Updates

Young Lawyers Division of the TBA sponsoring Free Legal Advice Clinic

In collaboration with First Baptist Church, The Knoxville Bar Association's Access to Justice Committee, Legal Aid of East Tennessee, and the Tennessee Faith and Justice Alliance, attorneys from the Tennessee…

Brian Faughnan Co-authors Professional Responsibility in Litigation, Second Edition

Professional Responsibility in Litigation, Second Edition Authors:  Douglas R. Richmond, Brian Faughnan, Michael L. Matula  Trial and appellate lawyers face numerous professional responsibility challenges, that may arise suddenly or are in difficult…

OSHA and Intoxicated Workers

Is the intoxicated worker’s injury exempt from reporting ?. . . No! In a March 21, 2016 letter of interpretation, OSHA determined that an intoxicated worker’s injury is not exempt…

By David Draper
Chris McCarty Inducted as Fellow of the Knoxville Bar Foundation

The Knoxville Bar Foundation will recognize twelve esteemed members of Knoxville’s legal community at their Annual Dinner on Tuesday, May 24, 2016. Each year the Foundation inducts a new Fellows…

Defense Team of Bill Haltom, Marcy Magee, and Natalie Bursi Win Jury Verdict

Lewis Thomason continued an undefeated year in healthcare liability jury trials with another victory on Tuesday.  The defense team of Bill Haltom, Marcy Magee, and Natalie Bursi won a jury…

Justin Joy: New Data Breach Law Shortens Notification Time Frame

Like nearly every other state, Tennessee has a data breach notification law that requires businesses to notify customers of a breach of their personally identifiable information. The Tennessee Identity Theft…

Lewis Thomason Creates Criminal Defense Practice Group

We are pleased to report that Eric Butler, Chris Sullivan, and Jimmy Duckworth have recently created the LT Criminal Defense Practice Group. This group is comprised of LT defense attorneys who…

John Tarpley and Sarah Sheppeard Elected to TBA Leadership

We recently reported on the election of Jason Pannu as Vice President of the Tennessee Bar Association, which means he will serve as President of the TBA in 2018-2019. In…

Local Hire? So long, farewell, auf Wiedersehen, good night . . .

On March 10, less than two months after Mayor Megan Berry imposed requirements implementing Charter Amendment 3, a/k/a Nashville’s local hire law, Governor Haslam signed a bill voiding the amendment. …

By Wally Irvin
It’s All in the Contract: Design Professionals

We’ve all been told to be careful what we ask for. And that is true. But for design professionals, it is also important to “be careful what you contract for.”…

By Paul Whitt
LT Triumphs in Court of Appeals

2016 has proven to be a fabulous year for LT attorneys not only in the trial courts but in the Court of Appeals as well. Last Thursday, Janet Hayes and…

John Britton Presenting at Gun Law Seminar

John Britton will be one of the presenters at the National Business Institute’s “Gun Law in Tennessee” seminar on Thursday, April 7, 2016. For more information and to register please…