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
Appellate Practice Section

Appellate Practice Section

Robert (Bob) Parsley, Chair
Miller & Martin PLLC
Chattanooga
Bankruptcy Law Section

Bankruptcy Law Section

Erika Barnes, Chair
Stites & Harbison PLLC
Nashville
Business Law Section

Business Law Section

Van East, Chair
Frost Brown Todd LLC
Nashville
Construction Law Section

Construction Law Section

Tim Crenshaw, Chair
Schulman LeRoy & Bennett PC
Nashville
Corporate Counsel Section

Corporate Counsel Section

Norma Shirk, Chair
Corporate Compliance Risk Advisor LLC
Hermitage
Creditors Practice Section

Creditors Practice Section

Nathan Horton, Chair
Portfolio Recovery Associates LLC
Norfolk, Virginia
Criminal Justice Section

Criminal Justice Section

Andrew (Andy) Roskind, Co-Chair
Pratt, Aycock & Associates, PLLC
Knoxville

David Veile, Co-chair
Schell & Davies LLC
Franklin
Disability Law Section

Disability Law Section

Katie Evans Moss, Chair
Legal Aid Society of Middle Tennessee & the Cumberlands
Nashville
Dispute Resolution Section

Dispute Resolution Section

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

Elder Law Section

Amelia Crotwell, Chair
Elder Law of East Tennessee
Knoxville
Entertainment and Sports Law

Entertainment and Sports Law

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

Environmental Law Section

Rachel Jakubovitz, Chair
TDEC-OGC
Nashville
Estate Planning and Probate

Estate Planning and Probate

Angelia Nystrom, Chair
University of Tennessee
Knoxville
Family Law Section

Family Law Section

Helen Rogers Chair
Rogers Kamm & Shea
Nashville
Federal Practice Section

Federal Practice Section

Mark Fulks, Chair
Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz PC
Johnson City
General-Solo Section

General-Solo Section

Sam Gowin, Chair
Law Office of Samuel J. Gowin
Tunnel Hill, Georgia
Health Law Section

Health Law Section

Christie Burbank, Chair
Miller & Martin PLLC
Chattanooga
Immigration Law Section

Immigration Law Section

Bruce Buchanan, Chair
Siskind Susser PC
Nashville
Intellectual Property Section

Intellectual Property Section

Mark Graham, Chair
The Graham Law Firm PLLC
Knoxville
Juvenile and Children's Law

Juvenile and Children's Law

Elizabeth Reeve, Chair
Disability Law & Advocacy Center of Tennessee
Nashville
Labor and Employment Law

Labor and Employment Law

Jeb Gerth, Chair
Waller Lansden Dortch Davis
Nashville
Law Office Technology

Law Office Technology

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

Litigation Section

Sarah Akin, Chair
Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart
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

John Burns, Chair
Dickinson Wright PLLC
Nashville
Tort and Insurance Law

Tort and Insurance Law

Julie Peak, Chair
Liberty Mutual Group Inc.
Brentwood

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 Programs Administrator Lynn Pointer.