Local attorney Brad Hannah is joining the office of Vester Parsley, Jr. Attorney at Law.
Parsley made the announcement in his downtown Smithville office Friday afternoon. Other members of the local bar were present for the occasion.
Hannah is a graduate of DeKalb County High School, Tennessee Tech University, and the Nashville School of Law.
He has been in practice for two years working with the Morrison Law Firm in Tullahoma.
Hannah and his wife Jennifer reside in Smithville. Their five year old son Isaac has just started kindergarten.
Born and raised in DeKalb County, Hannah is the son of Pam Dolan and the late Cliff Hannah. His grandfather was the late Edd Poss, affectionately known for many years as the "Suit Man".
Hannah, who plans to begin working with Parsley around the middle of September, said he is very appreciative of this opportunity.
"I'm proud to have him here," said Parsley. "I'm anxious to get him to work so I can take it a little easier and he can take over some of that load that I've been having to do at nine and ten o'clock at night," he said.
Parsley, a former DeKalb County General Sessions and Juvenile Court Judge, has been in practice here for almost 37 years. Over the years he has partnered with attorneys including the late George LeFevre, Hilton Conger, the late McAllen Foutch, Mike Corley, and more recently Jeremy Trapp.
Parsley currently serves as city attorney for both the Cities of Smithville and Alexandria.
(Bottom Picture: left to right- Jennifer and Brad Hannah, Vester Parsley, Jim Judkins, Tecia Pryor, Sarah Cripps, Jon Slager, and Gayla Hendrix)