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Posted by: Katharine Heriges on Dec 6, 2016

36 lawyers from across the state join six-month leadership training program

NASHVILLE, Dec. 6, 2016 — The Tennessee Bar Association (TBA) announces that 36 attorneys from across the state have been selected for its 2017 Leadership Law program. Now in its 14th year, Leadership Law is designed to equip Tennessee lawyers with the vision, knowledge and skills necessary to serve as leaders in their profession and local communities. The class will meet for its first session in January, and then spend the next six months learning about leadership in the legal profession, issues in the courts, policymaking in state government and the importance of community service. 
Class members are:
Brandon Bass, Law Offices of John Day, P.C., Brentwood
Elizabeth Carroll, Harmony Family Center, Inc., Knoxville
Kay Caudle, STR, Inc., Hendersonville
Kevin Christopher, Collins Law Firm PLLC, Nashville
Kasey Culbreath, Law Office of Kasey A. Culbreath, P.C., Atoka
Abbie DeBlasis, Belmont University College of Law, Nashville
Ryan Durham, Boston, Holt, Sockwell & Durham, PLLC, Lawrenceburg
Kathryn Ellis, Legal Aid of East Tennessee, Knoxville
Taylor Eskridge, U.S. Attorney’s Office, Jackson
Elizabeth Foy, Office of the District Attorney General, Nashville
Kyonzte Hughes-Toombs, Tennessee Department of Health, Nashville
Shanna Singh Hughey, ThinkTennessee, Nashville
Patricia Jones, Legal Aid Society of Middle Tennessee & the Cumberlands, Columbia
Aaron Kandel, Tennessee Department of Human Services, Memphis
Jennifer Lankford, Thompson Burton PLLC, Franklin
Matt Lyon, Lincoln Memorial University Duncan School of Law, Knoxville
John Manson, Manson, Johnson, Conner, PLLC, Nashville
Bill Mauldin, Pentecost, Glenn, Mauldin & York, PLLC, Jackson
Melody McAnally, Butler Snow LLP, Memphis
Andy McCall, Robertson Overbey, Knoxville
Gabe McGaha, Fisher & Phillips LLP, Memphis
Rebecca McKelvey Castañeda, Stites & Harbison, PLLC, Nashville
Joshua Mullen, Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, PC, Nashville
Stephanie O’Hara, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Tony Orlandi, Branstetter, Stranch & Jennings, PLLC, Nashville
Samantha Parris, Law Office of Samantha Parris, Knoxville
Anne Passino, Southern Environmental Law Center, Nashville
Jared Renfroe, Spicer Rudstrom, PLLC, Memphis
Mickey Schmitt, Ortale Kelley Law Firm, Nashville
Kelly Street, London Amburn, P.C., Knoxville
Lesley Tate-Farmer, Tennessee Department of Human Resources, Nashville
Alicia Teubert, Elmore, Stone & Caffey, PLLC, Knoxville
Colleen Hitch Wilson, Federal Express Corporation, Memphis
Rachel Witherington, Law Office of T.D. Forrester and the City of Covington, Covington
William Wooten, Wooten Law Office, Covington
Brian Yoakum, Evans Petree PC, Memphis
Photographs and additional biographical information are available for class members on request.