Butler Snow is pleased to announce Diana M. Comes and Geoffrey A. Morris have been selected to participate in New Memphis Institute programs, an initiative for visionary professionals who make an impact in the community. Diana will participate in the Fellows program, and Geoffrey will participate in the Embark program.
The Fellows program is designed for high-performing professionals who are already excelling in their careers and positively impacting the community, but who are seeking to amplify that power through access to new connections, skills and experiences. Embark is a six-session, three-month program that empowers high-performing professionals to grow as leaders, and to build relationships while shaping the city for a better future. Participants of this program are in their 20s with two to seven years of experience.
Diana focuses her practice on financial services litigation and intellectual property matters. She has handled appeals before the U.S. Courts of Appeals for the Fifth and Sixth Circuits, the Tennessee Supreme Court and the Tennessee Court of Appeals. Diana has been recognized by Super Lawyers® as a Mid-South Rising Star in business litigation and as an outstanding associate by the Leo Bearman, Sr. American Inn of Court in 2017.
Diana is a member of the American, Tennessee and Memphis Bar Associations, the Association for Women Attorneys and the Defense Research Institute. She received her bachelor’s degree, summa cum laude, from Rhodes College and her Juris Doctor, summa cum laude, from the University of Memphis.
Geoffrey is a member of the firm’s business department and practices within the finance, real estate and restructuring group. He received his bachelor’s degree and Juris Doctor from Vanderbilt University, where he served as year-one representative, social chair and Black History Month chair for the Black Law Students Association, and as a year-two and year-three representative for the Vanderbilt Bar Association. Geoffrey was a member of the Law and Business Certificate Program and the Phi Delta Phi Legal Honor Society. He also placed in the Top 16 in Moot Court Competition.