TBA Selects Attorneys for 2014 Leadership Law Class

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

NASHVILLE, Nov. 14, 2013 — The Tennessee Bar Association (TBA) announces that 31 attorneys from across the state have been selected for its 2014 Leadership Law program. Now in its 11th 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:

Nicholas Akins, Morgan & Akins PLLC, Nashville
Bryce Ashby, Donati Law Firm LLP, Memphis
Robert Bigelow, Dickinson Wright PLLC, Nashville
Neil Brunetz, Miller & Martin PLLC, Chattanooga
Amanda Busby, Anderson Busby PLLC, Knoxville
Brad Carter, Runyon & Runyon, Clarksville
Annie Christoff, Bass Berry & Sims PLC, Memphis
Stephanie Coleman, Robertson Overbey Wilson & Beeler, Knoxville
Kristi Davis, Hodges Doughty & Carson PLLC, Knoxville
Catherine Dugan, Constangy Brooks & Smith LLP, Nashville
Nathaniel Evans, Bernstein Stair & McAdams LLP, Knoxville
Chasity Grice, Sharp Legal Group, Memphis
Ian Hennessey, London & Amburn PC, Knoxville
Earl Houston, Martin Tate Morrow & Marston PC, Memphis
Lynne Ingram, U.S. Attorneys' Office, Nashville
Tracy Kane, Dodson Parker Behm & Capparella PC, Nashville
Michelle Kimbril Parks, U.S. Attorneys' Office, Memphis
James Mackler, Bone McAllester Norton PLLC, Nashville
Sean Martin, Carr Allison PC, Chattanooga
Andre Mathis, Glanker Brown, Memphis
Jason Murrie, Cornelius & Collins LLP, Nashville
Erin Palmer Polly, Walker Tipps & Malone PLLC, Nashville
Rachel Ralston Mancl, Hunter Smith & Davis LLP, Kingsport
Ashleigh Roberts, Office of the Governor, Nashville
Lauren Roberts, Stites & Harbison PLLC, Nashville
Clint Scott, Gilbert Russell McWherter PLC, Jackson
Sonya Smith Wright, Hagan & Farrar PLLC, Murfreesboro
Matthew Spivey, Spivey King & Spivey LLP, Kingsport
Robert Tom, Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz PC, Memphis
Brigitte Tubbs Jones, Tennessee Department of Human Resources, Murfreesboro
Paul Whitt, Lewis King Krieg & Waldrop PC, Knoxville


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.

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