Tennessee Administrative Office of the Courts

14 Apply for Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board

June 6, 2014

The Governor’s Commission for Judicial Appointments will meet Tuesday, June 10 in Nashville to consider 14 applicants for the Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board.

Those candidates who will be interviewed by the Commission are:

EASTERN SECTION:

Timothy Wade Conner
Attorney, Leitner, Williams, Dooley & Napolitan, PLLC
Knox County

David F. Hensley
Attorney, Franklin Cooper & Marcus
Hamilton County

Michael A.  Nolan
Attorney, Sole Practioner
Knox County

MIDDLE SECTION:

Aaron James Conklin
Attorney, Sole Practioner
Rutherford County

Marshall L. Davidson, III
Staff Attorney, Tennessee Supreme Court
Sumner County

Brian Dunigan
Attorney, Michael D. Ponce & Associates, PLLC
Sumner County

Keith Jordan
Attorney, Private Practice
Williamson County

Ronald W. McNutt
Assistant General Counsel, Department of Labor and Workforce Development
Davidson

Janis O. Mize
Attorney, Law Office
of Glasgow & Veazey
Davidson County

Richard Murrell
Director of Quality Assurance, Division of Workers' Compensation
Maury County

Tamra Lee Smith
Attorney
Bedford County

Sarah K. Stein
Attorney, Mitch Grissim & Associates
Davidson County

Dale A. Tipps
Workers' Compensation Specialist, Division of Workers' Compensation
Rutherford County

WESTERN SECTION:

Catherine Bulle Clayton
Attorney, Franklin Cooper & Marcus
Madison County

Candidates ultimately chosen by the Governor to fill the vacancy will take one of three terms: two, four, or six years. After the initial terms, each term will be six years and judges are limited to serving two terms. The annual salary for the position is $106,000. Offices will be located in Knoxville or Chattanooga for the Eastern Division; Nashville for the Middle Division; and Jackson or Memphis for the Western Division.

The Governor’s Commission for Judicial Appointments will interview all qualified applicants on June 10 in Nashville at Legislative Plaza, HR 16, 6th Avenue North. The meeting will include a public hearing starting at approximately 1 p.m., following the morning session for the Court of Criminal Appeals selection. The public hearing, during which members of the public may express their opinions about the applicants, as well as the interviews that follow will be open to the public.