Family Law Leadership

Roger Maness
Marks, Shell & Maness
233A Dunbar Cave Rd
Clarksville, TN 37043
Immediate Past Chair
Deb House
Legal Aid of East Tennessee
607 W. Summit Hill Drive
Knoxville, TN 37902

Debra House is the Director of Development and Compliance with Legal Aid of East Tennessee. She has been with LAET for 28 years and has concentrated her poverty law practice primarily in the areas of family and juvenile law. Deb is a member of the Knoxville and Tennessee Bar Associations and is the Past Chair of the TBA Access to Justice Committee. She also is past chair of the Juvenile and

East TN Delegate
Cathy Allshouse
Legal Aid of East Tennessee
166 North Ocoee Street
Cleveland, TN 374311

CATHY ALLSHOUSE is an attorney at Legal Aid of East Tennessee, formerly the Executive Director for Southeast Tennessee Legal Services, and concentrates on the litigation of family law and consumer law cases. In the past, she received the Albert Hodge Volunteer Award from the Chattanooga Bar Association. She is a graduate of Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Texas.

East TN Delegate
Barrett Painter
Chancey Kanavos Love & Painter
PO Box 42
Cleveland, TN 37364
East TN Delegate
Sarah Sheppeard
Lewis Thomason King Krieg & Waldrop, PC
620 Market St 5th Floor
Knoxville, TN 37902

SARAH Y. SHEPPEARD is a shareholder with Lewis, Thomason, King, Krieg and Waldrop, PC. and is a past president of the Knoxville Bar Association. She is a graduate of the University of Tennessee College of Law, where she was a member of the Tennessee Law Review. She has served the TBA in various roles, most recently on the Board of Governors. In 2010 she received the TBA President's Award for

Middle TN Delegate
Sarah Digby
Digby Family Law, PLC
116 29th Ave S
Nashville, TN 37212
Middle TN Delegate
Jason Hicks
Moore Rader Fitzpatrick & York PC
46 N Jefferson Ave
Cookeville, TN 38501-3312
Middle TN Delegate
Jeff Levy
Corley, Henard, Lyle, Levy & Langford PLC.
13 Nautical Watch Way
St Helena Island, SC 29920

BS in Economics, University of Pennsylvania (Wharton) 1970. MBA, University of Chicago Graduate School of Business 1973. JD, Vanderbilt University School of Law 1997. Former Chair, TBA Family Law Section. Former Chair, TBA Family Law Code Committee. Former Chair, Nashville Bar Assn. Domestic Relations Committee.

Middle TN Delegate
Jim Martin
21st Judicial District Circuit Court
135 Fourth Ave S
Franklin, TN 37064

Judge Martin is a 1969 graduate of Vanderbilt University. He served in the United States Army from 1969 to1971. He then attended Vanderbilt Law School and graduated in 1974. Judge Martin practiced law in middle Tennessee from 1974 to 2008 focusing primarily on civil litigation with an emphasis on family law for the last 20 years of his practice. In 2008, Judge Martin was appointed by Governor

Middle TN Delegate
Helen Rogers
Rogers Kamm & Shea
2205 State St
Nashville, TN 37203

Mrs. Rogers has been practicing law for over 30 years.  She graduated from Vanderbilt University magna cum laude with a degree in Political Science and Economics and graduated from the Nashville School of Law.  Helen Rogers practices with the firm of Rogers, Kamm & Shea and has an office in Nashville and Franklin, TN.  As a Certified Civil Trial Specialist, Mrs.

Middle TN Delegate
Siew-Ling Shea
Rogers, Kamm & Shea
2205 State Street
Nashville, TN 37203

Attorney Siew-Ling Shea has been working in family law since May 2001 -- first as a paralegal and then as an attorney at Rogers, Kamm & Shea. Shea attended high school in Singapore and came to the United States for her undergraduate studies at Bryn Mawr College, Pennsylvania, as a scholarship student. Later, she transferred to and graduated from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor,

West TN Delegate
Amy Amundsen
Rice Amundsen Caperton, Pllc
275 Jefferson Ave
Memphis, TN 381032309


Cum Laude from Dickinson College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, B.A. (1984)

Dickinson College, Bologna, Italy (1983-1984)

University of Memphis School of Law, J.D. (1987)


Diplomate, American College of Family Trial Lawyers (2015)


West TN Delegate
Rhynette Hurd
Shelby County Circuit Court
140 Adams, Suite 212
Memphis, TN 38103
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Susan Mackenzie
Susan Mackenzie, Attorney at Law
2157 Madison Ave. #104
Memphis, TN 38104
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