The Charlie Warfield Fellowship was created in 2015 to fund a new lawyer to serve low-income older adults and adults with disabilities at the Tennessee Justice Center. Charlie has been a champion for equal justice in the Tennessee legal community, first at Farris Warfield, then at Stites & Harbison. Charlie’s friends and supporters honored him by creating a fellowship in his honor.

A generous challenge grant from Frank and Amy Garrison got us well on our Danielle Johns, Warfield Fellowway in establishing this fellowship, and with your support we raised the balance and launched this important program in the fall of 2015. The JoAnn Waite Bennett Memorial Fund also made a generous donation to help TJC continue the legacy of JoAnn’s lifetime commitment to social justice. Until her death in 2007, JoAnn was a faithful TJC supporter and collaborator, working with us to improve services for the frail older adults. Please donate using the form to the left.

Danielle Johns, an extraordinary young lawyer recently joined TJC's team as Warfield Fellow in the Fellowship's third year. Writing about her experiences so far, she said:

I am so honored to spend each day making a difference in the lives of seniors across Tennessee. I never dreamed I would get to do this work right out of law school.

The Warfield Legal Fellowship has provided me with the opportunity to make a difference, even to help save lives of those who have been left so vulnerable due to lack of access to care. My motivation and inspiration each day are to work not just on the specific issues my clients are facing, but to improve access to vital care and financial security for all the seniors in our lives from Memphis to Mountain City.