Senator Overbey Defends the Legal Profession

When Senator Campfield slammed lawyers on March 29, 2011 in a Senate Judiciary Committee, Senator Doug Overbey let it be known that he did not appreciate the unkind words of his fellow Republican.

See the debate on SB 0127 here.  Debate on the bill starts at 2:04:44.  Campfield’s remarks begin at 2:07:44 and his lawyer slam starts at 2:10:25.   Senator Overbey makes his statements beginning at 2:17.

Senator Campfield is a real estate developer from Knoxville.  Senator Overbey is a lawyer from Maryville.

Thanks to Senator Overbey for standing up to his colleague and insisting on civil discourse that Senator Campfield has a habit of ignoring.