Administrative Law Leadership

Immediate Past Chair
Bill Penny
Burr & Forman LLP
222 Second Ave So, Ste 2000
Nashville, TN 37201
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...
Christy Allen
State of Tennessee Department of General Services
312 Rosa L. Parks Ave., TN Tower 22nd Floor
Nashville, TN 37243

Christy A. Allen is the General Counsel for the Tennessee Department of General Services. Before joining General Services, she served as Assistant Treasurer for the Tennessee Treasury Department’s Legal, Compliance and Audit Division from 2011-2018. In this role, Ms. Allen oversaw the attorneys and compliance and internal audit staff in the Department.


Middle TN Delegate
David Grimmett
Grimmett Law Firm, PLLC
3326 Aspen Grove Drive, Suite 310
Franklin, TN 37067

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
Don Baltimore
Farris Bobango PLC
414 Union Street, Suite 1105
Nashville, TN 37219
Middle TN Delegate
Dan Elrod
Butler Snow LLP
150 3rd Ave. S., Ste 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
Tom Lee
Frost Brown Todd LLC
150 3rd Ave So Ste 1900
Nashville, TN 37201
As a member of Frost Brown Todd, Tom practices in the areas of government services and business litigation, concentrating his work on lobbying and government relations, and providing strategic counsel on managing public policy change on state and local levels. Tom is also the member-in-charge for the firm's Nashville office.
Tom’s approach to serving clients is...
Middle TN Delegate
John Lyell
Lyell Law Firm Pllc
Jacques Miller Building 211 7th Ave N Ste 300
Nashville, TN 37219-1821
Middle TN Delegate
Suzanne Marsh
Batson Nolan, PLC
121 S 3rd St
Clarksville, TN 37040
Middle TN Delegate
John Reinbold
State of TN - Dept of Transportation
505 Deaderick Street, Suite 300, James K. Polk Building
Nashville, TN 37243
Middle TN Delegate
Tom Stovall
Tenn Dept of State Admin Procedures Div
312 Rosa L. Parks Ave
Nashville, TN 37243

Administrative Law Judge, Administrative Procedures Division, Office of the Tennessee Secretary of State.

Staff Coordinator
Chelsea Bennett
Tennessee Bar Association
221 4th Avenue N. Suite 400
Nashville, TN 37219

Chelsea Bennett is a Sections, Committees and CLE Coordinator for the Tennessee Bar Association. She brings the association eight years of diverse work experience in the education sector. Previously, she worked as the head studio teacher and welfare agent with the child actors starring on the television show “Nashville.” Bennett received her bachelor’s degree in sociology from The Ohio State...

West TN Delegate
Rita Gibson Rayford
Memphis Area Legal Services, Inc.
22 North Front Suite 1100
Memphis, TN 381035021