(Knoxville, TN/July 14, 2010) Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, PC, is pleased to announce that Harry P. Ogden, managing shareholder of the Firm's Knoxville office, has been named Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Tennessee Bar Foundation. Mr. Ogden was installed at the Foundation's annual meeting in Nashville. His term as chairman will run until June 2011.
Mr. Ogden, a member of Baker Donelson's Health Care Advocacy practice group, represents nursing homes and other health care providers and professionals. He serves as statewide and local counsel to numerous manufacturers in product liability cases, and handles medical malpractice and long term care litigation for clients across the state. Mr. Ogden has been recognized by several top attorney lists such as The Best Lawyers in America and Mid-South Super Lawyers for his work as a leading business litigator and has been named a top attorney in CityView magazine since 2008. He is a member of the American, Tennessee and Knoxville Bar Associations as well as the Defense Research Institute and the American Health Lawyers Association.
The Tennessee Bar Foundation is a philanthropic organization with a two-fold purpose: to honor attorneys who have distinguished themselves in the profession by selecting them for membership and to administer a grant making program, on behalf of the Tennessee Supreme Court, that supports law-related public projects. This program, known by the acronym "IOLTA" (Interest On Lawyers' Trust Accounts) has awarded in excess of $16,800,000 over 23 years to Tennessee organizations that assist victims of domestic violence, that promote child advocacy, dispute mediation and rehabilitation of offenders and to legal aid clinics for the poor. Six Knoxville organizations received IOLTA grants for 2010: Parent Place, the Safe Haven Center, Catholic Charities of East Tennessee, Inc., Legal Aid of East Tennessee, the YWCA Victim Advocacy Program and the Education Law Project at the Knox County Public Defender Community Law Office.