Board of Governors

The TBA Board of Governors governs the activities of, administer the business of and acts for the Association in all matters, subject to the direction of membership and provisions of the Charter and Bylaws.

TBA President
Lewis Thomason King Krieg &...
620 Market St 5th Floor
Knoxville, TN 37902
TBA President Elect
Rainey, Kizer, Reviere & Bell...
P O Box 1147
Jackson, TN 38302
TBA Vice President
State Volunteer Mutual Insurance Co
P.O. Box 1065
Brentwood, TN 37024-1065
TBA Immediate Past President
Lewis Thomason
P.O. Box 198615
Nashville, TN 37219

Former TBA President Wyrick Appointed U.S. Magistrate Judge

Sevierville attorney Cynthia Richardson Wyrick was named a federal magistrate judge on Tuesday. The appointment was announced by Chief Judge Pamela L. Reeves of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Tennessee. Wyrick will fill a vacancy created when former magistrate judge Clifton L. Corker was appointed as U.S. district judge on July 26. The position serves the court’s Northeastern Division, which is based in the federal courthouse in Greeneville. Reeves will administer the oath of office to Wyrick in an informal ceremony at the Greeneville courthouse on Sept. 30. A formal investiture will be scheduled for a later date. Magistrate judges are appointed by the district judges to eight-year terms and are eligible for reappointment. Wyrick currently works for the law firm of Ogle, Wyrick & Associates.

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Anti-SLAPP, Collaborative Family Law Headline September TBJ

Tennessee recently adopted a Strategic Lawsuit Against Public Participation (“Anti-SLAPP”) statute to provide additional protections for certain fundamental constitutional rights. The Tennessee Public Participation Act was passed without opposition in the 111th General Assembly and signed into law by Gov. Bill Lee, effective July 1. Learn about Tennessee's new Anti-SLAPP statute in this September Journal article by Todd Hambidge, Robb Harvey, John P. Williams, Braden Boucek and Dan Haskell. Also, Collaborative Family Law is covered in a feature by Irwin Kuhn and a column by Marlene Eskind Moses and Ben Russ, detailing this new Tennessee Supreme Court Rule 53. TBA President Sarah Y. Sheppeard writes about the importance of being a mentor and having a mentor — even long into her career. Read these and more in the September issue!

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