With the retirement of Whitney Stevens from his law practice here, the Fayetteville Public Utilities’ board of directors has hired Shelbyville’s John T. Bobo to serve as board attorney.
Stevens, who has served as FPU’s board attorney for several years, recommended Bobo for consideration, saying he has known the attorney for 42 years and noting that Bobo has a successful practice with a vast amount of experience in representing utilities, including Duck River Electric Membership Corporation, Bedford County Utility District, Flat Creek Water Co-op and Shelbyville Power, Water and Sewerage System.
Bobo also served as county attorney for Bedford and Moore counties for 20 and 30 years, respectively.
“I highly recommend you authorize management to engage Mr. Bobo,” Stevens told FPU’s board of directors during the December meeting.
Stevens said he did consider recommending a local attorney; however, he felt there could be conflicts of interest.
Bobo is a native of Fayetteville. He attended Tennessee Tech University and earned his juris doctor from the University of Tennessee. He became a member of the Tennessee Bar Association in 1973.
He has served on the board of directors of First National Bank of Shelbyville and the advisory board of Regions Bank of Shelbyville. He is currently a member of the board of directors of the Tennessee Walking Horse National Celebration and a member of the Tennessee Commission on Continuing Legal Education.