Leadership

Tennessee Bar Journal Editorial Board Leadership

Chair
Andree Blumstein
Solicitor General, Office of the Attorney General
andree.blumstein@ag.tn.gov
P.O. Box 20207
Nashville, TN 37202-0207

General Andrée Blumstein is the Solicitor General for the State of Tennessee.  The Office of the Solicitor General oversees all appellate litigation, both state and federal, for the State.  During 2012-2014 she served as Chief Justice of the Special Supreme Court appointed by the Governor to hear Hooker v. Haslam.  As a member of

Editorial Board Member
Wade Davies
Ritchie, Dillard, Davies & Johnson PC
wdavies@rddjlaw.com
PO Box 1126
Knoxville, TN 37901

WADE DAVIES is the managing partner at Ritchie, Dillard, Davies & Johnson PC in Knoxville. He is a 1993 graduate of the University of Tennessee College of Law. The majority of his practice has always been devoted to criminal defense. Davies is a member of the Tennessee Bar Journal Editorial Board.

Editorial Board Member
Paul Gontarek
Howard Mobley Hayes & Gontarek, PLLC
paulg@howardmobley.com
2319 Crestmoor Road
Nashville, TN 37215

Paul Gontarek is a member of Howard Mobley Hayes & Gontarek, PLLC and concentrates his practice in the area of trust and estate litigation as well as probate and trust administration. His principal clients include financial institutions and fiduciaries (both corporate and individual), as well as families, individuals, charities or other entities that are beneficiaries of trusts and estates

Editorial Board Member
Suzanne Landers
The Landers Firm
suzanne@landersfirm.com
65 Union Ave Ste 900
Memphis, TN 38103
Ms. Landers is the senior lawyer and managing partner at The Landers Firm, PLC, where she focuses on litigation and mediation of divorce, child custody, child visitation, alimony, child support, protective orders, adoption, child relocation, child support, termination of parental rights, legitimation, paternity, prenuptial agreements, postnuptial agreements, complex divorce issue management
Editorial Board Member
Kavita Shelat
Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz PC
kshelat@bakerdonelson.com
165 Madison Ave. Suite 2000
Memphis, TN 38103
 
Editorial Board Member
Jonathan Steen
Redding, Steen & Staton, PC
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

Editorial Board Member
Laura Woods
Eastman Chemical Company
laurawoods@eastman.com
PO Box 431
Kingsport, TN 37662