Tennessee Supreme Court Recognizes HSD Pro Bono Work

March 2019

Partner Michael Forrester was awarded the prestigious “Legal Aid of East Tennessee Access to Justice Award” in recognition of his work done last year with East Tennessee legal clinics that serve the underprivileged. The award is granted annually by the Tennessee Supreme Court to attorneys meeting the Court’s minimum goal of 50 pro bono hours annually and was presented to Mike by Tennessee Supreme Court Justice Roger Page at a ceremony in Kingsport.

Michael Forrester has practiced with the firm since 1984. Since becoming a partner in 1990, he has enjoyed a varied and challenging state and federal court civil law practice. His primary emphasis has been in employment-related litigation, particularly workers’ compensation and civil actions brought under ERISA. He is certified by the Tennessee Supreme Court Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee as a Rule 31 Listed General Civil Mediator.

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