2022 - 2024 Board of Directors

TLAW has an Board of Directors, which is made up of attorneys from across the state and across practice areas. TLAW members elect the organization's Officers and At Large Directors annually. The Board of Directors serve a one year term starting July 1 and through June 30 of the following year, except that Board members nominated from local women's bar organizations serve two year terms. You can learn more about TLAW's governance in its Bylaws

TLAW Executive Committee


Julie Bhattacharya Peak

Liberty Mutual 

5409 Maryland Way

Brentwood, TN 37027




Allison Jackson

900 S Gay St Ste 1400

Knoxville, TN 37902-1838



 Linda Knight

 Gullett, Sanford, Robinson & Martin, PLLC

 150 Third Avenue South, Suite 1700                                 Nashville, TN  37201 






Amy Farrar

Tennessee Center for Estate and Elder Law

718 S. Church Street

Murfreesboro, TN 37130


West Tennessee Director-At-Large; Middle Tennessee Director-At-Large; East Tennessee Director-At-Large

West TN Director-At-Large                                                              

Chelsea Connor

2820 Summer Oaks Dr. 

Bartlett, TN 38134


Middle TN Director-At-Large

Michelle Howser

Howser & Associates, PLLP

1500 Medical Center Parkway

Suite 3A-1

Murfreesboro, TN 37130 


East TN Director-At-Large

Alexis Tahinci

Tahinci Law Firm PLLC

1227 Volunteer Parkway

Suite 528

Bristol, TN 37620



Directors from Local Women's Bar Organizations


L.A.W., Marion Griffin Chapter (TBA)

Nashville, TN 

East TN Lawyers' Association for Women (ETLAW)

Knoxville, TN

 Katie Jones

 Egerton McAfee

 900 South Gay Street

 Riverview Tower 14th Floor

 Knoxville, TN 37901


Association for Women Attorneys (AWA)

Memphis, TN 

Linda Warren Seely 

  Butler Snow 

  Pro Bono Counsel

  40 South Main Street, Suite 2600

  Memphis, TN 38103


L.A.W., FAME Chapter

Christina Stapleton


L.A.W., Anne Schneider Chapter

 Jackson, TN 


Heather M. Johnson

Rainey, Kizer, Reviere & Bell PLC

105 South Highland Avenue

 Jackson, TN 38301



Southeastern Tennessee Lawyers' Association for Women (SETLAW)

Chattanooga, TN

Erika Hughes

Copeland, Stair, Valtz, Lovell

735 Broad street

Chatanooga, TN 


Middle Tennessee Lawyers' Association for Women (MTLAW)

Murfreesboro, TN 

Michelle Howser

Howser & Associates, PLLP

1500 Medical Center Parkway

Suite 3A-1

Murfreesboro, TN 37130 


Upper Cumberland Lawyers' Association for Women (UCLAW)

Cookeville, TN

Lori Dowell 

Gasparian Spivey Immigration

889 East 6th Street

Cookville, TN 38501


Other Board Members & Staff

Immediate Past President 

Psonya Hackett  


 Hackett Law Firm 

 25 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue, Suite 206

 Memphis, TN 38013



Executive Director of TLAW

Karol Lahrman

 P. O. Box 331214                       

 Nashville, TN 37203



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