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Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law Alumni Chapter

2014 Pillars

Saturday, August 2
University of Memphis Holiday Inn
6:00 pm: Cocktail Reception / 7:00 pm: Dinner & Awards


2014 Pillars of Excellence


Hon. Arthur T. Bennett

Hon. Arthur T. Bennett

Charles F. Newman

Charles F. Newman

Hon. David F. Farmer

Hon. David R. Farmer
(BBA '63, JD '66)

Max Shelton

Max Shelton

Albert C. Harvey

Albert C. Harvey

Maurice Wexler

Maurice Wexler


Friend of the Law School

Jim Gilliland

James S. Gilliland


The 2014 Pillars of Excellence is presented by

Black McLaren Jones Ryland & Griffee, P.C.


Thank you to our sponsors:

Title Sponsor
Black McLaren Jones Ryland & Griffee, PC

Cocktail Sponsors
Argent Trust Company - Farris Bobango, PLC - Glassman, Wyatt, Tuttle & Cox, PC

Pillar Sponsors
Lewis Thomason
The Marston Group, PLC

Gold Sponsors
Glankler Brown
Spicer Rudstrom
State Volunteer Mutual Insurance Company

Silver Sponsor
Alpha Reporting


Enter for your chance
to win prize packages from
Avery Outdoors,
Camp Bear Track,

Oak Hall or
Solutions Medical Center

Sponsorship Information

The Law Alumni Chapter is seeking sponsorships for the 2014 Pillars of Excellence Awards Dinner. Click here to download a sponsorship packet.

Purchase a Table

Gray (VIP) Table: $1,000

Blue Table: $700

Gray Ticket: $125

Blue Ticket: $85

Class of 2014: $35

For more information or to RSVP, contact or 901-678-2905.

The Pillars of Excellence Award was created in 2007 by the
Law Chapter of the University of Memphis Alumni Association
to recognize attorneys in the Memphis-area legal community who have made significant contributions to the practice of law in their civic and professional lives.
Each of these recipients exemplify and exceed this standard.
We are pleased to honor them.

Previous Pillars

Walter Bailey
Marvin Ballin (JD ’63)
Leo Bearman, Jr.
Irvin Bogatin
Marion “Boots” Boyd
R. Grattan Brown, Jr.
James D. Causey
David E. Caywood
W.J. Michael Cody
Hon. W. Frank Crawford
Charles M. Crump
Lewis R. Donelson, III
Hal A. Gerber
Hon. Ronald L. Gilman
Frank J. Glankler, Jr.
Robert L. Green

Dr. Benjamin L. Hooks
John Paul "Jack" Jones
Hon. H.T. Lockard
Frances Grant Loring
James M. Manire
W. Emmett Marston
Hon. Charles O. McPherson (BS ’64, JD ’65
Thomas R. Prewitt, Sr.
Russell B. Sugarmon
S. Shepherd Tate
John Thomason
William M. Walsh
Roane Waring, Jr.
Hon. Harry W. Wellford
Lee Winchester

View photos from the 2013 Pillars of Excellence

The Pillars of Excellence are chosen by a committee comprised of all Past Presidents of the University of Memphis Law Alumni Chapter. Their selections are based upon the following criteria:

To be named a Pillar of Excellence, a person must exemplify all of these characteristics:

• Living at the time of selection;

• Admitted to the practice of law for more than forty-five years;

• Significant service to the legal profession including membership in bar associations and participation in bar association activities;

• Significant service to the community including involvement in civic and charitable organizations;

• Leadership roles in both the legal and civic communities;

• Other significant contributions to the practice of law; and

• General recognition among the Memphis Bar that the honoree possesses the highest legal skills and ethical standards.

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