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VOL. 129 | NO. 196 | Wednesday, October 8, 2014


Bible Joins Shea Moskovitz & McGhee

By Kate Simone

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Kirkland Bible has joined family law firm Shea Moskovitz & McGhee as an associate. In her new position, Bible will represent clients in a variety of family law matters, including divorce, post-divorce and child custody matters.

Hometown: Nashville

Experience: I graduated from Sewanee: The University of the South in 2010, cum laude, with a Bachelor of Arts in English. I attended the University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law, where I served as a notes editor for the University of Memphis Law Review. I also had the opportunity to clerk for the Honorable Judge Donna M. Fields in Division VII of the Shelby County Circuit Court. I graduated from law school in 2013, and I am licensed to practice in Tennessee.


Family: I’m an only child, but I pride myself on an ability to share.

Favorite movie: “Forrest Gump”

The sports teams you root for: I love the Grizzlies and cannot wait for the NBA season to begin!

What talent do you wish you had? I’ve always been a voracious reader, but I wish that I could retain all of the information I’ve ever come across.

What attracted you to Shea Moskovitz & McGhee? I worked as a law clerk in Circuit Court, and so I had already seen many of the attorneys from Shea Moskovitz & McGhee in the courtroom. I was always blown away by their preparation, professionalism and knowledge of family law. I love coming to work every day and having the opportunity to work with and learn from such a talented group of people.

What do you consider your greatest accomplishment? I am proudest of the fact that I figured out what I wanted to do in life and made it happen. While I’m thankful for the support I received from friends, family and mentors, actually committing to law school and not allowing anyone to dissuade me was quite an achievement for me.

If you could give one piece of advice to young people, what would it be? My mother instilled the idea in me that the difference between an ordeal and an adventure is your attitude. It’s such a challenge to look towards life’s adversities with a positive outlook, but it’s something we should strive for and practice every day.


Andre B. Mathis, an attorney with Glankler Brown PLLC, has been appointed to the American Bar Association Standing Committee on Gun Violence by ABA president William C. Hubbard. The committee aims to address the problem of gun violence through public education, bar activation and legislative efforts. Mathis concentrates his practice in employment law, civil litigation and criminal litigation.

Sonia Saleem has been named sales manager for Holiday Inn & Suites Memphis Wolfchase Galleria. Saleem is a seasoned sales and marketing executive and has also served as a general manager in the hospitality industry.


Emily Berkey has joined Financial Federal Bank as investor accountant. Berkey, who previously worked at a prominent Memphis certified public accounting firm, joins Financial Federal’s multifamily/commercial department.

Danielle Millay and Olivia Gibson have joined Semmes Murphey Foundation as part-time research project assistants. Millay and Gibson will assist with the National Neurosurgical Quality Outcomes Registry for measuring neurosurgery quality outcomes.

Adrian Walker, a Montessori lead at SRVS Learning Center, has won the 2014 TNCO (Tennessee Community Organizations) Award for Outstanding Direct Support Professional for the West Tennessee Division.

Harris Shelton Hanover Walsh PLLC attorney Steven N. Douglass has been named the Best Lawyers 2015 Litigation-Bankruptcy “Lawyer of the Year” in Memphis, and William W. Dunlap Jr. has been named the 2015 Medical Malpractice Law-Defendants “Lawyer of the Year” in Memphis.



Kelly Carlson, general counsel/director for Youth Villages, has been named to Martindale-Hubbell’s list of “Top AV Rated Lawyers in Labor & Employment.” Carlson joined Youth Villages in 2013. She previously worked as outside counsel for the organization for 18 years.

Glankler Brown PLLC attorney Arnold E. Perl has been named to the Who’s Who Legal: Labour & Employment Lawyers 2014 list. Perl was listed as one of four of the “leading practitioners in the world to discuss key issues facing management labour and employment specialists today.”

Methodist Healthcare Foundation has honored its 2014 Living Awards recipients for outstanding work in faith and health locally, nationally and globally: Henry and Jeanne Varnell, Individual Inspiration in Faith & Health; Dr. James H. Beaty and Dr. William E. Routt Jr., Physician Inspiration in Faith & Health; Community Alliance for the Homeless, Community Inspiration in Faith & Health; and UMCOR – Imagine No Malaria Program, National/International Inspiration in Faith & Health.

Nineteen attorneys from Harris Shelton Hanover Walsh PLLC have been selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2015. They are: A. Neal Graham, Allison T. Gilbert, Barbara Lapides, Charles C. Drennon III, Edward J. McKenney Jr., G. Rice Byars Jr., George T. Wheeler Jr., J. Max Shelton, James B. Jalenak, James D. Wilson, James L. Kirby, James R. Newsom III, John Kevin Walsh, John L. Ryder, M. Anderson Cobb Jr., Philip G. Kaminsky, Steven N. Douglass, Susan Callison and William W. Dunlap Jr.

PROPERTY SALES 51 333 19,446
MORTGAGES 68 383 22,433
BUILDING PERMITS 138 688 40,004
BANKRUPTCIES 34 238 12,486