Sidebar is a magazine podcast featuring compelling stories from attorneys across the state. 


​Episode 5: Elaine Weiss & the Ratification of the 19th Amendment

Award winning journalist and author Elaine Weiss joins Sidebar to talk about her book "The Woman's Hour" and about the crucial role Tennessee, and Tennessee lawyers, played in the ratification of the 19th Amendment, guaranteeing American women the right to vote. 


​Episode 4: Bill Ramsey & Ode to Otha

Otha Turner was a music legend from Mississippi Hill Country and one of the last remaining fife players in the fife and drum blues music tradition. When he passed in 2003 at the age of 94, that tradition and his legacy were left in the hands of his 12-year-old granddaughter Shardé Thomas and someone more unlikely—Nashville attorney Bill Ramsey. Their bond led to the preservation of an all-but-forgotten African American music tradition and to one of Nashville’s most unique and meaningful parties-- Ode to Otha. 

Go to for more information on Ode to Otha Online or head over to to make a donation to Second Harvest Food Bank in the event's name. 

Episode 3: JK Simms

Employment law attorney JK Simms with Thompson Burton in Franklin sits down with Sidebar to discuss the COVID-19 pandemic, how it's impacting his practice and the legal issues his clients might have further down the road.


Episode 2: Kirsten Jacobson

Sidebar sits in on an "Improv for Communication" CLE and attorney Kirsten Jacobson talks to us about the benefits of improv for attorneys. 


Episode 1: Keeda Haynes

Sidebar premiers with the story of Keeda Haynes, who went from undergrad, to federal prison inmate, then emerged as a Tennessee lawyer. Hear here story now.