Litigation Leadership

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John McCann
Burch, Porter & Johnson PLLC
130 N. Court Ave
Memphis, TN 38103
Mr. McCann’s practice is devoted to a combination of litigation and business transactions. Mr. McCann regularly handles commercial litigation and products liability matters in both federal and state courts in Tennessee, Mississippi and other states, with a particular focus on representing and advising chemical manufacturers. Mr. McCann is also Panel Counsel for the Chubb Group of Insurance
East TN Delegate
Dan Coughlin
Massengill, Caldwell & Coughlin, P.C.
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 nearly two decades, focusing on civil litigation involving personal injuries, workers' compensation, disability, insurance disputes, probate and conservatorships. He has been certified as a Civil Trial Specialist

East TN Delegate
Russell Fowler
Legal Aid of East Tennessee
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
Patrick McDowell
Brunini, Grantham, Grower & Hewes, PLLC
P.O. Drawer 119
Jackson, MS 39205

Patrick McDowell’s practice focuses on complex litigation in state and federal trial and appellate courts, including multi-state and multidistrict litigation, class actions, and mass torts. Representative matters include antitrust, contract, business tort, RICO, trademark, securities, product liability, toxic exposure, and environmental litigation. In multi-state and multidistrict litigation

Middle TN Delegate
Ross Pepper
Pepper & Brothers, PLLC
201 4th Avenue North, Suite 1550
Nashville, TN 37219
Andy McCall
Robertson Overbey
800 Riverview Twr 900 S Gay St
Knoxville, TN 37902
West TN Delegate
Charles Higgins
Burch Porter and Johnson
130 North Court Avenue
Memphis, TN 38103
Chas Higgins focuses his practice on civil litigation and personal injury cases. He has successfully tried cases in both federal and state court. Mr. Higgins also provides counsel for charter schools and other non-profit organizations. 
Before joining Burch, Porter & Johnson, Mr. Higgins served as a judicial law clerk to Chief Judge Jon P. McCalla of the