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It’s hard to put a value on 40 years of loyal service, but we tried this month, as we celebrated Erick Anderson, our valued colleague and friend.

While he admits that the cliché “I like to argue” played a large part in his decision to pursue a legal career, BPJ Associate Patrick J. Hillard, Sr.’s experiences since then have contributed more to the reason he was selected by the Memphis Business Journal’s Best of

It was a high school job popping popcorn in the old Mid-South Coliseum that ignited David Harris’s affinity for the University of Memphis.

By the time some homeowners in Boxtown, a neighborhood in southwest Memphis, discovered they had been sued and that a crude oil pipeline company was seeking to take their property by eminent domain, it was almost too late.

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