Criminal Justice Leadership

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Immediate Past Chair
David Eldridge
Eldridge & Blakney PC
PO Box 398
Knoxville, TN 37901

David M. Eldridge has been a criminal defense lawyer for over 25 years. He has been selected by his peers to be included in the Best Lawyers in America since 2006 and was named as Lawyer of the Year for Knoxville in Criminal Defense: Non-White Collar for 2011 and 2015 and received the same honor for Criminal Defense: White Collar for 2014. He has been selected for inclusion among the top 100

Middle TN Delegate
Torry Johnson
804 Lynnwood Blvd
Nashville, TN 37205
Andy Roskind
Pratt Aycock, PLLC
705 Gate Lane, Suite 202
Knoxville, TN 37909

Andy Roskind is a partner with Pratt Aycock, PLLC, a multi-state law firm with offices in Texas and Tennessee. Andy has been practicing criminal defense since 2002 and is the current Chair of the TBA's Criminal Justice Section. Andy moved to Knoxville after serving in the United States Navy and attended the University of Tennessee College of Law.

East TN Delegate
Dwight Aarons
University of Tennessee College of Law
1505 Cumberland Ave, Rm 363
Knoxville, TN 379960681
East TN Delegate
Bill Cox
District Attorney, 11th Judicial District
600 Market St Ste 310
Chattanooga, TN 37402
East TN Delegate
Stephen Johnson
Ritchie, Dillard, Davies & Johnson PC
606 W Main Ave Ste 300
Knoxville, TN 37902

Mr. Johnson is a trial and appellate attorney whose practice is focused on the defense of persons and companies accused of white-collar crimes, major felonies, and other serious matters in federal and state courts. He has argued or briefed cases before the Supreme Court of the United States; the Supreme Court of Tennessee; the United States Courts of Appeals for the Fourth, Sixth, and Seventh

East TN Delegate
Barry Steelman
Hamilton County Criminal Ct
914 Dunsinane Rd
Signal Mountain, TN 37377
Middle TN Delegate
Jeff Cherry
Lowery, Lowery & Cherry PLLC
150 Public Square
Lebanon, TN 37087
Middle TN Delegate
Don Dawson
The Law Office of Donald Dawson
1703 Cedar Ln
Nashville, TN 37212-5803
Middle TN Delegate
Paige Edwards
Tn District Public Defenders Conference
211 Seventh Avenue North, Ste 320
Nashville, TN 37219
Middle TN Delegate
Mark Fulks
Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz, PC
100 Med Tech Parkway, Suite 200
Johnson City, TN 37604

Mark Fulks is an attorney in the Firm's Johnson City office. As a member of the Advocacy Department, he represents clients in financial, commercial, and employment litigation. Mr. Fulks works with financial institutions and special servicers in a broad array of

Middle TN Delegate
Jeff Henry
Tennessee District Public Defenders Conference
211 7th Ave N Suite 320
Nashville, TN 37219
Middle TN Delegate
Alex Little
Bone McAllester Norton PLLC
511 Union Street, Suite 1600
Nashville, TN 37219

Alex Little concentrates his practice in the areas of criminal defense, government investigations, criminal and civil appeals and general litigation and dispute resolution. Immediately prior to joining Bone McAllester Norton, Alex served as an Assistant U.S. Attorney for the Middle District of Tennessee, where he prosecuted cases involving national security, white collar crime, drugs and

Middle TN Delegate
Patrick McNally
Weatherly McNally & Dixon PLC
424 Church St Ste 2260
Nashville, TN 37219

Patrick T. McNally is a partner in the Nashville law firm of Weatherly, McNally & Dixon, P.L.C., where his practice is devoted to criminal law and immigration law ancillary to criminal cases. He is a former president and board member of the Tennessee Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, past-chair of the Nashville Bar Association Criminal Court and Criminal Justice

Middle TN Delegate
Roger Nell
District Public Defender
112 S. Second St
Clarksville, TN 37040

Currently serves as District Public Defender, 19th Judicial District. Previously in private practice (Goble & Nell, PLLC and solo-practice). Formerly Assistant Attorney General, State of Tennessee, Enforcement Division. Retired with the rank of Colonel, Judge Advocate General's Corps, U.S. Army. Served in numerous assignments on active duty and in reserves culminating as Deputy Legal

Middle TN Delegate
David ONeil
5211 Maryland Way
Brentwood, TN 37027
David Veile
Schell & Davies LLC
509 Highway 96 W Ste 201
Franklin, TN 37064

David serves as Middle Tennessee Governor, Position 2, on the TBA Board of Governors. He also serves as vice chair of the Criminal Justice Section and co-chair of the Mentoring Committee. David previously served in several positions within the TBA Young Lawyers Division, including a term as President of the Division in 2012-2013. He is a member of the law firm of Schell and Davies, LLC,