The Tennessee Supreme Court has named Burch, Porter & Johnson Attorney Jef Feibelman to serve on the Advisory Commission for the state Business Court Pilot Project.

As a member of the Commission, Feibelman will join seven other attorneys to provide input for processes and procedures for the state’s first business court. The group is led by Court of Appeals Judge Neal McBrayer.

“The members of this Commission, who have graciously agreed to serve, have the specialized skills and knowledge needed to assist in guiding the Business Court,” said Tennessee Supreme Court Chief Justice Sharon G. Lee.

The Business Court Pilot Project was established in March by the Tennessee Supreme Court to be in Davidson County Chancery Court, Part III and Chancellor Ellen Lyle was designated as the judge. The Supreme Court created this court to handle the special litigation needs of existing and future businesses in Tennessee by providing expedited resolution of business cases by a judge who is experienced and has expertise in handling complex commercial cases.

The court began taking cases in May of this year. More information about the business court can be found at

The Commission held its first meeting in Nashville on August 27 and plans to meet as a group at least each quarter, with members working in smaller groups throughout the year. Members of the Commission are:

Judge Neal McBrayer, Chairperson
Court of Appeals, Middle Section

Celeste H. Herbert
Jones, Meadows & Wall

David A. Golden
Eastman Chemical Company

Tim Warnock
Riley Warnock & Jacobson

Pat Moskal
Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP

Scott Carey
Baker Donelson

Bill Tate
Howard Tate Sowell Wilson Leathers & Johnson, PLLC

Jef Feibelman
Burch, Porter & Johnson PLLC

Charles Tuggle
First Horizon National Corporation

Burch Porter & Johnson, PLLC, one of the oldest law firms in Tennessee, engages in a highly-respected litigation and business practice. Since its founding more than 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.