Disability Law Leadership

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Beth Bates
West Tennessee Legal Services, Inc.
210 West Main Street
Jackson, TN 38302

Fellow American Bar Association Foundation and Tennessee Bar Association Foundation. Tennessee Lawyers Association for Women - President 2015-16;Tennessee Bar Association - Disability Law Section Executive Council; Chair 2017-18; member Howell Edmunds Jackson American Inns of Court - Master (member); Board Certified Social Security Specialist by the National Board Of Trial Advocacy 2006-

Immediate Past Chair
Donna Simpson
Law Office of Donna Simpson
Twitter: @dslaw
Facebook: dsimpsonlaw/
LinkedIn: www.lnkedin.com/in/dsimpsonlaw
PO Box 2327
Cookeville, TN 38502


 Donna Simpson is a solo practitioner with an office in Cookeville, Tennessee. A 1978 graduate of the University of Tennessee Law School, after two years practicing with Rural Legal Services of Tennessee, Ms. Simpson has been in private practice for 36 years with a primary focus in Social Security disability cases. She represents disabled claimants at

East TN Delegate
Paul Drozdowski
Law Office of Paul E. Drozdowski
800 S Gay St Ste 2210
Knoxville, TN 37927-9712
Middle TN Delegate
Beth Conover
Social Security Administration
6840 Carothers Pkwy., Ste. 350
Franklin, TN 37067

Bethany G. (Huskey) Conover grew up in Tullahoma, TN and received her undergraduate degree in sociology from the University of New Orleans in 1995.  After many years as a social worker and probation/parole officer, she attended Nashville School of Law and graduated in 2007.  She joined her family’s firm and practiced primarily criminal and domestic law for two years before becoming

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

Wil Hammond is a Sections and Committees Coordinator at the Tennessee Bar Association. In that position, he will work with a number of the TBA's 32 sections and 16 committees, facilitating meetings, assisting with newsletters and ensuring they operate smoothly.

Prior to working for the TBA, he served as Communications Director for the Tennessee AFL-CIO, a Grant Manager the Tennessee