Posts from Government Relations & Municipal Law

BPJ Attorney Selected to the Tennessee Bar Association Leadership Law Program

Continuing in the tradition of BPJ leadership, Tannera Gibson has been selected to the Class of 2019 of the Tennessee Bar Association Leadership Law program.

Read More »

Lakeland, TN Installs BPJ Attorney as First Municipal Judge

November 12, 2018
| Posted in: Government Relations & Municipal Law

When the growing city of Lakeland looked for its first municipal judge, the Board of Commissioners chose BPJ's Taylor Cates, who began hearing cases in October. Cates will hear mostly code enforcement cases, and Lakeland city attorney Chris Patterson said, "We think it's a good tool to encourage citizens to come into compliance as issues arise."

Read More »

BPJ Attorney Presented in Nashville

Mike Cody had the opportunity to share his experience as an attorney representing Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. to the American Civil Liberties Union of Tennessee.

Read More »

The Best Lawyers in America© 2019 Includes 21 BPJ Attorneys

21 lawyers from Burch, Porter & Johnson have been selected by their peers for inclusion in the 2019 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America© publication.

Read More »

BPJ Attorney Becomes First Lakeland Municipal Judge

Taylor A. Cates, a partner in the commercial and business litigation practice at Burch, Porter & Johnson, has been sworn in as the first municipal judge for the City of Lakeland.

Read More »

Charles F. Newman Recognized with TBA Public Service Award

BPJ Member Charlie Newman received the William M. Leech Public Service Award at the Tennessee Bar Association meeting June 15 in Memphis.

Read More »

Historic Overton Park Case Highlighted in Tennessee Publication

Burch, Porter & Johnson attorney Charles F. Newman is quoted in The Tennessee Magazine article, "Overton Park’s Citizens and Their Successful Battle Against the Highway," written by Bill Carey, May 2018.

Read More »

MLK50: The Burch, Porter & Johnson Connection

In 1968 Dr. Martin Luther King came to Memphis. The Southern Christian Leadership Conference employed Burch, Porter & Johnson to represent Dr. King and defend a suit brought by the City to enjoin a worker's march. Burch, Porter & Johnson successfully obtained relief from the injunction just hours before Dr. King is assassinated.

Read More »

CLE Opportunity Featuring BPJ Attorney

Jef Feibelman of Burch, Porter & Johnson, PLLC, along with Leo Bearman, Jr. of Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, PC - Memphis, will discuss Zivotofsky v. Kerry (2015) and its implications.

Read More »

BPJ Attorney to Speak at Memphis Women's Summit

Tannera G. Gibson presents to the Leaders of Tomorrow at the Memphis Women's Summit, March 22, 2018.

Read More »