Tort and Insurance Law Leadership

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East TN Delegate
Joe DeGaetano
DeGaetano Law Firm
50 Frazier Avenue, Suite 300
Chattanooga, TN 37405
Parke Morris
Parke Morris & Associates
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
Russ Adkins
Wilson Worley PC
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
PO Box 2649
Knoxville, TN 379012649

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

Immediate Past Chair
Kreis White
White & Rhodes, PC
750 Old Hickory Blvd, Suite 2-230
Brentwood, TN 37027

Specialty Certification: Civil Trial Advocate (1994), Civil Pretrial Practice Advocate (2012); National Board of Trial Advocacy; approved as a Rule 31 Listed General Civil Mediator in 2006 by the Tennessee Alternative Dispute Resolution Commission.

Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating & recoignized annually since 2008 as a Super Lawyer in the Mid South and

Middle TN Delegate
Jason Hicks
Moore Rader Fitzpatrick & York PC
46 N Jefferson Ave
Cookeville, TN 38501-3312