Committees

TBA committees are actively engaged in serving the public, strengthening the profession and ensuring the association remains strong and well connected to lawyers across the state. Learn more about each TBA committee by following the links below.

ABA Resource Committee

ABA Resource Committee

Jonathan Cole, Chair
Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz PC
Nashville
Attorney Well Being Committee

Attorney Well Being Committee

Mary Griffin, Chair
Tennessee Department of Treasury
Nashville
Committee on Racial and Ethnic Diversity

Committee on Racial and Ethnic Diversity

Mary Beard, Co-Chair
FedEx
Memphis

Mattielyn Williams, Co-Chair
Tennessee Secretary of State's Office
Nashville
Governmental Affairs Committee

Governmental Affairs Committee

Meagan Frazier, Chair
Smith Harris Carr
Nashville
Committee on the Judiciary

Committee on the Judiciary

Matt Sweeney, Chair
Baker Donelson
Nashville
Judicial Campaign Code of Conduct Committee

Judicial Campaign Code of Conduct Committee

Sam Elliott, Chair
Gearhiser Peters Elliott & Cannon PLLC
Chattanooga
Public Education Committee

Public Education Committee

Shauna Billingsley, Chair
City of Franklin Law Department
Franklin
Access to Justice Committee

Access to Justice Committee

John Farringer, Chair
Sherrard & Roe PLC
Nashville
CLE Committee

CLE Committee

Lee Dickinson, Chair
Vanderbilt University Law School
Nashville
Ethics and Professional Responsibility

Ethics and Professional Responsibility

Brian S. Faughnan, Chair
Lewis Thomason
Memphis
Leadership Law

Leadership Law

Scott Sims, Co-Chair
Sims|Funk PLC
Nashville
J.K. Simms, Co-Chair
Thompson Burton, PLLC
Franklin
Long Range Planning

Long Range Planning

Lucian Pera, Chair
Adams and Reese LLP
Memphis
Mentoring Committee

Mentoring Committee

Chris Varner, Chair
Evans Harrison Hackett PLLC
Chattanooga
Tennessee Bar Journal Editorial Board

Tennessee Bar Journal Editorial Board

Andrée Blumstein, Chair
Sherrard & Roe, PLC
Nashville
Unauthorized Practice of Law

Unauthorized Practice of Law

Kevin Balkwill, Chair
Tennessee Board Professional Responsibility
Nashville

About the Tennessee Bar Association

Founded in 1881, the Tennessee Bar Association is dedicated to enhancing fellowship among members of the state's legal community. A strictly voluntary association, the TBA offers its members a variety of programs and services designed to assist in professional development. In addition, through its public relations activities, the TBA endeavors to build a positive image for the profession in the community.

The TBA membership represents the entire spectrum of the legal community, from plaintiff and defense attorneys to judges, government and legal services attorneys, corporate counsel, and a number of attorneys residing outside the state who retain an interest in the Tennessee legal profession.

Membership in the TBA gives you access to a number of programs and services designed to help you become a better practitioner.