Leadership

Environmental Law Leadership

Chair
Lauran Sturm
TN Dept of Environment & Conservation
lauran.sturm@tn.gov
312 Rosa L Parks Ave., 2nd floor
Nashville, TN 37243

Lauran M. Sturm is Assistant General Counsel with the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation, where she specializes in air, waste, and public records matters. Before joining state government, Lauran was an associate with Stites & Harbison, PLLC in Louisville, Kentucky, and an associate and partner with Waller Lansden Dortch & Davis LLP in Nashville. She

Vice-Chair
Jenny Howard
Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation
jennyleehoward@gmail.com
William Snodgrass Building, 312 Rosa Parks Blvd, second floor
Nashville, TN 37243
 
Immediate Past Chair
Willa Kalaidjian
Chambliss Bahner & Stophel, P.C.
wkalaidjian@chamblisslaw.com
Liberty Tower, 605 Chestnut Street, Suite 1700
Chattanooga, TN 37450-0019

Willa Kalaidjian is a member of the firm's Business Section, focusing her practice in the areas of commercial and business transactions, environmental law, and intellectual property

East TN Delegate
Rick Hitchcock
Chambliss, Bahner & Stophel P.C.
rhitchcock@chamblisslaw.com
605 Chestnut Street, Suite 1700
Chattanooga, TN 37450
 
East TN Delegate
David Higney
Grant, Konvalinka & Harrison, PC
dhigney@gkhpc.com
633 Chestnut St., Suite 900
Chattanooga, TN 37450
 
East TN Delegate
Ashley Lowe
Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz, PC
alowe@bakerdonelson.com
265 Brookview Centre Way, Suite 600
Knoxville, TN 37919
 
Middle TN Delegate
Greg Young
Burr Forman LLP
gyoung@burr.com
511 Union St # 2300
Nashville, TN 37219
Greg is a member of Burr & Forman's Real Estate and Environmental Practice Groups. Greg represents clients in permitting, rulemaking
Secretary-Treasurer
Bob Tuke
Trauger & Tuke
rtuke@tntlaw.net
222 4th Ave N
Nashville, TN 37219

Bob Tuke is a partner in the law firm of Trauger & Tuke in Nashville, Tennessee, and he is an Adjunct Professor at Vanderbilt University School of Law, where he teaches Professional and Ethical Considerations in Corporate Practice. He earned a B.A., with distinction from the University of Virginia in 1969 and a J.D. from Vanderbilt University in 1976, where he was Order of the Coif,

West TN Delegate
Robert McLean
Farris Bobango Branan PLC
ramclean@farris-law.com
999 S. Shady Grove Rd. Ste 500
Memphis, TN 38120
 
West TN Delegate
Randy Womack
Glankler Brown, PLLC
rwomack@glankler.com
6000 Poplar Avenue, Suite 400
Memphis, TN 38119

Mr. Womack has been practicing law for nearly thirty years. Although the focus of his practice is in environmental law, he has experience in a variety of civil litigation matters, including antitrust, construction negligence, construction claims, commercial disputes and tort liability.

Mr. Womack has practiced environmental law for nearly twenty years. In that time he has been active

Staff Coordinator
Jarod Word
Tennessee Bar Association
jword@tnbar.org
221 4th Avenue N. Suite 400
Nashville, TN 37219

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

Prior to joining TBA, Jarod served as Project Coordinator for Legal Aid Society of Middle Tennessee and the Cumberlands. While at LAS he