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/Sixth District Delegate - Term Expiring 2017 (Position 2)
Robertson, Overbey
900 South Gay St, 800 Riverview Tower
Knoxville, TN 37902-1800
(865)521-3010
Deputy 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

Holt Wins HOD Seat, Vacancies Announced

Springfield lawyer John Holt with the Law Offices of Holt & Kroeger has been declared the winner of a contested race for TBA House of Delegates (HOD) District 19. Vacancies in five other districts will be filled by appointment: District 7 (Anderson County), District 9 (Loudon, Meigs, Morgan, Roane counties), District 11 (Hamilton County), District 18 (Sumner County) and District 23 (Cheatham, Dickson, Houston, Humphreys, Stewart counties). To be considered for one of the seats, submit a statement of interest and resume to TBA Executive Assistant Karen Belcher by June 1. In addition, an open position on the TBA Board of Governors for the West Grand Division Governor (Position 1) will be filled during the group's June 20 meeting. To be considered for the position submit a statement of interest and a resume to TBA Executive Director Allan F. Ramsaur by June 1.

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Pera to Lead TBA in 2017-2018

Memphis attorney Lucian Pera of Adams and Reese will be president of the Tennessee Bar Association in 2017-2018, according to election-qualifying results released today. No other candidate filed for the vice president position by the Feb. 15 deadline. After taking office as vice president this summer, Pera will become president-elect in 2016-2017 and take over the organization’s leadership in June 2017.

There will be one contested election this spring. John Holt with the Law Offices of Holt & Kroeger and Roger Nell, the public defender in Clarksville, are both vying for the District 19 seat in the House of Delegates. Several vacancies in the House will be filled through appointment, as will the West Grand Division Governor, Position 1, post that Pera now holds on the Board of Governors.

Candidates who filed for the following positions will take office at the June annual meeting as they did not draw opponents: David McDowell, 3rd District Governor; Mary Dohner Smith, 5th District Governor; Kim Helper, 6th District Governor; Brian Faughnan, 8th District Governor; Sarah Sheppeard, East Grand Division Governor, Position 1; Andy Roskind, East Grand Division Governor, Position 2; Gary Shockley, Middle Grand Division Governor, Position 1; David Veile, Middle Grand Division Governor, Position 2; and Carl Carter, West Grand Division Governor, Position 2. Also winning without opposition are two TBA delegates to the ABA House of Delegates: Jonathan Cole, Position 1, and young lawyer delegate Troy Weston, Position 3.

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