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The honor roll has just been released for the fifth annual Tennessee Supreme Court’s “Attorneys for Justice” pro bono service award, and Murfree & Goodman’s own Ted Goodman has been named a 2018 honoree.

The program is an effort by the Tennessee Supreme Court to encourage more lawyers and law offices to provide pro bono legal services for people who cannot afford them. The court honors lawyers who provide a minimum of 50 hours of pro bono services each year. The court’s goal is for 50 percent of attorneys and firms to meet this goal.

To be counted, the legal services must have been provided under the provisions of Rule 6.1 of the Tennessee Rules of Professional Responsibility, meaning they were provided without a fee or the expectation of fee, or at a substantially reduced fee to certain recognized individuals and groups.

We honor Ted for being named a 2018 Attorney for Justice.

About Ted Goodman

Theodore W. (Ted) Goodman is a graduate of the University of Tennessee College of Law in Knoxville, where he was recognized for his legal writing and grasp of American Legal History and served as a staff editor of the Tennessee Journal of Law and Policy. He graduated with distinction from the University of the South in Sewanee and attended The Webb School, in Bell Buckle. He lives in Murfreesboro with his wife and son.

In addition to his pro bono legal work, Ted serves the community as a member and past president of the Murfreesboro Breakfast Rotary Club, as an auxiliary member of the Lascassas Volunteer Fire Department, and as a director on the boards of the fire department, Court Appointed Special Advocates for Children (CASA) of Rutherford County, and the Oaklands Historic House Museum. He also serves in the Tennessee Bar House of Delegates and the Webb School Alumni Board. He is a 2011 graduate of Leadership Rutherford and a 2018 member of the Tennessee Bar Association Leadership Law Class. He joined Murfree & Goodman, PLLC in 2012 and practices in business law, real estate, probate and estate planning.