House of Delegates

The House of Delegates considers, debates, and makes policy recommendations on matters of interest and concern to the legal profession. It acts on matters brought to it by the Board of Governors and can consider matters on its own initiative.

Speaker of the House of Delegates/Twenty-ninth District Delegate - Term Expiring 2019
Ashley Ashley & Arnold
PO Box H
Dyersburg, TN 38025
(731)285-5074
Deputy Speaker of the House of Delegates/Twentieth District Delegate - Term Expiring 2019 (Position 1)
Patterson Intellectual Property...
1600 Division St., Suite 500
Nashville, TN 37203
(615)242-2400

Former House of Delegates Member Dies

Former TBA House of Delegates member and Lafayette attorney Jon Anthony Wells died Aug. 25 after a battle with ALS. He was 77. Funeral services were held Aug. 27 at the Lafayette Church. Wells earned his law degree from the University of Tennessee College of Law in 1964 and practiced law on the town square in Lafayette for 48 years. After closing his office, Wells became the full-time executive director of the Lafayette Housing Authority, where he had worked part time since 1970. He was an active member of the community, serving as president of the Chamber of Commerce, president of the Macon County Jaycees, president of the Lafayette Rotary Club, counsel for the Lafayette Industrial Development Board and secretary of the Lafayette Regional Planning Commission. The Macon County Times has more on his life.

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TBA Members Speak at Indigent Task Force Meeting in Cookeville

Tennessee Tech University in Cookeville today hosted the sixth meeting of the Supreme Court’s Indigent Representation Task Force’s statewide listening tour. TBA members Bridget Wilhite and Lisa Cothron attended the meeting and shared their personal stories of practicing in rural communities and appointments of juvenile and criminal indigent clients. It was noted that in McMinn County, less than two dozen attorneys are available for appointments and there is often a caseload burden in addition to costs not being covered by the current compensation rate and caps. About 30 people from the judicial system attended today’s meeting along with task force members: Nashville School of Law Dean William Koch, DarKenya Waller, Susan Matson, Dwight Tarwater, Chief Justice Sharon Lee and Lela Hollabough. The task force wraps up its statewide tour in Nashville on July 29 at the Nashville School of Law.

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