TBA Announces 2008 Leadership Law Class

Lawyers chosen from across the state for 6-month program

NASHVILLE, Jan. 4, 2008 -- The Tennessee Bar Association has announced its 2008 Leadership Law class. The six-month program is designed to equip Tennessee lawyers with the vision, knowledge and skills necessary to serve as leaders in their profession and local communities. This year's class of 35 attorneys was chosen from across the state.

Class members include:

Brentwood: Candice Reed with Counsel on Call.

Chattanooga: David Elliott with Grant, Konvalinka & Harrison PC; Sheri Fox with Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz PC; Bill Hannah with Chambliss, Bahner & Stophel PC; and David McDowell with Gearhiser, Peters, Lockaby, Cavett & Elliott PLLC.

Columbia: Wes Bryant with Hardin & Parkes PLLC.

Dyersburg: Lewis Jenkins with Wilkerson Gauldin Hayes & Jenkins.

Johnson City: Suzanne Cook with Hunter Smith & Davis LLP.

Knoxville: Marcos Garza with the Law Offices of James A.H. Bell PC, Chad Hatmaker with Woolf, McClane, Bright, Allen & Carpenter PLLC, Kendra Mansur with Legal Aid of East Tennessee, Carrie O'Rear with Norton Luhn Spangler & Cramer PC, Jenny Rogers with Rogers Laughlin Nunnally Hood & Crum PC and Hanson Tipton with Watson Roach Batson Rowell & Lauderback PLC.

Memphis: John Burns with Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz PC, Craig Conley with Federal Express Corporation, Sarah Henry with Federal Express Corporation, Elizabeth Keough with Martin, Tate Morrow & Marston PC, Van Turner with the Memphis City Schools, Monica Wharton with Glankler Brown PLLC and Clarence Wilbon with Bass Berry & Sims PLC.

Nashville:Amy Everhart of Bowen, Riley, Warnock & Jacobson PLC, Paul Fassbender with the Office of U.S. Senator Bob Corker, Elizabeth Ferguson of Stites & Harbison PLLC, Adam Knight of Stewart, Estes & Donnell PLC, Allison LaRue of Spicer, Flynn & Rudstrom PLLC, Robert McGuire with the Office of the District Attorney General, Andrea Perry of Bone McAllester Norton PLLC, Emily Shouse of Waddey & Patterson PC, Yanika Smith of Baker, Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz PC, Joycelyn Stevenson of Boult Cummings Conners & Berry PLC, Camille Steward of Miller & Martin PLLC and John Wingo of Frost Brown Todd LLC.

Oak Ridge: Mary Lyn Goodman with the Legal Aid Society.

Smyrna: Keta Barnes with the Town of Smyrna.


The Tennessee Bar Association (TBA) is the largest professional association in Tennessee with more than 11,000 members. Founded in 1881, the TBA provides opportunities for continuing legal education, professional development and public service. The TBA’s dedication to serving the state’s legal community is evidenced by its membership roll, which represents the entire spectrum of legal practice: plaintiff and defense lawyers, corporate counsel, judges, prosecutors, public defenders, government lawyers and legal services attorneys.

For More Information

Stacey Shrader Joslin
Tennessee Bar Association
(615)277-3218
221 Fourth Ave. N., Suite 400
Nashville, TN 37219