Labor and Employment Law Leadership

Donna Mikel
Burnette, Dobson & Pinchak
711 Cherry Street
Chattanooga, TN 37402


Donna has practiced in the area of employment law and litigation since graduating with honors from the University of Georgia School of Law in 2000.  She spent the first half of her career representing primarily employers on topics such as wage and hour issues, termination considerations, and litigation strategies in a wide array of employment lawsuits. 

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Dan Norwood
Working Boomer Advocate
254 Court Avenue, Suite 212
Memphis, TN 38103
Mr. Norwood has over thirty years of experience representing individuals in cases involving race, sex, age, national origin, religious or disability discrimination; retaliatory discharge for engaging in protected activities such as whistle blowing, making a workers' compensation claim, or protesting unlawful discrimination; and breach of contract.
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Immediate Past Chair
Greg Grisham
Fisher Phillips, LLP
LinkedIn: greg-grisham-5232a5a/
1715 Aaron Brenner Drive, Suite 312
Memphis, TN 38120

Greg Grisham has over 25 years of successful experience counseling and representing employers in all aspects of workplace law in Tennessee and across the United States.

He has helped employers avoid claims, charges and lawsuits with a focus on preventative practices. Preventative practices include counseling in situations involving discipline, termination, demotion, promotion and other...

East TN Delegate
John Bode
Miller & Martin PLLC
832 Georgia Avenue Suite 1200
Chattanooga, TN 37402

John Bode concentrates his practice on labor relations and employment opportunity. Over the last three decades, he has served as lead trial counsel in numerous cases before state and federal agencies and courts and the National Labor Relations Board. He has extensive experience representing many prominent national, regional and Tennessee employers in union organizing campaigns, collective...

East TN Delegate
Bob Bowman
Kramer Rayson LLP
PO Box 629
Knoxville, TN 37901
Middle TN Delegate
Bruce Buchanan
Sebelist Buchanan Law PLLC
Twitter: @buchananvisalaw
2300 21st Avenue South, Suite 201
Nashville, TN 37212

Bruce E. Buchanan is a founding partner at Sebelist Buchanan Law PLLC with offices in Nashville and Atlanta, where he represents employers and individuals in immigration law, with a special emphasis on employer immigration compliance, and employers in employment/labor law matters. Additionally, he is Of Counsel to Siskind Susser concerning employer immigration compliance matters.


Middle TN Delegate
Jeb Gerth
Waller Lansden Dortch Davis
PO Box 198966
Nashville, TN 37219

Jeb Gerth has been defending clients’ interests in state and federal trial courts, appellate courts, arbitration proceedings, and before government regulators since 2005.  Clients value his approachable and...

Middle TN Delegate
Stan Graham
Waller Lansden Dortch & Davis, LLP
511 Union St Suite 2700
Nashville, TN 37219

Major employers in the retail, hospitality, automotive, information services, and manufacturing industries turn to Stan Graham for answers when dealing with complex employment issues. Stan provides immediate access, risk mitigation advice, and strategic planning that serve clients' specific goals in litigation and daily advice and counsel.

His practice includes extensive experience with...

Middle TN Delegate
Melanie Siemens
Dollar General Corporation
100 Mission Ridge
Goodlettsville, TN 37072-2171
Staff Coordinator
Chelsea Bennett
Tennessee Bar Association
221 4th Avenue N. Suite 400
Nashville, TN 37219

Chelsea Bennett is a Sections, Committees and CLE Coordinator for the Tennessee Bar Association. She brings the association eight years of diverse work experience in the education sector. Previously, she worked as the head studio teacher and welfare agent with the child actors starring on the television show “Nashville.” Bennett received her bachelor’s degree in sociology from The Ohio State...

West TN Delegate
Rick Bennett
Farris Bobango Branan PLC
999 S. Shady Grove Rd, Ste 500
Memphis, TN 38120