Family Law Leadership

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Middle TN Delegate
Roger Maness
Marks, Shell & Maness
233A Dunbar Cave Rd
Clarksville, TN 37043
Cathy Allshouse
Legal Aid of East Tennessee
PO Box 391
Cleveland, TN 34364

CATHY ALLSHOUSE is an attorney at Legal Aid of East Tennessee, formerly the Executive Director for Southeast Tennessee Legal Services, and concentrates on the litigation of family law and consumer law cases. She has been Chair of the TBA Family Law Section, active in many Access to Justice initiatives and has received the Albert Hodge Volunteer Award from the Chattanooga Bar Association. She...

East TN Delegate
Barrett Painter
Law Office of Barrett Painter, PC
140 N Ocoee Street, Suite 103
Cleveland, TN 37311
East TN Delegate
Sarah Sheppeard
Lewis Thomason King Krieg & Waldrop, PC
620 Market St 5th Floor
Knoxville, TN 37902

SARAH Y. SHEPPEARD is the 2019-2020 president of the Tennessee Bar Association. She is a shareholder with Lewis, Thomason, King, Krieg and Waldrop, PC. and is a past president of the Knoxville Bar Association. She is a graduate of the University of Tennessee College of Law, where she was a member of the Tennessee Law Review. Sheppeard is a Supreme Court Rule 31 Mediator. She has served the TBA...

Immediate Past Chair
Susan Mackenzie
Susan Mackenzie, Attorney at Law
2157 Madison Ave. #104
Memphis, TN 38104
Middle TN Delegate
Jason Hicks
Moore Rader Fitzpatrick & York PC
46 N Jefferson Ave
Cookeville, TN 38501-3312
Middle TN Delegate
Jim Martin
21st Judicial District Circuit Court
135 Fourth Ave S
Franklin, TN 37064

Judge Martin is a 1969 graduate of Vanderbilt University. He served in the United States Army from 1969 to1971. He then attended Vanderbilt Law School and graduated in 1974. Judge Martin practiced law in middle Tennessee from 1974 to 2008 focusing primarily on civil litigation with an emphasis on family law for the last 20 years of his practice. In 2008, Judge Martin was appointed by Governor...

Middle TN Delegate
Helen Rogers
Rogers Kamm & Shea
2205 State St
Nashville, TN 37203

Mrs. Rogers has been practicing law for over 30 years.  She graduated from Vanderbilt University magna cum laude with a degree in Political Science and Economics and graduated from the Nashville School of Law.  Helen Rogers practices with the firm of Rogers, Kamm & Shea and has an office in Nashville and Franklin, TN.  As a Certified Civil Trial Specialist, Mrs....

Middle TN Delegate
Siew-Ling Shea
Rogers, Kamm & Shea
2205 State Street
Nashville, TN 37203

Attorney Siew-Ling Shea has been working in family law since May 2001 -- first as a paralegal and then as an attorney at Rogers, Kamm & Shea. Shea attended high school in Singapore and came to the United States for her undergraduate studies at Bryn Mawr College, Pennsylvania, as a scholarship student. Later, she transferred to and graduated from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor,...

West TN Delegate
Amy Amundsen
Rice Amundsen Caperton, Pllc
275 Jefferson Ave
Memphis, TN 381032309


Cum Laude from Dickinson College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, B.A. (1984)

Dickinson College, Bologna, Italy (1983-1984)

University of Memphis School of Law, J.D. (1987)


Diplomate, American College of Family Trial Lawyers (2015-present)