Congratulations to BPJ Member Tannera George Gibson, who has been elected Secretary/Treasurer of the Memphis Bar Association.  With her election, Tannera will become President in 2022, the first black woman to hold the job.

“Tannera continues a long tradition of BPJ lawyers playing leadership roles in the Bar Association,” said Nathan Bicks, managing partner of the firm. “I know she will bring the same level of excellence and hard work to this endeavor that she displays working as an advocate for our clients. We are extremely proud of her.”

Tannera is a native Memphian with extensive employment law experience.  She has been named in Best Lawyers for her work in employment law on the management side, and was recently named Best of the Bar by the Memphis Business Journal. Tannera has extensive trial experience as well as experience conducting investigations and presiding over administrative matters, and maintains a solid pro bono practice. She received both her undergraduate degree (in computer science) and law degree from the University of Memphis.

“Over the years, Tannera and I have worked on and tried a number of complicated medical malpractice cases,” said BPJ Member Les Jones. “She is one of the best lawyers I’ve ever had the privilege of working with, and she’ll do a phenomenal job as a leader of the Memphis Bar Association.”

  • In other local bar association news, BPJ Associate Patrick Hilliard was elected to the board of the Young Lawyers Division. Patrick joined the firm in 2018 (and was admitted to the Tennessee bar that same year), and his practice focuses on commercial and business litigation. In 2019, he was admitted to the bar in Mississippi.
  • Charles (Chas) Higgins, a BPJ Member, was elected to the 2020 Leadership Law class of the Tennessee Bar Association. Leadership Law is designed to equip Tennessee lawyers with the vision, knowledge, and skills necessary to serve as leaders in their profession and local communities. Chas’s practice focuses on commercial and business litigation, personal injury and medical malpractice, and on white collar and criminal investigations.

Below, left to right: Tannera GIbson, Patrick Hillard, Chas Higgins