Aug. 28, 2013
/PRNewswire/ -- Memphis personal injury attorney
David B. Peel
announced today that
Lydia Ruth Kearcher
has been named the 2013 recipient of the
Tricia M. Peel Scholarship Fund.
Peel created the Tricia M. Peel Scholarship Fund in 2002 with the Bellevue Foundation to honor his wife and others who pursue a career in nursing. The initial funding came from significant personal injury cases handled by Peel.
Kearcher will begin attending
this fall where she will pursue a bachelor's degree in Nursing with the intention of cultivating a career in pediatrics. She has been awarded the Dean's Scholarship by
as well as the Hope Scholarship of
and the Tennessee Scholars recognition.
Kearcher has competed in the National Christian Forensics and Communications Association (NCFCA) Speech and Debate league at the local, regional and national championship level since 2007. As a summer volunteer with Child Evangelism Fellowship, she has taught lessons and led Bible clubs for children throughout
for the past four years. She has also volunteered in her church nursery and tutored kids from downtown throughout high school. She enjoys playing piano and violin and hopes to continue playing for fun at
Peel has been in practice since 1996, and founded the
Peel Law Firm
in 2000. He was recently again selected to
Mid-South Super Lawyers
. As a selectee of
, a Thomson Reuters business, Peel is among only five percent of lawyers in the
State of Tennessee
highlighted for their work and reputation.
Peel was also recently named "Best Attorney" by the
Readers' Choice, an annual feature of the
family of newspapers. He authors weekly articles for the
, as well as articles for the quarterly
Arlington View 38002
, in which he offers legal tips and occasional faith insights that inform readers on such matters as personal injury, traffic safety, and other related consumer concerns.
Acknowledging his law practice as a unique calling in his life as a Christian, Peel is passionate about helping his clients through difficult times and lifting the financial burdens they experience in catastrophic cases so that they can focus on healing. A graduate of
University of Arkansas, Fayetteville
, Peel earned his law degree from Memphis State University School of Law in
in 1995, and has cultivated a reputation as a caring, honest and effective lawyer in the area of personal injury law.