Marlene Moses Honoured with Distinguished Award

Posted: 18 May 2012

The Newcomb Alumnae Association is proud to announce the recipient of the 2012 Distinguished Alumna Award as Marlene Eskind Moses, a 1972 graduate of Newcomb College. Marlene can claim many academic and professional accomplishments. She earned her undergraduate degree in Psychology, and stayed at Tulane, receiving a Master’s  degree in Social Work in 1973. She continued her studies at the Nashville School of Law, graduating in 1980 with a Juris Doctor degree.

Marlene is the managing partner and founder of the Nashville, Tennessee matrimonial and family law firm of Moses Townsend & Russ PLLC. A long-time member of Tennessee’s Board of Law Examiners, the state’s licensing board for attorneys, Marlene served as a past-President of the Board. She is a Diplomate in the American College of Family Trial Lawyers, an active member of the Tennessee Bar Association, and a past Chair of the association’s Family Law Section. She served as First Vice-President of the Nashville Bar Association and Vice-President of the Family Law Section of the Tennessee Trial Lawyers Association. Marlene is also a member of the American Bar Association, Tennessee Lawyers Association for Women, and Lawyers Association for Women in which she served as President. Perhaps her most impressive credential is that she is a member and past President of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, a very selective organization comprised of the most prestigious and experienced family law attorneys in the country.   Topping it all off, Marlene is a Fellow in, and Vice President of, the International Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, the international equivalent of the prestigious American organization and equally, if not more, selective. 

This most deserving award recipient attributes many of her accomplishments to her own family’s influence. She notes,  “My family has always been the most important part of my life starting with my parents and siblings and then adding my husband and children. They support and encourage me to enjoylife and achieve my goals.  In addition, my career as a family law attorney is very significant to me. Practicing family law provides a tremendous source of pleasure and satisfaction. I have worked diligently to achieve positive results for each of my clients for over 30 years.”

Marlene also credits her alma mater for her success. “I have had the benefit of an excellent education at Tulane University as an undergraduate and as a graduate student in the School of Social Work. Both learning opportunities have created a foundation to establish appropriate relationships with people and the ability to assist them in obtaining their desired outcomes.” Marlene is currently active in the life of the university as a member of the President’s Council.

The Distinguished Alumna Award was presented at the Newcomb College Institute’s Under the Oaks ceremony on May 18 at an event that honored Tulane’s graduating senior women, student and faculty award recipients, and the Newcomb College Class of 1962, who gathered to celebrate the 50th anniversary of their graduation.

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