Posts from Government Relations & Municipal Law

BPJ Member Tannera George Gibson Wins TBA Leadership Award

At the recent graduation ceremonies of the Tennessee Bar Association’s Leadership Law (TBALL) class, BPJ Member Tannera George Gibson was surprised to hear that she had been awarded the 2019 Larry Dean Wilkes Award, named for the former TBA President who championed bar leadership across the state and passed away in 2011.

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Olmsted Award Presented to BPJ Attorney Charles F. Newman

Burch, Porter & Johnson attorney Charles F. Newman has received the 2019 Olmsted Award from the Tennessee Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects (TNASLA). The award was presented to Mr. Newman at their annual conference dinner, held April 25.

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BPJ Attorney Named Best of the Bar

Tannera George Gibson was recently named Best of the Bar in the Private Firm – Large category by the Memphis Business Journal.

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BPJ Attorney Selected as a CEO of the Year

Inside Memphis Business has selected Nathan Bicks, managing attorney for Burch, Porter & Johnson, as one of four CEOs of the year.

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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.

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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."

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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