Trial Lawyers’ Assn. Election Results

Press Release from the Tennessee Association for Justice, June 21, 2011:

Keith Williams Named President of the Tennessee Association for Justice

New Board Members Selected from Across the State

Nashville ? The Tennessee Association for Justice recently elected Keith Williams as president for the 2011-12 term. Williams, a Lebanon attorney, replaces Phillip Miller of Nashville who served as president from 2010-11. Miller now assumes the role of immediate past president and Bryan Capps of Knoxville advances to president-elect.

A graduate of Cumberland University and the Nashville School of Law, Williams brings a wealth of experience to the organization. Founding partner of Lannom & Williams, Williams has dedicated his practice to helping everyday people and their families in accident, injury and wrongful death cases. Williams is certified as a Civil Trial Specialist by the National Board of Trial Advocacy and the Tennessee Commission on Continuing Legal Education and Specialization. Fewer than 150 attorneys in Tennessee have earned this certification. He has also been a frequent lecturer at legal seminars to other attorneys in Tennessee and in other states.

“I am confident Keith Williams will be a true asset to the Tennessee Association for Justice,” stated TAJ immediate Past President Phillip Miller. “It takes someone with a thorough knowledge of the Tennessee legal system to lead the state’s top trial attorneys, and Keith definitely has the skills necessary to succeed in this role.”

Elections were held at the TAJ annual convention in Chattanooga on Friday, June 17, 2011. Below is a complete list of the TAJ Board of Governors:

President: Keith Williams, Lebanon

Immediate Past President: Phillip Miller, Nashville

President Elect: Bryan Capps, Knoxville

Vice President, East: Eric Buchanan, Chattanooga

Vice President, West: Bryan Smith, Memphis

Vice President, Middle: Kathryn Barnett, Nashville

Secretary: Bruce Fox, Clinton

Treasurer: Jon Peeler, Nashville

Parliamentarian: Rebecca Blair, Brentwood

At Large Executive Appointees: Rocky McElhaney, Nashville

Mac Meade, Johnson City

Chris Gilreath, Memphis

District #1: Mac Meade, Johnson City

Tony Seaton, Johnson City

Robert E. Pryor, Jr., Knoxville

District #2: Marcos Garza, Knoxville

Stephen E. Marshall, Sevierville

William Holt Smith, Madisonville

District #3: Megan England Demastus, Chattanooga

Joseph Crabtree, Sweetwater

Pamela O’Dwyer, Chattanooga

District #4: Morgan Adams, Chattanooga

Michelle Benjamin, Winchester

Richard Matthews, Columbia

District #5: Mark Beveridge, Nashville

Joe Napiltonia, Nashville

Rocky McElhaney, Nashville

District #6: Tony Duncan, Nashville

Jason Denton, Lebanon

Mark Chalos, Nashville

District #7: Peter Olson, Clarksville

J Runyon, Clarksville

Larry Wilks, Springfield

District #8: Linda Warren Seely, Jackson

James Krenis, Jackson

Wilson Wages, Millington

District #9: Tim Edwards, Memphis

R. Christopher Gilreath, Memphis

Russell Lewis, IV, Memphis

At Large: Brandon Bass, Brentwood Jim McKoon, Chattanooga

Trudy Bloodworth, Nashville Leslie Muse, Knoxville

Phil Elbert, Nashville Jeff Roberts, Nashville

Thomas Greer, Memphis Amanda Strange, Memphis

John Griffith, Nashville Ashley E. Ward, Memphis

Matt Hardin, Nashville Jonathan Williams, Nashville

Karla Hewitt, Nashville Matthew Wright, Brentwood

Cameron Jehl, Memphis