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/Twentieth District Delegate - Term Expiring 2023 (Position 1)
OspreyIP, pllc
320 Seven Springs Way, Suite 250
Brentwood, TN 37027
Deputy Speaker of the House of Delegates/Second District Delegate - Term Expiring 2023
Hunter, Smith & Davis, LLP
P.O. Box 3740
Kingsport, TN 37664

Supreme Court Seeks New Comments on Rules Changes

The Tennessee Supreme Court on Friday issued orders soliciting comments on three proposed amendments to its rules. In each case, the court had previously requested comments but made additional changes to the proposed amendments. The amendment to Rule 9 Section 10 addresses annual registration and payment requirements. The amendment to Rule 9 Section 26 addresses payment of the professional privilege tax. And the amendment to Rule 43 deals with interest on lawyers’ trust accounts. All comments are due by Jan. 30, 2020.

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Former Senate Leader William 'Jerry' Flippin Dies at 91

Former Tennessee State Senate Majority Leader and Milan attorney William “Jerry” Flippin died on Saturday. He was 91. A founding partner of Flippin, Collins & Hill in Milan, he was a graduate of Vanderbilt Law School and had been an active member of the Tennessee Bar Association and other professional groups, serving for many years in the TBA House of Delegates and as chair of the Legal Section of the American Public Power Association. In a 2004 Tennessee Bar Foundation interview, Flippin talked about his  life and his career in the law. A memorial service will be held Aug. 25 from 3 to 5 p.m. at First United Methodist Church in Milan.

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