Tennessee Defense

Lawyers Association


  • 25 Jan 2015 9:51 AM | Anonymous

    TDLA welcomes its newest member, Melvin J. Malone of Butler Snow's Nashville office.  Mr. Malone graduated from law school at the University of Tennessee and practices in the areas of commercial and government law.  He is a member of DRI and sponsored by TDLA President James H. Tucker, Jr. 

  • 22 Jan 2015 9:20 AM | Anonymous

    Allison Cotton has joined Ford Harrison's Nashville office where her practice focuses on representation of employers in labor and employment matters.

    Lynn Lawyer has changed positions within Nationwide and now works out of their Franklin, TN office.  Her new position is Assistant General Counsel - Business Operations supporting the Central Atlantic Regional Operations. 

  • 18 Jan 2015 4:32 PM | Anonymous

    Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam has appointed TDLA's Immediate Past President, Brad Box, to a four-year term on the Governor's Council for Judicial Appointments. 

  • 04 Jan 2015 11:34 AM | Anonymous

    TDLA welcomes its newest member:

    Kimberly Silvus of Wiseman Ashworth Law Group, PLC, Nashville.  Kimberly is a 2005 graduates of The University of Georgia School of Law ad practices in the areas of medical malpractice, nursing home and professional liability. 

  • 02 Dec 2014 2:38 PM | Anonymous

    Congratulations to TDLA member, David Eaton, who along with his partner,  Carl Hagwood, obtained a defense verdict in a matter involving a long-term care facility.  To learn more about this verdict, please go to the Members Only section.

  • 19 Nov 2014 9:20 AM | Anonymous

    TDLA welcomes its newest member:  John R. Tarpley of Lewis, Thomason, King, Krieg & Waldrop, P.C., Nashville is a University of Tennessee Law School graduate.  He practices in the areas of tort, transportation, product liability, professional liability, commercial law, casualty defense and insurance matters.  He is a member of DRI and is sponsored by TDLA President James H. Tucker, Jr.

  • 04 Nov 2014 7:10 AM | Anonymous

    TDLA welcomes its newest members:

    James Kendrick Simms of Thompson Burton, PLLC, Franklin is a 2001 University of Tennessee law school graduate who practices Employment law.  He is a member of DRI and is sponsored by Cate Dugan.

    Anthony "Bud" Jackson of Chambliss, Bahner & Stophel, Chattanooga, Tennessee is a 1990 graduate of the University of Cincinnati law school, who practices in the areas of business litigation and product liability.  He is a member of DRI and is sponsored by Rocky King.

  • 19 Oct 2014 2:34 PM | Anonymous

    James Tucker began his term as 2014-15 President of TDLA at the 2014 Fall Seminar and Annual Meeting held in Tunica, Mississippi October 16-18, 2014.  Brad Box passed the infamous "buffalo tie", which is signed on the back by almost all of the Past Presidents of TDLA. 

    Changes in the Board include:

    • James Tucker, President
    • Cate Dugan, President-Elect
    • Barret Albritton, Secretary-Treasurer
    • Brad Box, Immediate Past President

    Also, Rocky King will now serve as a Vice President and Lynn Lawyer will serve as a Director. 

    Laurel Cleek Ball replaces Marcia McShane, whose 3-year term has expired, on the Bench & Bar Committee.

    Effective October 26, Brad Box begins his term as DRI State Representative for Tennessee, replacing Melanie Stewart whose three-year term expires at the conclusion of the 2014 DRI Annual Meeting.

  • 19 Oct 2014 2:32 PM | Anonymous

    TDLA welcomes its newest member, Whitney E. Goode of Hagwood Adelman Tipton in Memphis.  Whitney is a 2013 graduate of the University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law and practices in the areas of Employment, Insurance, Medical Malpractice, Nursing Home, Professional Liability and Tort.  Whitney is a member of DRI and is sponsored by TDLA member, Rebecca Adelman. 

  • 11 Oct 2014 12:02 PM | Anonymous

    TDLA welcomes April Adams Carr of Woolf, McClane, Bright, Allen & Carpenter, PLLC, Knoxville as its newest member.  Ms. Carr is a 2010 University of Tennessee College of Law graduate and practices in the area of Insurance, Product Liability and Tort.  She is a member of DRI and sponsored by TDLA member, Rocky King. 

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