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
Animal Law Section

Animal Law Section

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

Appellate Practice Section

Buck Lewis, Chair
Baker, Donelson
Memphis
Bankruptcy Law Section

Bankruptcy Law Section

Joel Giddens, Chair
Wilson & Assoc PLLC
Memphis
Business Law Section

Business Law Section

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

Communication Law Section

Robb Harvey, Chair
Waller
Nashville
Construction Law Section

Construction Law Section

Josh Jenkins, Chair
Hagan Law Group PLLC
Murfreesboro
Corporate Counsel Section

Corporate Counsel Section

Brad Hendrix, Chair
CBL & Associates Properties Inc.
Chattanooga
Creditors Practice Section

Creditors Practice Section

Charlotte Rhodes, Chair
Buffaloe & Vallejo PLC
Nashville
Criminal Justice Section

Criminal Justice Section

David Veile, Chair
Schell & Oglesby, LLC
Franklin
Disability Law Section

Disability Law Section

Beth Bates, Chair
West Tennessee Legal Services
Jackson
Dispute Resolution Section

Dispute Resolution Section

Debra Fulton, Chair
Frantz McConnell & Seymour LLP
Knoxville
Elder Law Section

Elder Law Section

Jay Barry, Chair
J. Barry Law Office
Lebanon
Entertainment and Sports Law

Entertainment and Sports Law

Molly Shehan, Chair
Milom Horsnell Crow Rose Kelley
Nashville
Environmental Law Section

Environmental Law Section

Lauran Sturm, Chair
Tennessee Department of Environment & Conservation
Nashville
Estate Planning and Probate

Estate Planning and Probate

Jennifer Exum, Chair
Chambliss, Bahner & Stophel PC
Chattanooga
Family Law Section

Family Law Section

Roger Maness, Chair
Marks, Shell & Maness
Clarksville
Federal Practice Section

Federal Practice Section

Frank Day, Chair
Ford Harrison LLP
Memphis
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

Steven Simerlein, Chair
Immigration Law Offices of Steven J. Simerlein PC
Nashville
Intellectual Property Section

Intellectual Property Section

A.J. Bahou, Chair
Andre J. Bahou
Brentwood
International Law and Practice Section

International Law and Practice Section

Terry Olsen, Chair
Olsen Law Firm
Chattanooga
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

Greg Grisham, Chair
Ford & Harrison LLP
Nashville
Law Office Technology

Law Office Technology

Mary Griffin, Chair
Tennessee Department of Treasury
Nashville
LGBT Section

LGBT Section

Deborah Yeomans-Barton, Chair
Legal Aid of East Tennessee
Johnson City
Litigation Section

Litigation Section

Andy McCall, Chair
Robertson Overbey
Knoxville
Local Government Practice Section

Local Government Practice Section

Shauna Billingsley, Chair
City of Franklin
Franklin
Real Estate Law Section

Real Estate Law Section

Joe Kirkland, Chair
CloseTrak
Memphis
Tax Law Section

Tax Law Section

Michael Goode, Chair
Stites & Harbison PLLC
Nashville
Tort and Insurance Law

Tort and Insurance Law

Parke Morris, Chair
Parke Morris & Associates
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 Programs Administrator Liz Todaro.