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VOL. 122 | NO. 241 | Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Harmon Receives Pro Bono Award

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Diane Coleman
Jeff Weintraub
Carole Harris
Lynn Field
Tommie Criswell-Jones
Mohammed Ismail
Christopher Miller
Farees Farooq
Linda Arnett
Don Donati
Whitney Harmon

Whitney Harmon, an attorney at Glankler Brown PLLC, has received the first Frank J. Glankler Jr. Pro Bono Award.

Glankler Brown committed this year to taking a minimum of 35 pro bono cases each year from Memphis Area Legal Services, an organization that provides legal assistance for people unable to afford representation. Harmon practices in the area of civil litigation and is a member of the American, Tennessee, Kentucky and Memphis Bar Associations, as well as the Association for Women Attorneys.

Don Donati of Donati Law Firm LLP has been named one of the Top 100 Lawyers in Tennessee in the 2007 edition of Mid-South Super Lawyers. Donati's practice focuses on employment, workers' compensation and personal injury.

The law firm of Spicer, Flynn & Rudstrom PLLC has hired Mary-Marsha Porter as an associate. Porter concentrates her practice on personal injury, real estate and construction litigation, trucking/transportation and workers' compensation. Porter graduated from the University of Arkansas School of Law in 2000 and received a bachelor's degree from Arkansas in 1996.

Linda G. Arnett has joined Roebuck Auctions as a special asset consultant to work with financial institutions for the disposition of any real estate owned or acquired. Previously, Arnett served as publisher and co-owner of For Sale By Owner (FSBO) Magazine.

UT Medical Group has expanded its gastroenterology department with two new specialists. Dr. Farees T. Farooq is a board-certified gastroenterologist and internal medicine specialist who focuses on digestive disorders. Farooq serves on the UT Health Science Center faculty as assistant professor of medicine. Dr. Christopher D. Miller is a board-certified internal medicine specialist with fellowship training in gastroenterology. He specializes in digestive system diseases and also is an assistant professor of medicine at UTHSC. Both doctors work closely with Dr. Mohammed K. Ismail, a board-certified gastroenterologist and internal medicine specialist with additional fellowship training in hepatology.

Tommie Criswell-Jones, vice president and managing broker of the Crye-Leike Realtors Collierville office, has obtained her Certified Real Estate Brokerage Manager designation. She is a licensed broker in Tennessee and Mississippi, specializing in residential real estate. She is also a Certified Premier Properties Specialist and is in the company's Multi-Million Dollar Club.

Sybille Noble will join Memphis City Schools as chief contracting officer. Noble has more than 20 years' experience as a transactions attorney.

Peter Martin of Weichert, Realtors-Chapman & Associates has earned the Graduate, Realtor Institute designation. Martin has been an agent for Weichert since June 2006, and he received this distinction by completing the Tennessee Association of Realtors' Realtor Institute program.

Lynn Field has been named vice president of legal services and compliance for Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare. Field joined Methodist Le Bonheur in 1994 and has served as assistant general counsel/chief compliance officer since 2001.

Laura J. Hoffmeister, B. Patrick Lynch and Laura D. Stanford have been promoted to senior financial analysts at Mercer Capital.

Carole E. N. Harris has joined Crye-Leike Realtors' Quail Hollow office as an associate. Harris has spent 17 years supporting the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency as a regulatory consultant and contract manager. She serves buyers and sellers in Shelby County and is a member of the Memphis, Tennessee and National Associations of Realtors.

Jeff Weintraub, managing partner at Weintraub, Stock & Grisham PC, has been named to the 2008 edition of The Best Lawyers in America.

Diane Coleman, physical education teacher at the University of Memphis Campus School, has been named Elementary Physical Education Teacher of the Year for Tennessee by the Tennessee Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance. Coleman has been teaching for more than 26 years at the campus school.

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