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James Crumlin Elected Fellow of the Tennessee Bar Foundation

James Crumlin was elected a Fellow of the Tennessee Bar Foundation, an association of 710 attorneys across the state.

Invitations to membership, a position of great honor, were extended to 35 attorneys this year by the Board of Trustees.The introduction of new Fellows took place at the annual Fellows' Dinner in Nashville.

The Bar Foundation's purpose is two-fold: to honor attorneys who have distinguished themselves in the profession and to administer a grant making program. That project, known by its acronym "IOLTA" (Interest On Lawyers' Trust Accounts), has awarded grants in excess of $16,000,000 to law-related, public interest projects throughout Tennessee.

James focuses his practice in the areas of labor and employment law, corporate business litigation, entertainment disputes and small business representation. He has been recognized for his contributions to the Nashville legal community on several occasions, including as a "Best of the Bar" honoree in 2009. In 2007, James was chosen as the recipient of the Nashville Emerging Leaders Award for Law. This distinguished honor recognizes professionals under the age of 40 who have excelled in their profession while making a difference in the Nashville community. James was also a member of Tennessee Bar Association's Leadership Law Class of 2006, and has served on the steering committee since then.

He is a member of the 2009-2010 class of Leadership Nashville and a graduate of the 41st Young Leaders Council class. He is President of the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Middle Tennessee board of directors, and Chair of the Matthew Walker Comprehensive Health Center, Inc., board of directors. He also serves on the boards of Young Leaders Council, Kelly Miller Smith Center Against Abusive Behavior and The Tennessee Repertory Theater, Vanderbilt University Law School National Alumni Board and Meharry Medical College National Alumni Association.
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