Leadership

Tort and Insurance Law Leadership

Chair
Parke Morris
Parke Morris & Associates
parkemorris@gmail.com
25 Dr. M.L. King, Jr, Ave # 208
Memphis, TN 38103

A former defense lawyer who clerked for an appellate judge out of law school and previously represented health care providers and Fortune 500 companies, Parke limits his practice at this time to the representation of families and individuals who have suffered catastrophic injuries.

Parke’s legal practice spans the entire state of Tennessee and he is one of the few attorneys in

East TN Delegate
Joe DeGaetano
DeGaetano Law Firm
joe@jdfirm.com
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50 Frazier Avenue, Suite 300
Chattanooga, TN 37405
 
East TN Delegate
Russ Adkins
Wilson Worley PC
radkins@wilsonworley.com
P.O. Box 88
Kingsport, TN 37662

Russell W. Adkins is a Civil Trial Specialist certified by the National Board of Trial Advocacy.

He handles cases including personal injury, medical malpractice defense, will contests, premises liability, and business and contract disputes.

He is licensed in Tennessee and Kentucky, and is a Supreme Court Rule 31 general civil mediator. He is a Past President of the Kingsport

East TN Delegate
Jim Wright
Butler, Vines & Babb
jwright@bvblaw.com
2701 Kingston Pike
Knoxville, TN 37919

AV RATED: Jimmy Wright is the son of a Murfreesboro Attorney - William C. Wright. He also has a daughter, Sarah-Katherine, who is a licensed attorney. He has acted as a national, regional and local counsel. In his 30-plus years of practice he has tried numerous cases in several states. He has defended and brought million dollar plus claims. He was a founding member and chaired the

Middle TN Delegate
Jason Hicks
Moore Rader Fitzpatrick & York PC
jasonfhicks@gmail.com
46 N Jefferson Ave
Cookeville, TN 38501-3312
 
Staff Coordinator
Wil Hammond
Tennessee Bar Association
whammond@tnbar.org
221 4th Avenue N. Suite 400
Nashville, TN 37219

Wil Hammond is a Sections and Committees 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