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1. County Law Library Director Johnson Celebrates 50 Years as Librarian
- Wednesday, November 23, 2016
Gary Johnson, director of the Shelby County Governmental Law Library, is celebrating his 50th year as a librarian. In his current role, he directs the county law library’s operations, including budgeting, staffing and library services, and reports to a 10-member board that include nine attorneys and one judge.
When asked about his longevity in the field, Johnson says the libraries where he’s worked – which include public, school and law libraries – have been different enough to keep him challenged and interested.
2. Mularkey’s Choice: Build Resume or Build for Future
- Thursday, November 26, 2015
Mike Mularkey finds himself in a tough situation.
The Titans head coach, who took over after Ken Whisenhunt was fired three games ago, knows he needs to win some games down the stretch to better enhance whatever chance he might have of being named permanent head coach.
3. Donelson Honored With Carnival’s Highest Award
- Thursday, May 7, 2015
Nearly 500 law industry leaders filled the Hilton Memphis ballroom for Carnival Memphis’ annual Business & Industry Salute luncheon as part of its 84th anniversary celebration.
King of Carnival John Bobango, chief manager of Farris Bobango PLC, gave honors to four individuals, five locally headquartered law firms, the largest corporate law department in Tennessee and two nonprofit organizations that are vital to the legal industry.
4. Carnival Memphis Set to Honor Legal Heavyweights at Salute Luncheon
- Friday, May 1, 2015
Carnival Memphis will bring together leaders in the Mid-South legal industry for its Business and Industry Salute on May 5.
The event, which is part of the celebration of the nonprofit’s 84th anniversary, will honor eight organizations vital to the law industry in the Mid-South and four individuals for their contributions to the community.
5. Legendary Memphis Studio Has No. 1 Hit With ‘Uptown Funk’
- Friday, January 23, 2015
The Mark Ronson song “Uptown Funk” featuring Bruno Mars has spent a few weeks now in the top spot on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.
It’s something Memphis producer and Royal Studios owner Boo Mitchell is especially proud to see, since the chart-topping track was recorded in Memphis at his studio.
6. Vols Take Plenty of Momentum Into Offseason
- Saturday, January 10, 2015
KNOXVILLE – There’s nothing like going into the offseason on a high note. The Vols will be riding the momentum from the resounding 45-28 victory against Iowa in the Jan. 2 TaxSlayer Bowl through the end of recruiting season, winter workouts, spring practices and into the summer months.
7. Nichols’ Rookie Award Comes With Accolades
- Friday, March 14, 2014
First, there was the debate. Would Briarcrest star Austin Nichols really stay home and play for the Memphis Tigers? Or would outside offers, including ones from Duke, Kansas and North Carolina, be too good to pass up?
8. Suburban Voters Decide School Board Races
- Friday, November 8, 2013
Voters in Shelby County’s six suburban towns and cities elected their respective municipal schools boards Thursday, Nov. 7 with low voter turnouts that reflected that most of the school board positions on the ballots were one-candidate uncontested races.
9. Nichols Ready to Back Up Hype
- Friday, October 4, 2013
Every player has his favorite spot on the floor, that go-to place where everything seems to slow down, where the player most feels like himself even amid the chaos.
But maybe more important when you are a much-hyped, homegrown University of Memphis freshman is to have that special place off the floor. A retreat, where in this case young Austin Nichols can make the world spin a little more slowly and turn down the volume on all the outside noise.
10. Early Voting Expands in District 91 Primary
- Friday, September 27, 2013
Early voting in the Democratic primary special election for State House District 91 expands Friday, Sept. 27, from the Shelby County Election Commission’s Downtown offices, 157 Poplar Ave., to three satellite locations.
11. Best Honored for Exchange Club Family Center Work
- Wednesday, July 3, 2013
Dr. Jara Best has received Volunteer Mid-South’s Spirit of Giving award for Adult Volunteer of the Year for her work with The Exchange Club Family Center. Best, a pediatrician, is a member of the center’s board and has served as a volunteer with the facility’s domestic violence programs for children and women, as well as the First STEPS (Skills to Ensure Parenting Success) program.
12. Senior Care Management Solutions Promotes Williams
- Wednesday, October 17, 2012
Darla Williams has been promoted to health care administrator at Senior Care Management Solutions. In her new role, Williams will play a critical role in overseeing and customizing clients’ daily care plans to fit their specific needs.
13. Ciaramitaro Joins Grace-St. Luke’s as School Counselor
- Wednesday, September 26, 2012
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.
14. Crowder Joins MCCA To Manage New Product Line
- Wednesday, July 4, 2012
Mack Crowder has joined Memphis Consumer Credit Association as director of business continuity and risk. In his new role, Crowder will manage the start-up and growth of a new product line of business continuity and disaster recovery solutions for MCCA.
15. Burch Porter Attorneys Named Super Lawyers
- Monday, November 28, 2011
Fourteen Burch, Porter & Johnson PLLC attorneys have been included in the 2011 edition of Mid-South Super Lawyers magazine.
16. Brucker Joins McManus Reilly As Investment, Insurance Adviser
- Wednesday, October 12, 2011
Edward Brucker III has joined McManus Reilly Financial Foresight as investment and insurance adviser.
Hometown: Tucson, Ariz.
Education: Master of business administration from University of Phoenix
- Friday, March 18, 2011
The Memphis Lawyers’ Chapter and University of Memphis Law Student Chapter of the Federalist Society will present a panel discussion on attorney general selection in Tennessee Friday from 11:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. in Wade Auditorium at the Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law, 1 N. Front St. Panelists will include state Sen. Mark Norris and attorneys W.J. Michael Cody and J. Ammon Smartt. U of M Law School Dean Kevin H. Smith will moderate. The event is free and open to the public and worth one continuing legal education credit. To register, contact Greg Grisham at 312-9413 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Thursday, March 17, 2011
Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz PC will present a breakfast seminar titled “Covenants Not To Compete: Managing Restrictions and Expectations,” Thursday from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. at its office at 165 Madison Ave., 20th floor. For more information or to register, contact Nicolette Thomas at 577-2328 or email@example.com.
19. Lynch to Lead Playhouse’s PR, Marketing
- Wednesday, December 8, 2010
Lisa Lynch has joined Playhouse on the Square as director of public relations and marketing.
Education: B.A., theater performance, University of Missouri-Columbia; M.A. journalism (in progress), University of Memphis
Work Experience: A broadcast news internship, educational theater in Minnesota and New Jersey, and some random jobs before deciding on graduate school.
Favorite movie: “500 Days of Summer,” especially for the party scene.
Activities you enjoy outside of work: Eating at local restaurants, live music.
What talent do you wish you had? Drums!
Who has had the greatest influence on you? My sister, Lesley. She’s brilliant and logical. She’s known what she wanted to do with her life since a career day in middle school and she simply did it. She challenged me to figure out what I want and to move forward with my life when I was feeling sorry for myself.
Why did you pursue a career in marketing and public relations? I like to talk, write, listen and be nice to people. I figured if I could do that for an organization that I admire and respect, then I would never dread going to work and I would never have to lie.
What drew you to Playhouse on the Square? I am excited about the growth I have seen at Playhouse on the Square. Our arts community has such amazing talent that we could rival other cities that are a draw in terms of arts and culture. That is possible here and I want to be part of the movement that makes that happen.
What do you consider your greatest professional accomplishments? So far, getting this job. The first job in your field is always the hardest to get. This one combines all of my interests. I really lucked out. I couldn’t ask for a better fit.
What do you most enjoy about your work? Theaters are wonderful places to work and theater people are some of the most welcoming, passionate and genuine people you’ll ever meet. It is exciting to be surrounded by that creative energy, and I get to meet new people every day.
20. Memphis Bar Names Annual Award Winners
- Friday, December 3, 2010
Attorney John Cannon took the gavel Thursday as the incoming president of the Memphis Bar Association at Thursday’s MBA annual meeting at The Racquet Club.
21. Burch Porter & Johnson Attorneys Recognized
- Monday, November 15, 2010
Fifteen Burch, Porter & Johnson PLLC attorneys have been included in the 2010 edition of Mid-South Super Lawyers.
22. Four BPJ Lawyers Named 'Lawyers of the Year'
- Wednesday, October 27, 2010
Four Burch, Porter & Johnson PLLC lawyers have been named “Lawyers of the Year” in their specialty by “The Best Lawyers in America.”
23. MALS Celebrates 40 Years of Legal Service
- Friday, October 15, 2010
Memphis Area Legal Services has plenty to celebrate: namely, 40 years of providing legal representation to thousands of Memphis-area residents who otherwise would have been unable to exercise their legal rights effectively.
24. Bardos Named Dean at St. Agnes Academy-St. Dominic School
- Wednesday, September 22, 2010
Denny Bardos has joined St. Agnes Academy-St. Dominic School as dean of enrollment management and financial aid.
Education: Bachelor of Arts, psychology, Christian Brothers University
Work Experience: Prior to joining SAA-SDS, I spent 16 years in college admissions.
Family: My wife, Amanda, and I have three children:Daniel, 14; Breana, 11; and Brandon, 2.
Favorite quote: “Many a truth is said in jest.” William Shakespeare
Last book read: “The Little Big Things” by Tom Peters
Favorite music: I like anything from Beethoven to Blink 182, but alternative is my favorite.
Favorite movie: The original “Batman” with Jack Nicholson
Sports team: Chicago Cubs
Activities you enjoy outside of work: I enjoy spending time with my family, reading, and biking.
What talent do you wish you had? I wish I could play the piano.
Who has had the greatest influence on you? My mother. She was an incredibly generous, loving, spiritual, and caring woman.
What drew you to St. Agnes Academy-St. Dominic School? I wanted to be able to utilize my background in admissions and financial aid at an excellent independent school.
What do you consider your greatest professional accomplishments? Seeing students whom I recruited go on to become very successful in their lives.
What do you most enjoy about your work? Working with families to show them all the outstanding benefits of a SAA-SDS education!
25. Burch Porter Attorneys Named in Best Lawyers
- Friday, August 20, 2010
Seventeen attorneys from Burch, Porter & Johnson PLLC have been named to the 2011 edition of The Best Lawyers in America.
26. Service at Heart of Practice For Morris
- Thursday, May 6, 2010
Ordinarily, Martin, Tate, Morrow & Marston PC attorney Paul Morris would have stepped down in 2010 as president of Memphis Area Legal Services Inc., but he felt compelled to stay for MALS’ 40th anniversary – and the opportunity it presents to promote the cause.
27. Cody Named Co-Chair Of Society Of Attorneys General Emeritus
- Thursday, April 1, 2010
Attorney Michael Cody of Burch, Porter & Johnson PLLC was recently named co-chairman of the Society of Attorneys General Emeritus (SAGE).
28. Memphis Bar Assn. Elects New Officers, Board Members
- Monday, December 7, 2009
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.
29. Burch Porter Attys Honored By Mid-South Super Lawyers
- Monday, November 30, 2009
Fourteen attorneys at Burch, Porter & Johnson PLLC have been included in the 2009 edition of Mid-South Super Lawyers.
30. U of M Names Murrell Assistant Dean of Distance Education
- Wednesday, September 23, 2009
Dr. Vicki Murrell has been named assistant dean of distance education for the University of Memphis.
31. Dress Newest Pathologist At Pathology Group of the MidSouth
- Wednesday, September 2, 2009
Dr. Matthew A. Dress has joined Pathology Group of the MidSouth PC as its newest pathologist.
Before joining Pathology Group of the MidSouth, Dress served as the chief resident in anatomic and clinical pathology at the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at the University of Tennessee. He then completed a fellowship in hematopathology at the University of Rochester Medical Center-Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester, N.Y.
32. Leonard Joins Madison Hotel As Director of Sales
- Wednesday, December 31, 2008
Liese Leonard recently joined the Madison Hotel as director of sales.
Leonard is responsible for overseeing all internal and external sales efforts for the hotel including developing new accounts, maintaining existing accounts and supervising all sales and catering associates.
33. Renasant Names Wiegert VP, Mortgage Production Manager
- Wednesday, November 12, 2008
Michael Wiegert has been named vice president and mortgage production manager for Renasant Bank in Memphis.
34. Pera to Serve on Advisory Board Of Miller-Becker Institute
- Wednesday, August 20, 2008
Lucian T. Pera, a partner at the Memphis office of Adams and Reese LLP, has been invited to serve on the Advisory Board of the Miller-Becker Institute for Professional Responsibility.
The Institute provides programs and activities to enhance ethical awareness among those who practice, adjudicate, teach and study law.
35. Cullison Moves Up At Methodist LeBonheur in Germantown
- Wednesday, December 26, 2007
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.
36. Jones Receives Welcome Home Memphis Designation
- Wednesday, November 14, 2007
Crye-Leike affiliate broker C. Lauren Jones was the first Realtor in the Memphis market to receive the Welcome Home Memphis designation when she recently earned the honor.
The designation recently was created by the Memphis Area Association of Realtors and is designed to increase affordable housing expertise.
37. Ronald McDonald House Charities of Memphis Names Byrd Executive Director
- Wednesday, October 10, 2007
Caron Byrd has been hired as executive director of the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Memphis. Previously, Byrd served as deputy manager of the Mid-South chapter of the American Red Cross, where she was employed for more than 11 years.
38. Brooks Named VP of Junior Achievement
- Wednesday, August 29, 2007
Mary Brooks has been named vice president of programs for Junior Achievement of Memphis and the Mid-South Inc. Previously, Brooks served as the director of programs for Junior Achievement. In her new position, she will oversee the operation of Exchange City, Junior Achievement's model city, which is operated for a day by area fifth-graders.
39. FedEx Institute of Technology Names Mandle Executive Director
- Wednesday, August 1, 2007
Shaye R. Mandle has been named executive director of the FedEx Institute of Technology at the University of Memphis. Previously, he worked for the Science Applications International Corp. (SAIC), where he led the business activities of SAIC's Reconnaissance and Surveillance Operation. Mandle has worked as a district director for the former speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, Dennis Hastert, and as a legislative liaison to the Illinois Department of Revenue.
40. Law Job Interview Begins With Summer Programs
- Thursday, June 14, 2007
Farris DeBoard is a rising third-year law student at Tulane University in New Orleans. But what he learns during his eight weeks as a summer associate at Burch, Porter & Johnson PLLC might make the biggest impact on what practice area he pursues and where he'll be doing it.
41. Wharton Presentation Closes Year Of 'Inspiring' Seminars
- Thursday, November 30, 2006
When Barbara Zoccola was named 2006 Memphis Bar Association's president, she chose "Law Inspires ..." as the year's overriding thesis. It has since paid dividends.
"I chose the theme because law does inspire," Zoccola said last year when she first became president of the MBA. Almost one year later, that theme - and the seminars which it spawned - has come full circle in confirming that seed of thought.
42. Reynolds Named Head Baseball Coach at STCC
- Wednesday, September 20, 2006
Alan "Bo" Reynolds has been named the new head baseball coach at Southwest Tennessee Community College. He previously worked at Olive Branch High School, where he was head baseball coach in 2005-2006 after serving as assistant coach from 2003 to 2005. He also coached at Rhodes College from 1990 to 2003, where he was both an assistant coach and head coach and the University of Memphis from 1987 to 1990. There, he was an assistant under head coach Bobby Kilpatrick.
43. Burch Porter's Feibelman Becomes Fellow of American College of Trial Lawyers
- Thursday, May 11, 2006
The American College of Trial Lawyers recently invited Jef Feibelman, an attorney with Burch, Porter & Johnson PLLC, to be a fellow of the college.
One of the premier trial associations in America, the college extends fellowship by invitation only to experienced trial lawyers who have mastered the art of advocacy and whose professional careers have been marked by the highest standards of ethical conduct, professionalism, civility and collegiality.
44. Britt Sees Career as an 'Honor and a Privilege'
- Thursday, February 9, 2006
Louis P. Britt enjoyed two significant professional accomplishments during January. He was elected a fellow of the Tennessee Bar Foundation and appointed managing partner for the Memphis office of Ford & Harrison LLP.
45. Baker Donelson Hires New IT Professional
- Wednesday, January 4, 2006
Cheryl Proctor just joined Baker Donelson's information technology management team as client services manager. Proctor currently serves as Southeast regional vice president of the International Legal Technology Association. She will direct Baker Donelson's client support services group. The group provides firm-wide electronic services, offering Baker Donelson's clients and attorneys sophisticated document sharing capabilities and technologically advanced litigation support systems. Proctor previously served as manager of application services at Waller Landsen Dortch & Davis PLLC in Nashville.
46. Mathews Named to New Post at FedEx Institute
- Wednesday, December 7, 2005
Eric Mathews was named associate director of corporate research and development at the University of Memphis FedEx Institute of Technology. Mathews previously served FIT in temporary roles directing research and business development and was part of the institute's founding executive management. He earned a bachelor's degree from Rhodes College and a master's degree from the University of Memphis.
47. Fair Installed as President of State Realtor Group
- Wednesday, September 28, 2005
Rosemarie Fair was installed as president of the Tennessee Association of Realtors for 2006. Fair, CEO of Memphis-based One Source Commercial Inc., was named TAR Realtor of the Year in 2004. The Memphis Area Association of Realtors named her Realtor of the Year in 1991.
48. Public Administrator Named for Probate Court
- Wednesday, July 13, 2005
The Shelby County Commission appointed Scott Peatross to the position of public administrator in Shelby County Probate Court. Peatross is a partner in the law firm of Bateman Gibson LLC. He graduated from Rhodes College and Tulane Law School.
49. Archived Article: Law Talk
- Thursday, January 20, 2005
Law Talk Delisa F
Eddings Earns Honor for Pro Bono Work
LANE GARDNER CAMP
The Daily News
Delisa F. Eddings received the W.J. Michael Cody Pro Bono Attorney of the Year Award for her exceptional assistance to a client of Memphis Area Lega...
50. Archived Article: Newsmakers
- Wednesday, December 15, 2004
MBA Elects Officers
Memphis Bar Names 2005 Officers, Directors
The Memphis Bar Association announced the election of the following 2005 officers: Susan M. Clark, president; Barbara Zoccola, vice president; David Cook, treasurer; and Amy Amunds...
51. Archived Article: Law
- Thursday, November 18, 2004
Young Litigators Struggling to Find Experience
Despite More Case Filings, Fewer Cases Tried
The Daily News
Its a basic right, one the Founding Fathers gave all Americans more than 200 years ago. The Seventh Amendment grants c...
52. Archived Article: Law
- Thursday, October 21, 2004
Grand Old Firm Turns 100
Burch, Porter & Johnson Reflects on 100 Years
The Daily News
Its a grand old building that has played host to some of the citys most prominent citizens, not to mention a handful of U.S. presidents...
53. Archived Article: Benchmark
- Thursday, May 1, 2003
Three legal organizations host pro bono reception
Three legal organizations host pro bono reception
In conjunction with the Memphis Bar Association and the legal communitys observance of Law Week, the MBA, Ben Jones Chapter of the National Bar...
54. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, December 18, 2002
Memphis memos 12-19-02
Darek Baskin joined Askew Hargraves Harcourt & Associates Inc. as a civil project manager. He earned a bachelors degree from the University of Memphis. Rhonda Michalski joined the firm as an accounting manager. Memphis ...
55. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, March 13, 2002
Peter W Joe Hauser was promoted to dean of students/director of records and admissions at Southern College of Optometry. He has been with SCO since 1991. He earned a masters degree from the University of Memphis. Shirley Burford and Blake Swaggart o...
56. Archived Article: Law Briefs
- Thursday, February 14, 2002
Burch Porter & Johnson has a new management structure Burch Porter & Johnson has a new management structure. Joel Porter assumed the position of chairman. David J. Harris will serve as the firms financial manager. Susan M. Clark will serve a...
57. Archived Article: Law Focus1
- Thursday, October 21, 1999
PRESSRELEASE Building the bridge of hope Memphis Area Legal Services will raise funds through Nov. 4 for its Campaign for Equal Justice By Sonja Currie Special to The Daily News Memphis Area Legal Services Inc.s 1999 Campaign for Equal Justic...
58. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, February 25, 1998
Barry D Barry D. Robbins has been named executive vice president/sales and marketing for TBC Corp. He currently is senior vice president of strategic marketing. Ronald E. McCollough was named executive vice president and chief financial officer for ...
59. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, August 27, 1997
Gene Stone has been selected as the Chickasaw Councils new scout executive. He replaces Bob Salser, who has been named area director of the BSAs South Georgia/North Florida region. Stone has served as director of the Cub Scout Division at the nation...
60. Archived Article: Tnsupremecrt
- Thursday, October 17, 1996
Notes Law focus Culture of the court Newly formed society will publish history of state Supreme Court By GABRIELLE C.L. SONGE The Daily News The newly formed Tennessee Supreme Court Historical Society is holding a founders dinner Saturday at the Her...
61. Archived Article: Law Focus Nvs
- Thursday, September 19, 1996
Women judges convene in Memphis Women judges to convene in Memphis By NATALIE VANTREASE STRODE The Daily News Almost 200 judges from across the country will meet at the Peabody Hotel Sept. 25 to Sept. 29 to discuss womens issues in the legal system ...
62. Archived Article: Govt Analys
- Friday, April 19, 1996
04-19 Govt analys Ford: the long good-bye By BERJE YACOUBIAN Special to The Daily News The First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution adopted in 1791 clearly states "Congress shall make no laws...abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press.....