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Posted by: Stacey Shrader Joslin on Dec 10, 2012

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

NASHVILLE, Dec. 10, 2012 -- The Tennessee Bar Association (TBA) announces that 34 attorneys from across the state have been selected for its 2013 Leadership Law program. Now in its 10th 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:

  • Laura Bishop Baker, Law Offices of John Day, Brentwood
  • Ahsaki E. Baptist, Wyatt, Tarrant & Combs, Memphis
  • Danielle W. Barnes, State Department of Human Resources, Nashville
  • Lee Bussart Bowles, Marshall County General Sessions Judge, Lewisburg
  • Miranda R. Christy, Stites & Harbison, Nashville
  • H. Garth Click, Click Law Office, Springfield
  • Christopher E. Coleman, Tennessee Justice Center, Nashville
  • Aaron J. Conklin, Administrative Office of the Courts, Nashville
  • Margaret F. Cooper, Thomason, Hendrix, Harvey, Johnson & Mitchell, Memphis
  • Caitlin E. Doty, Tennessee Attorney General's Office, Nashville
  • Mary Beth Hagan, Hagan & Farrar PLLC, Murfreesboro
  • William A. "Trey" Harris III, McColpin, Coffman & Harris, Chattanooga
  • Daniel C. Headrick, Paine, Tarwater & Bickers, Knoxville
  • Robert C. Hillyer, Butler, Snow, O'Mara, Stevens & Cannada, Memphis
  • Meredith B. Humbert, Hunter, Smith & Davis, Kingsport
  • Mark A. Ison, Sherrard & Roe, Nashville
  • Joshua H. Jenne, Jenne, Scott & Jenne, Cleveland
  • Carrie E. Kerley, The Landers Firm, Memphis
  • Caroline E. Knight, 13th Judicial District Attorney General's Office, Crossville
  • Teresa A. Luna, Spragins, Barnett & Cobb, Jackson
  • Jason R. McLellan, McLellan Law Office, Kingsport
  • R. Brad Morgan, University of Tennessee, Knoxville  
  • Kristi J. Murray, Legal Aid Society of East Tennessee, Johnson City
  • P. Matthew Potempa, Law Office of Matt Potempa, Nashville   
  • Angela B. Rauber, City of Knoxville Law Department, Knoxville
  • Ben J. Scott, Federal Express Corp., Memphis
  • Adam C. Simpson, Martin, Tate, Morrow & Marston, Memphis
  • Terica N. Smith, West Tennessee Legal Services, Jackson
  • Pamela G. Vawter, Flippin, Collins & Hill, Milan
  • John D. Wicker, Roberts & Wicker, Nashville
  • Jon A. York, Pentecost & Glenn, Jackson
  • Kinika L. Young, Bass, Berry & Sims, Nashville

• Photographs and additional biographical information are available for class members on request

• Learn more about Leadership Law