Foundation Awards 2024 IOLTA Grants of $2,000,000

“Special Award” of
additional $1,000,000

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The Tennessee Bar Foundation is an organization of attorneys from across the state, active since 1982. Our Mission is to:

•  Honor attorneys who have distinguished themselves in the profession by electing them to membership as "Fellows."

•  Use the contributions of these Fellows to support law-related public interest projects

•  Administer Tennessee's IOLTA (Interest On Lawyers' Trust Accounts) program.

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Tennessee Bar Foundation Fellows

Tennessee Bar Foundation – Fellows Class of 2023 – April 26, 2024 – Nashville, Tennessee  First row, left to right: James M. Hivner – Bartlett, Joy Radice – Knoxville, Jennifer Kent Exum – Chattanooga, Sherri DeCosta Alley – Knoxville,  Keely N. Wilson – Jackson, Lillian Blackshear – Nashville, Mary H. Beard – Nashville, James P. Barry – Memphis, Lee Ann Adams – Chattanooga, Jeffery G. Foster – Jackson Second row:  Stephen J. Zralek – Nashville, Gregory D. Smith – Clarksville, Robert Brant Harrell, Sr. – Nashville, Michael K. Alston – Chattanooga, David Wilson Long – Knoxville, J. Alan Rheney – Jackson, Martesha Johnson Moore – Nashville,  Randy N. Chism – Union City, Lane Wolfenbarger – Rutledge, Andy Brigham – Dover. Not pictured:  Beth Weems Bradley – Memphis, Russell Fowler - Chattanooga, Jeffery S. Frensley – Nashville, Francis M. Hamilton, III – Knoxville, John M. Lannom – Dyersburg,  Jill E. McCook – Knoxville, David Riley – Memphis, Jennifer Robinson – Nashville, William B. Walk, Jr. – Memphis

The Tennessee Bar Foundation honors attorneys who have distinguished themselves by electing them to membership as “Fellows.” New Fellows are selected each year and are honored at the annual Fellow's Dinner. Pictured above is the class of 2023. Click 'Learn More' for a photo legend.

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