Tennessee Supreme Court Justices Sharon Lee and Gary Wade presented 18 deserving honorees with awards at the 2010 Central Region Pro Bono Celebration on July 22, 2010.
Two new awards were given this year to recognize work done outside of the Pro Bono Project to help low-income and other underserved populations. Chosen by an independent committee, Brenda McGee received the Professionalism Award and Ian P. Hennessey received the Public Service Award.
Bryan Hathorn and Cecilia Allen were recognized as the Donald F. Paine Volunteer Law Student and Volunteer Lawyer of the Year respectively for their outstanding service at the Knoxville Saturday Bar Clinic.
John W. Elder and William J. Carver received the Pro Bono Partner Award for creating the Maryville Saturday Bar Clinic.
J. Scott Griswold received the Advocacy Award for extraordinary work he performed on two Pro Bono Project files and a Tennessee Supreme Court appointment.
The 2010 Pro Bono Law Firm Award was presented to Paine, Tarwater & Bickers, LLP, which accepted more referrals and closed more files than any other local firm in 2010.
Award certificates were also presented to 2009 Knoxville Bar Association Pro Bono Award winners:
Cecilia T. Allen
Maha M. Ayesh
Kimberly S. Cook
Tanya L. Crosse
J. Scott Griswold
James R. LaFevor
Jennifer L. Milligan
J. Myers Morton
Donald F. Paine
Mital D. Patel
T. Lynn Tarpy
The event would not have been possible without the generous financial support of our sponsors. Home Federal Bank was the Presenting Sponsor, and Luedeka, Neely & Graham, P.C., and Cherokee Distributing Company sponsored the open bar. Law firm sponsors included
Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, P.C.
Baker, O’Kane, Atkins & Thompson
John E. Eldridge
Eldridge & Blakney, P.C.
Gentry, Tipton & McLemore, P.C.
Hagood, Tarpy & Cox, PLLC
Hodges, Doughty & Carson, PLLC
Howard & Howard, P.C.
Kramer Rayson LLP
Leitner, Williams, Dooley & Napolitan, PLLC
London & Amburn, P.C.
Long, Ragsdale & Waters, P.C.
O’Neil, Parker & Williamson, PLLC
Paine, Tarwater & Bickers, LLP
Ritchie, Dillard & Davies, P.C.
Robertson, Overbey, Wilson & Beeler
Watson Roach Batson Rowell & Lauderback PLC
Woolf, McClane, Bright, Allen & Carpenter, PLLC
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