TBA Names 2nd Leadership Law Class

31 attorneys from across the join six-month leadership training program

NASHVILLE, Nov. 13, 2005 — The Tennessee Bar Association (TBA) is pleased to announce that 31 attorneys have been named to the 2005 TBA Leadership Law class.

Leadership Law 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 includes:

Heidi Barcus, London Amburn & Lloyd PC, Knoxville
Tasha Blakney, Eldridge & Blakney PC, Knoxville
Lara Butler, Thomason, Hendrix, Harvey, Johnson & Mitchell PLLC, Memphis
Patrick Carter, Hardin & Parkes PLLC, Columbia
Lisa Cole, Lewis, King, Krieg & Waldrop PC, Nashville
Phillip Cramer, Sherrard & Roe PLC, Nashville
Matthew Evans, Paine, Tarwater, Bickers & Tillman LLP, Knoxville
Max Fagan, General Sessions Judge, Springfield
Brian Faughnan, Armstrong Allen PLLC, Memphis
Paul Gontarek, Waller Lansden Dortch & Davis LLP, Nashville
Tonya Grindon, Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz PC, Nashville
Paz Haynes, Bone McAllester Norton PLLC    Nashville
Jeffrey Hill, Office of Tennessee Attorney General, Nashville
Kelvin Jones, Metro Human Relations Commission, Nashville
Ben Jones, Lewis, King, Krieg & Waldrop PC, Knoxville
Chris Kelly, Corley and Kelly PLLC, Dickson
Richard Littlehale, Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, Nashville          
Jason Long, London & Amburn PC, Knoxville
Anne Martin, Bone McAllester Norton PLLC, Nashville
Nick McCall, Office of Jack H McCall, Knoxville
Jack Mitchell, Mitchell & Mitchel, Murfreesboro
Jackie Prester, Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz PC, Memphis
Shannone Raybon, Law Offices of Shannone Raybon, Nashville
Chantelle Roberson, Roberson & Hinton LLP, Chattanooga
Kathryn. Sasser, Walker Bryant Tipps & Malone, Nashville
Michelle Sellers, Rainey, Kizer, Reviere & Bell PLC, Jackson
Kevin Sharp, Drescher & Sharp PC, Nashville
Theresa-Vay Smith, Legal Aid Society of Middle TN & the Cumberlands, Oak Ridge
Matthew Thornton, Bourland, Heflin, Alvarez et al., Memphis
Chris Varner, Gearhiser, Peters, Lockaby, Cavett & Elliott PLLC, Chattanooga
Jude White, Renewal House, Nashville

Photographs and additional biographic information are available for each of these individuals upon request.


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

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