Leadership

User Bio
TBA President
Bill Harbison
Sherrard & Roe PLC
(615)742-4200
bharbison@sherrardroe.com
150 3rd Ave S #1100
Nashville, TN 372012011

Bill Harbison works primarily in the areas of corporate law and trusts and estates. He also handles litigation in those same practice...

TBA President Elect
Jason Long
Lowe, Yeager & Brown
(865)521-6527
jhl@lyblaw.net
900 S. Gay St Ste 2102
Knoxville, TN 37902-1810

First licensed in 1996, Mr. Long’s practice has consisted of civil litigation, primarily insurance defense, at the trial and appellate level. He is licensed in state and federal courts throughout Tennessee and Kentucky. He has extensive experience in complex litigation, including medical malpractice defense, corporate litigation, healthcare regulatory law, and general plaintiff’s litigation....

TBA Vice President
Lucian Pera
Adams and Reese LLP
(901)524-5278
lucian.pera@arlaw.com
6075 Poplar Avenue, Suite 700
Memphis, TN 38119-0100

Lucian T. Pera is a partner with the Memphis, Tennessee, office of Adams and Reese LLP. His practice includes civil trial work, including commercial litigation and media law, and he counsels and represents lawyers, law firms, and others on questions of legal ethics and the professional responsibility of lawyers. A Memphis native, he is an honors graduate of Princeton...

TBA Immediate Past President
Jonathan Steen
Redding, Steen & Staton, PC
(731)660-2332
JSteen@rsslawfirm.com
464 North Pkwy Suite A
Jackson, TN 38305

Jonathan serves as trial and appellate counsel for industries including health care, manufacturing, banking, and insurance. He also serves as local counsel for national/regional law firms and in-house counsel. Jonathan's primary practice area is civil litigation, with a focus on medical malpractice, legal malpractice and products liability defense; commercial and business disputes; and...

Treasurer
Sherie Edwards
State Volunteer Mutual Insurance Co
(615)846-8205
sheriee@svmic.com
P.O. Box 1065
Brentwood, TN 37024-1065

Biographical Information:

Current
• Treasurer at Tennessee Bar Association
• Vice President,Corporate and Legal at State Volunteer Mutual Ins. Co.
Past

• Director of Risk Management at Sumner Regional Medical Center
Education
• Vanderbilt University
• Nashville School of Law
• Trevecca Nazarene University

Groups &...

Assistant Treasurer and 5th District Governor
Mary Dohner Smith
Constangy, Brooks, Smith and...
(615)320-5200
mdohner@constangy.com
401 Commerce St., Ste. 1010
Nashville, TN 372192484

Mary Dohner Smith is a partner in the Nashville office with experience involving every aspect of the employment relationship. She has been involved in complex litigation involving all aspects of Title VII, the ADEA, the ADA, the FLSA, USERRA, retaliatory discharge, and state law claims for breach of contract, fraud, negligence, and negligent and intentional infliction of...

Secretary
Brian Winfrey
The Winfrey Firm
(615)601-1276
brian@thewinfreyfirm.com
2002 Richard Jones Rd. , Suite B-200
Nashville, TN 37215-2809

Brian is the Secretary of the TBA and specializes in employment litigation. Brian serves as trial and appellate counsel in claims of discrimination, retaliation, whistleblower, and other workplace issues. Prior to representing employee rights, Brian represented management at one of the nation's largest employment specialty firms (Ogletree Deakins), as well as represented the United States as...

East Tennessee Governor
Sarah Sheppeard
Lewis Thomason King Krieg &...
(865)546-4646
ssheppeard@lewisthomason.com
620 Market St 5th Floor
Knoxville, TN 37902

SARAH Y. SHEPPEARD is Special Counsel with Lewis, Thomason, King, Krieg and Waldrop, PC. and is a past president of the Knoxville Bar Association. She is a graduate of the University of Tennessee College of Law, where she was a member of the Tennessee Law Review. She has served the TBA in various roles, most recently on the Board of Governors. In 2010 she received the TBA President's Award...

East Tennessee Governor
Andy Roskind
Pratt Aycock, PLLC
(865)769-6969
aroskind@txtnlaw.com
705 Gate Lane, Suite 202
Knoxville, TN 37909

Andy Roskind is a partner with Pratt Aycock, PLLC, a multi-state law firm with offices in Texas and Tennessee, and manages Tennessee's litigation practice. Further, Mr. Roskind serves on the TBA's Board of Governors and is immediate past chair of the TBA's Criminal Justice Section. Currently Mr. Roskind handles adoption and other family law related items, corporate litigation and criminal...

Middle Tennessee Governor
Gary Shockley
Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell...
(615)726-5600
gshockley@bakerdonelson.com
211 Commerce St Suite 800
Nashville, TN 37201
Middle Tennessee Governor
David Veile
Schell & Davies LLC
(615)550-2800
dveile@sbdlaw.net
509 New Highway 96 W Ste 201
Franklin, TN 37064

David serves as Middle Tennessee Governor, Position 2, on the TBA Board of Governors. He also serves as chair of the TBA Criminal Justice Section. David previously served in several positions within the TBA Young Lawyers Division, including a term as President of the Division in 2012-2013. He is a member of the law firm of Schell and Davies, LLC, where he practices criminal defense,...

West Tennessee Governor
Carl Carter
International Paper Company
(901)419-3804
carl.carter@ipaper.com
6400 Poplar Ave
Memphis, TN 38197
West Tennessee Governor
Nathan Shelby
Rainey, Kizer, Reviere & Bell...
(731)425-7949
nshelby@raineykizer.com
PO Box 1147
Jackson, TN 38302

Mr. Shelby is a member at Rainey, Kizer, Reviere & Bell, P.L.C., and has been associated with the Firm since receiving his Doctor of Jurisprudence from the University of Memphis, Cecil C. Humphrey’s School of Law. While in law school, Mr. Shelby interned for the Honorable Diane K. Vescovo, Magistrate, for the United States District Court, Western District of Tennessee and the Honorable W....

1st District Governor
Erin McArdle
First Judicial District, Office of...
(423)753-5020
edmcardle@tndagc.org
108 W. Jackson Blvd, Suite 134
Jonesborough, TN 37659
2nd District Governor
Tasha Blakney
Eldridge & Blakney PC
(865)544-2010
tblakney@eblaw.us
PO Box 398
Knoxville, TN 37901
3rd District Governor
David McDowell
Gearhiser Peters Elliott &...
(423)756-5171
dmcdowell@gearhiserpeters.com
320 McCallie Avenue
Chattanooga, TN 37402

David is currently the Immediate Past President of the Tennessee Bar Association Young Lawyer's Division. David previously served as a member of the Tennessee Bar Association Board of Governors.

David is a member of the firm of Gearhiser, Peters, Elliott, & Cannon, PLLC.

David has successful experience representing clients in matters involving residential/commercial...

4th District Governor
Donna Pierce
The University of the South
(931)598-1880
dopierce@sewanee.edu
735 University Avenue
Sewanee, TN 37383
5th District Governor
Dan Berexa
Cornelius & Collins, LLP
(615)244-1440
dpberexa@cornelius-collins.com
PO Box 190695
Nashville, TN 37219
6th District Governor
Kim Helper
District Attorney General
(615)794-7275
krhelper@tndagc.org
PO Box 937
Franklin, TN 37065
7th District Governor
Michelle Greenway Sellers
Rainey, Kizer, Reviere & Bell...
(731)426-8145
msellers@raineykizer.com
P O Box 1147
Jackson, TN 38302