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Posted by: Stacey Shrader Joslin on Nov 12, 2014

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

NASHVILLE, Nov. 12, 2014 — Now in its 12th 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:

  • Jamie Ballinger Holden, Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz PC, Knoxville
  • Rebecca Barnett, Stites & Harbison PLLC, Memphis
  • Mary Beard, FedEx Corporation, Memphis
  • Anthony Clark, Clark & Cox PLLC, Paris
  • Jeremy Cothern, Berke Berke & Berke, Chattanooga
  • Christopher Cotton, Made Ya Look Entertainment, Nashville
  • Andrae Crismon, Legal Aid Society of Middle Tennessee & the Cumberlands, Murfreesboro
  • Ashonti Davis, Butler Snow LLP, Nashville
  • Jacob Dickerson, Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz PC, Memphis
  • Nikylan Doanto Knapper, Office of the Solicitor, U.S. Department of Labor, Nashville
  • David Garrison, Barrett Johnson Martin & Garrison, Nashville
  • Jason Gichner, Dodson Parker Behm & Capparella, Nashville
  • Matthew Haskell, Gulllett Sanford Robinson & Martin PLLC, Nashville
  • Ashley Holliday, West Tennessee Legal Services Inc., Jackson
  • Rachel Hurt, Arnett Draper & Hagood, Knoxville
  • Susan Jones, Metropolitan Department of Law, Nashville
  • Regina Lambert, Stanfill Wealth Management LLC, Knoxville
  • Ellis Lord, Miller & Martin PLLC, Chattanooga
  • Holly Mancl, Penn Stuart, Bristol
  • Sean Martin, Martin Heller Potempa & Sheppard, Nashville
  • Jonathan May, Lewis Thomason, Memphis
  • Gilbert McCarter, McCarter Catron & East, Murfreesboro
  • Charles McDaniel, Legal Aid Society of East Tennessee, Chattanooga
  • Rebecca McKelvey Castañeda, Stites & Harbison, PLLC, Nashville
  • Charity Miles Williams, Legal Aid of East Tennessee, Knoxville
  • Charles "Chaz" Molder, Hardin Parkes Kelley & Carter PLLC, Columbia
  • David O’Neil, Brentwood Police Department, Brentwood
  • Robert Peal, Neal & Harwell, Nashville
  • William Rieder, Spears Moore Rebman & Williams PC, Chattanooga
  • Jessica Salonus, Gilbert Russell McWherter PLC, Jackson
  • Brooklyn Sawyers, United States Attorney’s Office, Knoxville
  • Amber Shaw, Law Office of J. Houston Gordon, Covington
  • Lauran Stimac, Glassman Wyatt Tuttle & Cox, Memphis
  • Jeffrey Usman, Belmont University College of Law, Nashville
  • Andre Wharton, The Wharton Law Firm, Memphis
  • Taylor Williams, Paine Tarwater and Bickers LLP, Knoxville
  • Charlotte Wolfe, Ogletree Deakins Nash Smoak & Stewart PC, Nashville

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

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