General-Solo-Small Firm Practitioners Leadership

Immediate Past Chair
Jane Powers
The Powers Law Firm
79 N. Main Street
Crossville, TN 38555

Powers is an effective negotiator and litigator in numerous areas of the law. A Member and former Speaker of the TBA House of Delegates, a Fellow of the Tennessee Bar Foundation, and a Charter Member and Past President of the Tennessee Lawyer’s Association for Women. Additionally, Mrs. Powers is an active and well respected regional community leader.

Tim Chinaris
Belmont University College of Law
P.O. Box 120186
Nashville, TN 37212

Timothy P. Chinaris is Associate Dean for Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Professor of Law at Belmont University College of Law in Nashville, Tennessee, where he teaches courses in legal ethics and other subjects. Professor Chinaris was Ethics Director of the Florida Bar from 1989-1997, where he ran the popular “ethics hotline” service that answered more than 20,000 calls annually...

East TN Delegate
Frank Johnstone
Wilson Worley, PC
PO Box 88
Kingsport, TN 37662
East TN Delegate
Jim Romer
None -- Retired
204 Anderson Tinch Ave
Jamestown, TN 38556

Jim Retired from the daily active practice of law in the firm effective December 31, 2016. He remains an active member of the Tennessee Bar Association and in community organizations. James P. Romer, Jim, holds degrees from St. Bernard's College, Rochester, N.Y. (B.A. 1966); Catholic University of America, Washington, D.C. (M.A. Theology, 1972); and University of Tennessee (J.D. 1978). He...

West TN Delegate
Abi Salu
Salu & Salu Law Firm, PLLC
2129 Stateline W., Suite A
Southaven, MS 38671

Abimbola Salu received her first degree in law, L.LB., and a postgraduate degree in law, L.LM., from the University of Lagos, Lagos, Nigeria. She graduated with distinction from the Nigerian Law School in 1982. "Abi", as she is popularly known, started her career with the Legal Aid Council and the firm of Jamabo & Jamabo in Rivers State of Nigeria. Her specialty was Criminal Defense. She...

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...