Odell Horton, Jr., Appointed to the Board of Professional Responsibility by the Tennessee Supreme Court

September 26, 2020


Odell Horton Jr., a partner with Wyatt, Tarrant & Combs, has been appointed by the state Supreme Court to the Board of Professional Responsibility of the Supreme Court of Tennessee.

The Board of Professional Responsibility considers and votes on disciplinary actions against attorneys and issues ethics opinions interpreting the Rules of Professional Conduct. The Board is comprised of nine lawyers from each of the state’s disciplinary districts plus three non-lawyers from each of the state’s Grand Divisions.

Mr. Horton, who chairs Wyatt, Tarrant & Combs’ Diversity Committee, concentrates his practice in the areas of governmental issues, corporate law and litigation. Prior to joining Wyatt, Mr. Horton served as Vice President and General Counsel of Memphis Light Gas & Water Division, as Vice Chancellor for University Relations at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, and as an Assistant Attorney General and Reporter with the Civil Rights and Claims Division in the office of the Tennessee Attorney General.

Mr. Horton is a graduate of the University of Tennessee School of Law in Knoxville.