Nashville, Tenn. – The Tennessee Trial Lawyers’ Community Relief Fund has made significant disaster relief grants to five local community organizations following the devastating August 2021 flood that hit Humphreys County and Waverly, Tennessee. The financial contributions will benefit the community directly through donations to Salter’s Chapel AME Church, the Humphreys Homeless Coalition, Waverly Church of Christ, the Humphreys County Humane Society, and Waverly Elks Lodge No. 2289.
Lieff Cabraser’s Nashville office and members of the Tennessee Trial Lawyers Association (TTLA) originally created the Trial Lawyers’ Community Relief Fund to assist victims of the March 2020 tornadoes that hit Nashville and other communities across Tennessee. The ongoing fund is administered through The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee and allows attorneys and others in Tennessee and nationwide to make critical local contributions the moment the need arises.
“Trial lawyers have dedicated their careers to helping our brothers and sisters in need, often during the most difficult periods of their lives,” said Mark Chalos, managing partner of Lieff Cabraser’s Nashville office. “We are humbled to be able to help ease the burden for our neighbors impacted by the devastating floods.”
John Griffith, founder of Griffith Law in Franklin, Tennessee, and past-president of TTLA, who is also a native of Humphreys County, said, “The devastation to the Humphreys County community is heartbreaking. But I have no doubt that the community will pull together and rebuild.”
The Tennessee Trial Lawyers Association aims to protect the constitutional guarantee of access to justice for Tennesseans, Tennessee families, and small businesses across the state. Learn more at www.ttla.org.
Contributions to the Trial Lawyers’ Community Relief Fund can be made online at https://www.cfmt.org/giving-and-investing/become-a-donor/give-to-a-fund/trial-lawyers-community-relief-fund/
Or checks can be mailed to:
The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee
P.O. Box 440225
Nashville, TN 37244
Please note the name of the fund in the memo line – “Trial Lawyers’ Community Relief Fund.”
About Lieff Cabraser
Lieff Cabraser is a 119-attorney law firm founded in 1972 with offices in Nashville, San Francisco, New York, and Munich. We have a diversified complex and class litigation practice, representing plaintiffs in personal injury/mass tort, securities/financial fraud, employment, product defect, consumer protection, antitrust, environmental and toxic exposures, False Claims Act, digital privacy and data security, and human rights.
“One of the nation’s premier plaintiffs’ firms” (The American Lawyer), Lieff Cabraser enjoys a national reputation for professional integrity and the successful prosecution of our clients’ claims. We take great pride in the leadership roles our firm plays in many of this country’s major cases, resulting in landmark decisions and precedent-setting rulings. Our clients include individuals, classes and groups of people, businesses, and public and private entities. We have served as court-appointed plaintiffs’ lead or class counsel in state and federal coordinated, multi-district, and complex litigation matters throughout the US.
About Griffith Law
Griffith Law was founded in 1998 and since then has helped hundreds of hardworking Nashville residents successfully pursue negligent injury claims. Griffith Law has relocated from Nashville to Franklin, but continues to offer the highest level of service to residents throughout Middle Tennessee.
Mark P. Chalos