Alumni Council

Alumni and Donors

College of Law alumni are partners in our ongoing efforts to provide quality legal education.

Alumni and Donors

College of Law alumni are partners in our ongoing efforts to provide quality legal education.

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 college.

Alumni Council members serve as advocates for the law school, advising the dean and the director of annual giving and alumni affairs, attending alumni events, fundraising for the annual giving program, reporting concerns to leadership for discussion and possible action, and 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 discussions. Additionally, conference calls may be scheduled as needed.

The mission of the Alumni Council is to promote alumni involvement with the College of Law and to build and maintain a viable annual giving program.

Purpose

This 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 Alumni Council will:

  • foster the development and advance the quality of the law school by connecting students with professionals
  • maintain a mutually beneficial relationship between the College of Law community and its alumni
  • foster loyalty and financial support for the College of Law’s annual giving program
Responsibilities
  1. To attend alumni events in your area and to attend the semi-annual alumni council meetings. (Attendance at minimum of one event each year required for membership.)
  2. To set the leadership example by making an annual personal financial commitment to the College of Law’s College Fund for Law. (Annual contribution required for membership.)
  3. To fundraise for the annual giving program.
  4. To advise the director of annual giving and alumni affairs.
  5. To report concerns to College of Law leadership for discussion and possible action.
  6. To reach out to a student as a mentor, as an employer, or through participation in College of Law events.
Structure
  • Members of the Alumni Council will be selected to demographically and geographically represent the College of Law’s alumni population.
  • The Alumni Council will have a maximum number 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.
  • The chair of the Alumni Council will be selected by the dean of the College of Law. The chairperson will serve a one-year term, based on a fiscal year calendar (July 1 through June 30). The chairperson may serve consecutive terms if requested by the dean. The chairperson also serves as chair of the college fund for law fundraising effort.
Current Members

Eric Addington
Class of 2003
Associate General Counsel
The Proctor and Gamble Company
Cincinnati, Ohio

Jamie Ballinger
Class of 2007
Of Counsel
Baker Donelson
Knoxville, Tennessee

Kathleen Barton
Class of 2007
Counsel
Kilpatrick Townsend
Atlanta, Georgia

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

Rebecca Blair
Class of 1996
Owner
The Blair Law Firm
Brentwood, Tennessee

Tasha C. Blakney
Class of 1999
Attorney/Member
Eldridge & Blakney, P.C.
Knoxville, Tennessee

Arlene Cleveland
Class of 1990
Retired
Sweetwater, Tennessee

Ale’ Dalton
Class of 2016
Attorney
Bradley Arant Boult Cummings
Nashville, Tennessee

Jacqueline Dixon
Class of 1986
Attorney Shareholder
Weatherly, McNally & Dixon PLC
Nashville, TN

C. Crystal Enekwa
Class of 2013
Associate
Fisher Phillips
Marietta, Georgia

Leonard O. Evans III
Class of 2005
General Counsel
USG
Washington, D.C.

Reagan M. Fondren
Class of 2005
Assistant U.S. Attorney
U.S. Department of Justice
Memphis, Tennessee

Keith Frazier
Class of 1985
Shareholder
Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.
Nashville, Tennessee

Kevin Frazier
Class of 1992
President
Frazier’s Carpet One
Knoxville, Tennessee

Scott Garber
Class of 1997
General Counsel and Corporate Secretary
LGI Homes, Inc.
Houston, Texas

Aaron Gentry
Class of 2011
Legal Specialist
Scott Safety
Charlotte, North Carolina

Richard S. Greene
Class of 2005
Trial Attorney
U.S. Department of Justice
Washington, D.C.

Damon Griffin
Class of 2001
Senior Compliance Attorney
FedEx
Memphis, Tennessee

Chadwick Hatmaker
Class of 1994
Attorney-Member
Woolf, McClane, Bright, Allen & Carpenter
Knoxville, Tennessee

Michael Han
Class of 2003
Assistant General Counsel
IP Transactions & Licensing | Nike, Inc.
Beaverton, Oregon

Charles Hartman
Class of 2010
Associate
Maynard Cooper & Gale, PC
Birmingham, Alabama

Jason E. Havens
Class of 1999
Partner
Holland & Knight
Jacksonville, Florida

Anne Hershewe
Class of 2013
Attorney
U.S. District Court
Kansas City, Missouri

Annie E. Howard
Class of 2013
Associate
Hancock, Daniel, Johnson & Nagle, PC
Johnson City, Tennessee

Christopher Inklebarger
Class of 2012
COO and General Counsel
Bourne Partners
Charlotte, North Carolina

William Killian
Class of 1974
Of Counsel
Cavett, Abbott & Weiss PLLC
Chattanooga, Tennessee

Andrew LaPorte
Class of 2014
Clerk and Master
Carter County Tennessee
Elizabethton, Tennessee

Gianna Maio
Class of 2005
Assistant Federal Defender
Federal Defender Services of Eastern Tenn.
Chattanooga, Tennessee

Racquel Martin
Class of 2016
Associate
O’Melveny & Myers LLP
San Francisco, California

Camille McMullen
Class of 1996
Judge
Court of Criminal Appeals, State of Tennessee
Memphis, Tennessee

Madeline McNeeley
Class of 2008
Associate
Harris Penn Lowry, LLP
Atlanta, Georgia

Philip Mischke
Class of 1982
Partner
Farris Bobango, PLC
Memphis, Tennessee

Robert Montgomery
Class of 1979
Judge
Court of Criminal Appeals
Kingsport, Tennessee

Paige Ayres Nutini
Class of 2015
Assistant U.S. Attorney
N, District of Illinois
Chicago, Illinois

Kimel Otis
Class of 2013
Senior Internal Auditor
Louisiana-Pacific Corporation
Nashville, Tennessee

Betty T. Rhoades
Class of 2005
Executive Director
HillVets
Washington, D.C.

Stephen E. Roth
Class of 1986
General Counsel
Jewelry Television
Knoxville, Tennessee

Camille Sanders
Class of 2013
Associate
Kramer Rayson LLP
Knoxville, Tennessee

Leslie South
Class of 2008
Deputy General Counsel
Tennessee Department of Transportation
Nashville, Tennessee

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

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

Jeff Upshaw
Class of 2013
Associate
Alston & Bird LLP
Atlanta, Georgia

Mark Vane
Class of 1998
General Counsel
Geodis Logistics
Brentwood, Tennessee

Carlos Yunsan
Class of 2013
Law Clerk
Tennessee Supreme Court
Knoxville, Tennessee

Eric Addington
Class of 2003
Associate General Counsel
The Proctor and Gamble Company
Cincinnati, Ohio

Jamie Ballinger
Class of 2007
Of Counsel
Baker Donelson
Knoxville, Tennessee

Kathleen Barton
Class of 2007
Counsel
Kilpatrick Townsend
Atlanta, Georgia

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

Rebecca Blair
Class of 1996
Owner
The Blair Law Firm
Brentwood, Tennessee

Tasha C. Blakney
Class of 1999
Attorney/Member
Eldridge & Blakney, P.C.
Knoxville, Tennessee

Arlene Cleveland
Class of 1990
Retired
Sweetwater, Tennessee

Ale’ Dalton
Class of 2016
Attorney
Bradley Arant Boult Cummings
Nashville, Tennessee

Jacqueline Dixon
Class of 1986
Attorney Shareholder
Weatherly, McNally & Dixon PLC
Nashville, TN

C. Crystal Enekwa
Class of 2013
Associate
Fisher Phillips
Marietta, Georgia

Leonard O. Evans III
Class of 2005
General Counsel
USG
Washington, D.C.

Reagan M. Fondren
Class of 2005
Assistant U.S. Attorney
U.S. Department of Justice
Memphis, Tennessee

Keith Frazier
Class of 1985
Shareholder
Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.
Nashville, Tennessee

Kevin Frazier
Class of 1992
President
Frazier’s Carpet One
Knoxville, Tennessee

Scott Garber
Class of 1997
General Counsel and Corporate Secretary
LGI Homes, Inc.
Houston, Texas

Aaron Gentry
Class of 2011
Legal Specialist
Scott Safety
Charlotte, North Carolina

Richard S. Greene
Class of 2005
Trial Attorney
U.S. Department of Justice
Washington, D.C.

Damon Griffin
Class of 2001
Assistant U.S. Attorney
Department of Justice
Memphis, Tennessee

Chadwick Hatmaker
Class of 1994
Attorney-Member
Woolf, McClane, Bright, Allen & Carpenter
Knoxville, Tennessee

Michael Han
Class of 2003
Assistant General Counsel
IP Transactions & Licensing | Nike, Inc.
Beaverton, Oregon

Charles Hartman
Class of 2010
Associate
Maynard Cooper & Gale, PC
Birmingham, Alabama

Jason E. Havens
Class of 1999
Partner
Holland & Knight
Jacksonville, Florida

Anne Hershewe
Class of 2013
Attorney
U.S. District Court
Kansas City, Missouri

Annie E. Howard
Class of 2013
Associate
Hancock, Daniel, Johnson & Nagle, PC
Johnson City, Tennessee

Christopher Inklebarger
Class of 2012
COO and General Counsel
Bourne Partners
Charlotte, North Carolina

William Killian
Class of 1974
Of Counsel
Cavett, Abbott & Weiss PLLC
Chattanooga, Tennessee

Andrew LaPorte
Class of 2014
Clerk and Master
Carter County Tennessee
Elizabethton, Tennessee

Gianna Maio
Class of 2005
Assistant Federal Defender
Federal Defender Services of Eastern Tenn.
Chattanooga, Tennessee

Racquel Martin
Class of 2016
Associate
O’Melveny & Myers LLP
San Francisco, California

Camille McMullen
Class of 1996
Judge
Court of Criminal Appeals, State of Tennessee
Memphis, Tennessee

Madeline McNeeley
Class of 2008
Associate
Harris Penn Lowry, LLP
Atlanta, Georgia

Philip Mischke
Class of 1982
Partner
Farris Bobango, PLC
Memphis, Tennessee

Robert Montgomery
Class of 1979
Judge
Court of Criminal Appeals
Kingsport, Tennessee

Paige Ayres Nutini
Class of 2015
Assistant U.S. Attorney
N. District of Illinois
Chicago, Illinois

Kimel Otis
Class of 2013
Senior Internal Auditor
Louisiana-Pacific Corporation
Nashville, Tennessee

Betty T. Rhoades
Class of 2005
Executive Director
HillVets
Washington, D.C.

Stephen E. Roth
Class of 1986
General Counsel
Jewelry Television
Knoxville, Tennessee

Camille Sanders
Class of 2013
Associate
Kramer Rayson LLP
Knoxville, Tennessee

Leslie South
Class of 2008
Deputy General Counsel
Tennessee Department of Transportation
Nashville, Tennessee

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

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

Jeff Upshaw
Class of 2013
Associate
Alston & Bird LLP
Atlanta, Georgia

Mark Vane
Class of 1998
General Counsel
Geodis Logistics
Brentwood, Tennessee

Carlos Yunsan
Class of 2013
Law Clerk
Tennessee Supreme Court
Knoxville, Tennessee

Contact Us

Alumni and Development
1505 W. Cumberland Ave.
Knoxville, Tennessee 37996

Phone: 865-974-6691
Office:
 Suite 248
E-mail: 
law@utk.edu

Contact Us

Alumni and Development
1505 W. Cumberland Ave.
Knoxville, Tennessee 37996

Phone: 865-974-6691
Office:
 Suite 248
E-mail: 
law@utk.edu