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VOL. 123 | NO. 241 | Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Caraway Named ‘Rising Star’ By Midsouth Superlawyers

By Taylor Shoptaw

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Kirk Caraway
C. Suzanne Landers
Sayera Qasim
Linda Metts
Tiffany Nelson

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.

The award is limited to attorneys 40 years of age and younger and only 5 percent of attorneys in Arkansas, Mississippi and Tennessee are eligible.

Caraway also has received the Sam A. Myar Jr. Award by the Memphis Bar Association. The award recognizes a young lawyer 40 years or younger who has rendered outstanding service to the Memphis and Shelby County legal profession and community.

Janice Story has joined Keller Williams Realty. A graduate of the University of Memphis with a bachelor’s degree in marketing, Story previously served as a sales representative at Southern Management Services for 15 years. She obtained her real estate license in 2007.

The Ben F. Jones Chapter of the National Bar Association has elected new officers and directors for the 2009 year. They are Tiffany G. Johnson, president; Barbara Deans Campbell, vice president; David McKinney, treasurer; and Justin Bailey,Bruce McMullen, Christopher Campbell parliamentarian. The new board members elected are and Andre Mathis.

C. Suzanne Landers of The Landers Firm has been named as one of the Best Lawyers in America for 2009 in the specialty of alternative dispute resolution. Landers is a graduate of the University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law and has been practicing law for 21 years. The firm is dedicated to family law and mediation and has six attorneys and four certified mediators.

Pam Dotson has been named senior vice president of patient care services and chief nursing officer at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Dotson, who has worked at St. Jude for 22 years, has served in the position in an interim role for two years. Dotson will continue to lead the nine departments that make up patient care services, as well as serve as a member of the executive committee and senior management team.

Sayera Qasim has joined the transactions and corporate advisory service practice group in the Memphis office of Adams and Reese LLP. Qasim earned her juris doctorate from the University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law in 2008 and her bachelor’s degree in industrial and labor relations from Cornell University in 2001.

Linda Metts has joined Le Bonheur Children’s Medical Center as the new director of infection control. Kenneth Wurzburg, Kathryn Brinson and Michelle Connors have joined the Le Bonheur Foundation as directors of development.

Sharon Mitchell-Cocita, director of accounting and property management for Highwoods Properties Inc., was selected to represent Highwoods Memphis Division at the New York Stock Exchange recently. Mitchell-Cocita was chosen based on her performance and dedication to the company.

Stacie Shelton has joined Askew Hargraves Harcourt & Associates Inc. as a marketing assistant. Shelton will assist the A2H Marketing Department with graphic design, database management and client relations. Debbie Ross has joined Askew Hargraves Harcourt & Associates as an interior designer. Ross has 16 years of experience in architectural design, architectural interior design and furniture fixture and equipment specification. She will assist the Architecture Department with architectural design and interior design.

Tiffany Nelson has been named a district property manger for ALCO Management Inc. Nelson will have responsibilities for eight multifamily communities in North Carolina and South Carolina and northern Georgia. Nelson brings more than a dozen years of multifamily and real estate portfolio management experience to her new position with ALCO Management.

PROPERTY SALES 28 290 16,197
MORTGAGES 33 165 10,087
BUILDING PERMITS 184 608 38,544
BANKRUPTCIES 33 125 7,597