TBA Selects Attorneys for 2013 Leadership Law Class

34 lawyers from across the state join six-month leadership training program

NASHVILLE, Dec. 10, 2012 -- The Tennessee Bar Association (TBA) announces that 34 attorneys from across the state have been selected for its 2013 Leadership Law program. Now in its 10th year, 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. The class will meet for its first session in January, and then spend the next six months learning about leadership in the legal profession, issues in the courts, policymaking in state government and the importance of community service.

Class members are:

Laura Bishop Baker, Law Offices of John Day, Brentwood
Ahsaki E. Baptist, Wyatt, Tarrant & Combs, Memphis
Danielle W. Barnes, State Department of Human Resources, Nashville
Lee Bussart Bowles, Marshall County General Sessions Judge, Lewisburg
Miranda R. Christy, Stites & Harbison, Nashville
H. Garth Click, Click Law Office, Springfield
Christopher E. Coleman, Tennessee Justice Center, Nashville
Aaron J. Conklin, Administrative Office of the Courts, Nashville
Margaret F. Cooper, Thomason, Hendrix, Harvey, Johnson & Mitchell, Memphis
Caitlin E. Doty, Tennessee Attorney General's Office, Nashville
Mary Beth Hagan, Hagan & Farrar PLLC, Murfreesboro
William A. "Trey" Harris III, McColpin, Coffman & Harris, Chattanooga
Daniel C. Headrick, Paine, Tarwater & Bickers, Knoxville
Robert C. Hillyer, Butler, Snow, O'Mara, Stevens & Cannada, Memphis
Meredith B. Humbert, Hunter, Smith & Davis, Kingsport
Mark A. Ison, Sherrard & Roe, Nashville
Joshua H. Jenne, Jenne, Scott & Jenne, Cleveland
Carrie E. Kerley, The Landers Firm, Memphis
Caroline E. Knight, 13th Judicial District Attorney General's Office, Crossville
Teresa A. Luna, Spragins, Barnett & Cobb, Jackson
Jason R. McLellan, McLellan Law Office, Kingsport
R. Brad Morgan, University of Tennessee, Knoxville  
Kristi J. Murray, Legal Aid Society of East Tennessee, Johnson City
P. Matthew Potempa, Law Office of Matt Potempa, Nashville   
Angela B. Rauber, City of Knoxville Law Department, Knoxville
Ben J. Scott, Federal Express Corp., Memphis
Adam C. Simpson, Martin, Tate, Morrow & Marston, Memphis
Terica N. Smith, West Tennessee Legal Services, Jackson
Pamela G. Vawter, Flippin, Collins & Hill, Milan
John D. Wicker, Roberts & Wicker, Nashville
Jon A. York, Pentecost & Glenn, Jackson
Kinika L. Young, Bass, Berry & Sims, Nashville


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

Additional Information


• Photographs and additional biographical information are available for class members on request

• Learn more about Leadership Law