Miller & Martin Attorneys Recognized by the Federal Bar Association, Chattanooga Chapter

April 19, 2016

The 2016 Federal Bar Association (FBA), Chattanooga Chapter Annual Meeting recognized numerous current and former Miller & Martin attorneys for their professional accomplishments and contributions in promoting the sound administration of justice and integrity.

The 2016 Officers, Board of Governors, and Committee Chairs installed during the meeting included several Miller & Martin attorneys. Among them were, Lynzi J. Archibald, President; Celeste Creswell, Secretary; Craig Smith, Board of Governors Member; and Kyle Wilson, Social Committee Chair. As her first action as President, Ms. Archibald announced several programs and events slated to occur throughout the upcoming year, which are designed to benefit not only the judiciary, but also the legal profession.

Miller & Martin attorney Neil Brunetz was also honored for his outstanding contributions to the FBA, Chattanooga Chapter during 2015. He received the Chapter Service Award for his role in developing and executing the 2015 Sixth Circuit Conference, a biennial forum for federal practitioners and judiciary members, which provides updates on civil and criminal cases, new laws, ethics, and other relevant topics important for those who practice before the Sixth Circuit.

Miller & Martin alumni who are now serving as Eastern District of Tennessee judges participated in and were recognized during the meeting. The Hon. Harry S. Mattice, Jr., U.S. District Judge, delivered this year's State of the Judiciary address. The Hon. Travis R. McDonough, U.S. District Judge; the Hon. Christopher H. Steger, U.S. Magistrate Judge; and the Hon. Nicholas W. Whittenburg, U.S. Bankruptcy Judge, introduced themselves, answered questions from the audience, and were inducted as honorary members of the FBA, Chattanooga Chapter. The Hon. Shelley D. Rucker, U.S. Bankruptcy Judge, was installed as the Chapter's 2016 Bankruptcy Liaison.