TALS Board of Directors


2020 Executive Officers


Chair: Cathy Clayton

West Tennessee Legal Services 

Vice Chair: Sheri Fox  

Legal Aid of East Tennessee

Secretary: Spring Miller   

Vanderbilt Law School

Treasurer: Emma Covington West Tennessee Legal Services



Cathy Allshouse                     

Legal Aid of East Tennessee

Wendy Bach                       

College of Law, University of Tennessee - Knoxville

Kevin Balkwill

Board of Professional Responsibility

Caitlin Berberich                              

Southern Migrant Legal Services

Dan Berexa                

Nashville School of Law

Cornelius and Collins, LLP

Laura Berlind

Sycamore Institute

Barri Bernstein 

TN Bar Foundation

Ellen Black

College of Law, Belmont University

Sam Bowman

Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz

Alex Brinson

East Tennessee Children's Hospital

Cathy Clayton                         

West Tennessee Legal Services

Emma Covington

West Tennessee Legal Services

Judge Ana L. Escobar           

Davidson County General Sessions Division III

Cindy Ettingoff

Memphis Area Legal Services

Sheri Fox                                

Legal Aid of East Tennessee

William Gill

LMU Duncan School of Law

Nicole M. Grida

International Paper

Jesse Harbison

Arts & Business Council of Greater Nashville

Donna Harkness

The University of Memphis

Debra House

Legal Aid of East Tennessee 

Michele Johnson                     

Tennessee Justice Center

Anidra Lomax

Memphis Area of Legal Services

Anne Mathes                      

Community Legal Center

Spring Miller

Vanderbilt University Legal Clinic

Rachel Moses

Legal Aid Society of Middle Tenessee and the Cumberlands

Lisa Primm                           

Disability Rights Tennessee

Yanika Smith-Bartley 


Liz Todaro                            

Tennessee Bar Association

Darkenya Waller

Legal Aid Society of Middle Tennessee and the Cumberlands

Brennan M. Wingerter 

Assistant Public Defender - Appellate Division

Anne-Louise Wirthlin

Administrative Office of the Courts

David Yoder                         

Private Practice

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