet Memphis as ballet master. In his new role, Ady will teach morning technique classes, assist with community outreach programs, and rehearse and coach dancers for upcoming performances.

11. Williams to Lead Marketing at Junior Achievement -

Priscilla Williams has joined Junior Achievement of Memphis and the Mid-South as director of marketing and special events. In her new role, Williams will work to increase the organization’s visibility, funding and branding.

12. Kramer Given Crystal Award by Carwash Association -

Bruce Kramer, an attorney with Apperson Crump PLC, has been given the Crystal Award by the International Carwash Association for his 20 years of service as the association’s general counsel. The association, which was started in Memphis in 1955, is comprised of 15,000 professional car wash operators, retailers and suppliers in 25 nations.

13. Kemper B. Durand Memorial Set for March 29 -

A memorial service for Memphis attorney Kemper B. Durand will be held March 29 at 3 p.m. at the law firm where he was a partner.

Durand died Feb. 2 and wanted a memorial service to be held in lieu of a funeral service.

14. Babaoglu Driven to Help Others Find American Dream -

Being of Azerbaijan descent and born in Milan, Italy, Rehim Babaoglu of Thomason Hendrix Harvey Johnson & Mitchell PLLC, preaches the American dream from his pulpit high above Main Street as an immigration lawyer.

15. Magee Wins Sam A. Myar Jr. Memorial Award -

Marcy Dodds Magee, a partner with Thomason Hendrix Harvey Johnson & Mitchell, PLLC, has been awarded the Sam A. Myar Jr. Memorial Award.

16. Ciaramitaro Joins Grace-St. Luke’s as School Counselor -

Licensed clinical social worker Courtney Ciaramitaro has joined Grace-St. Luke’s Episcopal School as school counselor. She will work primarily with middle school students.

Hometown: Memphis

17. Executive Coach Burtch Earns Int’l Designation -

Bill Burtch, founder and president of full-service management consultancy firm Harmony Coaching & Consulting, has received the Professional Certified Coach designation from the International Coach Federation, becoming the second PCC in Memphis. Burtch, who also holds the Senior Professional in Human Resources designation, focuses his consulting work in executive/team coaching, professional development training and human resources consulting.

18. Hampton Named Exec. Director of SRVS -

Tyler W. Hampton has been named executive director of SRVS. He previously served as director of operations and director of finance for the agency.

Hometown: Dyer, Ind., but raised in Houston, Texas.

19. Honors Continue For Architect Of Memphis Sound -

Memphis music icon Willie Mitchell was honored on what would have been his 84th birthday last week with a Tennessee state historical marker at his Royal Studios.

20. Irving Leads Research Co. Animal Cell Therapies -

Adam M. Irving is chief executive officer of San Diego-based Animal Cell Therapies Inc., a company that develops stem cell treatments to treat a variety of ailments for animals. Irving is based in Memphis.

21. FDA: New Suppliers to Ease 2 Cancer Drug Shortages -

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) – Federal regulators have approved new suppliers for two crucial cancer drugs, easing critical shortages that had been ratcheting up fears that patients, particularly children with leukemia, would miss lifesaving treatments.

22. Marty Regan Blends Civic, Community Duties -

When Marty Regan looks out from his penthouse view at One Commerce Square, he sees an array of public and private partnerships that wouldn’t have been possible without real estate attorneys.

23. National Speakers on Tap for MBA Seminar -

Some prominent national speakers are on tap to make presentations at next week’s Memphis Bar Association labor and employment law section annual seminar.

The speakers include Chai Feldblum, a commissioner with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, who will speak about the Americans with Disabilities Act.

24. Eason Joins Obsidian As Account Executive -

Kelli Eason has joined Obsidian Public Relations as an account executive.

Hometown: Lake Charles, La.

25. Sneed Promoted At Humane Society -

Kerry Sneed has been promoted to community outreach and humane education coordinator at the Humane Society of Memphis.

26. EDGE Board Holds Inaugural Meeting -

The new Economic Development Growth Engine approved its existence Wednesday, Aug. 17, while also addressing some confusing technicalities.

“The president is selected by both mayors – this seems cumbersome,” former Shelby County Commissioner and EDGE director Deidre Malone said at the organization’s inaugural meeting at City Hall. “Having worked in the private sector and for an organization with a similar structure, I think it’s very interesting.”

27. New Economic Development Board Gets Started -

The new Economic Development Growth Engine approved its existence Wednesday, Aug. 17, while also addressing some confusing technicalities.

“The president is selected by both mayors – this seems cumbersome,” former Shelby County Commissioner and EDGE director Deidre Malone said at the organization’s inaugural meeting at City Hall. “Having worked in the private sector and for an organization with a similar structure, I think it’s very interesting.”

28. Whitehead Promoted At Obsidian -

Thomas Whitehead has been promoted to account manager at Obsidian Public Relations.

Hometown: Brandon, Miss.

29. Community Service Paramount for Collins -

Elizabeth Collins is a partner at Thomason, Hendrix, Harvey, Johnson and Mitchell PLLC, and her interest in community involvement combined with professional knowledge of the law has kept her with the firm for more than 20 years.

30. Faughnan Acts as Lawyer’s Lawyer -

Brian Faughnan sees his law practice as a window to just about every other area of the law. The special counsel at Thomason Hendrix Harvey Johnson & Mitchell PLLC focuses his practice on ethics as well as first amendment law, media law and business litigation.

31. McKinley Park Opening to be Held Saturday -

A grand opening of the McKinley Park subdivision and the homeownership phase of the 30-home Hope VI development will be held Saturday, June 25, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Downtown subdivision, 679 E. Georgia Ave.

32. Davidson Hired as Manager of Habitat ReStore -

Joseph Yates Davidson has been hired as the manager of the new Habitat for Humanity ReStore, 7130 Winchester Road.

33. Law Firms Announce New Hires, Additions -

The Memphis legal community has seen a flurry of new hires, additions and other personnel announcements of late.

Andrew Sakalarios has joined Glankler Brown PLLC as an associate. He concentrates his practice in tax, trust and estate and general business law, with a practice that focuses primarily upon estate planning, including the drafting of wills and trusts, estate administration, including the preparation of inheritance, gift, estate and income tax returns.

34. Shelby GOP Names Joy New Chair -

Attorney Justin Joy is the new chairman of the Shelby County Republican Party.

Joy, an associate at the law firm Thomason Hendrix Harvey Johnson & Mitchell PLLC, ran unopposed for the chairmanship at Sunday’s county party convention.

35. Joy Is New Local GOP Chairman -

Attorney Justin Joy is the new chairman of the Shelby County Republican Party.

Joy, an associate at the law firm Thomason Hendrix Harvey Johnson & Mitchell PLLC, ran unopposed for the chairmanship at Sunday’s county party convention.

36. After Serving Country, Maj. Gen. Harvey Now Serves Law -

Albert Harvey’s career longevity as an attorney is rivaled only by his 39-year career with the U.S. Marine Corps and the Marine Corps Reserves.

37. Attorneys Bring ‘Wealth of Experience’ to Classroom -

With a collective 126 years of working legal knowledge among them, three of the top lawyers in the city are pleased to be sharing their experiences with students at the University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law.

38. Inspired by TV, Sanders Enjoys Limelight of Own Law Firm -

Growing up, Archie Sanders spent hours in front of the television attracted by legal shows featuring lawyers working their craft.

39. Askew to Lead FedExFamilyHouse -

Bridgette Askew has been named general manager of the FedExFamilyHouse at Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital.

40. Glankler Brown Names Bradley Chief Manager -

William R. Bradley Jr. has been named chief manager of Glankler Brown PLLC.

Bradley’s primary practice areas include intellectual property, maintenance and litigation, antitrust counseling and litigation, business litigation, and construction litigation.

41. Memphis Bar Assn. Elects New Officers, Board Members -

At the Memphis Bar Association’s Annual Meeting Thursday at The Peabody hotel, the MBA announced its 2010 officers and new members of its board of directors.

Immediate past president Art Quinn passed the gavel to incoming president Ricky E. Wilkins of the Law Offices of Ricky E. Wilkins. John Cannon of Shuttleworth Williams PLLC and Gary K. Smith of Apperson Crump & Maxwell PLC automatically move to the positions of vice president/president-elect and treasurer, respectively. Linda Warren Seely, director of pro bono projects at Memphis Area Legal Services Inc., was chosen as secretary.

42. Wiggins Ready To Grab YLD Baton -

Kyle M. Wiggins is ready to get behind the wheel.

Today at the Memphis Bar Association’s Young Lawyers Division Annual Meeting and Elections, current YLD president Freeman Foster, an attorney for the Juvenile Court of Memphis and Shelby County, will pass the gavel to Wiggins.

43. YLD President Wiggins Joins Baker Donelson as Associate -

Kyle M. Wiggins has joined Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz PC as an associate in the Health Services & Products group. He will concentrate his practice on litigation surrounding medical malpractice defense, personal injury defense and general civil litigation.

44. Retreat Designed To Spur Civility Among Lawyers -

The Memphis Bar Association’s Leadership Forum held its kickoff retreat Friday at the Lichterman Nature Center. The forum had filled all of its 25 spaces during its application period in August, and provided a place for the 2009-2010 class to meet and take part in social projects.

45. Longtime Law Librarian Remembered for Service -

Ora Lee Mitchell, a familiar face to anyone who used the Shelby County Law Library, died Saturday from cancer. She was 75.

46. Pera Appointed Special Adviser For ABA Strategic Communications Committee -

Lucian Pera of Adams and Reese LLP has been appointed as a special adviser of the American Bar Association’s Standing Committee on Strategic Communications for a one-year term.

47. Events -

The Memphis Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America will meet for its monthly luncheon today at 11:45 a.m. at the Holiday Inn-University of Memphis, 3700 Central Ave. Jennifer Johnson, principal for Athena Business Communications Strategy, will discuss the future of the press release. The luncheon is free for members, $25 for nonmembers and $15 for students. To register, visit www.prsamemphis.org.

48. GM All But Certain to File for Chapter 11 -

DETROIT (AP) - General Motors, the company that put tail fins on a Cadillac and was once the nation's largest employer, moved to the edge of bankruptcy protection Wednesday as debtholders refused a last-ditch deal. Crosstown rival Chrysler hoped to pull off a quick exit from Chapter 11 and prove there is hope yet for a leaner Detroit.

49. Nations Urge WHO to Change Swine Flu Assessment -

GENEVA (AP) - China, Britain, Japan and other countries urged the World Health Organization on Monday to be very cautious about declaring the arrival of a swine flu pandemic, fearing that a premature announcement could cause worldwide panic and confusion. WHO bent to their wishes.

50. Treadway Joins Thomas & Betts as Senior VP for Electrical Business -

Charles L. Treadway has joined Thomas & Betts Corporation in the newly created position of senior vice president, group president – electrical. Treadway will provide strategic and operational leadership to the company’s electrical products businesses on a global basis. The electrical segment of Thomas & Betts has approximately 60 manufacturing and distribution facilities in 11 countries and employs approximately 8,000 associates worldwide. The electrical segment reported $2.1 billion in revenues in 2008. Treadway previously served as president and chief executive officer for the Custom Sensors and Technology unit of Schneider Electric.

51. Associate Retention Challenge For Firms In Tough Times -

When a young lawyer joins a firm as an associate, it used to mean they were on partner track at that firm.

Changing times combined with the struggling economy, however, have transformed the partnership track idea for many associates. In a recent article published in The Memphis Lawyer titled “Stop Loss: The Scoop on Associate Retention,” several co-authors wrote, “Firms across Memphis are getting frustrated by an attrition rate many see as alarming.”

52. Taube Named Partner At Adams and Reese -

Emily Campbell Taube has been named a partner at Adams and Reese LLP. Taube is a member of the Litigation Practice Group and focuses on the areas of commercial litigation, employment litigation, product liability and estate and trust litigation.

53. UTHSC Professors Receive Patents -

Sixteen professors at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center who turned laboratory experiments into practical applications have received patents for innovations in medicine.

Besides the potential for better ways to diagnose the sick and injured, these innovations could provide a revenue stream for UTHSC.

54. Caraway Named ‘Rising Star’ By Midsouth Superlawyers -

Kirk Caraway of Allen, Summers, Simpson, Lillie & Gresham PLLC has been selected as a “Rising Star” in the field of Labor and Employment Litigation by Law & Politics Midsouth Superlawyers publication for 2008.

55. Evidence at Heart of Matter For Cooley, The Innocence Project -

Craig Cooley compares the aftermath of a wrongful criminal conviction to the aftermath of a train crash.

56. U of M to Honor Legal Pillars Of Excellence -

The University of Memphis Law School Alumni Chapter will honor four of the legal community’s leaders Saturday during its “Striving for Excellence: Pillars of Excellence” ceremony at the Holiday Inn-University of Memphis.

57. MAAR’s Wade Inducted Into Association of Executives Leadership Society -

Jules Wade, executive vice president of the Memphis Area Association of Realtors, has been inducted into the Dr. Almon R. Smith Association of Executives Leadership Society.

The National Association of Realtors inducted Wade in recognition of his contributions to the real estate industry and the association management profession.

58. Courthouse Library Full of Memories -

Ora Lee Mitchell remembers when the Shelby County Courthouse was the seat of all local government – city and county.

“The City Commission had its offices out those doors and on the second floor,” she said, pointing to two wooden doors at the other end of the Law Library where she works. “The county school board was right out here. They had it all in that little corner.”

59. Jones Ascends to High-Level Position At Army Corps of Engineers -

Carol Winfield Jones has been selected as chief, project development branch and assistant to the deputy district engineer for project management for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Memphis District.

60. 14 Applicants File for Two Judicial Vacancies -

Two vacancies in the western divisions of two state appeals courts have drawn a lot of interest from attorneys and judges in West Tennessee.

A total of 14 applicants filed with the Tennessee Judicial Selection Commission for both vacancies by Friday’s deadline.

61. Haltom Applies ForCourt of Appeals Vacancy -      Memphis attorney William H. Haltom Jr. is the first applicant for the vacant seat on the Tennessee Court of Appeals Western Division.
     Haltom, a partner at Thomason Hendrix Harvey Johnso

62. Jewell Receives Certificate of Planning -

Laura Jewell of A2H has received a certificate of planning from the American Institute of Certified Planners.

Jewell holds a bachelor's degree in landscape architecture from Mississippi State University in 2002. She has five years' experience in the planning field and more than three years' experience in landscape architecture.

63. Cooper Sentencing Delayed Until May -

Prosecutors have filed a motion in federal court asking that the sentencing of former Shelby County Commissioner Joe Cooper, previously set for Thursday, be delayed about four months.

Federal prosecutors asked for a 120-day continuance so Cooper can help them continue to build a bribery and corruption case against Memphis City Councilman Edmund Ford. Cooper, once a fixture at City Hall where he lobbied the council on behalf of clients he represented, is expected to take the witness stand at Ford's coming trial.

64. Cullison Moves Up At Methodist LeBonheur in Germantown -

Methodist LeBonheur Germantown Hospital has named Rebecca Cullison assistant administrator of clinical support services.

Cullison has been with Methodist for three years, first as an administrative resident and most recently as the manager of system operations.

65. Butler Honored for Legal Service With Sam A. Myar Jr. Award -

Her mother is an assistant district attorney. Her father is a chancellor.

But the law wasn't an automatic career choice for Lara E. Butler.

The daughter of Linda Butler, an assistant district attorney for the judicial district that includes Jackson, Tenn., and Madison County Chancellor Jimmy Butler was prepared to follow what she called a tradition among Rhodes College graduates of "going to Colorado to find myself" after graduation.

66. Young Lawyers Make Mark on Bar -

Someday they will be partners or judges, lawmakers or law professors. But for many attorneys in the Memphis Bar Association's Young Lawyers Division, the future is now.

This section of the Memphis Bar Association is 500 lawyers strong - about a fourth of the bar's membership. It's comprised of attorneys who are either 36 years old or younger, or have been practicing for three years or fewer. The active, involved group of attorneys is dedicated to making a mark on their chosen profession.

67. Bar Association Prepares for New Leadership -

The Memphis Bar Association will bring 2007 to a close with a ceremonial transferring of the gavel Dec. 6 during its annual meeting at The Peabody Hotel's Continental Ballroom, from noon to 1:30 p.m.

68. Peace is a Jam Session Not to Be Missed -

I don't consider myself a religious person - at least not in recent years - but I do have a favorite prayer that serves as the last bastion of my Catholic upbringing.

It's attributed to St. Francis of Assisi. Born in 1181 or 1182 in Italy, St. Francis is the founder of the Franciscan Order of priests. He would have been my patron saint if I'd ever made my confirmation, one of the seven sacraments of the Roman Catholic Church. The others include baptism, confession, communion, marriage, holy orders and last rites.

69. BRIDGES Revs Up PeaceJam Initiatives -

In mid-April, students from rival schools Mitchell High and Frayser High gathered together on the Frayser campus, writing messages and quotes about peace and harmony on small scraps of paper they placed inside inflated balloons.

70. Morton Joins GTxAs Chief Medical Officer -      Dr. Ronald A. Morton Jr. has been appointed chief medical officer at GTx Inc.
     GTx is a Memphis-based biopharmaceutical company.
     Morton previously worke

71. One More Time -

Memphis long has been known as the home of the blues - and it's no wonder, considering the city's rich musical history.

It's home to Elvis Presley's Graceland mansion, B.B. King's Blues Club, Isaac Hayes' restaurant in the Peabody Place mall and Beale Street, among other venues.

72. Rogers Named News Director At WMC-TV 5 -

Tracey Rogers has joined the WMC-TV Action News 5 team as news director. Rogers has spent the past six years as news director at WAFF-TV in Huntsville, Ala., which, like WMC-TV, is owned by Raycom Media. She also has worked as assistant news director of WKRN, Nashville's ABC affiliate, as well as WSMV (NBC) and WTVF (CBS). She is a three-time Emmy winner, four-time Associated Press Award winner and recipient of the Edward R. Murrow Award for "Best Spot News Coverage." Her first day is Monday.

73. Crye-Leike's Truong Receives Broker's License -

The Tennessee Real Estate Commission (TREC) has announced that David N. Truong from Crye-Leike's Quail Hollow office, 6525 Quail Hollow Road, has successfully passed the real estate broker licensure exam and has received his broker's license. Truong completed strict experience and education requirements, including 120 classroom hours of real estate education. He has been a real estate agent for four years in and around Shelby and DeSoto counties, where he specializes in all areas of real estate sales.

74. Bethel Named New VP Of COMEC Board -

Greg Bethel has been named vice president of the board of directors of the Commission on Missing & Exploited Children (COMEC). Bethel is the director of human resources for the Jackson-Madison County School System in Jackson, Tenn. He's been on the board of directors for two years.

75. Phillips to Become President of Optometry School -

Dr. Richard W. Phillips has been named president-elect of Southern College of Optometry in Memphis. Phillips is a 1978 graduate of the college and the former regional executive director for Tennessee operations for TLC - Laser Eye Centers. He will be only the sixth person to hold the office in the college's 75-year history. Phillips will assume the presidency May 17. He is replacing William E. Cochran, who is retiring.

76. Young Lawyers Division Holds Happy Hour Event -       The Young Lawyers Division of the Memphis Bar Association will hold its first Happy Hour event of 2007. The event will be a joint happy hour with the Young Certified Public Accountants of the Memphis chapter of the Tenn

77. MBA Board MembersAnnounced, Ready to Roll -      The Memphis Bar Association announced its 2007 officers during an event at The Peabody Hotel Thursday.
     David M. Cook of The Hardison Law Firm PC officially became the 2007 MBA president,

78. With New Officers And Board Members, Young Lawyers Group Looks Ahead To Busy Year -

The Young Lawyers Division of the Memphis Bar Association originally was formed to be something of a social arm of the MBA.

Over the years, however, the YLD has grown into much more.

For example, in 2006, YLD members raised money and donated their time to numerous organizations in Shelby County, such as Porter-Leath Children's Center and Memphis Area Legal Services (MALS).

79. Johnson Appointed to Vacant County Board of Education Seat -

Dr. Fred Johnson has been appointed to the Shelby County Board of Education. Johnson also is a Memphis Area Teachers' Credit Union (MATCU) board member. Johnson will fill the vacancy left by Wyatt Bunker, who left the board to serve on the County Commission. Johnson has served as a MATCU board member since 1996.

80. Prestidge Chosen to Head Kroger Delta Division -

Mark Prestidge has been promoted to president of The Kroger Co.'s Delta Division. The Delta Division is based in Memphis and includes 111 Kroger stores in Arkansas, Kentucky, Mississippi, Missouri and Tennessee. Prestidge succeeds Richard Tillman, who recently announced his retirement after a 42-year career with Kroger. Prestidge previously served as vice president of operations for Kroger's Southwest Division.

81. Evans & Petree Discusses Possible Merger with Thomason Hendrix -      Evans & Petree PC and Thomason, Hendrix, Harvey, Johnson & Mitchell PLLC, two of Memphis' largest and oldest law firms, are reportedly in merger talks and could announce a deal as early as October, according to a story i

82. Retired Memphian Channels Work Ethic Into Library Lectures -

He makes no promises of door prizes; he offers no sweet or salty snacks. And he doesn't give free sodas to guests.

Still, you can bet that on the second Thursday of every month, Curtis White manages to bring in enough people to fill every chair of the meeting room at the Poplar-White Station Branch Library.

83. Meyerrose Heads Emerging National Businesses Division for First Horizon -

Sarah Meyerrose has been promoted to president of emerging national businesses for First Horizon National Corp. In her new role, she will be the executive leader of several of First Horizon's growing national efforts, such as its health savings accounts business, Msaver, and its commercial insurance business, Synaxis. Meyerrose has worked for First Horizon for more than 24 years.

84. Feibelman Honored by American College of Trial Lawyers -

Jef Feibelman has become a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers. Feibelman is an attorney with Burch, Porter & Johnson PLLC. He received his undergraduate and law degrees from Yale University.

85. Kustoff Puts Leadership Skills to the Test As Lead Prosecutor for West Tennessee -

David F. Kustoff, the recently appointed U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Tennessee, is settling in after almost a week on the job. President George W. Bush nominated Kustoff in February and the U.S. Senate confirmed him in mid-March to replace Terry Harris, who recently accepted a position as vice president for security for FedEx Express, a subsidiary of FedEx Corp. As such, Harris is responsible for security operations throughout the company's global network.

86. Memphis Area Legal Services Board Elects Matthews as VP -

The Memphis Area Legal Services' board of directors has elected Antonio "Toney" Matthews to serve as its vice president. Matthews is an attorney with Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz PC and is a member of the Defense Research Institute, the Tennessee Defense Lawyers Association and the Tennessee Board of Professional Responsibility Hearing Committee.

87. Shelby County Mayor A C Wharton ReceivesPublic Service Award -

Shelby County Mayor AC Wharton Jr. and former assistant city attorney Dorothy Osradker have been selected for the Rotary Club of Memphis East's Bobby Dunavant Public Service awards. Wharton has served in local governments for more than 20 years, and Osradker served in city government for 61 years.

88. Kiosks at 201 Poplar to Help Non-English Speakers -

The Memphis Bar Association and the Shelby County court system are working together to help non-English speakers navigate the area legal system by funding two informational stations at the entry level and lower level of the criminal justice center at 201 Poplar Ave.

89. Tuttle Elected to State Judicial Selection Commission -

Dale H. Tuttle of Glassman, Edwards, Wade & Wyatt PC has been elected 2006 vice chairman of the Tennessee Judicial Selection Commission. The commission interviews and recommends applicants for all state courts.

90. Blount Rises to Vice President at Wachovia -

Michelle Blount has been named vice president and senior community banker for Wachovia Bank in Memphis. She has 12 years of experience in the financial services industry and most recently served as vice president in commercial banking for First Tennessee Bank.

91. Trezevant Manor Foundation Names Development Director -

Martha Boyd was named director of development for the Trezevant Manor Foundation.

The New York Times Co. Broadcast Media Group announced that Bruce Moore was named news director of WREG-TV in Memphis, effective Jan. 30. Moore is a 15-year veteran of WVEC-TV in Norfolk, Va. He served as assistant director of WVEC-TV for seven years. He graduated from the University of Georgia.

92. Armstrong Allen Names New Litigation Practice Chair -

Armstrong Allen attorney James F. Arthur III was named litigation practice group chairman for the firm. Arthur replaces Lucian Pera, who has served as litigation practice chairman for the past several years.

93. Area Attorneys Give Back to Memphis Community -

Many attorneys serve as advocates for more than their clients.

For these legal professionals, community involvement is another important facet of their work. And whether it's adopting a classroom, taking part in a Habitat for Humanity build or serving on the board of a nonprofit organization, attorneys across the Memphis area have demonstrated a desire to give back.

94. Archived Article: Law Talk - Law Talk - Craig C

Service to Community, Colleagues a Priority for Conley

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Craig C. Conley, an associate since 1999 in the Memphis law firm of Thomason Hendrix Harvey Johnson & Mitchell PLLC, serves as...

95. Archived Article: Newsmakers - ABWA Presents Business and Community Involvement Awards

Orchestral Society Names New Board Members

The Memphis Orchestral Society Inc. named Jeff Sanford chairman of its board of directors, effective July 1. Sanford, president of the Center Ci...

96. Archived Article: Law - Memphians Take Statewide Bar Control

Memphis Attorneys Take Helm of State Organizations

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Saturday marks the start of the year of Memphis with regard to the Tennessee legal community Memphis attorneys will assume...

97. Archived Article: Law - Generation X Changing Practice of Law

Generation X Changes Face of Law Practice

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Movies such as Fast Times at Ridgemont High and Mallrats, which accurately or not portray American youth of the 80s and 90s as fun...

98. Archived Article: Newsmakers - Smith & Nephew Announces New Division and Promotions

Smith & Nephew Announces New Division, Promotions

Steve Hirsch was named president of Smith & Nephew Orthopaedics, a new division of the company opening in Europe. The following ...

99. Archived Article: Real - Southeast Shelby Home Sales Stable

Southeast Market Sees Steady Home Sales

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Many factors have contributed to the development of Southeast Shelby County through the years, from the construction of Hickory Ridge M...

100. Archived Article: Newsmakers - VA Medical Center Physician Recognized

Memphis Attorneys Complete Leadership Program

The Tennessee Bar Association announced that the following Memphis attorneys have completed the TBA Leadership Law program: Karen Campbell, Gary K. Smith &...