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Local woman becomes first black female president of the Memphis Bar Association

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Local woman becomes first black female president of the Memphis Bar Association

by: Symone Woolridge via https://wreg.com/

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — One local lawyer has made history by becoming the first black female president of the Memphis Bar Association.

Memphis is a city with so much history and people living here today continue to make their mark.

A native Memphian, Tannera Gibson, is making history in the courtroom. She’s an attorney at Burch, Porter & Johnson, a law firm in Memphis, leading personal injury, healthcare liability, and medical malpractice cases.

“I had people I was tasked with serving call me colored. I’ve had them call me little black girl. I’ve had them call me all kinds of things,” Tannera said.

Taking steps forward in her career, Tannera has had quite the experience. As a minority in law, her story resonates with many others envisioning themselves in positions like hers.

“I don’t want to say it’s an elephant in the room, but it’s definitely something a lot of us have been…

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