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

Alex Fisher, Chair
Thompson Burton PPLC
Franklin
Animal Law Section

Animal Law Section

Julie Bowling, Chair
Tennessee Farmers Insurance Companies
Columbia
Appellate Practice Section

Appellate Practice Section

Mary Wagner, Chair
Rice Amundsen & Caperton
Memphis
Bankruptcy Law Section

Bankruptcy Law Section

David Fulton, Chair
Scarborough & Fulton
Chattanooga
Business Law Section

Business Law Section

R. Christopher (Chris) Trump, Chair
Egerton, McAfee, Armistead & Davis PC
Knoxville
Communication Law Section

Communication Law Section

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

Construction Law Section

Sean Antone Hunt, Chair
The Hunt Law Firm
Memphis
Corporate Counsel Section

Corporate Counsel Section

John Billings, Chair
Appalachian Underwriters, Inc.
Knoxville
Creditors Practice Section

Creditors Practice Section

Dudley A. Cheadle, Chair
Cheadle Law
Nashville
Criminal Justice Section

Criminal Justice Section

Tommy Santel, Chair
Parkerson | Santel PLLC
Murfreesboro
Disability Law Section

Disability Law Section

Donna Simpson, Chair
Law Office of Donna Simpson
Cookeville
Dispute Resolution Section

Dispute Resolution Section

Linda Warren Seely, Chair
Memphis Area Legal Services, Inc.
Jackson
Elder Law Section

Elder Law Section

Barbara McGinnis, Chair
Elder Law Practice of Timothy L. Takacs, PLLC
Hendersonville
Entertainment and Sports Law

Entertainment and Sports Law

Jeff Allen, Chair
Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP
Nashville
Environmental Law Section

Environmental Law Section

Willa Kalaidjian, Chair
Chambliss Bahner
Chattanooga
Estate Planning and Probate

Estate Planning and Probate

Jeff Carson, Chair
U.S. Trust
Nashville
Family Law Section

Family Law Section

Deb House, Chair
Legal Aid of East Tennessee
Knoxville
Federal Practice Section

Federal Practice Section

Tom Castelli, Chair
American Civil Liberties Union of Tennessee
Nashville
General-Solo Section

General-Solo Section

Jim Romer, Chair
Romer, Lane & Howard PLLC
Jamestown
Health Law Section

Health Law Section

Brian Roark, Chair
Bass Berry & Sims PLC
Nashville
Immigration Law Section

Immigration Law Section

Terry Olsen, Chair
Olsen Law Firm
Chattanooga
Intellectual Property Section

Intellectual Property Section

John Winemiller, Chair
Merchant & Gould PC
Knoxville
International Law and Practice Section

International Law and Practice Section

Samar Ali, Chair
Bass, Berry & Sims PLC
Nashville
Juvenile and Children's Law

Juvenile and Children's Law

Stacie Odeneal, Chair
The Odeneal Firm
Lawrenceburg
Labor and Employment Law

Labor and Employment Law

John Bode, Chair
Miller & Martin PLLC
Chattanooga
Law Office Technology

Law Office Technology

Danny Richardson, Chair
The Richardson Law Firm
Memphis
LGBT Section

LGBT Section

Regina Lambert, Chair
Knoxville
Litigation Section

Litigation Section

Andy McCall, Chair
Robertson Overbey
Knoxville
Local Government Practice Section

Local Government Practice Section

Shelly Wilson, Chair
Robertson Overbey
Knoxville
Real Estate Law Section

Real Estate Law Section

Valerie Webb, Chair
Webb Sanders PLLC
Cottontown
Tax Law Section

Tax Law Section

Brad Sagraves, Chair
Egerton McAfee Armistead & Davis PC
Knoxville
Tort and Insurance Law

Tort and Insurance Law

Kreis White, Chair
White & Rhodes, PC
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 Liz Todaro.