DHPM PC, the law firm formerly known as Drescher & Sharp, has added two of-counsel attorneys and one associate, growing its ranks to 11.
Kathy Pohlid, one of the of-counsel additions, was most recently a partner with the King & Ballow law firm. Before that, she worked as a trial attorney with the U.S. Department of Labor. Pohlid will focus her practice on employment law and Medicare/Medicaid reimbursement appeals. She is also a retired U.S. Marine Corps colonel who served two combat deployments.
Tim Barnes also has joined the firm in an of-counsel capacity. Barnes has been practicing law since 1985 in the areas of divorce, child custody, adoption, criminal and juvenile law. He will now focus on family law mediation.
And Ben Smith is the firm’s newest associate, having previously served as assistant general counsel for the Tennessee Department of Children’s Services. Smith will practice civil litigation law, including probate, commercial litigation, personal injury and family law.
In May, Drescher & Sharp changed its name to DHPM (Drescher Heller Pieper Martin) — a legal necessity after the appointment and subsequent Senate confirmation of founding partner Kevin Sharp to the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee. Sharp was nominated last November by President Barack Obama to succeed Judge Robert Echols, who had retired from the bench.