Megan Deardorff has been named associate at Neal & Harwell and will focus on civil and criminal litigation. Deardorff was previously a litigation specialist at the firm and has been involved in researching and assisting on several high-profile cases during her time at Neal & Harwell. A graduate of the University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law and the University of North Carolina–Wilmington, Deardorff once served as a staff associate at McNeely Pigott & Fox Public Relations.
“We are delighted Megan has been made an associate,” said co-founder and managing partner Aubrey Harwell Jr. “She is an exceptionally capable lawyer and adds strength to a wonderful group of dedicated professionals in our firm. We appreciate her excellent record and are proud to have her.”
Saying that Tennessee Court of Appeals judges appear to have misinterpreted several aspects of the law, attorneys for NewsChannel 5 and reporter Phil Williams are appealing the court's ruling that Williams may have presented General Sessions Judge Dan Eisenstein in a false light. The court, says Neal & Harwell's Ronald Harris, overlooked a key point in making its decision.
The filing claims that case law and U.S. Court of Appeals rulings have determined that a false statement is an “essential element” of false light. The petition also accuses the Court of Appeals decision of “conflicting with constitutional rights,” including freedom of speech.
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