Posted by: Journal News on Jul 1, 2021

Journal Issue Date: July/August 2021

Journal Name: Vol. 56 No. 4

Thank you to these members for leading the TBA Sections and Committees this year.


Administrative Law: Alison Cleaves

Adoption Law: Jennifer Williams

Animal Law: Rob Simpson

Appellate Practice: Lucy Jewell

Bankruptcy Law: John Newton

Business Law: Justin Joy

Communication Law: Ron Harris

Construction Law: Wade Cannon

Corporate Counsel: Robert Denise

Creditors Practice: Joel Vallejo

Criminal Justice: Melanie Reid

Disability Law: Emma Drozdowski Webb

Dispute Resolution: Sean Hunt

Elder Law: Bryson Eubanks

Entertainment & Sports Law: Alandis Brassel

Environmental Law: Jennifer Brundige

Estate Planning & Probate: Mike Parham

Family Law: Roger Maness

Federal Practice: Audrey Calkins

General Solo & Small Firm Practitioners: Sean Martin

Health Law: Amanda Busby

Immigration Law: Allison Wannamaker

Intellectual Property Law: A. J. Bahou

International Law: Ronette Adams

Juvenile & Children’s Law: Charlotte Mattingly

LGBT: Ashley Senti

Labor & Employment Law: Jason Ensley

Law Office Technology & Management: Thomas Hutto

Litigation: Zac Greene

Local Government: Rebecca Ketchie

Real Estate Law: Ryan McNally

Tax Law: Michael Goode

Tort & Insurance Practice: Lauren Paxton Roberts

TBASCUS (TBA Seasoned Counselors Up to Something): Frank Grace


ABA Resource: Jonathan Cole

Attorney Well-Being: Joanna McCracken

Committee on Racial & Ethnic Diversity (CRED): to be determined

Governmental Affairs: Amy Heaslet

Committee on the Judiciary: Matt Sweeney

Public Education: Amy Bryant

Tennessee Bar Journal Editorial Board: Andrée Blumstein

Access to Justice: Ann Pruitt

CLE: Chasity Grice

Ethics and Professional Responsibility: Brian S. Faughnan

TBA Leadership Law Steering: Michael Russell

Long-Range Planning: Tasha Blakney

Special Committee on the Future Practice of Law (FPL): A. J. Bahou

Mentoring: Jackie Dixon

Probate Study Group: Al Secor 

Health Law Forum Heads Downtown!

Already considered one of the major health law programs in the country, the TBA Health Law Forum will be even more prominent this year as it moves to the downtown Nashville Music City Center on Oct. 21-22 for a bigger and better program.

Planners in the TBA’s Health Law Section are excited to bring back the forum as a live, in-person event after the COVID-19 pandemic forced it to be held all virtually last year. The team is working closely with Music City Center officials to ensure the safety and security of all attendees. This year’s program producer is Amanda Busby of Anderson Busby in Knoxville.

Keynote speakers for the forum, now in its 33rd year, will be announced soon, however, the agenda is already taking shape with sessions on regulatory fraud and abuse, physician discipline and licensing, privacy law developments, biomedical research regulation and more already on the schedule. All will be presented by panels of experienced health law experts from here in Tennessee.

In addition to the Health Law Forum, which will offer 12 hours general and 3 hours dual CLE, the Health Law Section is also producing its Health Law Primer for the 21st year. This session, curated for newer health law practitioners, will provide 4 hours of general CLE on Oct. 20, and will be virtual, via Zoom.

The producer of the Primer is Scott Shanker of Butler Snow in Memphis.