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Tennessee Trial Lawyers Association (TTLA)

About the TTLA


  • Established: 1964
  • Location: Nashville, Tennessee

Mission and History

The Tennessee Association for Justice (TAJ) is a statewide non-profit organization for trial lawyers throughout the state. Established in 1964, the TAJ strives to improve the civil justice system and preserve the right to a trial by jury.

TAJ has specific practice groups for attorneys practicing Civil Rights & Governmental Tort Liability, Medical Malpractice, Worker's Compensation, Consumer Protection & Insurance, Family Law, and Nursing Home Law. 

TAJ serves as a professional organization for Tennessee personal injury lawyers and other attorneys who represent plaintiffs in courtroom settings. TAJ also advocates for greater access to courts and the right to a trial by jury.

The organization also has a political action committee (PAC), Lawyers Involved for Tennessee, that may make campaign expenditures for and against candidates for elected office.



Board of Directors

Jonathan L. Griffith
Nashville, TN
Matt Hardin
Immediate Past President
Nashville, TN
Anthony Alan Seaton
Johnson City, TN
Danny R Ellis
Vice President, East
Chattanooga, TN
Carey Lynn Acerra
Vice President, West
Memphis, TN
Mark P Chalos
Vice President, Middle
Nashville, TN
Brandon Eric Bass
Brentwood, TN
Troy Basil Jones
Knoxville, TN
Caroline Ramsey Taylor
Nashville, TN

TTLA Members Active on Lawyer Legion

George Lawrence Rice III
Rice, Amundsen & Caperton, PLLC
Memphis, TN
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Jonathan L. Griffith
Nashville, TN
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Marcos M Garza
Garza Law Firm, PLLC
Knoxville, TN
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Mark Tucker Hurt
The Law Offices of Mark T. Hurt
Abingdon, VA
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Jonathan Williams
Larry R. Williams, PLLC
Nashville, TN
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Matt Hardin
Matt Hardin Law
Nashville, TN
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Contact the TTLA

Tennessee Trial Lawyers Association (TTLA)
629 Woodland Street
Nashville, TN 37206
Office: (615) 329-3000
Fax: (615) 329-8131

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Benefits of Membership

For Tennessee attorneys, the benefits of membership in the TTLA include:

  • Discounts to numerous continuing legal education (CLE) seminars hosted or sponsored by TTLA;
  • Access to the brief bank and expert witness deposition bank via TrialSmith;
  • Discounts from third-party vendors on service including insurance;
  • Networking opportunities at various meetings and conferences held throughout the year at locations throughout the State of Tennessee;
  • Access to general and specific list servers where members can share information or asks questions of other members;
  • A voice in state politics through TAJ's political action committee, LIFT PAC; and
  • Receive a copy of The Tennessee Trial Lawyer, a quarterly magazine published by TTLA. Past issues can be accessed through the members-only section of the website.

Members can also receive information and support in specific practice areas for Civil Rights & Governmental Tort Liability, Medical Malpractice, Worker's Compensation, Consumer Protection & Insurance, Family Law, and Nursing Home Law.


Members of TTLA can get more involved with the organization by joining various committees that match best with their interests and talents. Committees on TTLA include:

  • Access to Justice Committee
  • Amicus Curae Committee
  • CLE Committee
  • Legislative Committee
  • Consumer Affairs Committee
  • Community Relations Committee
  • Finance and Budget Committee
  • Membership Committee
  • Publications Committee
  • Ethics Committee

Directory of Personal Injury Lawyers in Tennessee

Lawyer Legion maintains a statewide directory of personal injury lawyers in Tennessee which includes both TTLA members and non-members. To help the public find the best choices when searching for a personal injury attorney, Lawyer Legion recognizes attorneys for their involvement and leadership within the TTLA and other professional associations. This includes recognition for TTLA members who have updated their Lawyer Legion profile to include information about their involvement with the TTLA.

Use this directory to find a Tennessee personal injury lawyer in your local area. Start by choosing your county from the list below.

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