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NSL News Volume 17 Issue 2 winter 09 NSL Graduates Tapped to Shape Nashville School of Law Student Future of Tennessee’s Judiciary Undeterred by Shooting Incident T hree Nashville School of Law alumni – Thomas Lawless, Jack Lowery and Only one thing changed about NSL Denise Terry Stapleton – recently were selected to serve on the 17-member student Carrie Gleaves when a stray Tennessee Judicial Nominating Commission, the entity that will shape the bullet shattered her arm on August 17, future of the state’s judiciary. 2009. She became more determined The appointments of three NSL alumni to the Commission than ever to continue to pursue her reflect the significant role the school continues to play in Tennessee’s passion for criminal defense despite the court systems, and are a tribute to the life experiences and work dangers sometimes involved. ethic NSL graduates typically bring to the practice of law. Gleaves, a 4th year law student with “Simply put, NSL folks know life as well as the law and we look a passion for criminal defense, is serving at things differently,” said Lawless, NSL Class of 1980. “Jack and as an intern with the Davidson County Denise are incredibly talented lawyers and well-grounded Public Defender’s office. She was on a individuals. We are all very proud of our NSL roots and are Thomas Lawless routine information-gathering assign- extremely honored to serve our state in this important capacity.” ment with Laura Dykes, her supervisory Lt. Governor Ron Ramsey (R-Blountville) and House Speaker attorney and NSL faculty member, at Kent Williams (R-Elizabethton) each appoint eight members to the James C. Napier housing develop- the Commission; one member is jointly appointed by the Speakers ment that August afternoon. of the Senate and House. While speaking outdoors with a “The members of this commission have the skills, experience Napier resident and her 3-year-old Continued on page 4 and knowledge to ensure that we have qualified and fair-minded judges at every level of the judiciary,” Lt. Governor Ramsey said. Jack D. Lowery what’s inside “I am confident they will nominate judges who will interpret the Message from the Dean 2 law as it is written.” Milestones 3 “I am glad so many well-qualified applicants are willing to Faculty Profile 4 serve,” Speaker Williams added. “There is a strong interest in Alumni News 5 seeing that [Tennessee] continues to have one of the best judicial systems in the United States.” Bar results 5 News from the Notable 6 Lawless, appointed to serve a six-year term on the Commission, Class of 1998 is an attorney in private practice in Nashville specializing in NSL Graduate Named President of 8 bankruptcy and commercial real estate. Denise Terry Stapleton Tennessee Supreme Court Historical Society Lowery, NSL Class of 1998, was appointed to serve a two-year term. He is a Capital Campaign Contributions 8 partner with Lowery, Lowery & Cherry PLLC in Lebanon, TN, where he NSL Students connect with Members 11 practices criminal defense and personal injury law. In addition, Lowery is actively involved of The Tennessee Bar Association with LoJac, his family’s construction business. Spring 2010 CLE Offerings 11 “I hope the school and NSL graduates take great pride in Continued on page 2 message from the dean Poised to Turn the Page This year the Nashville School of Law celebrates its 99th anniversary, a truly remarkable achievement made possible by many individuals who came before us. For nearly a century, our school has enabled working women and men to achieve their goal of attaining a first class legal education while balancing life’s responsibilities. As I reviewed the content of this newsletter, I was once again amazed by the stories of our students, faculty and esteemed alums. As we approach our centennial year, I continue to reflect on the significant impact our school has had on communities across this state – in court rooms, on the bench and within myriad businesses and organizations. Within these pages, you will read about NSL graduates who have been elected to serve as judges and state legislators; and three alums who will help shape the future of our judiciary. You will also read about a current fourth year student, Carrie Gleaves, who is undeterred in her desire to pursue justice despite being struck by a stray bullet. These are just few stories showcasing the dedication, perseverance and determination that exemplify our students, faculty and alumni. These stories collectively told provide a much broader perspective on the impact our school is making in communities every day. As we prepare to turn the page on a century of educating generations of stellar legal minds, NSL News our faculty, staff and dedicated volunteers are busily preparing for our upcoming year of centennial celebrations. We are excited to announce that we will be creating a special commemorative book documenting the stories of our first 100 years. It will chronicle the origins of our school and recount moments throughout the decades that shaped our first Help us celebrate century. NSL’s 100 th We look forward to sharing this story of our first hundred years and are equally eager to Anniversary begin our second century. As evidenced by the stories and people in this issue of our newsletter, our second chapter is bound to be as compelling as the first. ■ If you have photos, clips or other items related to Nashville School Best Regards, of Law from years past, we’d love to share them throughout the Dean Joe C. Loser, Jr. course of our 100th anniversary celebration. NSL Graduates Tapped to Shape Future of Tennessee’s Judiciary, continued from page 1 Please contact: Beth McDonald the significant impact we are making across and Social Security. 4013 Armory Oaks Drive the state, from the practice of law to the Nashville, Tennessee 37204 “I am honored to serve on the Com- judiciary and state government,” Lowery mission,” Stapleton said. “The Judiciary is the firstname.lastname@example.org said. “The NSL education has had a huge backbone of our legal system and it is impact on my life and I believe it played a critical to the integrity of our system that we Editorial Staff significant role in why I was appointed to select persons of great character, strength, Publisher Managing Editor serve on this Commission.” professionalism and strong work ethic.” Joe C. Loser, Jr. Elizabeth McDonald Stapleton, NSL Class of 1986, was also The same could be said of Lawless, Lowery appointed to serve a two-year term. She is a and Stapleton, whose appointments are a Editor-In-Chief Editor partner with Terry, Terry & Stapleton in proud reflection of the attributes the Virginia Townzen Chip Loser Morristown, TN where she focuses on Nashville School of Law daily seeks to instill personal injury, workers’ compensation in all of its students. ■ 2 mil ati on 20 g r a d u e s to n e s 0 9 Joe and Barbara Haynes: A Partnership in Law, Love and Life TENNESSEE STATE SENATOR JOE HAYNES, Class of 1965, and DAVIDSON COUNTY GENERAL SESSIONS JUDGE BARBARA HAYNES, Class of 1976, epitomize the meaning of “togetherness” — and not simply because they recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary. The two met in 1957 while attending the University of Tennessee. They married in 1959. Together, these Nashville School of Law graduates have built a law practice, a life of pubic service and a legacy like no other. T he Hayneses began their life “We are truly grateful for the time that together in Nashville when we did not have to miss - the scouting Joe took a job with DuPont. trips, little league practices and family In 1961, after several years of working dinners.” as a mechanical engineer, Joe decided In 1982, with Joe’s support, Barbara ran to attend the YMCA Night Law against an incumbent General Sessions School, graduating in 1965. In 1967, Judge and won the election. Two years with the help of family and friends, Joe later in 1984, with Barbara’s support, and Barbara literally built a law firm Joe ran against an incumbent State from the ground up. Barbara wore Senator and won his election bid. Sen. Joe Haynes and Judge Barbara Haynes many hats during the early years – as The two have remained in public celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with their children and grandchildren. the foreman during the construction of service ever since. their law office and later a legal-aid The Hayneses believe the real world and office manager. education they received at NSL Barbara also discovered a passion for provided a strong foundation on which the law while drafting legal briefs and to build their individual and collective petitions for Joe on a careers. “You get a more practical legal “We were truly lucky to meet $.25 manual typewriter. education from professionals who are in each other,” Joe says. “Barbara She decided to begin the pits every day,” Joe says, “not just taking classes at Joe’s academics who have made a career out and I have taught one another alma mater, and of teaching the law.” so much and that has opened so graduated in 1976. In describing how NSL has influenced many doors that would never Barbara credits NSL’s her career as a judge, Barbara says have opened without the love night courses with “The NSL experience gives you a enabling the couple to and support we share with touch of humanity, recognizing the true pursue their passion for grit, determination and sacrifice each other.” the law while raising a individuals are willing to make to — SENATOR JOE HAYNES family of three young better their situations.” children and running a The same could be said of the dynamic business. “NSL gave us the opportunity duo that is Barbara and Joe Haynes. ■ not to have to change our life together or the lives of our children,” she says. 3 fa c u l t y p r o f i l e Shooting Incident, continued from page 1 grandchild, Gleaves heard the sound of gun- Marshall Davidson Inspired by Real shots. She quickly helped shuttle the older woman and child to safety as a bullet ricocheted Life Journeys of NSL Students off a nearby street sign. Rushing back to Ms. From car wrecks to trespassing, from medical malpractice to slips in grocery Dykes’ car, however, Carrie was hit in her lower stores, tort law covers an infinite array of circumstances in which life’s dramas, arm by another stray bullet. “It felt like I had large and small, intersect with the law. And for more than 17 years, Marshall been hit by a rock,” Gleaves said. The bullet Davidson has taken his Nashville School of Law students on an educational shattered her bone three inches below the journey through this endlessly fascinating facet of the legal world. elbow, requiring 4 hours of surgery, 10 screws Since 1992, Davidson, a long-time staff attorney for the Tennessee Supreme and numerous stitches. Court, has taught Torts and Advanced Legal Writing with such success that he Following the incident, has been named NSL’s teacher of the year on four separate occasions. Gleaves received a flurry Davidson, who graduated with honors from the University of Tennessee of media calls and inter- College of Law in 1989, began his legal career serving as a Judicial Clerk for the view requests, some even Hon. Houston Goddard on the Tennessee Court of Appeals. He also clerked for before she went into now retired Chief Justice Frank Drowota III on the Tennessee Supreme Court. surgery. “To be honest, I Aside from one year with the Nashville law firm of King & Ballow and another was frustrated that the with the Murfreesboro law firm of Burger, Fly & McFarlin, he has served since media tried to make such 1992 as a Tennessee Supreme Court staff attorney, assisting the court with the Carrie Gleaves a big deal out of my review of a wide range of civil cases. Davidson’s lengthy and in depth experience situation only because of who I am and what I with the Court has given him a rich understanding of tort law that he enjoys do,” she said. “I am not the only person this sharing with his NSL students twice a week. happens to. Earlier this year a little girl was struck by a stray bullet that came through a wall Davidson credits his immersion in the teaching while she was sitting at home. Unfortunately profession to a landmark 1992 Tennessee Supreme Court this type of situation happens all too often and Case: McIntyre v. Balentine. This ruling adopted the the majority of the stories go unreported.” doctrine of “comparative fault,” dramatically changing the way courts analyze tort cases in Tennessee by more closely When asked how the shooting might impact linking liability and fault. At about the time of the her decision to defend criminals, Gleaves is McIntyre v. Balentine ruling, Davidson’s predecessor at remarkably philosophical in the wake of person- NSL was planning to retire from the school. Davidson was al trauma. “Not all criminals are bad people,” Marshall Davidson offered the position by Dean Joe C. Loser, Jr. He accepted, she said. “Some just make really bad decisions realizing the significant impact the case would have on the tort curriculum. and get caught. Under our system, everyone deserves a lawyer and the right to a fair trial. When discussing his students, Davidson says, “They inspire me every time I’m Since I was a child, I have been driven by a with them. I have the utmost respect for every single one of my students, many of sense of justice and fairness.” whom work full-time jobs, raise families and have the courage to take on four years of law school. I believe the challenges each student faces and the commitment it Gleaves returned to her internship a week takes to overcome those challenges is what makes our students great lawyers.” after the incident and is still working once a week with the Public Defender’s office. She has Another inspiration is Chief Justice Drowota, for whom Davidson clerked also returned to the scene of the shooting. from 1990 to1991. Calling Drowota a mentor, Davidson credits him with “It was difficult, but I got over it,” Gleaves said. imparting a motto that drives his work ethic and approach to living a balanced “I recognize there a many good people living in life. “Chief Justice used to always say, ‘We work hard, but we also play hard,’” that area who are just trying to make it, and it Davidson remembers. would be unfair to my clients for me to be afraid Outside of his work with the Supreme Court and nights of teaching, Davidson of doing my job.” enjoys traveling and spending time with Salena, his wife of twenty three years, In addition to raising five children, ages 5 to and their three children. When he plays, he enjoys both hardly working and 13, and attending night classes NSL, Gleaves, working hard. He’s just as likely to spend a relaxing day on Old Hickory Lake as 35, also works 5 days a week managing a local take a 6,000 mile driving trek across the United States as he and his family did bar and grill. She grew up in South Bend, IN this past summer. ■ and moved to Nashville in 1999. ■ 4 alumni news Congratulations and kudos to those Rae Anne Seay — Class of 2008, recently joined the Legal Aid Society who passed the of Middle Tennessee and the Cumberlands in Columbia, TN. The organi- j u ly 2 0 0 9 b a r e x a m zation provides legal support to low-income families coping with monetary, Elizabeth Anne Abaray Ralph Richard Kuhnert housing, health care, and domestic violence issues. Gere L. Beason Vernon Michael Kurtz R. Eddie Davidson — Class of 1989, was selected for inclusion in the 2010 Larry Russell Belk, Jr. Tessa Nichole Lawson edition of The Best Lawyers in America® in the area of Personal Injury William N. Benjamin, Jr. Karen Elaine Lewis Litigation. Best Lawyers is one of the oldest and most respected peer-review Thomas Hooker Bray Tracy Lee Light publications in the legal profession. Maurice Andre' Brunelle Casey Adam Long Mary Elizabeth McCullohs — Class of 2007, was sworn in as an Assistant Christy Lynn Chalou Stacy Lindeman Lynch United States Attorney on March 23, 2009. Ms. McCullohs joined the Erica Suzanne Chitwood Tiffany Smith Lyon U.S. Attorney’s Office in 1998 as a paralegal and assisted in the prosecu- Allen Thomas Christie Wilton A. Marble, Jr. tion of health care fraud and other white collar crime cases. Prior to join- Tracy Renee Church Robert Benton McDonough Crystal Rene Cole Jessica R. Miller ing the U.S. Attorney’s Joshua Aaron Coles John Smith Mooneyham Office, she was a senior Kristen Leigh Corn Julie Ann Mulzer paralegal at Bass, Berry Chad Alan Cox Benjamin Thomas Norris and Sims, PLLC for eleven Shannon Lee Crutcher Sarah G. Paris years. Ms. McCullohs Joshua James Dailey Jeffrey Lynn Peach received her undergraduate Patricia Nicole Daughtry Brandon Keith Pelizzari degree from the University Daphne Michelle Davis Eric Lynn Phillips of Georgia. “The U.S. Terry Lee Dicus, Jr. Amy Broom Pollina Attorney’s Office is Martha J. Durocher Michael T. Poore fortunate to have Mary Scott W. Felsenthal Jennifer Leigh Potts McCullohs on board in her new role as federal prosecutor.” said Ed Yarbrough, Jennifer Lenore Fiola Julie Elizabeth Potts U.S. Attorney. “Her courtroom experience as a paralegal will serve her well as Ryan Anthony Freeze Cary Brent Powell she begins her career as an Assistant U.S. Attorney. There is no greater honor Laura Austin Frost Nathan L. Powers or responsibility than to represent the United States of America in court.” James Noble Grant, III Alison Bennett Prestwood Al Ward — Class of 1997, is the County Attorney for Benton County, TN. Kelly Annette Greene W. Justin Reynolds Ira L. Greer April Lynn Ricketts Ronald Brett Grimm Charles Roderick Roston T h a n k Yo u f o r H o n o r i n g Lindsay Chira'e Robert Blake Sain James C. Dale III’s Memory Cameron Gross Shelby Stack Silvey Kristina Marie Grossheim Glenn Todd Spearman Generous Contributors are: Philip Alan Hatch, Jr. Rachel Nicole Stutts Mr. and Mrs. Boyd Bogle, III Ellen P. Johnson Krista M. Hefner Angela Nicole Scruggs Mr. and Mrs. Donald V. Bulleit Dr. and Mrs. Peter John Kyne Jeana Duncan Hendrix Swader Elizabeth Betts Hickman Patrick John Swanson Ed and Betty Davies Drs. Louise and Takis Patikas Michael E. Hinson Bawer Jamil Tayip Susan Elson Dean Sandra and Marshall T. Polk, III Elizabeth Ann Holt Heather N. Thorne Jane A. Dowden John A. Thweatt Steven Shawn Hooper Timothy Alan Tull Dr. and Mrs. Melvin Elson Paul and Dena Williamson Angela Crawford Hubbard Albert R. Wade, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Mark B. Frost Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence A. Wilson Randall Scott Huddleston Michael Jorgen Wagner The family of Louis and Gail Harris Georgina Kay Hughes Erin Michelle Walker Donald J. Ivancic Miriam Roddy Ward Holly Annette Jackson Nathan Allen White Paul David Jeter Tiffany Sherrill Wiggers i n m e m o r i a m c l a s s o f 19 9 8 J. Matthew Johnson Tad Kendall Wintermeyer Amanda Jane King Jeffrey W. Yoes William Eddie Simpson Samuel Leslie Knolton, Jr. Lauren Galen Zechman 5 n e w s f r o m t h e n o ta b l e c l a s s o f 19 9 8 Daniel A. Bailey serves as the appointed has been recognized by the Tennessee Concrete John Michael Garrett has a civil trial practice General Counsel of the Tennessee Department Association as an industry leader. Entrepreneur in Nashville, TN. John and his wife Karen of Labor and Workforce managing the Legal magazine has ranked MarCor Construction, have two sons: Jack, age 3 and Sam, age 4 Division comprised of 11 attorneys. He is a Inc. as one of its Hot 500 fastest growing months. He is a member of the Shriners of member of the Nashville Bar Association and companies in America. North America. resides in Mt. Juliet, TN. Kenneth R. Goble, Jr. practices with the Edward T. Farmer is a general practitioner Beth Boone is licensed to practice law in with Long, Farmer & Associates. Farmer is a Goble Law Firm, PLLC in Clarksville, TN in Georgia and is a member of Hall Booth Smith Colonel in the United States Army Reserve the areas of criminal defense, orders of & Slover, P.C. in Brunswick, GA. Her primary and member of the Tennessee and Robertson protection, collections and civil law. He is a areas of practice include probate, estate, County bar associations. He is a member of the member of the Montgomery County Bar fiduciary and insurance defense. She is a Tennessee Association of Criminal Defense Association. member of the Georgia, Tennessee and Glynn Lawyers and the FBI National Academy John Griffith is a founding partner of Griffith County bar associations. Boone is a member of Associates, a non-profit international & Roberts, PLLC in Nashville, TN. He the Brunswick-Golden Isles Chamber of organization of senior law enforcement represents plaintiffs in personal injury, workers’ Commerce and Board Member of the Coastal professionals dedicated to providing compensation, products liability and wrongful Georgia Regional Development Center Aging communities, states, countries, and death cases. He is a member of the Services Advisory Council. She volunteers at American Association of Justice, American professionals with the highest degree of law Heartland Hospice. Plaintiff Interstate Trucking Lawyers enforcement expertise, training, education and Jim Corley practices in the areas of information. He is a Staff Judge Advocate for Association, Nashville Bar Association and construction, tax, real estate and probate law. the Sons of Confederate Veterans Murfreesboro the Board of Governors for the Tennessee He founded MarCor Construction, Inc., based Camp No. 33 and is a member of the Board of Association of Justice. in Nashville, TN, after graduating from NSL. Directors of the Robertson County Senior Sharon Massey Grimes has a general practice He has grown the construction company from Citizens Center. Farmer is also a Paul Harris in Clarksville, TN focusing on family law. She 3 to 100 employees. MarCor Construction, Inc. Fellow with Rotary International. is one of 330 members of the American 6 Academy of Adoption Attorneys in the U.S. 2008, he was recognized as a “Rising Star” by volunteers her time at the local Child and Canada. The Academy's work promotes the Mid-South Super Lawyers magazine. Advocacy Center. reform of adoption laws and disseminating Catherine M. Martin is in-house counsel for Sandra N. Rice resides in Brentwood, TN, information on ethical adoption practices. Simon Property Group, the largest Real Estate and provides pro bono services to the elderly, Byron C. Hamlett works in the area of Investment Trust in the U.S., where she is infirmed and disadvantaged. Other areas of her commercial collections at the Law Offices of managing senior attorney of Simon’s Legal practice have included business associations, Buffaloe & Associates based in Nashville, TN. Collections and Bankruptcy Department. As in- contracts, wills and estates, debt collection, He has been with the firm for 10 years. house counsel, she oversees litigation related to landlord and tenant, criminal defense and more than 400 shopping centers within 46 divorces requiring extensive forensic Robert H. Hassell practices criminal law and states and Puerto Rico. Her notable cases accounting. family law at Young, McDade & Hassell Associates in Franklin, TN. He is a former include the Chapter 11 bankruptcy filing for David Ridings resides in Goodlettsville, TN, Assistant District Attorney for the 21st Judicial Steve & Barry’s and Eddie Bauer. where he is President and Senior Partner of the District and is a member and former president Susan Elizabeth McCown has a general Ridings Law Group, P.C. The primary areas of of the Williamson County Bar Association. practice in Fayetteville, TN, where she focuses practice of the firm include employment law, Hassel is also a member of the United Way primarily on domestic relations cases. contract law, criminal defense, family law, of Williamson County’s Medius Circle, an business organization, credit remediation, L. Broner McCoy resides in Franklin, TN, and under-45 group that educates members on identity theft recovery and police advocacy. executes real estate title work in Ashland City, health and human service needs in He currently serves as General Counsel for TN. He operates McCoy Title as part of his Williamson County and provides members the Tennessee Highway Patrol Retired general law practice. He has three children and with hands-on experience in addressing these Officers Association. is the Cub Master of Pack 298 in Grassland, needs. He is a member of Franklin’s First which is in Williamson County. Jeff Smith is corporate counsel and Assistant United Methodist Church. Treasurer of National Health Care Corporation Susie Piper McGowan practices juvenile law as Laural Nutt Hemenway is with the 16th in Murfreesboro, TN. NHC owns and manages Court appointed Guardian ad Litem in nursing homes, assisted living and retirement District Attorney General’s Office in the Child Davidson, Hickman, Cheatham and Perry centers, pharmacies, hospices and home care Abuse Division in Murfreesboro, TN. She counties. She is a member of the Nashville and programs. He is a member of the MTSU serves the 16th District as a Child Protective Hickman County bar associations. McGowan is Advisory Board, Nashville Inner City Ministry Investigative Team Leader and is a member of also a 10-year breast cancer survivor. Board and David Prices’ Project One Four the Child Fatality Review Team and the Domestic Violence Training Team. Hemenway Kirk Moser has a real estate practice in Foundation Board, which is a charitable has helped to write legislation regarding child Nashville, TN. He is assistant vice president foundation supporting entities that provide abuse and prosecution. She is a past member of and Tennessee State Counsel for Old Republic opportunities for youth in the community to the Inns of Court, an organization designed to National Title Insurance Company. Moser also learn life skills in a safe and supportive improve the skills, professionalism and ethics serves as a County Commissioner in Sumner environment. of the bench and bar. County, TN, where he sits as Chairman of the Evelyn Todd Taylor, is Vice President and Trust Budget Committee and Vice Chairman of the Officer with Regions Bank in Birmingham, AL, Steve Holzapfel practices family and probate law Law Enforcement Subcommittee. administering 126 types of trust accounts with in Nashville, TN where he also serves as Night Court Commissioner. He is a Civil and Family Stanley P. Nuehring is in private practice in assets in excess of $215 million. She gave birth Mediator and is a member of the Nashville and Nashville and provides consulting services to to daughter Evelyn Frances Taylor on Tennessee bar associations, Judicial commercial clients regarding the Employee November 1, 2008. Commissioners Association of Tennessee, Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA), Keith A. Turner has a General Civil Practice Tennessee Association of Professional Mediators insurance law, benefits, and related tax issues; as in Nashville, TN. His areas of focus include and the Nashville Conflict Resolution Center. well as employment law issues facing small – to probate, estate planning, automobile accidents, medium-sized employers. He also represents business planning, creditor representation in Christopher L. Huskey is President and Owner individual clients on a pro bono basis. State and Bankruptcy Courts and real estate. of MPS Truck Lines, a refrigerated transportation company that specializes in Sheri S. Phillips is a partner at Olson & Phillip, He is a member of the Nashville and American transporting food and refrigerated goods PLLC in Clarksville, TN. She has held the Bar associations and several local charitable throughout the United States. He also serves as office of Board Member and Secretary/Treasurer organizations. a lieutenant in the United States Navy Reserve. of the Momtgomery County Bar Association Gary W. Wicks, Sr. has a general practice in and is currently serving as Vice Franklin, TN. Wicks is a member of the Jack D. Lowery is a partner with and practices President/President-Elect. Phillips also serves as Williamson County, Hickman County and criminal and personal injury law with Lowery, a Board Member for the American Red Cross. Tennessee bar associations and the Tennessee Lowery & Cherry, PLLC in Lebanon, TN. Lowery is the Prosecutor for the City of Michelle Poss is a partner at Sobel, Poss & Association of Criminal Lawyers. Lebanon, TN, and is a member of the Lebanon Moore, PLLC in Nashville, TN, where she Michael B. Willey practices bankruptcy law in Airport Commission. He is actively involved in practices elder, probate, and business law. the Bankruptcy Division of the Attorney the operation LoJac, a major highway and road She sits on several boards including CASA General’s Office where he is Senior Counsel. construction firm. In 2009, Lowery was selected (Court Appointed Special Advocates), Junior He is a member of the Tennessee Bar to serve as a member of the Tennessee Judicial League and the Rho Omicron Corporation Association, preacher at Jones Chapel Nominating Committee. Lowery is a 2009 Housing Board. Poss is a member of the Church of Christ and member and past graduate of the Leadership Law program National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys Flotilla Commander, Flotilla 11-05, U.S. sponsored by the Tennessee Bar Association. In and is a VA Accredited Attorney. She also Coast Guard Auxiliary. 7 Marlene Eskind Moses is New President of the Tennessee Supreme Court Historical Society Marlene Eskind Moses, class of negotiation, and collaborative law. 1980, has been installed as president “The diverse cases that have come of the Tennessee Supreme Court before the court since 1796 reflect the Historical Society, which honors the issues that have shaped our history. justices who have served on the court The justices who served on the court and preserves its history and records. developed and shaped the law with Moses is a founder and partner of their decisions. These records are a Moses & Townsend PLLC, in legacy that should be preserved.” Nashville, TN. The installation The Tennessee Supreme Court became effective in October 2009, Historical Society was established in and will be in effect for one year. 1994 to compile, organize, preserve “I am honored to serve as president and provide relevant and probative of Tennessee Supreme Court Historical historical and archival information Society and look forward to working concerning the Supreme Court and with the officers and board members to appellate courts of Tennessee. The Marlene Eskind Moses presented Judge Ben Cantrell, advance its mission,” said Moses, who society also seeks to promote a better most recent past president, with a certificate of concentrates her practice on marital understanding of the role of the appreciation in honor of his dedicated service. and family law litigation, mediation, Tennessee judiciary in our society. ■ n a s h v i l l e s c h o o l o f l aw s a l u t e s o u r m a n y g e n e r o u s d o n o r s Capital Campaign Pledges and Donations through October 31, 2009 Mr. & Mrs. Tom F. Cone, Sr. Alan G. Ward L. Mabel Arroyo Honorable Steve R. Dozier AT & T (Bellsouth) Joe Dughman Ingram Foundation Bass Berry & Sims Brenda C. Bass Kathryn Reed Edge Brenda & Douglas Hale C. Dewees Berry IV Mr. & Mrs. Leroy J. Ellis III Regions Bank Honorable Cheryl Blackburn Harris Gilbert Anne & Joseph Russell The Memorial Foundation The Frist Foundation Tim L. Bowden Laura Y. Goodall & Charles William B. Bradley R. 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Kirk Scobey, Jr. Joe & Barbara Haynes Sen. Douglas Henry C. Richard Bobo Brenda Short David E. High Frank S. Irlinger Beth Boone Charlie Sizemore Clyde P. Holland Justin K. Johnson George Bratton John L. Smith David Hudson Steven D. Keel Honorable Ben H. Cantrell William H. Smith Percy V. Jackson III John D. Kitch Rose P. Cantrell Honorable Jeffrey Stewart Bruce Kessler Joseph O. Martin, Jr. Chicago Title - David Barry Honorable Matthew J. Sweeney H. Tom Kittrell, Jr. Marshall A. Raines, Jr. Billy B. Cotten Sam J. Watridge James G. Lackey III William Bryan Roehrig III Richard M. Davenport William Don Young, Jr. Harlan Mathews Janelle A. Simmons Harold Donnelly Robert A. Zika Wirt C. McKnight Phillip M. Trella Carol Downton Patricia McPherson Steven Bradshaw Dozier Michael L. Underhill R. David Allen Honorable Susan Melton Frank M. Wentworth, Jr. Monica D. Edwards David Milton Amonette Thomas W. Mitchell Continued next page 9 n a s h v i l l e s c h o o l o f l aw s a l u t e s o u r m a n y g e n e r o u s d o n o r s Capital Campaign Pledges and Donations through October 31, 2009 John Ascione William Calhoun Claudia & Gordon Bonnyman Frank W. Swartz Jimmy L. Badger Bruce Conley Cyrus L. Booker Jon Tucci Cynthia J. Bohn Honorable Lew Conner Larry B. Brinton, Jr. Andrew Tucker Lytle Brown III Honorable R. E. Lee Davies Kevin Carter William A. Vernich George A. Burke, Sr. Laura Dykes Mr. and Mrs. Bill Coble Michael Wagner Lon Overton Campbell Burton Glover J.E. Crain & Son, Inc. Richard Wagner Grayson S. Cannon Stephanie Gore Mithcell Dugan David Waynick A. Wayne Carter Jason D. Kane Larry Felts Steve Weddle Honorable Irvin H. Kilcrease, Jr. Heather R. Knott David H. Findley Susan Weiss M.C. Watson Lauderback C. Alan Lancaster Betty W. Green Gary W. Wicks, Sr. Lee Ofman Virginia S. Mayo Marjorie Greer Nicholas Zeppos Charles E. Ridenour Ann Turner Moore Marvin Gregory Mary Martin Schaffner John B. Nixon Charles Hardiman H. Stanley Allen Rosemary D. Sexton Mrs. Charles O’Brien Anthony Harris Daniel Bailey Clarence Suiter Mr. & Mrs. John (Dorothy Dean) Renee Simonetti Harris William B. Cannon Patricia C. Vise Peebles Mary Hausman Honorable Christopher D. Coats Robert Whittle Michael J. Philbin Jack Hinson Danny Dickerson David L. Puckett Joe B. Jackson Sam H. Edwards Mary Ann Reese Douglas T. Jenkins Edward Alderman Emma’s Flowers & Gifts Drew A. Saulters J. R. Johnson, Jr. Franklin B. Brabson Dan B. Farrar D. Tracy Shaw William F. Lee, Jr. Jim Campbell Timothy Ferguson James D. Sledge Suzanne M. Lockert John A. Corbitt Angela R. Fernandez William B. Thetford Jerry O. Lowery, Sr. John G. Corry Thomas H. Haynes Stephen Douglas Thurman John G. Manley Robin Grindstaff Costa John F. Howell Judy Wells James McBroom Jewel Crawford T. W. Hunter Paul R. White, Sr. Carol L. McCoy Andrea Curtis W. Richard Husband Jonathan D. Curtis Marvin Meiggs Victor Ivy Honorable William E. Higgins Thomas K. Davis, Jr. Harold W. Moore III Brent W. Johnson Henry D. Hildebrand Jesse T. Durham Dent Morriss Shawn F. Kohl D.H. Hirshberg William Ferguson Phyllis Morriss Charles Morrow Charles Jenkins Sheri Gonyea Robert B. Nadler Judith Osborn Norris Johnson S. Ralph Gordon Catherine Nance Andrea Phelan Jeffrey R. Kohl Christopher Hugan Honorable Al Nations Kenneth Phillips Mark McGill Stephan D. Karr Richard A. Northcutt William Jay Reynolds Robert Notestine Jackie Hanna Lakins Edward Allen Ostendorff William R. Sloan Orvil L.Orr Frank E. Lee Tracey Parks William Patrick Smith Allen Patton (CPS Land LLC) David McKinney A. Vester Parsley, Jr. James L. Trimbach Tina & Nixon Pressley Rebecca Montgomery David E. Phillips Frances Wallas Lee W. Ramsey Linda Rittenhouse Sheri S. Phillips Lester Williams Bob Dudley Smith Dora Leigh Salinas Earl J. Porter Whitworth Stokes Robert Dudley Smith Mary Miles Prince Lewis Rankin Connie Allison Edwin M. Walker Charles D. Sullivan Steven Wasserman Jane Cozart Reid William L. Baker Toby Wilt Stanley Q. Reynolds Gregory S. Binkley Jack Zager Helen S. Rogers Lee Cranford Don R. Ash Linda Rose Ward Dewitt David M. Ausbrooks Dana M. Ausbrooks Adam R. Smith Joshua Hopkins Ralph Bard Honorable Billy Baliles Robert F. Spann Robert Leo McReynolds III Charles Blackwell R. E. Baulch Gary V. Stewart Robert H. Plummer, Jr. John P. Branham Andrew Benedict Robert T. Stroop John Tibbetts Robert O. Binkley 10 NSL Students Connect with Members of the Tennessee Bar Association On September 21st and 22nd, the Nashville School of Law hosted two open house events at NSL for students interested in joining the Tennessee Bar Association’s law student program. TBA members and staff from across middle Tennessee were on hand to speak with NSL students and discuss membership benefits, including continuing education and network opportunities, receipt of TBA publications, retail company discounts, and free membership in other relevant organizations. ■ c l e o f f e r i n g s a t n s l i n S p r i n g 2 010 Nashville School of Law is proud to announce that it will present Continuing Legal Education at the school on Wednesday evenings in March, April and May. The dates, times, topics, and presenters are as follows: DATE TIME TOPIC/PRESENTER CREDIT March 10 6:30-8:00 p.m. Deciding Whether to Accept Representation: 1.5 Case Investigation, Employment Contract, Dual and Ethical Considerations Rebecca Blair March 24 6:30-8:00 p.m. Use of Experts: Expert Testimony 1.5 Judge Tom Brothers General April 7 6:30-8:00 p.m. Practical Tips and Ethical Issues in Domestic Law: 1.5 Client Interview to Closing Argument Dual Judge Phil Smith April 21 6:30-8:00 p.m. New Sheriff in Town: Changes in 1.5 Evidentiary Law, DUI to Murder General Judge Steve Dozier May 5 6:30-8:00 p.m. Tennessee Real Property Foreclosures: 1.5 Tips and Traps for Attorneys General Joseph Prochaska May 19 6:30-8:00 p.m. Use of Contempt Power to Aid Your Clients 1.5 Judge Jeff Bivins General Each session has been approved by the Tennessee Commission on Continuing Legal Education for a maximum of 1.5 hours of credit. 11 Nashville School Of Law 4013 Armory Oaks Drive Nashville, TN 37204 Tel. 615.256.3684 Fax 615.244.2383 www.nashvilleschooloflaw.net e-mail: email@example.com Nashville School Of Law Save The Date! Commencement exercises for the 99th graduating class of Nashville School of Law will be held on Saturday, May 22, 2010 at 11:00 a.m. Nashville School of Law Annual Recognition Dinner will be held on June 4, 2010 at the Millennium Maxwell House Hotel.
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