Tennessee Trial Lawyers Association Names New Board Members

Thursday, July 21, 2016

The members of the Tennessee Association for Justice changed the name of the association back to the Tennessee Trial Lawyers Association during its Annual Convention last week in San Destin, Florida.  New officers were also elected for the year.

The association elected Thomas Greer as president for the 2016-17 year.  Greer, a Memphis attorney, replaces Eric Buchanan of Chattanooga who served as president from 2015-16.  Buchanan now assumes the role of immediate past president and Bruce Fox of Clinton advances to president-elect.

Since graduating magna cum laude in 2005 from the University of Memphis School of Law, Thomas has helped make a difference in the lives of victims of serious personal injury, wrongful death, and professional negligence.  Thomas has extensive trial experience in both state and federal court.  He is a partner in the law firm Bailey & Greer, based in Memphis, TN.

“Thomas Greer has been an active member in TTLA for over 10 years.  He will be a true asset to the Association and the citizens of Tennessee,” stated TAJ immediate Past President Eric Buchanan.  “He has dedicated his life to helping others and will do a wonderful job leading the state’s top trial attorneys as president.”

Elections were held at the TTLA annual convention in Destin on Friday, June 17, 2016. 

Below is a complete list of the TTLA Executive Committee and Board of Governors:

President:                                           Thomas Greer, Memphis

Immediate Past President:                    Eric Buchanan, Chattanooga

President Elect:                                       Bruce Fox, Clinton

Vice President, East:                                 Steven Marshall, Sevierville

Vice President, West:                               Cameron Jehl, Memphis

Vice President, Middle:                           Rocky McElhaney, Nashville

Secretary:                                                     Matt Hardin, Nashville

Treasurer:                                                    John Griffith, Franklin

Parliamentarian:                                       Miranda Rhoads, Memphis

At Large Executive Appointees:           Mark Chalos, Nashville

                                                               Danny Ellis, Chattanooga

                                                               Phil Elbert, Nashville                                                                                           

District #1:                                         Olen Haynes, Jr., Johnson City

                                                            Bill Hotz, Knoxville

                                                            Tony Seaton, Johnson City                                                                          

District #2:                                     Brad Burnette, Clinton

   Marcos Garza, Knoxville

                                                        William Holt Smith, Madisonville

District #3:                                         Joseph Crabtree, Sweetwater

   Hudson Ellis, Chattanooga

    Jim McKoon, Chattanooga                                                                         

District #4:                                        Michelle Benjamin, Winchester

                                                        Danny Ellis, Chattanooga

                                                       Jay Kennamer, Chattanooga

District #5:                                                   Brandon Bass, Brentwood

  Mark Beveridge, Nashville

                                                                          Phil Elbert, Nashville

District #6:                                                   Mark Chalos, Nashville

  Jason Denton, Lebanon

Jonathan Williams, Nashville                                                                                            

District #7:                              Jim Higgins, Nashville

   Peter Olson, Clarksville

                                             Henry Queener, Nashville                                                                          

District #8:                            Carey Acerra, Memphis

                                               Mark Geller, Memphis

                                              Michael Pfrommer, Memphis

District #9:                              Chris Gilreath, Memphis

                                                Henry Reaves, Memphis

                                              Christina Vinson, Memphis                                                                        

At Large:                                                        Melissia Ball, Newport

                                                                          Robert Bates, Johnson City

                                                                          Melanie Bean, Lebanon

                                                                          Stan Davis, Nashville

                                                                          Tony Duncan, Nashville

Chuck Flynn, Chattanooga

                                                                          Afsoon Hagh, Nashville

                                                                          Troy Jones, Knoxville

                                                                          Jason E. Legg, Knoxville

                                                                          Russell Lewis, Nashville

                                                                          Holland Mathews, Columbia

                                                                          Jenny Coques Rogers, Greenville

                                                                          George Spanos, Nashville

                                                                          Gerard Stranch, IV, Nashville

                                                                          Russ Thomas, Murfreesboro                                                                                              

President Appointed Young Lawyers:

                                                                        Ashley A. Farrell, Nashville

                                                                        Don Ferguson, Johnson City

                                                                        Charles Holliday, Jackson

 



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