Butler Snow is pleased to announce that Diana M. Comes has been named president of the Association for Women Attorneys Memphis Chapter 2017.
The AWA Memphis Chapter inducted its 2017 officers at the organization’s 37th annual banquet, held Jan. 31 at Clark Tower in Memphis, Tenn.
The Association for Women Attorneys, founded in 1979, is a bar association dedicated to supporting female attorneys in Memphis and Shelby County. Through the AWA, women with experience serve as role models and mentors to new attorneys beginning their careers. The association also provides invaluable networking and Continuing Legal Education opportunities for all its members. Members enjoy contributing to their community and business through outreach programs such as scholarships, pro bono clinics, new lawyer swearing-in ceremonies and mentor programs. The members of the Association for Women Attorneys are dedicated to supporting each other as attorneys, educating themselves and others in the law and being of service to the community with particular focus on the legal needs of women.
Comes focuses her practice on financial services litigation and intellectual property matters. She has handled appeals before the Tennessee Supreme Court, the Tennessee Court of Appeals and the U.S. Courts of Appeals for the Fifth and Sixth Circuits. Comes is a member of the Memphis Bar Association, Association for Women Attorneys, Tennessee Bar Association, American Bar Association, Defense Research Institute, and Leo Bearman Sr., American Inns of Court.
Comes earned her undergraduate degree from Rhodes College and her Juris Doctor from the University of Memphis.