Young Lawyers Complete TBA Leadership Program

Thirty-two attorneys from across the state, including 18 young lawyers, graduated from the Tennessee Bar Association's Leadership Law program during the association's annual convention in Nashville last month. At the group's graduation ceremony, class member and young lawyer Daniel Headrick was presented with the Larry Dean Wilks Leadership Award. The award, named for former TBA President Larry D. Wilks, is selected by the class and recognizes a class member with exceptional leadership qualities. Headrick is an associate attorney at the Knoxville firm of Paine, Tarwater, & Bickers, practicing civil litigation in a variety of areas, including employment law, product liability, personal injury and construction law. See the list of young lawyers among the group below:

Laura Bishop Baker, Law Offices of John Day, Brentwood
Ahsaki E. Baptist, Wyatt, Tarrant & Combs, Memphis
Lee Bussart Bowles, Marshall County General Sessions Judge, Lewisburg
H. Garth Click, Click Law Office, Springfield
Margaret F. Cooper, Thomason, Hendrix, Harvey, Johnson & Mitchell, Memphis
Caitlin E. Doty, Tennessee Attorney General's Office, Nashville
Daniel C. Headrick, Paine, Tarwater & Bickers, Knoxville
Meredith B. Humbert, Hunter, Smith & Davis, Kingsport
Joshua H. Jenne, Jenne, Scott & Jenne, Cleveland
Carrie E. Kerley, The Landers Firm, Memphis
R. Brad Morgan, University of Tennessee, Knoxville     
Kristi J. Murray, Legal Aid Society of East Tennessee, Johnson City
P. Matthew Potempa, Law Office of Matt Potempa, Nashville    
Ben J. Scott, Butler, Snow, O'Mara, Stevens & Cannada, Memphis
Adam C. Simpson, Martin, Tate, Morrow & Marston, Memphis
Terica N. Smith, Office of the District Attorney General, Lexington
J. David Wicker, Roberts & Wicker, Nashville
Kinika L. Young, Bass, Berry & Sims, Nashville

Now in its 10th year, Leadership Law is designed to equip Tennessee lawyers with the vision, knowledge and skills necessary to serve as leaders in their profession and local communities. Over the course of six months, class members learn about leadership in the legal profession, issues in the courts, policymaking in state government and the importance of community service.