Tennessee Defense

Lawyers Association

TDLA Annual Meeting and Awards Dinner

  • 03 Oct 2018
  • 05 Oct 2018
  • Chattanooga, Tennessee


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Join us in Chattanooga for an amazing networking, educational and fun event at our TDLA Annual Meeting at the new Westin in downtown Chattanooga on October 3-5, 2018! Co-Chairs Martha Burgett of Spears, Moore, Rebman, & Williams and Rocky King of Egerton, McAfee have planned an excellent program this year!

The general format of the meeting will be a Wednesday evening Past President's reception, Thursday and Friday morning CLE sessions, a Thursday afternoon Young Lawyers Boot Camp and Thursday evening Awards Dinner. The meeting will conclude at noon on Friday. 

Watch video preview click here!

Topics include:


“White Collar Investigations: Pitfalls and Cautions” – Presented by Bill Killian, Esq., Former U.S. Attorney, Leitner, Williams, Dooley & Napolitan, PLLC

“Surround Yourself with Assets: A Crash Course in Accounting for Lawyers”– Presented by Misty Decker, CPA, Elliott Davis

“Planes, Trains and Automobiles! What Would John Candy Say About Today’s Transportation?”– Presented by Pam Bracher, Associate General Counsel & Vice President, Claims & Litigation Risk Mgmt. Dept., U.S. Xpress, Inc. & C. Scott Johnson, Esq., Spears, Moore, Rebman & Williams, P.C.

Thursday afternoon - Young Lawyers Boot Camp (separate registration- see Bootcamp event page)

“What Experts are Looking for in Premises Liability Cases”– Presented by Mark E. Williams, AIA, NCARB, Robson Forensic

“Insurance Metrics”– Presented by Lynn Lawyer, Esq., Nationwide Trial Division, Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company


“The Neuropsychological Assessment of Traumatic Brain Injury” Presented by Douglas P. Gibson, Psy.D., MPH, ABPP, Clinical Neuropsychologist & President, MedPsych of Virginia 

“Overcoming the Pitfalls of Published Science – Practical Strategies of Litigation”– Presented by Ann Michelle Morrison, Exponent

“Checklist for an Ethical Practice”– Presented by Sandy Garrett, Chief Disciplinary Counsel, Board of Professional Responsibility

New activities this year include:

TDLA for Life - We will host a health and wellness walk/ run on Thursday morning at 6am on the Tennessee riverfront to promote a healthy lifestyle for our members!

TDLA Cares - We will be collecting travel size toiletries, such as shampoo, soap, toothpaste, deodorant, lip balm, hair conditioner, and body lotion. The goal is to collect for donation to the homeless in San Francisco this fall at the DRI Annual Meeting. Click here for more info on Compass Family Services.

Registration for Regular members, see side bar on this page. Young Lawyer members please register under the Bootcamp event for special pricing for you.

Agenda as of 8/8/18: click here

Hotel Reservation information $159/ night in TDLA Room Block: click here to reserve

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