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Napier-Looby Bar Foundation honors new Fellows

The Napier-Looby Bar Foundation welcomed its inaugural class of Fellows during a reception Wednesday (Aug. 26, 2009) at the Country Music Hall of Fame in Nashville. In addition, the organization honored the recent recipients of the Hon. Robert E. Lillard Scholarships and the Sen. Avon N. Williams Jr. Scholarships. Those welcomed as Fellows were: Julian W. Blackshear Jr. of Smith Hirsch Blackshear; Waverly D. Crenshaw Jr. of Waller Lansden Dortch & Davis;  the Hon. Richard H. Dinkins of the Tennessee Court of Appeals; Sheree Wright, University Counsel for Vanderbilt University; the Hon. Monte M. Watkins, Criminal Court Judge for the 20th Judicail District; and Mariah A. Wooten, Deputy Federal Public Defender for the Middle District of Tennessee.


Mariah A. Wooten, Deputy Federal Public Defender for the Middle District of Tennessee, is welcomed as an inaugural Fellow by Napier-Looby Bar Foundation President Paz Haynes of Bone McAllester Norton.


TBA President Gail Vaughn Ashworth joins George Barrett of Barrett, Johnston & Parsley and Deputy Federal Public Defender Mariah Wooten at the reception honoring the new Fellows.


Julian W. Blackshear Jr. receives recognition as an inaugural Fellow from his daughter, Nashville attorney Lillian Blackshear.


Shomari Dailey, an attorney with Miller & Martin, and Shameak Belvitt, an attorney with Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, enjoy the reception at the Country Music Hall of Fame Rotunda before ceremonies honoring new Fellows and scholarship recipients.


The Hon. Monte M. Watkins, Criminal Court Judge for the 20th Judicail District, is welcomed as an inaugural Fellow by Napier-Looby Bar Foundation President Paz Haynes of Bone McAllester Norton.



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