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C. Michael Adams, Jr.
Leo Bearman, Jr.
Allen S. Blair, Esquire
Prince C. Chambliss, Jr., Esquire
LeeAnne Cox (Leigh)
The Honorable Christopher Craft
Douglas F. Halijan, Esquire
General Albert Harvey
Hunter R. Humphreys
The Honorable Judge David Kennedy
Jennifer S. Kiesewetter
Hayden D. Lait, Esquire
The Honorable Jennie D. Latta
Sheri Lipman, Esquire
Steve McDaniel, Esquire
Vincent Miraglia, Chief Council
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John F. Murrah, Esquire
Stephen C. Parker
The Honorable Charles E. Pazar
Jackie G. Prester, Esquire
Earle J. Schwarz
Stephen Shields, Esquire
The Honorable Mark Ward
Legal Methods Adjunct Faculty - 2012-2013
Randy Alden is a graduate of Ashland University (B.A., magna cum laude, 1989) and
the Ohio State University College of Law (J.D., 1992). He is an Assistant Federal
Defender with the Federal Public Defender’s Office for the Western District of Tennessee.
He specializes in complex criminal litigation. Prior to joining the Federal Public
Defender’s office, Prof. Alden practiced at firms in Ohio and West Virginia. Prof.
Alden also serves in the United States Army Reserve, Civil Affairs Branch, at the
rank of Major.
David Bell is a graduate of Earlham College (B.A., 1998) and the University of Memphis
School of Law (J.D., 2003). In law school, Prof. Bell was a member of two National
Moot Court Competition teams and served as Associate Chief Justice of the Moot Court
Board. He received the Dean’s Distinguished Service Award and the Moore Award for
Outstanding Advocate in his class. After law school, Prof. Bell was an Assistant
Public Defender for Shelby County, Tennessee, and practiced primarily as a trial litigator
before the Criminal Courts. He has been named a Shelby County Outstanding Performer
and is a graduate of the Memphis Bar Association’s Leadership Forum. Prof. Bell currently
works as an Assistant Federal Defender in Memphis and has practiced before the Courts
of the Eastern and Western Divisions of the Western District of Tennessee, as well
as before the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals.
Tannera George Gibson
Tannera George Gibson is a graduate of the University of Memphis (B.S., 2003) and
the University of Memphis School of Law (J.D., 2008). Prof. Gibson is currently a
litigation associate with Burch Porter & Johnson, PLLC. She is an active member of
the legal community who has been recognized by the Memphis Bar Association for her
commitment to pro bono work. Prof. Gibson was named Outstanding Associate for the
Leo Bearman, Sr. American Inn of Court for 2011-2012, and also serves on the Board
of Directors for the non-profit organization Citizens for Inner City Progress.
Carrie Eaker Kerley
Carrie Eaker Kerley is a graduate of Rhodes College (B.A., cum laude, 2003) and the
University of Memphis School of Law (J.D., magna cum laude, 2006). While in law school,
she was an Associate Editor of The University of Memphis Law Review and served as
a Humphreys Law Fellow. Prof. Kerley is currently an associate at The Landers Firm,
where she focuses her practice in the area of family law. Prof. Kerley is a graduate
of the Memphis Bar Association Leadership Forum and was recently appointed to the
Shelby County Foster Care Review Board.
Edwin A. Perry
Edwin A. Perry is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin (B.A., cum laude, 1997)
and American University—Washington College of Law (J.D., 2000). At American, he served
as Note & Comment Editor for the American University International Law Review and
published a Note in the University of Miami Business Law Review. Prof. Perry was
a staff attorney for the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit from
2001 to 2003. Prof. Perry is now an Assistant Federal Defender in Memphis.
Kevin Ritz is a graduate of the University of Virginia (B.A. with high distinction,
1997), Georgetown University (M.S., 1999), and the University of Virginia School of
Law (J.D., Order of the Coif, 2004). At law school, he served as Book Reviews Editor
for the Virginia Law Review and won numerous prizes and awards. Prof. Ritz clerked
for the Honorable Julia Gibbons, United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit.
He currently works as an Assistant U.S. Attorney for the United States Attorney’s
Office, Western District of Tennessee, where he is the Appellate Coordinator.
Rajiv Singh is a graduate of Vanderbilt University (1989) and the University of Memphis
School of Law (J.D., 2000).
Mary Wagner is a graduate of the University of Colorado (B.A. 2006) and the University
of Memphis School of Law (J.D., magna cum laude, 2009). While in law school, she
served as a Notes Editor for The University of Memphis Law Review and clerked for
the Honorable Robert L. Childers of the Shelby County Circuit Court. After law school,
Mary clerked for the Honorable J. Steven Stafford with the Tennessee Court of Appeals.
She is currently an associate at Rice, Amundsen & Caperton, PLLC, where she focuses
on general civil litigation.