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VOL. 123 | NO. 15 | Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Butler Snow's Holbrook Certified as Civil Trial Specialist

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Tim Mulrooney
Jeanene Lawhead Feinstone
Patty Woods
Rick Raffanti
Maria McLendon
Dr. Tahere Pourmotabbed
Lori Kessler
Amanda Clearman Waddell
Frank M. Holbrook

Frank M. Holbrook, an attorney with Butler, Snow, O'Mara, Stevens & Cannada PLLC, has been certified as a civil trial specialist by the National Board of Trial Advocacy.

Holbrook is a member of the Commercial Litigation Group in the firm's Memphis office. He is also a member of the Litigation Counsel of America and was named a Mid-South Super Lawyer in business litigation.

Amanda Clearman Waddell has joined the law firm of Rainey, Kizer, Reviere & Bell PLC. Waddell previously practiced for eight years in Mississippi. She focuses her practice on medical malpractice, general insurance defense and insurance coverage. She earned her law degree from the University of Mississippi in 1999.

Lori Kessler has been promoted to administrative director for medical education and research at Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare. Previously, she was corporate director for clinical research and grants management for the Methodist Healthcare Foundation. Kessler began her career at Methodist in 1999 as a staff pharmacist.

Dr. Tahere Pourmotabbed has joined the University of Tennessee Medical Group Inc. department of psychiatry as a psychologist specializing in clinical depression, family therapy, anxiety disorders and relationship issues. She holds a doctorate in counseling psychology from Howard University and completed post-doctoral fellow training in anxiety disorders at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.

Emily Lynn has been named the new director of convention center sales for the Memphis Convention and Visitors Bureau. Lynn will be responsible for the overall development of strategies for sales, marketing and public relations programs for the Memphis Cook Convention Center. Previously, she served as the executive director for Women Chefs & Restaurateurs.

Maria McLendon
has been named assistant vice president of marketing at Memphis Area Teachers' Credit Union. Previously, McLendon served as an advertising consultant for AutoTrader.com in Memphis. She has expertise in sales and marketing, promotion, advertising, trade shows and public speaking.

The Memphis chapter of the Institute of Real Estate Management has chosen its 2008 officers: President Debra Owings, president of Retail Management Services Co.; President-Elect Rick Raffanti, real estate manager-Asset Services, CB Richard Ellis Memphis LLC;
Secretary Eddy Chester, president, Property Solutions Group LLC; and Treasurer Patty Woods, vice president of training and development, Fogelman Management Group.

Baptist Memorial Health Care Corp. has appointed Paul Betz as administrator and CEO of NEA Baptist Memorial Hospital in Jonesboro, Ark. Barry Bondurant will serve as the administrator and CEO of Baptist Memorial Hospital-Tipton, replacing Betz.
Keon Falkner has been named one of Baptist Memorial Hospital-DeSoto's assistant administrators. Daryl Blalack has been named the new administrator and CEO of Baptist Lauderdale.

Adams and Reese LLP has been selected for inclusion in MultiCultural Law magazine's Top 100 Law Firms for Diversity for 2008. The firm also has been selected among the Top 100 Law Firms for Women, a listing that will appear in Women 3.0 magazine, a sister publication.

Jeanene Lawhead Feinstone, managing broker of the Midtown office of Crye-Leike Realtors, has received her Certified Real Estate Brokerage Manager designation. Feinstone is also a Crye-Leike Certified Premier Property Specialist, a Certified Residential Specialist and a graduate of the Realtors Institute. She is a member of the Tennessee and National Associations of Realtors.

Tim Mulrooney has been promoted to vice president at the engineering and energy management consulting firm Allen & Hoshall. Mulrooney, who has been with the firm since 1999, previously was the company's project manager. He holds a bachelor's degree in engineering from Christian Brothers University, and is a licensed professional engineer in Tennessee and a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers.

Emily L. Cutliff has been named education manager for the Children's Museum of Memphis. Cutliff will be responsible for managing all education-related issues, including traveling exhibits, rentals and curriculum guides.

PROPERTY SALES 56 94 12,852
MORTGAGES 23 50 8,053
BUILDING PERMITS 285 422 30,356
BANKRUPTCIES 23 67 6,131