TN Supreme Court Appoints Hagerman Vice-Chair of Ethics Panel

BPJ Partner Jennifer Hagerman has been appointed by the Supreme Court of the State of Tennessee to the position of Vice-Chair of the Board of Professional Responsibility for 2022. That board, administered by the state Supreme Court, is charged with supervising the ethical conduct of attorneys. ItRead more

Memphis Bar Association President, Leadership Come From BPJ

Tannera George Gibson, MBA President It was a historic day: On December 2, BPJ Partner Tannera George Gibson began her term as the first African-American female President of the Memphis Bar Association in its 147-year history. (Click HERE to read the Daily Memphian story.) She is picturedRead more

BPJ Associate is named a Presidential Fellow by National Bar Association

Congratulations to BPJ Associate Patrick Hillard on being selected as a member of the inaugural class of Presidential Fellows by the National Bar Association, the nation’s oldest and largest network of predominantly African-American lawyers and judges.   Hillard is one of only four lawyers in the 12-memberRead more

A Milestone Anniversary for a Landmark Case

March 2, 2021 is the 50th anniversary of the landmark Supreme Court decision in the case in which BPJ attorney Charles F. Newman represented the opponents to the construction of an Interstate expressway through Overton Park and Midtown Memphis. To mark the occasion, the Memphis Bar Association held a WebinarRead more

BPJ Attorneys Recognized in Recent Edition of Super Lawyers

Burch, Porter & Johnson, PLLC is pleased to announce that 12 attorneys from the firm have been selected for inclusion in the 2020 edition of Mid-South Super Lawyers. Four attorneys are recognized in the “Top 100 Tennessee” list, two have been named “Mid-South Rising Stars,” and oneRead more

BPJ Attorney Receives A.A. Latting Award

The Ben F. Jones Chapter of the National Bar Association honored BPJ attorney Tannera G. Gibson with their annual A.A. Latting Award. The award is named after Mr. Arvis “A.A.” Latting, Sr. and was presented at the recent virtual Barristers’ Ball. Latting was one of the first practicing blackRead more

A New Associate Joins Burch, Porter & Johnson

Burch, Porter & Johnson is proud to announce that L. Mathew Jehl has joined the firm as an Associate, focusing his practice in personal injury litigation, commercial and business litigation, and white collar and criminal investigations. He will also practice in government relations and municipal law, andRead more

Six BPJ Attorneys Named 2021 Best Lawyers® “Lawyer of the Year” in Memphis Area

The law firm of Burch, Porter & Johnson is pleased to announce that six attorneys from the firm have been named as a 2021 “Lawyer of the Year” in their practice area by peer-review publication The Best Lawyers in America. The following attorneys have been recognized as aRead more