32 Lawyers Named to 2016 Leadership Law Class

Lawyers from across state join TBA's 6-month leadership training program

NASHVILLE, Nov. 23, 2015 — The Tennessee Bar Association (TBA) announces that 32 attorneys from across the state have been selected for its 2016 Leadership Law program.

Now in its 13th year, Leadership Law is designed to equip Tennessee lawyers with the vision, knowledge and skills necessary to serve as leaders in their profession and local communities. The class will meet for its first session in January, and then spend the next six months learning about leadership in the legal profession, issues in the courts, policymaking in state government and the importance of community service.

Class members are:

  • Blind Akrawi, Neal & Harwell PLC, Nashville
  • Catherine Anglin, Paine|Bickers LLP, Knoxville
  • John Billings, Appalachian Underwriters Inc., Knoxville
  • Daniel Ellis, Ellis and Ellis Law PC, Knoxville
  • Deborah Farringer, Belmont University College of Law, Nashville
  • Amber Floyd, Wyatt Tarrant & Combs LLP, Memphis
  • Tera Hambrick, Matthew Walker Comprehensive Health Care Center Inc., Nashville
  • Sarah Hannah, Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP, Nashville
  • Whitney Harmon, Baker Donelson, Memphis
  • Lisa Helton, Sherrard & Roe PLC, Nashville
  • Shanna Singh Hughey, formerly of the Mayor’s Office of New Americans, Nashville
  • Jay Ingrum, Phillips & Ingrum, Gallatin
  • Phil Jacobs, Logan-Thompson PC, Cleveland
  • Adam Johnson, Nahon Saharovich & Trotz PLC, Memphis
  • Nina Kumar, Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP, Nashville
  • Ryan Levy, Patterson Intellectual Property Law PC, Nashville
  • Jeffrey Maddux, Chambliss, Bahner & Stophel PC, Chattanooga
  • Briana Montminy, Burr & Foreman LLP, Nashville
  • Jesse Nelson, Law Office of Jesse D. Nelson PLLC, Knoxville
  • Edd Peyton, Lewis Thomason PC, Memphis
  • Rita Gibson Rayford, Memphis Area Legal Services, Memphis
  • Gabe Roberts, Tennessee Department of Health Care Finance & Administration, Nashville
  • Rachel Rosenblatt, Littler Mendelson PC, Nashville
  • Costin Shamble, Tennessee Department of Environment & Conservation, Nashville
  • Tom Shumate, Meridian Law PLLC, Nashville
  • Kimberly Silvus, Wiseman|Ashworth Law Group PLC, Nashville
  • Elizabeth Sitgreaves, Dodson Parker Behm & Capparealla PC, Nashville
  • Emily Taylor, Watson, Roach, Batson, Rowell & Lauderback PLC., Knoxville
  • Mary Wagner, Rice, Amundsen, Caperton PLLC, Memphis
  • Tyler Weiss, Worthington & Weiss PC, Madisonville
  • Troy Weston, Eldridge & Blakney PC, Knoxville
  • Matthew Wilson, U.S. Attorney’s Office, Jackson

Photographs and additional biographical information for class members are available on request.

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The Tennessee Bar Association (TBA) is the largest professional association in Tennessee with more than 13,000 members. Founded in 1881, the TBA provides opportunities for continuing legal education, professional development and public service. The TBA’s dedication to serving the state’s legal community is evidenced by its membership roll, which represents the entire spectrum of legal practice: plaintiff and defense lawyers, corporate counsel, judges, prosecutors, public defenders, government lawyers and legal services attorneys.

Additional Information

Learn more about the TBA's Leadership Law program

Photographs and additional biographical information for class members are available on request