Sections

The Tennessee Bar Association supports 32 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

David Grimmett, Chair
Grimmett Law Firm, PLLC
Nashville
Adoption Law Section

Adoption Law Section

Jason Long, Chair
London & Amburn PC
Knoxville
Animal Law Section

Animal Law Section

Dusty King, Chair
King & King PLC
Jackson
Appellate Practice Section

Appellate Practice Section

Kyle Wilson, Chair
United States Department of Justice
Chattanooga
Bankruptcy Law Section

Bankruptcy Law Section

Laura Ketcham, Chair
Miller & Martin PLLC
Chattanooga
Business Law Section

Business Law Section

Matt Lyon, Chair
Lincoln Memorial University Duncan School of Law
Knoxville
Communication Law Section

Communication Law Section

Paul McAdoo, Chair
Aaron & Sanders PLLC
Nashville
Construction Law Section

Construction Law Section

Jerry Martin, Chair
112 Glenleigh Court Ste 1
Knoxville
Corporate Counsel Section

Corporate Counsel Section

Alicia Oliver, Chair
BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee
Chattanooga
Creditors Practice Section

Creditors Practice Section

Nathan Lybarger, Chair
Law Office Hall & Associates
Madison
Criminal Justice Section

Criminal Justice Section

Roger Nell, Chair
District Public Defender
Clarksville
Disability Law Section

Disability Law Section

Chris George, Chair
George & George
Gallatin
Dispute Resolution Section

Dispute Resolution Section

Courtney Bullard, Chair
Spears, Moore, Rebman and Williams
Chattanooga
Elder Law Section

Elder Law Section

Julia Price, Chair
Elder Law of East Tennessee
Knoxville
Entertainment and Sports Law

Entertainment and Sports Law

Mary Lauren Teague, Chair
Loeb & Loeb LLP
Nashville
Environmental Law Section

Environmental Law Section

Jenny Howard, Chair
Tennessee Department of Environment & Conservation
Nashville
Estate Planning and Probate

Estate Planning and Probate

Michael Goode, Chair
Stites & Harbison PLLC
Nashville
Family Law Section

Family Law Section

Susan Mackenzie, Chair
Susan Mackenzie, Attorney at Law
Memphis
Federal Practice Section

Federal Practice Section

Chris Sabis, Chair
U.S. Attorneys Office for Middle Tennessee
Nashville
General-Solo Section

General-Solo Section

Jane Powers, Chair
The Powers Law Firm
Crossville
Health Law Section

Health Law Section

Mark Cunningham, Chair
Chambliss, Bahner & Stophel
Chattanooga
Immigration Law Section

Immigration Law Section

Terry Olsen, Chair
The Olsen Law Firm
Chattanooga
Intellectual Property Section

Intellectual Property Section

Hemant Gupta, Chair
Butler Snow LLP
Memphis
International Law and Practice Section

International Law and Practice Section

Ken Goldsmith, Chair
Chattanooga State
Chattanooga
Juvenile and Children's Law

Juvenile and Children's Law

Greta Locklear, Chair
Attorney at Law
Chattanooga
Labor and Employment Law

Labor and Employment Law

Donna Mikel, Chair
Burnette, Dobson & Pinchak
Chattanooga
Law Office Technology

Law Office Technology

Tom Shumate, Chair
Meridian Law PLLC
Nashville
LGBT Section

LGBT Section

Josh Wallis, Co-Chair
The Landers Firm PLC
Memphis
John Rice, Co-Chair
Elmore, Stone & Caffey, PLLC
Knoxville
Litigation Section

Litigation Section

Mary Taylor Gallagher, Chair
Gullett, Sanford, Robinson, & Martin PLLC
Nashville
Local Government Practice Section

Local Government Practice Section

Charlotte Knight Griffin, Chair
Memphis Light, Gas & Water Division
Memphis
Real Estate Law Section

Real Estate Law Section

David Wicker, Chair
Stites & Harbison, PLLC
Nashville
Tax Law Section

Tax Law Section

David Mittelstadt, Chair
Chambliss, Bahner & Stophel PC
Chattanooga
Tort and Insurance Law

Tort and Insurance Law

Bobby Leatherman, Chair
Attorney at Law
Memphis

Join a Section

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 Membership Director Mindy Fulks.