Leadership

User Bio
Chair
Dusty King
King & King, P.L.C.
(731)664-6864
dusty@kingplc.com
2790 N Highland Ave # A
Jackson, TN 38305-1843
Vice-Chair
Shannon Romain
Meharry Medical College
(615)244-3727
shannon.romain@yahoo.com
1603 Hickory Club Dr.
Antioch, TN 37013

Shannon Romain has worked for the State of Tennessee for over ten (10) years. She graduated from Hampton University in 1995 and the University of Tennessee College of Law in 1999. Her first job after law school was as a Legislative Research Analyst in the Research Division of the Tennessee House of Representatives from 2000 to 2005, where she was assigned to the Children and Family Affairs...

Immediate Past Chair
Julie Bowling
Tennessee Farmers Insurance...
(931)388-7872
julie.bowling@fbitn.com
P.O. Box 998
Columbia, TN 384020998

Julie Bowling is Assistant General Counsel and Manager – Payroll & Benefits for Farm Bureau Insurance - Tennessee. 

She graduated from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville with a degree in Agriculture.  She received her J.D. with high honors from Emory University School of Law in 2006.  Julie practiced law in Atlanta, Georgia for over three years, focusing on tax...

East TN Delegate
Esther Roberts
Global IP Asset Mgmt
(865)607-9780
esther@globalipam.com
8216 Strawberry Plains Pike
Knoxville, TN 37924

Esther Roberts is the CEO of Global IP, a law firm specializing in intellectual property and IP mediation. Prior to founding Global IP, Esther served for a decade as an attorney with the United States Department of Energy and National Nuclear Security Administration. She is admitted to the Bars of the Supreme Court of the United States, Oklahoma, Tennessee, the Eastern District of Tennessee,...

East TN Delegate
Rob Simpson
Kingston Animal Hospital, P.C.
(865)376-1100
drrob@4vetcare.com
410 E Race St
Kingston, TN 37763
East TN Delegate
Jill Thrash
Law Offices of Jill Jensen Thrash
(423)308-7234
jthrash@thrashlawoffices.com
200 W. Martin Luther King Blvd.. Suite 1000
Chattanooga, TN 37402

Jill Thrash is the owner of the Law Offices of Jill Jensen Thrash in Chattanooga, Tennessee.

She graduated from New York University with a degree in Spanish and Russian. She received her J.D. from Lewis and Clark, Northwestern School of Law which she attended on an International Business Law Fellowship. Jill practiced law in Anchorage, Alaska for over 10 years, focusing on employment...

Middle TN Delegate
Matt Painter
LBMC
(615)377-4600
mpainter@lbmc.com
PO Box 1869
Brentwood, TN 37024-1869
Middle TN Delegate
Angie Washington
Washington Law PLLC
(615)906-6338
akwash64@gmail.com
112 Hatfield Drive
Franklin , TN 37064

UTK College of Law
Belmont University
Columbia State Community College

Staff Coordinator
Jarod Word
Tennessee Bar Association
(615)383-7421
jword@tnbar.org
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...