User Bio
8th District Governor
Brian Faughnan
Lewis Thomason
40 S Main St #2900
Memphis, TN 38103

Brian S. Faughnan practices with the Tennessee law firm of Lewis Thomason, resident in its Memphis office. In addition to the area of lawyer ethics and professional responsibility, Brian maintains a civil litigation practice focused on business and commercial litigation, and appellate litigation. Brian is listed in The Best Lawyers in America (Appellate Law and Litigation-First Amendment)...

Speaker of the TBA House of Delegates
Matthew Willis
Ashley Ashley & Arnold
PO Box H
Dyersburg, TN 38025
YLD President
Rachel Mancl
Hunter Smith & Davis LLP
PO Box 3740
Kingsport, TN 37664
YLD President Elect
Ahsaki Baptist
FedEx Express
3620 Hacks Cross Road
Memphis, TN 38125
Judicial Conference Representative
Rob Montgomery
Court of Criminal Appeals
400 Clinchfield Street, Suite 210
Kingsport, TN 37660
Public Defenders Conference Representative
Joseph Atnip
121 E Main St
Dresden, TN 38225
TLAW Invited Guest
Ramona DeSalvo
DeSalvo Law Firm PLLC
1720 West End Avenue, Suite 403
Nashville, TN 37203-2621

Ramona P. DeSalvo’s practice focuses exclusively in the entertainment industry. Ms. DeSalvo attended the University of California, Berkeley, where she received her A.B. degree in Political Science in 1976. She attended the University of San Francisco law school for two years, transferring to the University of Cincinnati, College of Law upon her appointment as a Fellow at the Morgan Institute...

General Counsel
Edward Lanquist
Patterson PC
1600 Division St., Suite 500
Nashville, TN 37203

Ed Lanquist is an AV-rated attorney who practices patent, trademark and copyright litigation, intellectual property counseling and trademark prosecution. He has litigated more than 120 IP cases, and has filed more than 150 patent applications and 1,200 trademark registration applications. He also counsels clients on the economic benefits and implications of IP protection and litigation.

Associate General Counsel
Mary Beth Maddox
Frantz McConnell & Seymour
Po Box 39
Knoxville, TN 37901-0039

B.A., University of Virginia, 1991
J.D., University of Tennessee, 1994
Associate Attorney, O'Neil, Parker & Williamson, 1994-1998
Attorney/Member, Frantz, McConnell & Seymour, LLP, 1998- present

Associate General Counsel
Andy Roskind
Pratt Aycock, PLLC
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...

Executive Director Emeritus
Allan Ramsaur
Tennessee Bar Association
221 4th Ave N Suite 400
Nashville, TN 37219

Allan is responsible to Tennessee Bar Association members for enabling the TBA Board of Governors, House of Delegates, committees and sections to develop and implement policy. He represents the association before the General Assembly, agencies and related organizations.

Allan has a bachelor of arts in political science from Lambuth University and a law degree from the University...