Tennessee Bar Journal Editorial Board Leadership

Andrée Blumstein
Solicitor General, Office of the Attorney General
P.O. Box 20207
Nashville, TN 37202-0207

General Andrée Blumstein is the Solicitor General for the State of Tennessee.  The Office of the Solicitor General oversees all appellate litigation, both state and federal, for the State.  During 2012-2014 she served as Chief Justice of the Special Supreme Court appointed by the Governor to hear Hooker v. Haslam.  As a member of...

Editorial Board Member
Wade Davies
Ritchie, Dillard, Davies & Johnson PC
PO Box 1126
Knoxville, TN 37901

WADE DAVIES is the managing partner at Ritchie, Dillard, Davies & Johnson PC in Knoxville. He is a 1993 graduate of the University of Tennessee College of Law. The majority of his practice has always been devoted to criminal defense. Davies is a member of the Tennessee Bar Journal Editorial Board.

Editorial Board Member
Paul Gontarek
Howard Mobley Hayes & Gontarek, PLLC
2319 Crestmoor Road
Nashville, TN 37215

Paul Gontarek is a member of Howard Mobley Hayes & Gontarek, PLLC and concentrates his practice in the area of trust and estate litigation as well as probate and trust administration. His principal clients include financial institutions and fiduciaries (both corporate and individual), as well as families, individuals, charities or other entities that are beneficiaries of trusts and estates...

Editorial Board Member
Suzanne Landers
The Landers Firm
65 Union Ave Ste 900
Memphis, TN 38103
Ms. Landers is the senior lawyer and managing partner at The Landers Firm, PLC, where she focuses on litigation and mediation of divorce, child custody, child visitation, alimony, child support, protective orders, adoption, child relocation, child support, termination of parental rights, legitimation, paternity, prenuptial agreements, postnuptial agreements, complex divorce issue management...
Editorial Board Member
Costin Shamble
Austin Peay State University Office of Legal Affairs
P.O. Box 4628
Clarksville, TN 37044

Experienced legal counsel capable of leveraging extensive experience with diversity, workplace fairness, human resources and strategic planning, in addition to a firm knowledge of related legal and compliance requirements and general management practices, with a proven capacity to identify and resolve issues effectively, minimize risk and increase efficiency.

Editorial Board Member
Jonathan Steen
Spragins, Barnett & Cobb, PLC
LinkedIn: jonathansteen/
312 East Lafayette
Jackson, TN 38301

Jonathan serves as trial and appellate counsel for industries including health care, manufacturing, banking, and insurance. He also serves as local counsel for national/regional law firms and in-house counsel. Jonathan's primary practice area is civil litigation, with a focus on legal malpractice, professional negligence and products liability defense; commercial and business disputes; and...

Editorial Board Member
Laura Woods
Eastman Chemical Company
Twitter: @lauraswoods
PO Box 431
Kingsport, TN 37662

Laura is Senior Counsel with Eastman, where she provides labor/employment, indirect procurement, and compliance support. She is also active with the Company’s sustainability and corporate responsibility groups with a concentrated interest on social innovation in those areas. Laura is a graduate of The University of Tennessee, where she received her B.A. in Political Science and her J.D. from...

Journal Editor
Suzanne Craig Robertson
Tennessee Bar Association
Twitter: @TennBarJournal
221 4th Avenue North, Suite 400
Nashville, TN 37219

SUZANNE CRAIG ROBERTSON is editor of the Tennessee Bar Journal. Contact her for writer’s guidelines, or to send an article for review. Suzanne works with a seven-member editorial board to decide what will and will not be published, and with the publications coordinator on design and production. In addition, Suzanne helps produce the TBA...