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 fifteen 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 new Fellows, apportioned among the state’s three Grand Divisions, is chosen each year.

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 at the Fellows’ Dinner.

 

Tennessee Bar Foundation – Fellows Class of 2017 – May 5, 2018 – Nashville, Tennessee

 

 

First Row, Left to Right: Travis R. McDonough – Chattanooga; Vicki S. Snyder – Paris; Sheri A. Fox – Chattanooga; Molly A. Glover – Memphis; Edward L. Stanton III – Memphis; Lewis L. Cobb – Jackson; James R. Newsom III – Memphis; Joycelyn A. Stevenson – Nashville; Pamela A. Fleenor – Chattanooga.

 

Second Row, Left to Right: Daniel P. Berexa – Nashville; Robb S. Harvey – Nashville; Barry A. Steelman – Chattanooga; C. Scott Taylor – Knoxville; Gary S. Napolitan – Chattanooga; Samuel L. Jackson – Nashville; Alan C. Betz – Lawrenceburg; John R. Rucker, Jr. – Murfreesboro; Jimmy C. Smith – Union City; Charles Anthony Maness – Union City; L. Thomas Austin – Dunlap.

 

Not pictured: Cynthia C. Chappell – Nashville; James L. Gass – Sevierville; JoeDae L. Jenkins – Memphis; Mary Elizabeth Maddox – Knoxville; G. Mark Mamantov – Knoxville; Robert G. McDowell – Nashville; Camille R. McMullen – Memphis; Dalton M. Mounger – Columbia; Emily A. Shouse – Nashville; Libby Sykes – Clarksville; Christopher L. Vescovo – Memphis; Melanie D. Wilson – Knoxville.