College of Law

Alumni Council

The Alumni Council, established in 1973, was created to enable the alumni of the University of Tennessee College of Law to connect with the various programs, activities, and curricular offerings of the law school. The mission of the Alumni Council is to promote alumni involvement with the University of Tennessee College of Law and to build and maintain a viable annual giving program. The purpose of the Alumni Council at the College of Law shall be to foster the development and advance the quality of the law school by connecting students with professionals, to maintain a mutually beneficial relationship between the College of Law community and its alumni, and to foster loyalty and financial support for the College of Law’s annual giving program.

Alumni Council members’ responsibilities include serving as an advocate for the law school, advising the Dean and the Director of Annual Giving and Alumni Affairs, attending alumni events in your area, fundraising for the annual giving program, reporting concerns to College leadership for discussion and possible action, and to set the leadership example by making an annual personal commitment to the College Fund for Law. The Alumni Council meets twice a year in Knoxville for a weekend of social activities and meetings. Additionally, conference calls may be scheduled as needed.

The Alumni Council votes on new members each summer and new members start with the fall meeting. Members of the Alumni Council will be selected to demographically and geographically represent the College of Law’s alumni population. The Council will have a maximum of 45 members. Members will be invited to serve a three-year term on the Alumni Council. Terms are renewable at the discretion of the Dean of the College of Law. A maximum of two terms may be served before the alumni must roll off for no less then one year.


Alumni Council Mission and Responsibilities

Alumni Council Application Form


Applications for Alumni Council are available at the link above or from Lauren Herbstritt, Director of Annual Giving and Alumni Affairs, at (865) 974-6691 or LKH@utk.eduApplications are due by June 1.


Current members

Bouldin, Todd

R. Todd Bouldin
Class of 2000
Todd Bouldin Enterprises, LLC
New York, New York

Ellis, Sara

Sara Ellis
Class of 2011
King and Ballow
Nashville, Tennessee

Evans, Leonard

Leonard Evans

Class of 2005
Assistant Counsel
United States Department of Justice
Washington, D.C.


David E. Fleenor
Class of 1987
General Counsel
State Senate of Kentucky
Lexington, Kentucky

Ford, Beth

Elizabeth Ford

Class of 1977
Federal Defender Services of Eastern Tennessee
Knoxville, Tennessee

Greene, Richard

Richard Greene

Class of 2005
Trial Attorney
US Department of Justice
Washington, District of Columbia

Hagan, Mary Beth

Mary Beth Hagan

Class of 2002
Hagan Law Group, PLLC
Murfreesboro, Tennessee

Haley, Christopher

Christopher L. Haley

Class of 2001
Harbor View Advisors, LLC
Ponte Vedra, Florida

Hartley, Kevin

Kevin Hartley
Class of 2010
Intellectual Property Attorney
Trust Tree
Nashville, Tennessee

Havens, Jason

Jason Havens

Class of 1999
Senior Counsel
Holland & Knight
Jacksonville, Florida

Haveran, Beatrice

Beatrice Heveran

Class of 1975
Solo Practitioner
Temecula, California

Hershewe, Annie

Anne Hershewe

Class of 2013
US District Court
Kansas City, Missouri


Sye Hickey
Class of 2013
Parker, Poe, Adams & Bernstein, LLP
Charlotte, North Carolina

High, Stephen

Stephen P. High
Class of 1980
Chief Manager
Kraft Asset Management, LLC
Nashville, Tennessee

Holland, Adam

Adam U. Holland
Class of 2009
Duncan, Hatcher, Hixson & Fleenor, PC
Signal Mountain, Tennessee

Howard, Annie

Annie E. Howard

Class of 2013
Hancock, Daniel, Johnson & Nagle, PC
Johnson City, Tennessee


Sean Jones
Class of 1989
Administrative Partner
K&L Gates, LLP
Charlotte, North Carolina


Beau E. Pemberton
Class of 2008
James H. Bradberry & Associates
Martin, Tennessee

Perry, Gadson

Gadson W. Perry
Class of 2011
Butler Snow LLP
Memphis, Tennessee

Polly, Erin Palmer

Erin Palmer Polly
Class of 2002
Butler Snow LLP
Nashville, Tennessee

Rhoades, Betty

Betty Rhoades

Class of 2005
Executive Management Officer in the Office of Economic Opportunity
US Department of Veterans Affairs
Washington, District of Columbia

Robinson, Robert

Robert Robinson

Class of 2012
Associate Athletics Director
University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
Chattanooga, Tennessee

Russ, Marissa Moses (2015)

Marissa Moses Russ

Class of 2005
MTR Family Law, PLLC
Nashville, Tennessee

Sanders, Camille

Camille Sanders

Class of 2013
Kramer Rayson LLP
Knoxville, Tennessee

Skelton, Todd

Todd Skelton

Class of 2014
Assistant Deputy Counsel
State of Tennessee
Nashville, Tennessee


Stephanie Slater
Class of 1990
Attorney/Law Clerk
State of Tennessee
Knoxville, Tennessee

Street, Daniel (2015)

Daniel Street
Class of 1980
County Attorney
Sullivan County
Kingsport, Tennessee

Taylor, Reagan

Reagan Taylor

Class of 2005
Assistant US Attorney
US Department of Justice
Memphis, Tennessee

Whitworth, Tom

Thomas W. Whitworth
Class of 2010
Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.
Nashville, Tennessee

Williams, Laura

Laura A. Williams
Class of 1985
Rainey, Kizer, Reviere & Bell, PLC
Jackson, Tennessee


Winston S. Williams
Class of 2004
Judge Advocate
US Army Judge Advocate General’s Corps
West Point, New York

Wright, Donald

Donald M. Wright

Class of 1985
Sirote & Permutt, PC
Birmingham, Alabama

Not pictured

Heidi Barcus
Class of 1993
London & Amburn
Knoxville, Tennessee

Phil Beck
Class of 1981
Smith Currie & Hancock
Brookhaven, Georgia

Floyd Flippin
Class of 1983
Flippin, Atkins, & Crider PC
Humboldt, Tennessee

Monica N. Goldblatt
Class of 2013
The Law Offices of Thomas C. Mooney
McLean, Virginia

Goran Musinovic
Class of 2009
Woolf, McClane, Bright, Allen & Carpenter, PLLC
Knoxville, Tennessee

Christopher A. Schwab
Class of 1999
Vice President & General Counsel
Cadillac Jack, Inc.
Decatur, Georgia

Joe Shelton
Class of 1995
Fisher & Phillips LLP
Atlanta, Georgia

Melinda Simon
Class of 1999
Associate General Counsel
Emory University
Decatur, Georgia

Austin D. Thacker
Class of 2013
Holland & Knight
Maitland, Florida