The Tennessee Coalition to End Domestic and Sexual Violence kicked off domestic violence awareness month at its fourth annual Pearls & Pinstripes Gala.

Speaker of the House Beth Harwell, Kathy Walsh, Mayor Megan Barry, and Rebecca Wells Demaree

The agency, the leading voice for survivors of domestic and sexual assault, is a statewide network of organizations, programs and individuals working to improve the lives of survivors and, ultimately, end violence. The Tennessee Titans hosted the event at Nissan Stadium West Club with its fantastic views of our city's skyline. The evening began with a cocktail reception and silent auction that included some fantastic Titans packages. Event chair, Rachel Stutts, one of our Model Behavior nominees for her commitment to the organization, worked the room thanking the many representatives from the legislature, judicial and legal worlds as well as the countless others who support the coalition's mission. Committee members Rebecca and Lester Demaree, Mollie Gass, Olivia Bradford, Carey Elzey, Jessica Dauphin and Derrell Stinson were in the crowd taking a chance at the Wine Grab, posing with Titans cheerleaders and watching artist, Michael McBride concentrate on a live-painting piece. Dinner began with Mike Keith, "the Voice of the Titans," welcoming everyone before he introduced Beth Harwell and Megan Barry. After a filling meal of chicken and rice pilaf with asparagus, the Tennessee Titans received the Community Partner Award, and Steve Dickerson was named Legislator of the Year for sponsoring bills to improve safety and protection for victims of abuse. Once the applause died down, Burning Las Vegas had everyone on the dance floor. They paused just long enough for Stacie Kinder to hold a live auction and then took the stage back as guests danced the night away.

Source: NFocus, November 2016

Cornelius & Collins Law Firm presents "New World, New Home" featuring the Nashville Philharmonic Orchestra

Please join Nashville Philharmonic Orchestra in their next program, "New World, New Home" W. Ovid Collins, Jr. Concert Series, presented by The Law Firm of Cornelius & Collins for Tuesday, February 23, 2016 at 7:30 p.m. at Lipscomb University, Willard Collins Alumni Association, One University Park Drive, Nashville, Tennessee 37204 and for Tuesday, March 1, 2016 at 7:30 p.m. at St. George's Episcopal Church, 4615 Harding Road, Nashville, Tennessee 37205.

  We are having our Uniquely Nashville Event on Thursday, September 10, 2015 at George Jones Museum.  All proceeds benefit Second Harvest Food Bank!!! 
David Steed and sons, Adam and Andrew, competed in the Peaks Island Maine 5 Mile Road Race on July 25. Adam finished fifth in his division.
At the First TN Bank dinner with Mayor Karl Dean- and the Sounds mascot! #UniquelyNashville #NashvilleSounds
Tom Carlton and Dan Berexa attend the Tennessee Bar Association Annual Convention in Memphis.
We are exciting to welcome our first summer clerk of the year, Brittany Roberts! Brittany is currently at Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law in Memphis, TN. Partner Blake Matthews and Brittany both attended Centre College for their undergrad. It will be great to have her as part of our firm for the next six weeks!!   
Steed competed in the Richland Creek IX 5 Mile Race on April 4 on the Richland Creek Greenway. Proceeds from the run benefited Greenways of Nashville.  David placed fifth in his division. [David was on the Committee that organized the first race nine years ago, and has competed in the race several times.]
Pictured with David are long-time friends Newton Allen, MD and wife Metro Councilwoman Burkley Allen.
Partner Brian Holmes and wife Kelly at the Winter Lights benefit for Family and Children’s Services held on February 28, 2015 in the Commodore Ballroom and Vanderbilt. 
David Steed participated in the 12th annual Land Rover Race Judicata on March 28, 2015 at Edwin Warner Park along the Harpeth River Greenway. The event was sponsored by the  Nashville Bar Association Young Lawyers Division.  Proceeds from this year's race benefited two local charities, Able Youth and Achilles International Nashville. Race Judicata is one of YLD’s Biggest events and charity fundraisers of the year. David ran the 10K event, and finished fourth in his division. 
Rebecca Demaree and Athena Award nominee Kathy Walsh at the 25th Anniversary Athena Award Event held at the Parthenon on March 26 honoring women leaders in the Nashville community.
On March 4, C&C partner Rebecca Wells Demaree participated in the "Women's Day on the Hill" event and luncheon. Rebecca is pictured here with Tennessee Coalition to End Domestic and Sexual Violence staff members and supporters.
At the "Women's Day on the Hill" luncheon hosted by the Women's Political Collaborative on March 4 C& C partner Rebecca Wells Demaree is pictured here with Laura Creekmore, President of the Junior League of Nashville and Veronica Marable Johnson, Chair, Boards & Commissions for the TN EconomicCouncil for Women.
Coach Dan Berexa celebrates with the "Dream Team" after going undefeated during the regular season and winning the WCSA High School Girls fall 2014 soccer league championship.
Rebecca Demaree attends the Domestic Violence Awareness Day at the Titans v. Jacksonville Jaguars on October 12, 2014
Partners Ben Harrison and Brian Holmes attend the 2nd Annual Pearls and Pinstripes Gala for The Tennessee Coalition to End Domestic and Sexual Violence. Also pictured Jane Harrison and Kelly Holmes.
Partners Pele Godkin and Blake Matthews with Hunter Spivey attend the Tennessee Coalition to End Domestic and Sexual Violence luncheon. 
Nashville Sounds Baseball Game - Firm Outing 2014 
Anna Holmes, daughter of Partner, Brian Holmes, attends her first day of kindergarten.  Congratulations, Anna!
Partner, Blake Matthews, alongside his daughters, Ellen and Julia, participated in Crop Walk Nashville, a 5k walk-a-thon sponsored by the Church World Service to aid in worldwide hunger relief. In this picture, taken at the Crop Walk, the trio hold an award given to their home church, Vine Street Christian Church, for netting the largest pledge and gift totals for the 2011 Crop Walk.
The firm sponsors and supports a local youth soccer team, coached by our very own Dan Berexa, Partner with Cornelius & Collins, LLP.
Tom Carlton, Senior Partner at Cornelius & Collins, was honored as a senior counselor at the 2011 Tennessee Bar Association Convention in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Congratulations to Tom on his well-deserved recognition!
Managing Partner Jay Chamness, alongside fellow members of the Board of Tennessee History for Kids, a non-profit organization dedicated to the education of public school children in Tennessee history and civics.
Partner Ben Harrison kayaks Wesser Falls on the Nantahala River in North Carolina.
Firm Picnic 2010  
Blake Matthews joined other volunteers from Vine Street Christian Church to participate in storm reconstruction in New Orleans, Louisiana following Hurricane Katrina. In this picture, Blake was helping complete mold remediation on a home submerged in 14 feet of water, hence all the protective wear!
Partners Ben Harrison, Brian Holmes, and Blake Matthews enjoy a round of golf and a team score of 62.
Last month, Cornelius & Collins' attorneys and staff gathered for the annual firm picnic. A good time was had by all! Here, Partner Bryan Williams enjoys the afternoon with his family.
Jason Murrie and his wife, Katherine, enjoy the view after a hike up Hurrican Hill in Olympic National Park.
Partner Blake Matthews addressed family, alumni and friends at the dedication of the Donald Davies Buchanan Outdoor Classroom at Centre College. Blake served as chairman of an alumni committee that raised funds in memory of their friend and fellow graduate who passed away in 2011. The effort was successful in raising sufficient funds to create an endowed scholarship and a state of-the-art outdoor classroom in memory of Don Buchanan.