Leadership Law Alumni Leadership

Immediate Past Chair
Kyonzte Hughes-Toombs
Office of General Counsel, TN Dept of Health
665 Mainstream Drive 2nd floor
Nashville, TN 37228-1254

Kyonzté Hughes-Toombs has been licensed to practice law in the State of Tennessee since 2004. She currently serves as Deputy General Counsel with the Tennessee Department of Health. She has practiced healthcare and administrative law with the Department for over seven years. In addition to advising the Medical Laboratory Board and the Council on Certified Professional Midwifery, she...

Kelly Street
London and Amburn, PC
607 Market Street, Suite 900
Knoxville, TN 37902

Kelly has represented the interests of healthcare providers, hospitals, and healthcare-related businesses throughout his career. He possesses extensive experience in healthcare liability defense and is also experienced in litigating contract disputes and general commercial liability matters. In addition to his work as a litigator, Kelly assists clients in transactions, regulatory matters,...

Communications Committee Chair
Susan Neal Williams
Morgan & Morgan
810 Broadway, Ste 105
Nashville, TN 37203
East Tennessee Representative
Tim Housholder
Hagood Moody Hodge, PLC
Twitter: @knoxlawyer
900 S. Gay Street, Suite 2100
Knoxville, TN 37902
East Tennessee Representative
Jill McCook
Tennessee Valley Authority Office of the General Counsel
400 West Summit Hill Drive
Knoxville, TN 37902
East Tennessee Representative
Jesse Nelson
Nelson Law Group, PLLC
10263 Kingston Pike
Knoxville, TN 37922

Jesse D. Nelson is originally from west Tennessee, having spent his early years in and around Jackson. He attended Lambuth University where he was captain of the Mock Trial competition team, a Lambuth Scholar, and received numerous awards.

Mr. Nelson attended law school at the University of Mississippi School of Law in Oxford. He was a member and articles editor of the University of...

Middle Tennessee Representative
Thomas Hutto
Lawwell, Dale, Graham & Hutto
Twitter: @muletownlaw
Facebook: @muletownlaw
LinkedIn: thomas-hutto-2433241/
805 South Garden Street
Columbia, TN 38401
Middle Tennessee Representative
Marcia McShane
Constangy Brooks, Smith & Prophete LLP
401 Commerce St Ste 1010
Nashville, TN 37219-2484

Marcia defends employer in workers' compensation and employment matters across Tennessee. Born in Pensacola, Florida she received her undergraduate degree from Florida State University and her law degree from Cumberland School of Law at Samford University. While in law school Marcia was a member of the Cumberland Trial Advocacy Board and received an award of merit in recognition of...

Middle Tennessee Representative
Tony Orlandi
U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee
5006A Michigan Avenue
Nashville, TN 37209

Worked as a Litigation Associate for Goodwin Procter LLP in Boston, MA from 2006 to 2011. Has served as a judicial clerk for the Hon. Aleta A. Trauger in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee since 2011. Licensed to practice in both Massachusetts and in Tennessee.

Middle Tennessee Representative
Martin Trimiew
1 Fountain Sq
Chattanooga, TN 37402-1307
Carlos Yunsan
Tennessee Supreme Court
505 Main Street, Suite 200
Knoxville, TN 37901-0444

A native of Panama City, Panama, Carlos A. Yunsan has made East Tennessee his home since 1994. After learning English and completing his freshman year at Maryville College, Mr. Yunsan graduated summa cum laude from the University of Tennessee in 1999. He then obtained a dual-master’s degree in Nutrition and Public Health also from the University of Tennessee in 2002.

After working for...

Matt Potempa
Martin Heller Potempa & Sheppard PLLC
2122 21st Ave South
Nashville, TN 37212

Matt has been recognized locally, statewide and nationally for his expertise in the area of Trust and Estate Litigation. With a background in elder law, family law and business litigation, Matt now devotes his practice almost exclusively to resolving family disputes in Will Contests, Estate Litigation, Conservatorships, Breaches of Fiduciary Duty and Trust Disputes.



West Tennessee Representative
Audrey Calkins
Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.
International Place, Tower II, 6410 Poplar Ave., Suite 300
Memphis, TN 38119
West Tennessee Representative
Kasey Culbreath
Law Office of Kasey A. Culbreath PC
185 Wesley Reed Drive, Suite D PO Box 879
Atoka, TN 38004-0879
West Tennessee Representative
Adam Johnson
Nahon, Saharovich & Trotz, PLC
488 S Mendenhall Rd
Memphis, TN 38117

Adam Johnson is an associate at Nahon, Saharovich and Trotz, PLC, where he practices civil litigation in the area of personal injury. He earned his B.A. from UCLA in 2003, summa cum laude, and his J.D. from the University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law. While in law school, he served as a judicial extern for Judge Bernice B. Donald, then of the U.S. District Court for the...