Leadership

General-Solo-Small Firm Practitioners Leadership

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Chair
Jim Romer
Romer, Lane & Howard PLLC
jromer2@twlakes.net
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

Immediate Past Chair
Frank Johnstone
Wilson Worley, PC
fjohnstone@wilsonworley.com
PO Box 88
Kingsport, TN 37662
 
East TN Delegate
Sharon Frankenberg
Judicial Magistrate, Knox County
lawdawgy@aol.com
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

Middle TN Delegate
Tim Chinaris
Belmont University College of Law
tim.chinaris@belmont.edu
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

Vice-Chair
Jane Powers
The Powers Law Firm
mjp@margaretjanepowers.com
79 N. Main Street
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
Abi Salu
Salu & Salu Law Firm, PLLC
abisalu@yahoo.com
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