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 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

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

• Learn more about Leadership Law