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 13,000 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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