General-Solo-Small Firm Practitioners Leadership

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Jim Romer
Romer, Lane & Howard PLLC
P O Box 797
Jamestown, TN 38556

Jim Retired from the daily active practice of law in the firm effective December 31, 2016. He remains an active member of the Tennessee Bar Association and in community organizations. James P. Romer, Jim, holds degrees from St. Bernard's College, Rochester, N.Y. (B.A. 1966); Catholic University of America, Washington, D.C. (M.A. Theology, 1972); and University of Tennessee (J.D. 1978). He

East TN Delegate
Sharon Frankenberg
Judicial Magistrate, Knox County
PO Box 31585
Knoxville, TN 37930

Sharon Frankenberg is a Judicial Magistrate for Knox County, Tennessee. She also has a part time civil law practice that focuses on real estate, bankruptcy, collections and foreclosures. She has successfully handled appeals to the Sixth Circuit and the Tennessee Supreme Court. Sharon has served two terms as President of The East Tennessee Lawyers’ Association for Women, two terms as Section

East TN Delegate
Sam Gowin
Law Office of Samuel J. Gowin
3419 Alta Vista Dr.
Chattanooga, TN 37411

I practice law in Chattanooga, Tennessee where I've been since 2011. Prior to that I worked in Atlanta, Georgia as a commercial litigator and before that, as an electrical engineer. This past year, I have been privileged to be the Chair of the Solo & General Practice Section of the TBA. I most enjoy working on real estate issues, probate issues and appeals. I have a lovely wife, a little

Immediate Past Chair
Frank Johnstone
Wilson Worley, PC
PO Box 88
Kingsport, TN 37662
Middle TN Delegate
Tim Chinaris
Belmont University College of Law
P.O. Box 120186
Nashville, TN 37212

Timothy P. Chinaris is Associate Dean for Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Professor of Law at Belmont University College of Law in Nashville, Tennessee, where he teaches courses in legal ethics and other subjects. Professor Chinaris was Ethics Director of the Florida Bar from 1989-1997, where he ran the popular “ethics hotline” service that answered more than 20,000 calls annually

Middle TN Delegate
Jane Powers
The Powers Law Firm
79 N Main St
Crossville, TN 38555

Powers is an effective negotiator and litigator in numerous areas of the law. A Member and former Speaker of the TBA House of Delegates, a Fellow of the Tennessee Bar Foundation, and a Charter Member and Past President of the Tennessee Lawyer’s Association for Women. Additionally, Mrs. Powers is an active and well respected regional community leader.

West TN Delegate
Margaret Johnson
The Law Office of Margaret Johnson
3396 Park Avenue PO Box 11161
Memphis, TN 38111


Ethical, articulate and persuasive attorney and litigator who willingly works within the system to achieve justice and fair results for clients. Adept at interpersonal relations; easily interacts with clients, staff and peers. Skilled in establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with clients. Talented researcher with excellent verbal,

West TN Delegate
Abi Salu
Salu & Salu Law Firm, PLLC
2129 Stateline W., Suite A
Southaven, MS 38671

Abimbola Salu received her first degree in law, L.LB., and a postgraduate degree in law, L.LM., from the University of Lagos, Lagos, Nigeria. She graduated with distinction from the Nigerian Law School in 1982. "Abi", as she is popularly known, started her career with the Legal Aid Council and the firm of Jamabo & Jamabo in Rivers State of Nigeria. Her specialty was Criminal Defense. She