Leadership

Dispute Resolution Leadership

Chair
Debbie Fulton
Frantz McConnell & Seymour LLP
dfulton@fmsllp.com
LinkedIn: debrafulton/
PO Box 39
Knoxville, TN 37901

Education:
B.S. Tennessee Technological University, 1978
J.D. University of Tennessee, 1981

Having practiced law for more than 30 years, Debra is a knowledgeable, hands-on professional for whom direct client involvement is essential. Her passion, knowledge, and extensive experience aid in giving her the ability to quickly assess her clients’ needs and

East TN Delegate
Pat Vital
Vital Law Office & Dispute Resolution Services
best-law@mindspring.com
Twitter: VitalLaw
Facebook: VitalLaw
LinkedIn: VitalLaw
735 Broad Street Ste 308
Chattanooga, TN 37402-2927

TN & GA Law Licensed since 1993. Fellow, American Bar Foundation (2016). BV Distinguished Peer Review Rated: Very High in Legal Ability & Ethical Standards, Martindale-Hubbell. Admitted to all courts serving those states, including the U.S. Supreme Court. UT Law 1992. TN Supreme Court Rule 31 Family/Civil/Domestic Violence Mediator. FINRA Securities Arbitrator, Panel Chair &

West TN Delegate
Stephen Shields
Jackson, Shields, Yeiser & Holt
sshields@jsyc.com
262 German Oak Dr
Memphis, TN 38018

STEPHEN L. SHIELDS is a partner in the Memphis law firm of Jackson, Shields, Yeiser & Holt. He is listed in Best Lawyers in America. As an attorney, Mr. Shields has spent hundreds of hours representing clients in negotiations, mediations and arbitrations. Mr. Shields is a frequent speaker and author regarding labor and employment law. He is an adjunct professor of labor law at the

Staff Coordinator
Wil Hammond
Tennessee Bar Association
whammond@tnbar.org
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