Mary Ellen Morris has recently been elected a Fellow of the Tennessee Bar Foundation, an association of 830 attorneys across the state. Invitations to membership, which is a position of honor, were extended to 26 attorneys 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 community 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 $24,000,000 to law-related, public interest projects throughout Tennessee.
Morris practices in the firm of Kinnard Law and has been practicing law in Nashville for 33 years. She is a graduate of Western Kentucky and of Vanderbilt University Law School.