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

Christy Allen, Chair
Tennessee Treasury Department
Nashville
Animal Law Section

Animal Law Section

Esther Bell, Chair
Global IP Asset Management
Knoxville
Appellate Practice Section

Appellate Practice Section

Edmund Sauer, Chair
Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP
Nashville
Bankruptcy Law Section

Bankruptcy Law Section

Mike Abelow, Chair
Sherrard & Roe PLC
Nashville
Business Law Section

Business Law Section

Kris Kemp, Chair
Harwell Howard Hyne Gabbert & Manner PC
Nashville
Communication Law Section

Communication Law Section

John P. Williams
Tune, Entrekin & White PC
Nashville
Construction Law Section

Construction Law Section

Tim Gibbons, Chair
Chambliss, Bahner & Stophel PC
Chattanooga
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

David Veile, 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

Bob Arrington, Chair
Wilson Worley Moore Gamble & Stout PC
Kingsport
Elder Law Section

Elder Law Section

Monica Franklin, Chair
Tennessee Elder Law LLC
Knoxville
Entertainment and Sports Law

Entertainment and Sports Law

Chris Vlahos, Chair
Riley Warnock & Jacobson
Nashville
Environmental Law Section

Environmental Law Section

Darlene Marsh, Chair
Dickinson Wright PLLC
Nashville
Estate Planning and Probate

Estate Planning and Probate

Angelia Nystrom, Chair
Knoxville
Family Law Section

Family Law Section

Charles McGhee, Chair
Shea Moskovitz Mcghee
Memphis
Federal Practice Section

Federal Practice Section

Greg Grisham, Chair
Leitner Williams Dooley & Napolitan PLLC
Nashville
General-Solo Section

General-Solo Section

Frank Johnstone, Chair
Wilson Worley PC
Kingsport
Health Law Section

Health Law Section

Jesse Neil, Chair
Community Health Systems Professional Services Corp.
Franklin
Immigration Law Section

Immigration Law Section

Sean Lewis, Chair
The Law Offices of Sean Lewis PLLC
Nashville
Intellectual Property Section

Intellectual Property Section

Sam Miller, Chair
Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz
Nashville
International Law and Practice Section

International Law and Practice Section

Mo Syed, Chair
Syed Law Firm PLLC
Nashville
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

Michael Russell, Chair
Gilbert Russell McWherter Scott Bobbitt PLC
Franklin
LGBT Section

LGBT Section

Abby Rubenfeld, Chair
Rubenfeld Law Office
Nashville
Litigation Section

Litigation Section

John McCann, Chair
Burch, Porter & Johnson PLLC
Memphis
Local Government Practice Section

Local Government Practice Section

Joe Jarret, Chair
Attorney at law
Powell
Tax Law Section

Tax Law Section

John Burns, Chair
Waller Lansden Dortch & Davis LLP
Nashville
Tort and Insurance Law

Tort and Insurance Law

Henry (Hank) Fincher, Chair
Henry D. Fincher, Attorney at Law
Cookeville

New TBA Sections

TBA members have five new sections to serve them and their practices. Responding to member interest, the TBA Board of Governors has approved new sections for Communication Law, International Law & Practice, Animal Law, LGBT and Local Government Practice. All TBA sections are self supporting and led by volunteers.

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 Liz Todaro.