YLD Fellows

The YLD Fellows promotes the objectives of the Young Lawyers Division, encourages young lawyers to be active in the Tennessee Bar Association and enables members to maintain friendships they had developed while serving in the TBA YLD.

19th Judicial District Child...
2 Millennium Plz
Clarksville, TN 37040-3492
Vice President
Lewis Thomason
PO Box 2425
Knoxville, TN 37902
Immediate Past President
Circuit Bench
14 Public Sq.
Columbia, TN 38401

Cole to Head National Conference of Bar Presidents

Jonathan Cole, a shareholder in Baker Donelson’s Nashville office, has been elected president of the National Conference of Bar Presidents (NCBP). He is the first Nashville lawyer to be elected to the position, his firm reports. In this role, he will oversee programs providing leadership training, networking and information sharing for bar leaders across the country and abroad. Cole previously served as president of the Nashville Bar Association and chair of the ABA’s Young Lawyers Division. He currently serves as director of the American Bar Endowment and is a fellow of the American, Tennessee and Nashville bar foundations.

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TBA YLD Fellows Induct New Members

The TBA YLD Fellows held their annual meeting and inducted new members at the annual Fellows Dinner, held in conjunction with the TBA Convention. Bill Haltom was elected the new Treasurer, and Lisa Richter will move to take office as the new President.
The group inducted 10 new members. They are:
Katrina Arbogast, Great West Casualty Company, Knoxville
Kristal Boone, Boone Law, Brentwood
Jeff Cherry, Lowery, Lowery & Cherry, Lebanon
Garth Click, Click Law, Springfield
Marisa Combs, Five Points ICT, Nashville
Lisa Ramsey Cole, Lewis Thomason, Nashville
Sara Hall, St. Jude, Memphis
Ed Lanquist, Patterson PC, Nashville
David McDowell, Gearhiser Peters, Chattanooga
Nathan Shelby, Rainey, Kizer, Reviere & Bell, Nashville
This year, three honorary Fellows were named as well, noted for their for exemplary service. They are:
Stacey Shrader Joslin, former TBA YLD Director
Justice Roger Page, Tennessee Supreme Court
Dwight Tarwater, Governor's Office
Finally, the Fellows awarded its annual William M. Leech Jr. Public Service Award to Judge Pamela Reeves, longtime supporter of the TBA and the YLD, for her lifetime of service to the community and the profession.
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