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Adams and Reese attorney and Tennessee Senate Majority Leader Mark Norris (R-Collierville) received the “Champion of Commerce” award from The Tennessee Chamber of Commerce & Industry and the Greater Memphis Chamber. The prestigious award recognizes individuals that exemplify outstanding achievement promoting business and free enterprise during the 108th General Assembly.
The Adams and Reese Nashville office continues its annual tradition of holding a Holiday Card Collection drive to aid the St. Jude's Ranch for Children Holiday Card Recycling Drive. St. Jude's Ranch uses old cards in a green program to teach at-risk youth about entrepreneurship skills and wage-earning jobs. The children refurbish the cards and re-sell them to the public.
Adams and Reese Partner Jim Dickson presented a program this morning on “Legal Ethics: Going Beyond the Model Rules,” at The National Association of Clean Water Agencies conference held at the Don CeSar in St. Petersburg. In front of more than 100 attorneys, Dickson discussed the importance of professional responsibility and various hypothetical situations concerning legal ethical issues related to the practice of environmental law. After the presentation, instead of accepting a $500 stipend for the presentation, Dickson directed that the Association donate the stipend to “Water for People,” on behalf of Adams and Reese.

Recent Media Mentions

Adams and Reese Special Counsel and Tennessee Senate Majority Leader Mark Norris was recently featured in the November/December 2014 issue of Capitol Ideas, in which Norris answered 10 questions about his “State Pathways to Prosperity” initiative. He believes states can play a role in helping to ensure residents have the necessary skills to fill the jobs. The initiative focuses not only on education, but also on other issue that might affect an individual’s ability to work.

Adams and Reese Partner Marilyn Healy is featured in the “Good to Know” business leaders section in the November 2014 issue of Florida Trend. The magazine features Tampa and Hillsborough County’s business leaders, government and economic development officials who work to improve the area economy and community.

Adams and Reese Partner Giles Perkins is on the plaintiff team representing Navigate Affordable Housing Partners, Contract Management Services, Housing Authority of the City of Bremerton, National Housing Compliance, Assisted Housing Services Corp., North Tampa Housing Development Corp., California Affordable Housing Initiatives Inc. and Southwest Housing Compliance Corp., in a case in which attorneys for the opposing side, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, plan to ask the United States Supreme Court to review a circuit court decision finding HUD should have used contracts, not grants, to fund its administration of public housing projects.

Recent Announcements

Adams and Reese is proud to present our Firm’s second issue of the “Women Out in Front” newsletter, highlighting our law firm’s women attorneys’ achievements, awards/ recognitions, and professional and community involvement as our women attorneys continue to make a difference in our 16 communities in which our firm has offices across the nation.

The Adams and Reese marketing department was awarded first place by the Legal Marketing Association Southeastern Chapter (LMASE) in the “Your Honor” Awards community relations category for the firm’s video submission for the Drew Brees Super Service Challenge to help Boys Hope Girls Hope of Greater New Orleans win a $10,000 grant from New Orleans Saints’ quarterback Drew Brees’ The Brees Dream Foundation and Companies With A Mission.

The law firm of Adams and Reese is pleased to announce that litigator Clarence A. Wilbon has joined as a Partner in the Memphis office.