Environmental Law Leadership

Robert Boon
Waller Lansden Dortch & Davis, LLP
511 Union Street, Suite 2700
Nashville, TN 37219-1791
Middle TN Delegate
Willa Kalaidjian
Chambliss Bahner & Stophel, P.C.
Liberty Tower, 605 Chestnut Street, Suite 1700
Chattanooga, TN 37450-0019

Willa Kalaidjian serves as Chair of the Chambliss Startup Group and is a member of the Business Section and Real Estate Section. Willa focuses her practice on startups and emerging companies, general commercial and business transactions, environmental compliance, and telecommunications and energy law.

Willa represents emerging and high-growth companies and investors in a variety of...

East TN Delegate
Rick Hitchcock
Chambliss, Bahner & Stophel P.C.
605 Chestnut Street, Suite 1700
Chattanooga, TN 37450
Jenny Howard
Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation
William Snodgrass Building, 312 Rosa Parks Blvd, second floor
Nashville, TN 37243

Jenny L. Howard serves as General Counsel for the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (“TDEC”).  As General Counsel, Jenny has recruited talented staff and developed a culture of excellent customer service among the nineteen attorneys and fourteen other professionals in her office who serve as trusted advisors to TDEC’s environmental and conservation programs.


East TN Delegate
David Higney
Grant, Konvalinka & Harrison, PC
633 Chestnut St., Suite 900
Chattanooga, TN 37450

Mr. Higney began his practice in civil litigation and environmental matters with the firm in 1991, becoming a director in 1997. He represents clients on a full range of environmental issues before local, state and federal administrative agencies, as well as in litigation. He provides services to businesses and individuals in the administrative, enforcement, litigation and settlement...

East TN Delegate
Ashley Strittmatter
Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz, PC
265 Brookview Centre Way, Suite 600
Knoxville, TN 37919
Middle TN Delegate
Greg Young
Burr Forman LLP
222 Second Ave So, Ste 2000
Nashville, TN 37201
Greg is a member of Burr & Forman's Real Estate and Environmental Practice Groups. Greg represents clients in permitting, rulemaking...
Bob Tuke
Trauger & Tuke
221 4th Ave N., Ste. 300
Nashville, TN 37219

Bob Tuke is a partner in the law firm of Trauger & Tuke in Nashville, Tennessee. He earned a B.A., with distinction from the University of Virginia in 1969 and a J.D. from Vanderbilt University in 1976, where he was Order of the Coif, Editor-in-Chief of the Vanderbilt Law Review, and a Patrick Wilson Merit Scholar. He was admitted to the Tennessee Bar in 1976 and before the United States...

West TN Delegate
Robert McLean
Farris Bobango Branan PLC
999 S. Shady Grove Rd. Ste 500
Memphis, TN 38120
West TN Delegate
Randy Womack
Glankler Brown, PLLC
6000 Poplar Avenue, Suite 400
Memphis, TN 38119

Mr. Womack has been practicing law for nearly thirty years. Although the focus of his practice is in environmental law, he has experience in a variety of civil litigation matters, including antitrust, construction negligence, construction claims, commercial disputes and tort liability.

Mr. Womack has practiced environmental law for nearly twenty years. In that time he has been active...

Staff Coordinator
Jarod Word
Tennessee Bar Association
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...