Leadership

Criminal Justice Leadership

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Chair
Roger Nell
District Public Defender
roger.nell@tn.gov
112 S. Second St
Clarksville, TN 37040

Currently serves as District Public Defender, 19th Judicial District. Previously in private practice (Goble & Nell, PLLC and solo-practice). Formerly Assistant Attorney General, State of Tennessee, Enforcement Division. Retired with the rank of Colonel, Judge Advocate General's Corps, U.S. Army. Served in numerous assignments on active duty and in reserves culminating as Deputy Legal...

Immediate Past Chair
David Veile
Schell & Oglesby, LLC
dveile@franklin.legal
509 New Highway 96 W Ste 201
Franklin, TN 37064

David is a member of the Franklin law firm of Schell and Oglesby, LLC, where he practices primarily criminal defense and personal injury law. Prior to becoming an attorney, David was a sergeant with the Metropolitan Nashville Police Department and served as a Law Instructor at the Metro Nashville Police Academy. He currently serves as District 6 Governor on the TBA Board of Governors and...

Middle TN Delegate
Tommy Santel
PARKERSON | SANTEL PLLC
Tommy@parkersonsantel.com
Facebook: Parkerson Santel PLLC
121 East Main Street
Murfreesboro, TN 37130

Tommy Santel is a managing attorney for the law firm PARKERSON | SANTEL PLLC in Murfreesboro. He has an extensive background in criminal law. Tommy previously served as an Assistant District Attorney General for the Sixteenth Judicial District, Rutherford County and Cannon County, Tennessee. As an Assistant District Attorney, Tommy was active in courtroom trial practice, where he was involved...

East TN Delegate
Stephen Johnson
Ritchie, Dillard, Davies & Johnson PC
johnson@rddjlaw.com
Twitter: Johnson.StephenR
606 W Main Ave Ste 300
Knoxville, TN 37902

Mr. Johnson is a trial and appellate attorney whose practice is focused on the defense of persons and companies accused of white-collar crimes, major felonies, and other serious matters in federal and state courts. He has argued or briefed cases before the Supreme Court of the United States; the Supreme Court of Tennessee; the United States Courts of Appeals for the Fourth, Sixth, and Seventh...

East TN Delegate
Andy Roskind
Pratt Aycock, PLLC
aroskind@prattaycock.com
705 Gate Lane, Suite 202
Knoxville, TN 37909

Andy Roskind is a partner with Pratt Aycock, PLLC, a multi-state law firm with offices in Texas and Tennessee, and manages Tennessee's litigation practice. Further, Mr. Roskind serves on the TBA's Board of Governors and is immediate past chair of the TBA's Criminal Justice Section. Currently Mr. Roskind handles adoption and other family law related items, corporate litigation and criminal...

Middle TN Delegate
Mark Fulks
Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz, PC
mfulks@bakerdonelson.com
100 Med Tech Parkway, Suite 200
Johnson City, TN 37604

Mark Fulks is an attorney in the Firm's Johnson City office. As a member of the Advocacy Department, he represents clients in financial, commercial, and employment litigation. Mr. Fulks works with financial institutions and special servicers in a broad array of...

Middle TN Delegate
Alex Little
Burr & Forman LLP
alex.little@burr.com
Twitter: AlexLittleTN
222 2nd Ave S, Suite 2000
Nashville, TN 37201

Alex Little concentrates his practice in the areas of criminal defense, government investigations, criminal and civil appeals and general litigation and dispute resolution. Alex previously served as an Assistant U.S. Attorney for the Middle District of Tennessee, where he prosecuted cases involving national security, white collar crime, drugs and violent crime. As a former prosecutor, Alex...

Staff Coordinator
Jarod Word
Tennessee Bar Association
jword@tnbar.org
221 4th Avenue N. Suite 400
Nashville, TN 37219

Jarod Word is a Sections, Committees and CLE Coordinator at the Tennessee Bar Association. In that position, works with a number of the TBA's 32 sections and 16 committees, facilitating meetings, assisting with newsletters and ensuring they operate smoothly.

Prior to joining TBA, Jarod served as Project Coordinator for Legal Aid Society of Middle Tennessee and the Cumberlands. While at...