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Baker Donelson Shareholder Charles K. Grant Appointed to Tennessee Supreme Court Board of Professional Responsibility

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Charles K. Grant, a shareholder in the Nashville office of Baker Donelson, has been appointed by the Supreme Court of Tennessee to serve on its Board of Professional Responsibility.

Mr. Grant is a veteran litigator who has tried more than 50 jury trials to verdict in both federal and state courts, and represented numerous clients in mediation and arbitration proceedings across more than a dozen states. He is a past member of the Advisory Commission on the Rules of Practice and Procedure of the Tennessee Supreme Court and the Tennessee Supreme Court Disciplinary Hearing Committee, District V. Mr. Grant's leadership roles in the legal industry have included serving as president of the Legal Aid Society of Middle Tennessee and the Cumberlands, the Nashville Bar Association, and the Napier-Looby Bar Association. He is former chair of the Tennessee Bar Association Diversity Summit Committee, and for the Nashville Bar Association served as co-chair of the Employment Law and Civil Rights Committee and chair of the Judicial Incumbent and Candidate Evaluation Committee.

Mr. Grant's numerous honors include the Napier-Looby Bar Association Trailblazer Award as well as its A.A. Birch Outstanding Public Service Award, the American Civil Liberties Union of Tennessee's Bruce Kramer Cooperating Attorney Award, and the Tennessee Bar Association Harris Gilbert Pro Bono Award. Baker Donelson has recognized him with its Nashville Pro Bono Attorney of the Year Award, its Firm-wide Pro Bono Attorney of the Year Award, and its Barry Ford Diversity Award. He has been listed in Mid-South Super Lawyers since 2006 in the area of Employment Litigation Defense and is listed in The Best Lawyers in America® in the areas of Employment Law – Litigation, Employment Law – Management, and Commercial Litigation.

The Tennessee Supreme Court created the Board of Professional Responsibility in 1976 to aid in supervising the ethical conduct of attorneys. The Board of Professional Responsibility publishes ethics opinions, responds to informal ethics inquiries by Tennessee attorneys, hosts an annual ethics workshop for Tennessee attorneys, and regularly conducts continuing legal education seminars on various topics throughout the state.

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