Bankruptcy Law Leadership

East TN Delegate
Erika Barnes
Stites & Harbison PLLC
401 Commerce Street
Nashville, TN 37219

Erika Barnes is a Member of Stites & Harbison Creditors' Rights and Bankruptcy Service Group and the Business Litigation Service Group. Erika represents creditors and franchisors in bankruptcy cases nationwide. She also has experience representing creditors’ committees and Chapter 11 trustees. Erika handles complex commercial litigation matters in state and federal courts

East TN Delegate
Margaret Fugate
Anderson & Fugate
111 W. Fairview Avenue
Johnson City, TN 37604
David Fulton
Scarborough & Fulton
620 Lindsay Street, Suite 240
Chattanooga, TN 37403

David J. Fulton is a principal of the Chattanooga law firm of Scarborough & Fulton where he regularly practices in the areas of business law, general and business litigation, and bankruptcy. He is licensed to practice in the State and Federal Courts of Tennessee, and practices in the bankruptcy courts for the Northern District of Alabama and Georgia. Mr. Fulton is past president of the

Mike McCormick
McCalla Raymer Leibert Pierce, LLC
1544 Old Alabama Road
Roswell, GA 30076

Michael is a senior partner in the bankruptcy department at McCalla Raymer Leibert Pierce, LLC in Atlanta, Georgia, where he assists in the bankruptcy representation for dozens of mortgage lenders and servicers nationwide. He has been with the firm since 2004.

Michael is a native of Toronto, Canada and received his undergraduate degree from the University of Western Ontario. He

East TN Delegate
Maurice Guinn
Gentry, Tipton & McLemore, PC
PO Box 1990
Knoxville, TN 37901

Maurice Guinn grew up in Erwin, Tennessee. He graduated from the University of Tennessee in 1974, after serving two years in the United States Army. In 1977, he graduated from University of Memphis School of Law. While there, he served as the Associate

East TN Delegate
Laura Ketcham
Miller Martin PLLC
832 Georgia Ave # 1200
Chattanooga, TN 37402-2289

Laura Ketcham is a member of Miller & Martin PLLC’s Commercial Department, focusing her practice in the areas of bankruptcy and creditors' rights, commercial finance and providing general business counsel. She has represented various stakeholders in commercial bankruptcy cases across the country. She has also represented parties in a variety of finance transactions, loan

East TN Delegate
Greg Logue
Woolf, McClane, Bright, Allen & Carpenter, PLLC
PO Box 900
Knoxville, TN 37901
Immediate Past Chair
Michael Abelow
Sherrard Roe Voigt & Harbison
150 3rd Ave S #1100
Nashville, TN 37201

Mr. Abelow represents clients in both complex commercial litigation and bankruptcy, including contract claims, business torts, loan

Middle TN Delegate
Joe Kelly
Frost Brown Todd LLC
150 3rd Ave So Ste 1900
Nashville, TN 37201
Joel Giddens
Wilson & Assoc PLLC
5050 Poplar Ave., Suite 115
Memphis, TN 38157

Joel W. Giddens is a Partner for the Firm. He is a native of Shreveport, Louisiana. He was admitted to practice in Tennessee in 1994. He received his education from Rhodes College (B.A., 1986) and the University of Memphis (M.A., 1991; J.D., 1994). He is a member of the Tennessee Bar Association and the Memphis Bar Association. He is the past chair of the Bankruptcy Section of the Memphis Bar

West TN Delegate
Jeb Bailey
Butler Snow LLP
6075 Poplar Avenue, Suite 500
Memphis, TN 38119
West TN Delegate
Ruthie Hagan
Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz PC
165 Madison Ave #2000
Memphis, TN 38103