Leadership

Tort and Insurance Law Leadership

Immediate Past Chair
Parke Morris
Parke Morris & Associates
parkemorris@gmail.com
25 Dr. M.L. King, Jr, Ave # 208
Memphis, TN 38103

A former defense lawyer who clerked for an appellate judge out of law school and previously represented health care providers and Fortune 500 companies, Parke limits his practice at this time to the representation of families and individuals who have suffered catastrophic injuries.

Parke’s legal practice spans the entire state of Tennessee and he is one of the few attorneys in...

East TN Delegate
Joe DeGaetano
United States Attorney's Office, Eastern District of Tennessee
joe@jdfirm.com
Facebook: ChattanoogaLawyer
LinkedIn: chattanoogaattorney
50 Frazier Avenue, Suite 300
Chattanooga, TN 37405
 
Chair
Bobby Leatherman
Bobby Leatherman, Attorney
bleatherman@bleatherman.com
LinkedIn: bobby-leatherman-8887428/
P.O. Box 11838
Memphis, TN 38111-0838

Licensed in TN - 1987; Licensed in MS - 1989. Practice in all state and federal courts in Tennessee and Mississippi. Also provide legal advice and services in commercial matters and "work out" (e.g., loan) matters.

East TN Delegate
Russ Adkins
Wilson Worley PC
radkins@wilsonworley.com
P.O. Box 88
Kingsport, TN 37662

Russell W. Adkins is a Civil Trial Specialist certified by the National Board of Trial Advocacy.

He handles cases including personal injury, medical malpractice defense, will contests, premises liability, and business and contract disputes.

He is licensed in Tennessee and Kentucky, and is a Supreme Court Rule 31 general civil mediator. He is a Past President of the Kingsport...

East TN Delegate
Jim Wright
Butler, Vines & Babb
jwright@bvblaw.com
2701 Kingston Pike
Knoxville, TN 37919

AV RATED: Jimmy Wright is the son of a Murfreesboro Attorney - William C. Wright. He also has a daughter, Sarah-Katherine, who is a licensed attorney. He has acted as a national, regional and local counsel. In his 30-plus years of practice he has tried numerous cases in several states. He has defended and brought million dollar plus claims. He was a founding member and chaired the...

Middle TN Delegate
Hank Fincher
Henry D. Fincher, Attorney at Law
henry@henryfincherlaw.com
Facebook: Henry Fincher Attorney at Law
305 E. Spring Street
Cookeville, TN 38501

Mr. Fincher is a Certified Civil Trial Specialist, a Certified Family Law Specialist and a Certified Elder Law Attorney recognized by the National Board of Trial Advocacy and the National Elder Law Foundation. A former judge, former State Representative and graduate of Harvard Law School, he has helped people with their legal problems for over 20 years. He has been selected as one of the...

Middle TN Delegate
Jason Hicks
Moore Rader Fitzpatrick & York PC
jasonfhicks@gmail.com
46 N Jefferson Ave
Cookeville, TN 38501-3312
 
Staff Coordinator
Wil Hammond
Tennessee Bar Association
whammond@tnbar.org
221 4th Avenue N. Suite 400
Nashville, TN 37219

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

Prior to working for the TBA, he served as Communications Director for the Tennessee AFL-CIO, a Grant Manager the Tennessee...