Appellate Practice Leadership

Leslie Price
Tennessee Atty General's Office
P.O. Box 20207
Nashville, TN 37202-0207
Leslie E. Price began working as an Assistant Attorney General in the Tennessee Attorney General’s Office in August 2005.  She has served as Middle Team Leader since February 2013.  Leslie received her undergraduate degree from the University of Mississippi in 1995 and her law degree from Vanderbilt University in 1999.  Following law school, Leslie served as a judicial law clerk to Judge Robert W...
Immediate Past Chair
Buck Lewis
Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz PC
3466 Navigator Pointe
Knoxville, TN 37922

George T. Lewis III is a shareholder in the Memphis office and chairs the Appellate Practice Litigation Group. A former president of the Tennessee Bar Association and the recipient of numerous professional awards, Mr. Lewis is a litigator whose focus is solving complex business, personal injury, insurance coverage, Consumer Protection Act, health care and class action litigation problems for...

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David Raybin
Raybin & Weissman PC
424 Church St Ste 2120
Nashville, TN 37219

David Raybin has practiced criminal and federal civil rights law in Nashville for forty years. He serves as local counsel for Children’s Rights, a non-profit involved in foster care litigation. For over twenty-five years David has represented Nashville police officers through the Fraternal Order of Police. David Raybin served on the Tennessee Sentencing Commission for nine years. He was twice...

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Edmund Sauer
Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP
1600 Division Street, Suite 700
Nashville, TN 37203

Edmund Sauer is an appellate lawyer in the firm’s Nashville, Tennessee office. His practice focuses on handling appeals throughout the country, particularly in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, where he clerked for two judges, and in Tennessee and Kentucky appellate courts.

Edmund is Chair of the Tennessee Bar Association’s Appellate Practice Section. He regularly advises...

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Jeff DeVasher
Metro Public Defenders OFC
404 James Robertson Pky #2022
Nashville, TN 37219
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Mark Fulks
Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz, PC
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...

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Mack Lundy
Patrick, Beard, Schulman & Jacoway P.C.
537 Market St., Ste. 202
Chattanooga, TN 37402
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Bob Parsley
Miller & Martin PLLC
832 Georgia Avenue Suite 1200
Chattanooga, TN 37402

Robert Parsley practices in the areas of commercial litigation and appellate practice in Miller & Martin’s Chattanooga office.  He is Chair of Miller & Martin’s Appellate Practice Group and current Chair of the Tennessee Bar Association Appellate Practice Section.

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Bill Roach
United States Attorneys Office
800 Market Street, Suite 211
Knoxville , TN 37902

Bill Roach, Jr., is an Assistant United States Attorney in the Eastern District of Tennessee who prosecutes white-collar crimes, with a particular emphasis on healthcare and financial fraud.  Prior to joining the office's criminal division in 2018, Bill spent two years in the office's Appellate Division, where he briefed and argued numerous criminal appeals in the Sixth Circuit. ...

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Donald Capparella
Dodson Parker Behm & Capparella P.C.
1310 6th Ave N
Nashville, TN 37208
With more than 25 years of experience, Donald Capparella has established a reputation as one of Tennessee’s most respected litigators at both the trial and appellate levels. Individuals, businesses, and non-profit organizations trust him to vigorously represent their interests and get results.
Mr. Capparella handles all manner of civil litigation throughout the state and federal...
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Amy Farrar
Farrar | Wright PLLC
122 North Church Street
Murfreesboro, TN 37130

Amy Farrar is an experienced litigator, focusing her practice on employment law, business litigation and estate planning. She is recognized statewide as a leading Appellate lawyer, handling civil, criminal and domestic appeals. Farrar began her legal career as a Law Clerk for Justice Cornelia A. Clark, during Justice Clark’s first year on the Tennessee Supreme Court. During this time, Farrar...

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Pat Moskal
Chancellor, Part 1, Twentieth Judicial District
1 Public Square, Suite 402
Nashville, TN 37201

Ms. Moskal has 30 years of commercial litigation experience representing clients in many types of business disputes, with a particular focus in state and local tax controversies and appellate litigation. She has successfully represented clients at both the trial and appellate levels of state and federal courts and before various administrative tribunals and agencies. Ms. Moskal earned her B.A...

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Roger Nell
District Public Defender
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...

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Jennifer Ivy
Rainey, Kizer, Reviere & Bell PLC
209 East Main Street
Jackson, TN 38305

Jennifer Vallor Ivy is an Associate with Rainey, Kizer, Reviere & Bell, P.L.C., and joined the Firm in 2016 after serving for two years as a judicial law clerk for Judge J. Steven Stafford of the Tennessee Court of Appeals. Jennifer practices in the area of general litigation, focusing primarily on employment law and civil rights. She is a member of the Firm’s Employment Law and Civil...

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Kevin Ritz
Office Of Us Attorney
167 N Main St Ste 800
Memphis, TN 38103-1827
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...