Sections

The Tennessee Bar Association supports 27 sections — specialized groups that focus on a particular legal or practice area. Each of these sections provides its members with a number of resources and activities, from continuing legal education to news, information and advocacy. Members of the Tennessee Bar Association have the opportunity to join sections as part of their annual membership or at other times throughout the year.
Find out more by exploring any of the TBA sections listed below.

Administrative Law Section

Administrative Law Section

Christy Allen, Co-Chair
Tennessee Treasury Department
Nashville
Thomas Stovall, Co-Chair
Tennessee Department of State
Nashville
Appellate Practice Section

Appellate Practice Section

Amy Farrar, Chair
Hagan & Farrar, PLLC
Murfreesboro
Bankruptcy Law Section

Bankruptcy Law Section

Margaret Fugate, Chair
Anderson & Fugate
Johnson City
Business Law Section

Business Law Section

Dennis McClane, Chair
Woolf, McClane, Bright, Allen & Carpenter, PLLC
Knoxville
Construction Law Section

Construction Law Section

Beth Stengel, Chair
Evans Petree, P.C.
Memphis
Corporate Counsel Section

Corporate Counsel Section

William (Bill) Seale Chair
Bush Brothers & Company
Knoxville
Creditors Practice Section

Creditors Practice Section

Bill Shick, Chair
Buffaloe & Associates PLC
Nashville
Criminal Justice Section

Criminal Justice Section

Andrew (Andy) Roskind, Chair
Pratt, Aycock & Associates, PLLC
Knoxville
Disability Law Section

Disability Law Section

Janet Mynatt, Chair
Legal Aid Society of Middle Tennessee & the Cumberlands
Oak Ridge
Dispute Resolution Section

Dispute Resolution Section

Jacqueline (Jackie) Kittrell, Chair
Community Mediation Center
Knoxville
Elder Law Section

Elder Law Section

William (King) Self, Chair
Apperson Crump PLC
Memphis
Entertainment and Sports Law

Entertainment and Sports Law

Casey Summar, Chair
Volunteer Lawyers & Professionals for the Arts
Nashville
Environmental Law Section

Environmental Law Section

Catherine Anglin, Chair
Paine, Tarwater and Bickers LLP
Knoxville
Estate Planning and Probate

Estate Planning and Probate

Donald Farinato, Chair
Holbrook Peterson & Smith PLLC
Knoxville
Family Law Section

Family Law Section

Cathy Allshouse, Chair
Southeast Tennessee Legal Services
Chattanooga
Federal Practice Section

Federal Practice Section

Brent Young, Chair
Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz PC
Johnson City
General-Solo Section

General-Solo Section

Abimbola (Abi) Salu, Chair
Salu & Salu Law Firm, PLLC
Southaven, Mississippi
Health Law Section

Health Law Section

Angela Youngberg, Chair
Rainey, Kizer, Reviere & Bell PLC
Jackson
Immigration Law Section

Immigration Law Section

Terrence (Terry) Olsen, Chair
Olsen Law Firm
Chattanooga
Intellectual Property Section

Intellectual Property Section

Hemant Gupta, Chair
Butler, Snow, O'Mara, Stevens & Cannada, PLLC
Memphis
Juvenile and Childrens Law

Juvenile and Childrens Law

Daniel Bryant, Chair
Divorce Incorporated
Clarksville
Labor and Employment Law

Labor and Employment Law

Michael Ewing, Chair
Frost Brown Todd LLC
Nashville
Law Office Technology

Law Office Technology

C. (Mark) Donahoe, Chair
Hardee, Martin & Donahoe
Jackson
Litigation Section

Litigation Section

Matthew (Matt) Curley, Chair
Bass, Berry & Sims PLC
Nashville
Real Estate Law Section

Real Estate Law Section

Brooks R. Smith, Chair
Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP
Nashville
Tax Law Section

Tax Law Section

Brett Carter, Chair
Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP
Nashville
Tort and Insurance Law

Tort and Insurance Law

Stewart Stallings, Chair
Stewart C. Stallings & Associates
Nashville

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TBA section memberships are affordable and provide ready access to a wealth of information, resources and contacts. Join today!

About Sections

Sections were established by the TBA Board of Governors to investigate, discuss and evaluate trends and activities in specialized areas and make appropriate recommendations to the Board of Governors regarding legislation and to provide continuing legal education in regard to specialized areas of the law. Each section offers a variety of educational opportunities, publications and networking opportunities. Many sections now offer their members electronic networking capability through TBA’s section e-forums, electronic newsletters and more. If you have any questions about section activities, please contact TBA Programs Administrator Lynn Pointer.