Board of Governors

The TBA Board of Governors governs the activities of, administer the business of and acts for the Association in all matters, subject to the direction of membership and provisions of the Charter and Bylaws.

TBA President
Adams and Reese LLP
6075 Poplar Avenue, Suite 700
Memphis, TN 38119-0100
Twitter: @LucianPera
LinkedIn: lucianpera
TBA President Elect
Lewis Thomason
P.O. Box 198615
Nashville, TN 37219
TBA Vice President
Lewis Thomason King Krieg &...
620 Market St 5th Floor
Knoxville, TN 37902
TBA Immediate Past President
London & Amburn, P.C.
607 Market Street, Suite 900
Knoxville, TN 37902

TBA Elections: Sellers to Lead TBA in 2020

Jackson attorney Michelle Greenway Sellers of Rainey, Kizer, Reviere & Bell PLC will take the office of Tennessee Bar Association President in 2020, according to election-qualifying results released today. No other candidate qualified for the vice president position by the Feb. 15 deadline. Sellers, a former YLD President and graduate of the TBA Leadership Law program, currently serves as 7th District Governor on the TBA Board of Governors. She will assume the office of vice president this summer at the TBA Convention in Memphis, then become president-elect during the 2019-2020 bar year prior to assuming her presidency.

Also qualifying without opposition were: East Tennessee Governor candidates Tasha Blakney and Mary Beth Maddox; West Tennessee Governor candidates Mason Wilson and Trey Thacher; Middle Tennessee Governor candidates Rachel Moses and Ramona DeSalvo; Third District Governor candidate David McDowell; Fifth District Governor candidate John Farringer; and Sixth District Governor candidate David Veile. No candidates applied to fill the Eighth District seat, so the Board of Governors may fill the post at its April meeting.

Others qualifying without opposition included: TBA Delegates to the ABA House of Delegates candidates George "Buck" Lewis (position 2), Jackie Dixon (position 4), Danny Van Horn (position 5), and Gail Vaughn Ashworth (position 6).

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Pera Spills on Favorite Movies, BBQ, TBA Conventions

In the final video of our interview series, TBA President Lucian Pera answers a series of rapid-fire questions about topics ranging from past TBA conventions to favorite films. If you’ve ever wanted to know which Memphis barbeque place Pera thinks is number one, check out our video on YouTube. This is the fourth video in our series, which has covered Pera’s thoughts on the importance of bar work, the future of the legal profession, and the role of lawyers as leaders in their communities.
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