ATTORNEYS

BIO
Frank D. Farrar was born in McMinnville, Tennessee and attended high school in McMinnville as well, graduating in 1960. He received a Bachelor of Science in Business Management from Tennessee Technological University in 1965. In 1969 he received a Master of Arts degree from Tennessee Tech. Mr. Farrar attended law school at the University of Tennessee College of Law and received his Doctor of Jurisprudence in 1972. In the same year, he was licensed to practice by the Tennessee Supreme Court and started the Lafayette office of what is now Farrar, Holliman and Butler. Mr. Farrar is a member of the Tennessee Association for Justice and the Warren County Bar Association. He is a past president of the Seven County Bar Association and has conducted seminars on the use of the AMA Guide to the Evaluation of Permanent Impairment. Mr. Farrar received a Distinguished Service Award from the Governor’s Committee on Employment of the Handicapped. He was recently honored for his assistance to the Veterans of Foreign Wars. Mr. Farrar is the past president of the Lafayette Rotary Club and past vice president of the Lafayette Jaycees. Since 1972 Mr. Farrar has practiced Social Security Disability, Workers’ Compensation, and Motor Vehicle law, and he presently limits his practice to personal injury type of litigation and Probate. In 1999 Frank Farrar and his partner Guy Holliman started the McMinnville office of Farrar, Holliman which was shortly after expanded to its present form of Farrar Holliman and Medley.

 

Mr. Farrar has been named Best of the Best Attorney in Warren County, Tennessee. He is the managing partner in both the McMinnville and in the Lafayette office as well.

 


 

Frank Farrar

PARTNER

Guy Holliman

PARTNER

BIO
E. Guy Holliman, a partner at Farrar Holliman and Butler, graduated from Macon County High School with Honors in 1977. He earned his Bachelor of Science in Business Management with Honors from Tennessee Technological University in Cookeville in 1981. Mr. Holliman received his law degree with Honors from the University of Tennessee Knoxville College of Law in 1984. He has extensive trial experience in Middle Tennessee (in the counties of Wilson, Davidson, Sumner, Rutherford, Robertson, Williamson, Dekalb, Jackson, Smith, Putnam, Warren, Overton, Clay, White, Trousdale, Macon and Coffee) and in Southern Kentucky (in the counties of Warren, Allen, Monroe and Simpson). Mr. Holliman devotes his practice to trial and appellate litigation in plaintiff’s workers’ compensation with an emphasis in permanent total disability and wrongful death actions. He also specializes in representing working people and others against large insurance companies, national manufacturers and other business conglomerates. He serves on the Board of Governors of the Tennessee Association for Justice, and he is a sustaining member of the Tennessee Association for Justice. He is a past president of the Seven County Bar Association, serving for four terms in the capacity. He is a member of the 15th Judicial District Bar Association in Lebanon and was a past president of the UT Alumni Association in Smith County. He is also a board member and legal advisor for Taylor Christian Camp. Mr. Holliman was admitted to practice law in 1984 by the Tennessee Supreme Court and was admitted by the U.S. Middle District Federal Court in 1985. He was admitted to practice in the U.S. Federal Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals in Cincinnati, Ohio, in 1989.

Barry Medley

PARTNER

BIO
Barry Herman Medley was born in McMinnville, Tennessee on August 24, 1949. He graduated from McMinnville City High School with honors in 1967. Mr. Medley attended the University of Tennessee at Knoxville and in 1971 earned his Bachelor of Science in Industrial Management. After graduating from the University of Tennessee, Mr. Medley volunteered for the United States Coast Guard Reserve and served two years active duty. He then attended law school at Cumberland School of Law in Birmingham, Alabama and received his Doctor of Jurisprudence in 1977. In the same year, he was licensed to practice law by the Tennessee Supreme Court and began practicing law with Robert E. Bonner, Jr. Mr. Medley is a sustaining member of the Tennessee Association for Justice and the Warren County Bar Association. He is a past president of the Warren County Bar Association. Mr. Medley is a charter member and past president of the McMinnville Breakfast Rotary Club and a Paul Harris Fellows. Mr. Medley is a past president of the University of Tennessee alumni Chapter of Warren County. In 1982 Mr. Medley was elected to an 8 year term as General Sessions Judge of Warren County where he exercised General Sessions Juvenile and Domestic Relations Jurisdiction. In 1990, Mr. Medley was elected to a second 8 year term as General Sessions Judge of Warren County with the addition of Workers’ Compensation Jurisdiction. In 1998, Mr. Medley began a private practice of law and in 1999 the law firm of Farrar Holliman and Medley was established. Mr. Medley practices Social Security Disability, Workers’ Compensation, Motor Vehicle law and does the appellate work for the law firm. Mr. Medley is listed by the TN Supreme Court as a Rule 31 Listed General Civil & Family Mediator. Mr. Medley is an avid golfer and an accomplished singer and songwriter and performs at various charity events locally. Barry and his wife Jackie are the proud parents of a daughter named Kate.

 

Joey Butler

ASSOCIATE

BIO
William Joseph "Joey" Butler was born in Cleveland, Tennessee on October 2, 1967. He received his Bachelor of Science degree with High Honors from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville in 1989, where he was a member of the Debate Team. After graduation, Mr. Butler was a legislative intern for Congressman Bart Gordon in Washington, D.C. He then attended law school at the University of Tennessee College of Law, where he was a member of the evidence Moot Court Team that placed third in national competition in 1992. While in law school, Mr. Butler was a Law Clerk for Knoxville Attorney Charles Susano, now a Judge on the Tennessee Court of Appeals. Mr. Butler received his Doctor of Jurisprudence degree and was admitted to the State Bar later that year. Mr. Butler has also been admitted to the Federal Bar in the Middle and Eastern districts of Tennessee. With nearly 23 years of litigation experience, Mr. Butler has tried cases in Warren, Macon, Clay, Jackson, Smith, Trousdale, Wilson, Davidson, Sumner, Rutherford, and Putnam Counties, and he has served as lead counsel in approximately 100 appeals. Mr. Butler is also a member of the Tennessee Association for Justice and the Order of Barristers, which recognizes excellence in court room advocacy. His current areas of practice include: Appellate Litigation; Personal Injury; Wrongful Death; Motor Vehicle Collisions; Employment Law, Wage and Hour, and Disability Discrimination; Animal Law; Firearms Law and Gun Trusts; Probate Law; and Workers’ Compensation. Joey is an Endowment Life Member of the National Rifle Association, and enjoys clay target sports. His wife, Rhonda, works as an accountant for Caterpillar, and he and Rhonda donate their time as Marriage and Family Dynamics Facilitators. .

Richard Dorris

ASSOCIATE

BIO
Richard A. Dorris was born in Salisbury, North Carolina on December 27, 1951 and grew up in Nashville, Tennessee. He graduated from Hillsboro High School in 1970. Mr. Dorris obtained a Bachelor of Arts in History (with Honors) in 1974. He attended the University of Tennessee College of Law and received his Doctor of Jurisprudence in 1977. In 1978, Mr. Dorris was licensed to practice by the Tennessee Supreme Court. He is a member of the Warren County Bar Association, the State Bar, and has also been admitted to the Federal Bar in the Middle and Eastern Districts of Tennessee. Mr. Dorris is a past president of the Warren County Bar Association and the University of Tennessee Alumni Chapter of Warren County, and has served as Assistant Public Defender for the 31st Judicial District. His areas of practice include criminal defense, and all aspects of real estate law (document preparation and title searches, closings and land litigation), domestic relations (divorces, child custody issues and adoptions), and estate and probate work. Mr. Dorris is a member of St. Mathew’s Episcopal Church, and the proud father of Rachel and Rebekah.

Dalis Holliman

ASSOCIATE

BIO
Dalis D. Holliman is the newest member of Farrar, Holliman and Medley. In 2015 he was licensed and admitted to the practice of law by the Tennessee Supreme Court. Dalis received his law degree from Nashville School of Law, wherein he was awarded the Doctorate of Jurisprudence in December of 2013. He earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Political Science from Tennessee Technological University in 2010. He was educated in the public schools of Smith and Macon County, earning his diploma in 2006. Dalis continues the family tradition of practicing law as both of his parents, Guy and Debbie Holliman are practicing attorneys and his little brother, is in his final year of law school, at the University of North Carolina. Dalis is a member of the Tennessee Bar Association. He is engaging in a general practice of law, with emphasis on Social Security Disability Claims, personal injury, probate matters, criminal defense and family law. In his spare time Dalis continues work with his family in the operation of Southern Cross Farms, a Tennessee designated Century Family Farm.