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Taylor Cates,  Andy Jones and Eric Plumley were honored recently as 2023 Fellows of the Memphis Bar Foundation, recognizing their distinguished service to the legal profession and the highest standards of professional ethics and personal conduct.

Retired BPJ Member Mike Cody was a young lawyer in 1968 when Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. came to Memphis to fight for the rights of the striking sanitation workers. In a new interview at, he remembers those historic days and the changes — for

BPJ Member Jennifer Hagerman has been named Chair of the Board of Professional Responsibility by the Tennessee Supreme Court.

Maybe so, says BPJ Member Melissa Maravich, for all kinds of reasons, including the risks you take when dealing with a jury’s snap impressions.

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