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Roberto Named to Election Commission

Congratulations to Andrew Roberto, a partner with The Lawyers of Brown & Roberto, for being named to the Knox County Election Commission this spring. Andrew was nominated by State Representative Joe Armstrong. The Election Commission consists of five Commissioners appointed to two year terms. The other Commissioners are Christopher Heagerty, Cassandra McGee Stuart, Bob Bowman more »

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Be Kind to Lawyers Day

Be Kind to Lawyers?

Join us in celebrating national Be Kind to Lawyers Day! Yes. It’s a real thing. We’re not exactly sure how, when, or why it got started, but apparently, the second Tuesday of April is set aside as a special day to be kind to lawyers. (Though we can’t really understand why anyone would ever be more »

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INVEST Finalist – John McMillian, Shockwave Motors

INVEST is the annual business competition for veteran entrepreneurs sponsored by The Lawyers of Brown & Roberto. This week we are featuring the three finalists on our blog. Each will make their pitch “Shark Tank” style at the TVBA Business Expo on Tuesday, January 27 and the winner will receive a $5,000 grant from The Lawyers of Brown & Roberto. Our third more »

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INVEST Finalist – Dr. Jay Crawford, Rockhopper ZSG

INVEST is the annual business competition for veteran entrepreneurs sponsored by The Lawyers of Brown & Roberto. This week we are featuring the three finalists on our blog. Each will make their pitch “Shark Tank” style at the TVBA Business Expo on Tuesday, January 27 and the winner will receive a $5,000 grant from The Lawyers of Brown & Roberto. Dr. Jay more »

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INVEST Offers $5,000 Grant for Veteran Entrepreneurs

The Lawyers of Brown & Roberto announce the launch of INVEST, our annual business competition for veteran entrepreneurs. The competition, held in partnership with the Tennessee Veterans Business Association, began in 2012 in order to encourage entrepreneurship among local military veterans and to equip them for success in business. “We do a lot of work with more »

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PTSD & Suicide Prevention Event Coming to Knoxville

The Tennessee Vietnam Veterans, Inc exists to foster, encourage, educate and promote improvement of the condition of Tennessee’s veterans.  Furthermore, to support the veteran and their family as they conquer the conflicts associated with the veteran’s reentry into society.  To enable this mission the TVV is involved directly with and/or supports projects and programs in the more »

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Faith-Based Celebrate Recovery Program Launches in North Knoxville

The Lawyers of Brown & Roberto are excited to be a part of Celebrate Recovery – North Knoxville. The faith-based recovery program launched last night with more than 100 people in attendance. Celebrate Recovery is for anyone struggling with “hurts, habits, or hangups.” The program includes a free meal, an upbeat worship service, the reading more »

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Lids4Kids

More Than 100 Kids Receive New Helmets Through Lids4Kids Campaign

Thanks to all of you who participated in our 2014 Lids4Kids Campaign! The campaign, in partnership with the Epilepsy Foundation of East Tennessee, was designed to promote bicycle safety. Students from Mt. Olive and New Hopewell Elementary Schools were challenged to create posters about the importance of wearing bicycle helmets. We featured the best projects more »

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New Initiatives To Combat Unemployment Among Veterans

Over the course of the last week, the headlines have been filled with news of several new initiatives in place to combat unemployment among veterans. The Lawyers of Brown & Roberto support our veterans and believe that we should continue to assist them as they reintegrate into life here at home. That’s one of the more »

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I Work for a Law Firm?

After more than six years at The Salvation Army, I walked away last fall and began working with several clients as a contractor in Marketing and Public Relations. One of those clients, the Lawyers of Brown & Roberto, recently offered me an opportunity to go full time, and I accepted. Knowing my past and my more »

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StreetJelly Check

StreetJelly.com Takes Top Honors In Our 2014 Business Plan Competition

Knoxville, Tenn (January 28, 2014) Frank Podlaha and his company StreetJelly.com claimed the grand prize yesterday in Brown & Roberto’s annual Business Plan Competition for Veterans at the Tennessee Veterans Business Association Expo, a $5,000 investment from The Lawyers of Brown & Roberto.  The competition is another way that Brown & Roberto serves veterans of the more »

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Business Plan Competition: Finalist #3, Frank Podlaha and StreetJelly.com

All this week we are featuring the three finalists for our 2014 Business Plan Competition for Veterans. The goal of the competition is to say “thanks” to our local veterans and to inspire and encourage them to greater success. Ultimately, we hope that this competition will create even more opportunities for veterans and make our more »

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Business Plan Competition: Finalist #2, Noel Lumbu and Exploration Dayz

All this week we will be featuring the three finalists for our 2014 Business Plan Competition for Veterans. The goal of the competition is to say “thanks” to our local veterans and to inspire and encourage them to greater success. Ultimately, we hope that this competition will create even more opportunities for veterans and make more »

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TVBA

Business Plan Competition: Finalist #1, Patricia Pieper & The Butternut

All this week we will be featuring the three finalists for our 2014 Business Plan Competition for Veterans. The goal of the competition is to say “thanks” to our local veterans and to inspire and encourage them to greater success. Ultimately, we hope that this competition will create even more opportunities for veterans and make more »

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Brown & Roberto Sponsor Business Plan Competition for Veterans

Though Veterans’ Day has come and gone, the struggles of readjustment continue to plague many modern veterans. According to recent studies, nearly 246,000 veterans who have served since 9/11 are still battling unemployment. As of October, the unemployment rate for those veterans was 10% – significantly higher than the jobless rate for all veterans and the more »

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Community Matters

Community matters at The Lawyers of Brown & Roberto. Did you know that 49.1 million Americans, nearly one in every six of us, live in poverty?  Also, 38% of Americans report that they have sought assistance from a charity. An additional 13% of Americans report having stayed at least one night in a shelter due to loss more »

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