Butler Snow is pleased to announce Erin Palmer Polly has been elected as a fellow of the Tennessee Bar Foundation. Invitations to membership, which is a position of honor, were extended to 24 attorneys this year by the board of trustees. Induction of new fellows took place at the annual fellows’ dinner in Nashville recently.
The Tennessee Bar Foundation is an association of 868 attorneys across the state. Its 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 $22 million to law-related, public interest projects throughout Tennessee.
“This is a well-deserved honor for Erin, and we are proud of her accomplishment,” said Donald Clark, Jr., chairman of Butler Snow. “Erin’s induction as a fellow showcases her talent and hard work in the legal profession and her strong reputation among our peers and colleagues. She will be a valuable asset to the foundation.”
Polly is a member of Butler Snow’s commercial litigation practice group and focuses her practice on commercial litigation, civil rights, professional liability and general litigation. She frequently represents companies and individuals in matters involving civil rights, professional liability claims, personal injury lawsuits and breaches of contract. Polly has been recognized by Best Lawyers® for commercial litigation and personal injury litigation – defendants, by Super Lawyers® as a Mid-South Rising Star in civil litigation – defense and as a Mid-South Super Lawyer in civil litigation – defense and by Martindale-Hubbell® with an AV-Preeminent Peer Review rating. She was also named a Top 40 Under 40 and a Best of the Bar by the Nashville Business Journal and received the pro bono leadership award in 2014 from Legal Aid Society’s Volunteer Lawyers Program for her work with the organization.
Polly is the immediate past president of the Nashville Bar Association, and a member of the Tennessee Bar Association, the Harry Phillips American Inn of Court and the Marion Griffin Chapter of the Lawyers’ Association for Women. She serves as the campaign for equal justice chair for the Legal Aid Society of Middle Tennessee and the Cumberlands. Polly received her bachelor’s degree, summa cum laude, from Maryville College and her Juris Doctor, cum laude, from the University of Tennessee.