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Front Page - Friday, April 7, 2017

McFadden participating in Emerge Tennessee




Chattanooga attorney Hallie McFadden outside the federal courthouse in Chattanooga, litigates criminal defense proceedings. - Photograph by David Laprad

Chattanooga attorney Hallie McFadden is one of two dozen women taking part in Emerge Tennessee’s inaugural class. Emerge Tennessee is a 70-hour program designed to prepare Democratic Party women from across the state to run for office.

Emerge Tennessee leaders chose McFadden and her classmates from among dozens of women who applied for the program, which has proven in other states to have a successful election rate.

In Hamilton County, McFadden litigates criminal defense proceedings in federal court. She is admitted to the Supreme Court of the United States, the US District Court for the Eastern and Middle Districts of Tennessee and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth and Ninth Circuits.

Previously, McFadden served as assistant public defender in the county. She also served as lieutenant in the Judge Advocate General’s Corps, prosecuting and defending hundreds of cases in Asia and Europe, and is a veteran of the U.S. Naval Reserve.

While mayor of Chattanooga, U.S. Senator Bob Corker appointed McFadden to the city’s Human Rights Commission. McFadden is also the past-chair of Chattanooga Cares and coaches high school mock trial teams.

Source: Emerge Tennessee