Leadership

Litigation Leadership

Immediate Past Chair
Andy McCall
Owings, Wilson & Coleman
amccall@owclaw.com
800 Riverview Twr 900 S Gay St
Knoxville, TN 37902
Originally from Riceville, Tennessee, Andy graduated with bachelors of arts degrees in history and philosophy from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga in 1995, and with a law degree from the University of Denver in 2001. While in law school, Andy worked as a case manager for an unsecured creditor in a United States Bankruptcy Court case In Re: 360Networks (USA) Inc. In 2007, Andy...
Chair
Mary Taylor Gallagher
Gullett, Sanford, Robinson, & Martin PLLC
mtgallagher@gsrm.com
150 Third Ave So, Ste 1700
Nashville, TN 37201

Mary Taylor Gallagher is a trial lawyer in GSRM’s Litigation and Labor and Employment sections.  Mary Taylor has tried jury and nonjury cases in state and federal courts throughout Tennessee.  In addition to general business litigation, Mary Taylor focuses her practice on the defense of employers in the railroad, transportation and healthcare industries.

Mary Taylor advises...

East TN Delegate
Dan Coughlin
Massengill, Caldwell & Coughlin, P.C.
danieldcoughlin@gmail.com
777 Anderson St
Bristol, TN 37620

Following law school, Mr. Coughlin clerked for two Tennessee Court of Appeals Judges. Since then, he has engaged in the private practice of law throughout Upper East Tennessee for over two decades, focusing on civil litigation involving personal injuries, workers' compensation, disability, SSI, insurance disputes, probate and conservatorships. He has been certified as a Civil Trial...

East TN Delegate
Russell Fowler
Legal Aid of East Tennessee
rfowler@laet.org
1131 Shady Fork Road
Chattanooga, TN 37421

RUSSELL FOWLER is director litigation and advocacy of Legal Aid of East Tennessee (LAET) and since 1999 has been adjunct professor of political science at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. He served as the law clerk to Chancellor Neal Small in Memphis and earned his law degree at the University of Memphis in 1987. Fowler has more than 50 publications on law and legal history,...

Middle TN Delegate
Ross Pepper
PEPPER LAW, PLC
rpepper@pepperlawplc.com
201 4th Avenue North, Suite 1550
Nashville, TN 37219
 
Middle TN Delegate
Todd Presnell
Bradley Arant Boult Cummings, LLP
tpresnell@bradley.com
1600 Division Street, Suite 700
Nashville, TN 37203-2771

Todd Presnell is a Partner with Bradley Arant Boult Cummings in Nashville. Todd is a trial lawyer licensed in Georgia and Tennessee who represents major corporations, small businesses, tax-exempt organizations, and individuals in their litigation-related needs. Mr. Presnell has served as lead counsel in federal and state courts across the country, including Arizona, Colorado,...

Vice-Chair
Bill Clayton
Woolf, McClane, Bright, Allen & Carpenter
bclayton@wmbac.com
900 S. Gay Street, Suite 900
Knoxville, TN 37902-1848
 
Staff Coordinator
Wil Hammond
Tennessee Bar Association
whammond@tnbar.org
221 4th Avenue N. Suite 400
Nashville, TN 37219

Wil Hammond is a Sections, Committees and CLE 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...