TBA Selects 33 for 2006 Leadership Law Class

Attorneys from across the state selected for 6-month training program

NASHVILLE, Dec. 12, 2005 — Thirty-three attorneys from across the state have been selected for the Tennessee Bar Association's Leadership Law program, which 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:

Brentwood: Christine Laird, Comdata Corporation.

Chattanooga: Wade Hinton, Roberson & Hinton LLP; Scott Shaw, Shumacker Witt Gaither & Whitaker PC.

Clarksville: Frank J. Runyon, Runyon & Runyon.

Cleveland: Michael Jenne, Jenne, Scott & Jenne.

Knoxville: Christopher Heagerty, Hodges, Doughty & Carson PLLC; Hillary Jones, London & Amburn PC; Nathan Rowell, Watson, Roach, Batson, Rowell & Lauderback PLC; John Winemiller, Hunton & Williams.

Memphis: Angie Davis, Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz PC; Marcy Dodds, Thomason, Hendrix, Harvey, Johnson & Mitchell PLLC; Jonathan Hancock, Glankler Brown PLLC; Drew Johnston, Minor & Johnston PC; Shea Wellford, Martin, Tate, Morrow & Marston PC.

Murfreesboro: Tolbert Gilley, Rucker, Rucker & Gilley PC.

Nashville: Paul Ambrosius, Trauger, Ney & Tuke; Mark Baugh, Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz PC; Daniel Berexa, Cornelius & Collins LLP; Martha Boyd, Frost Brown Todd LLC; George Crawford, Gullett, Sanford, Robinson & Martin PLLC; James Crumlin, Bone McAllester Norton PLLC; Lisa D’Souza, Tennessee Justice Center; Carrie Daughtrey, U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Tennessee; Steven Elkins, Governor’s Legal Office; Cynthia Parson, Neal & Harwell PLC; Brant Phillips, Bass, Berry & Sims PLC; Christopher Puri, Boult, Cummings, Connors & Berry PLC; Terrence Reed, Waller, Lansden, Dortch & Davis PLLC; Gray Sasser, Miller & Martin PLLC; and Allegra Walker, Davidson County Public Defender’s Office.

Oak Ridge: Mary Michelle Gillum, Legal Aid of Middle Tennessee & the Cumberlands.

Sevierville: Cynthia Richardson Wyrick, Ogle, Gass & Richardson PC.

Somerville: Shana Johnson, Public Defender’s Office, 25th Judicial District


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