The Foundation honors attorneys who have distinguished themselves in the
profession by electing them to membership as “Fellows.” Their contributions are
used to support selected, law-related public interest projects.
In accordance with the Foundation’s
bylaws, attorneys elected as Fellows “…shall be limited to those outstanding
lawyers, judges, and teachers of law licensed to practice for a period of ten
years who have:
(a) demonstrated an uncompromised dedication to integrity and
high personal and professional ethical standards;
(b) made outstanding and recognized contributions to the legal
profession and to the public good;
(c) demonstrated a strong commitment to the published
objectives and purposes of the Tennessee Bar Foundation.”
A class of no more than 35 new Fellows is elected in the fall of each year. To
ensure geographic distribution, 10 Fellows may be selected from the East and
West Grand Divisions of Tennessee and 15 from the Middle Grand Division (based
on the attorney population in each area).
Suggestions for new Fellows are solicited annually from the current membership.
Names are then forwarded to the appropriate committee for that Grand Division,
which whittles the submissions to the required number. The Board of Trustees
makes the final decision as to the members of the class. The newly-elected
Fellows are honored each January at the Fellows’ Dinner.
Tennessee Bar Foundation – Fellows Class of 2012 – January 18, 2013 – Nashville, Tennessee Second Row, Left to Right: W. Morris Kizer – Knoxville; Timothy A. Priest – Knoxville; Kyle C. Atkins – Humboldt; Roger A. Page – Jackson;
John Everett Williams – Huntingdon; Roy L. Aaron – Knoxville; Daniel L. Smith – Savannah; Stephen D. Goodwin – Memphis;
J. Mark Stewart – Winchester; David R. Esquivel – Nashville; William L. Jenkins – Rogersville; Douglas M. Campbell, Sr. – Chattanooga.
First Row, Left to Right: J. Michael Sharp – Cleveland; Ernest A. Petroff – Huntsville; Angelita Blackshear Dalton – Nashville;
Shea Sisk Wellford – Memphis; Patrick A. Flynn – Columbia; Adrienne L. Anderson – Knoxville; Jacqueline E. Bolton – Chattanooga;
Linda R. Koon – Nashville; Patricia Head Moskal – Nashville; John T. Bobo – Shelbyville; Randall J. Fishman – Memphis.
Not pictured: C. Dale Allen – Nashville; Edward T. Brading – Johnson City; George H. Brown, Jr. – Memphis; W. Stanworth Harris – Jackson;
Jon E. Jones – Cookeville; Marianna Williams – Dyersburg; Joseph A. Woodruff – Nashville.