Tennessee Fellow James R. Mulroy has been named managing director - general counsel at Youth Villages. He most recently served as managing principal of the Memphis office of Jackson Lewis, P.C.

Mulroy is a director of the Tennessee Chamber of Commerce and past president of North East Mental Health Center. He is a past board member and past president of the board of West Tennessee Family Solutions, an agency providing housing and supportive services for mentally disabled adults. In addition, he was appointed as an administrative judge for the Tennessee Department of Education.

Mulroy is a graduate of Rhodes College and received his MBA from the Fogelman College of Business at the University of Memphis. He is a graduate of the University of Tennessee School of Law. He has also received continuing education from the Naval War College, National Defense University, Naval Justice School and Northwestern University. He served six years of active duty as a JAG officer in the United States Navy, where he earned the Navy Achievement Medal and Navy Commendation Medal and served in various capacities in the U.S. and overseas including as a trial observer for the U.S. Embassy in Japan.

He is AV rated by Martindale Hubble and has been peer selected as one of the Top 100 lawyers in Tennessee and one of the Top 50 lawyers in Memphis by Super Lawyers. He was selected to be a Fellow in the College of Labor and Employment Lawyers and has been repeatedly selected as a leader in the field by Chambers USA and Best Lawyers.

Youth Villages is a private nonprofit organization dedicated to helping emotionally and behaviorally troubled children and their families live successfully. Founded in Memphis in 1986, Youth Villages will help more than 22,000 children and families from 20 states and the District of Columbia this year. It is one of the largest private providers of children’s services in Tennessee and has been recognized by Harvard Business School, U.S. News & World Report and the White House as a model for data-driven