Leadership

Administrative Law Leadership

Middle TN Delegate
Christy Allen
Tennessee Treasury Department
christy.allen@tn.gov
502 Deaderick St., 13th Floor, Andrew Jackson Bldg.
Nashville, TN 37243

Christy A. Allen is the assistant treasurer for the Tennessee Treasury Department’s Legal, Compliance and Audit offices. In this role, Ms. Allen oversees the attorneys and compliance and internal audit staff in the Department.



Before joining the Treasury Department in October 2011, Ms. Allen served as Assistant Commissioner for the Tennessee Department

Middle TN Delegate
Tom Stovall
Tenn Dept of State Admin Procedures Div
tom.stovall@tn.gov
312 Rosa L. Parks Ave
Nashville, TN 37243
 
Chair
Alex Fisher
Thompson Burton PPLC
alex@thompsonburton.com
6100 Tower Circle, Suite 200
Franklin, TN 37067-1465

Alex Fisher, who is an associate attorney at Thompson Burton PLLC. She is currently a faculty member of the Vanderbilt Center for Professional Health, where she teaches a Continuing Medical Education course as part of the Center’s Maintaining Proper Boundaries and Prescribing Controlled Drugs courses, and is part of the planning committee for a course on Prescribing for Nurse Practitioners.

Middle TN Delegate
Don Baltimore
Farris Bobango PLC
dbaltimore@farris-law.com
414 Union Street, Suite 1105
Nashville, TN 37219
 
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Dan Elrod
Butler Snow LLP
dan.elrod@butlersnow.com
150 3rd Avenue South, Suite 1600
Nashville, TN 37201

Dan H. Elrod practices in the areas of healthcare, government relations and insurance. He received a B.S. from Middle Tennessee State University in 1970 and received his J.D. from Tulane University in 1973. Mr. Elrod is admitted to practice in Tennessee.

Middle TN Delegate
David Grimmett
Grimmett Law Firm, PLLC
dgrimmett@grimmettlawfirm.com
315 Deaderick St Ste 1210
Nashville, TN 37238

David Grimmett is a former law clerk to the Administrative Law Judges who oversee contested cases before the State Licensing Boards. Within two weeks of passing the bar, he tried his first matter before the Board of Nursing Home Administrators. Since that time, he has represented several licensed professionals ranging from nurses to doctors and EMTs to appraisers. He is a board member of the

Middle TN Delegate
Courtney Hess
courtneyholliday@gmail.com
502 Deaderick Street
Nashville, TN 37243
 
Middle TN Delegate
Betsy Knotts
Tennessee Comptroller of the Treasury
betsy.knotts@cot.tn.gov
James K. Polk Building, 505 Deaderick St., Ste. 1700
Nashville, TN 37243-1401
 
Middle TN Delegate
Tom Lee
Frost Brown Todd LLC
tlee@fbtlaw.com
150 3rd Ave So Ste 1900
Nashville, TN 37201
 
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Bill Penny
Burr & Forman LLP
bpenny@burr.com
511 Union St # 2300
Nashville, TN 37219
Bill is the chair of Burr & Forman's Environmental Practice Group and has a wide range of experience in environmental law at the state and federal levels, including natural resource law, mining, remediation, negotiation with regulatory agencies in environmental matters, superfund litigation, RCRA matters, brownfield redevelopment, wetlands, water quality, radiological waste and
Middle TN Delegate
Brant Phillips
Bass Berry & Sims PLC
bphillips@bassberry.com
150 3rd Ave S #2800
Nashville, TN 372012002

Brant Phillips, Jr is a Member of Bass, Berry & Sims. Brant Phillips has nearly 20 years of experience representing clients in complex business litigation and healthcare matters. As co-chair of the firm's Securities & Shareholder Litigation Practice Group, Brant has served as lead counsel to public and private companies and their directors in high-stakes securities and shareholder

Middle TN Delegate
John Reinbold
State of TN - Dept of Transportation
John.Reinbold@tn.gov
505 Deaderick Street, Suite 300, James K. Polk Building
Nashville, TN 37243
 
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Joyce Safley
Law Office of Melinda Jacobs
MikeandJoyce.Safley@comcast.net
321 Billingsly Court Suite 16
Franklin, TN 37607

Effective September 2016, Joyce Grimes Safley joined the Law Office of Melinda Jacobs.

Judge Safley has served as an Administrative Judge with the Central Panel of Administrative Judges, Administrative Procedures Division, Tennessee Department of State since her appointment in 2001. The Department of State Administrative Judges are a central panel of judges which hear around seventy (70

Middle TN Delegate
Thaddeus Watkins
General Counsel, Tennessee Department of General Services
thaddeus.e.watkins@tn.gov
312 ROSA PARKS BLVD, TN TOWER, 22nd FL
Nashville, TN 37243-1102

Thaddeus E. Watkins, III is the general counsel for the Tennessee Department of General Services.  Mr. Watkins has worked as an attorney for the State of Tennessee for over thirty (30) years and served as general counsel for the Department of Commerce and Insurance before accepting that position with the Department of General Services in 2003.   His experience includes serving