Burr adds to bankruptcy/litigation ranks

Army National Guard officer spent time in Teach for America program

Burr & Forman has hired James Haltom as an associate in the creditors' rights and bankruptcy and commercial litigation groups of its Nashville office.

Haltom is a graduate of the University of Mississippi School of Law, where among other things, he was president of the Law School Student Body. He received his bachelor's degree from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, is an alumnus of Teach for America and a veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom.

“We are proud that James will be a part of our firm and certain he will provide our firm’s clients with excellent legal representation, forged from
his education, common sense and public service,” said Tom Potter, who recently took over from Larry Ahern as Burr & Forman’s Nashville managing partner.

As a Teach for America corps member, Haltom taught second grade and coached high school football in the Mississippi Delta. As a member of the Army National Guard since 2002, he was called to active duty in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom from 2004 to 2006.