TBA Selects Attorneys for 2010 Leadership Law Class

32 lawyers from across state start 6-month leadership training program

NASHVILLE, Jan. 21, 2010 — The Tennessee Bar Association (TBA) is pleased to announce that 32 attorneys have been selected for its 2010 Leadership Law program. 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 was chosen from across the state.

They include:

  • Shauna Billingsley, City of Franklin Law Department, Franklin
  • Bob Bowman, Kramer Rayson LLP, Knoxville
  • Michael Brezina, Hodges Doughty & Carson PLLC, Knoxville
  • Jeff Cherry, Lowery, Lowery & Cherry PLLC, Lebanon
  • Evan Cope, Cope, Hudson, Reed & McCreary PLLC, Murfreesboro
  • Jason Creasy, Wilkerson Gauldin Hayes & Jenkins, Dyersburg
  • Sherie Edwards, State Volunteer Mutual Insurance Company, Brentwood
  • John Elder, Paine, Tarwater and Bickers LLP, Knoxville
  • Jason Fisher, Jenkins & Jenkins PLLC, Knoxville
  • John Heacock, Attorney at Law, Nashville
  • Tricia Herzfeld, American Civil Liberties Union, Nashville
  • Kim Hodges, Federal Express Corporation, Memphis
  • Tim Housholder, Gilreath & Associates, Knoxville
  • Eric Hudson, Butler, Snow O'Mara, Stevens & Cannada PLLC, Memphis
  • Rhonda Kinslow, Waller, Lansden, Dortch & Davis PLLC, Nashville
  • Sean Lewis, Law Offices of Sean Lewis PLLC, Nashville
  • Aimee Luna, Legal Aid Society, Tullahoma
  • Joe Lynch, Wimberly Lawson Wright Daves & Jones PLLC, Knoxville
  • Bill Maddox, William E. Maddox Jr. LLC, Knoxville
  • Amy Martin, The Landers Firm, Memphis
  • Jeff Matukewicz, Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz PC, Chattanooga
  • Alonda McCutcheon, Bass, Berry & Sims PLC, Nashville
  • Tim Mickel, Husch Blackwell Sanders LLP, Chattanooga
  • Rachel Moses, Legal Aid Society, Cookeville
  • Junaid Odubeko, Office of the Governor, Nashville
  • Emily Odgen, Stand for Children, Nashville
  • Sharon Reavis, EMI Christian Music Group Inc., Brentwood
  • Sara Reynolds, Walker, Tipps & Malone PLC, Nashville
  • Donna Roberts, Stites & Harbison PLLC, Nashville
  • William Stover, Stover Law Firm, Nashville
  • Bridget Willhite, Carter, Harrod Willhite PLLC, Athens
  • Mason Wilson, Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz PC, Memphis

The group meets for its first session this weekend at an opening retreat at Montgomery Bell State Park.


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

Additional Information

Additional biographical information and photographs of class members are available on request

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