TALS Board of Directors


2020 Executive Officers


Chair: DarKenya Waller

Legal Aid Society of Middle Tenessee and the Cumberlands

Vice Chair: Nicole Grida

International Paper

Secretary: Spring Miller   

Vanderbilt Law School

Treasurer: Emma Covington

West Tennessee Legal Services



Cathy Allshouse

Legal Aid of East Tennessee

Zach Arnold

Legal Aid of East Tennessee

Kristi Arth

College of Law, Belmont University

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

Sam Bowman

Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz

Alex Brinson

East Tennessee Children's Hospital

Cathy Clayton

West Tennessee Legal Services

Judge Ana L. Escobar

Davidson County General Sessions Division III

Cindy Ettingoff

Memphis Area Legal Services

William Gill

LMU Duncan School of Law

Jerri Green

Community Legal Center
Craig Hargrow

Tennessee Commission on Children and Youth

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

Rachel Moses

Legal Aid Society of Middle Tenessee and the Cumberlands

Lisa Primm                           

Disability Rights Tennessee

Lisa Sherman-Nikolaus

Tennessee Immigrant & Refugee Rights Coalition

Yanika Smith-Bartley 


Liz Todaro                            

Tennessee Bar Association

Brennan M. Wingerter 

Assistant Public Defender - Appellate Division

Anne-Louise Wirthlin

Administrative Office of the Courts

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