Burch, Porter & Johnson attorney Charlie Newman recently participated in a special remembrance of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.  at the American Bar Association’s National Conference on Equal Employment Opportunity Law in Savannah, GA. The program was titled, “Reflection on Dr. King in Three Parts: Commemorating 45 Years Since Dr. King’s Death and the Memphis Sanitation Strike,” and included many individuals involved with the civil rights movement. The full program can be found here:http://www.americanbar.org/content/dam/aba/events/labor_law/2013/04/nat-conf-equal-empl-opp-law/mw_eeo2013brochure.authcheckdam.pdf

About Charles F. Newman
Charlie Newman joined the firm in 1965 and has been a member since 1966. He has practiced in virtually every area of commercial litigation, handling a wide variety of corporate, insurance, products liability, environmental, technological, intellectual property, trademark, copyright, college and university, hospital, municipal, employment, and other matters. Following law school, he served as judicial clerk to Hon. Bailey Brown, former judge of the United States District Court for the Western District of Tennessee, later on the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit. He is a former President of the Memphis Bar Association and is listed inBest Lawyers in America in the areas of Appellate Practice, Bet-the-Company Litigation, Commercial Litigation, Environmental Law, First Amendment Law, Litigation – Environmental, Litigation – First Amendment. He is also a frequent speaker on numerous subjects, including his involvement as one of the attorneys representing Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. just before his death in 1968 and representing the plaintiffs in the landmark case blocking the construction of Interstate 40 through Overton Park in the 1970’s and 1980’s.

About Burch Porter & Johnson
Burch Porter & Johnson PLLC, one of the oldest law firms in Tennessee, engages in a highly respected litigation and business practice. Since its founding over 100 years ago, the firm has maintained a tradition of involvement in the legal and community affairs of the region. Burch, Porter & Johnson’s principal office is located in downtown Memphis in buildings named to the National Register of Historic Places. Learn more about the firm at www.bpjlaw.com.