The Chattanooga Bar Association elected three new members to its board of governors during its annual meeting Jan. 25 at The Westin Chattanooga.
CBA members who were present voted in by acclamation Keith Grant, Logan Threadgill and Katherine Lentz.
Jeffrey Maddux, Mark Litchford and Melody Shekari stepped down from the board, having reached the end of their terms.
Grant received his law degree from Louisiana State University in 2001 and then practiced labor and employment law in Louisiana until 2003.
At that time, Grant returned home to Dunlap, Tennessee, where he maintained a general practice from 2004 until he joined Robinson, Smith & Wells in 2010. He became a partner at the firm in 2014.
Grant’s litigation practice focuses on health care liability and municipality defense. He represents health care professionals, municipalities and municipal employees, as well as defendants in general personal injury litigation and criminal matters.
In addition to litigation, Grant assists medical professionals in administrative matters, including state board and U.S. Department of Health and Human Services investigations.
As a general practitioner, Grant has litigated cases involving criminal law, constitutional law, real property law, domestic law, workers’ compensation and labor and employment law.
Grant previously served as adjunct faculty at Chattanooga State Technical Community College, where he taught a course titled “Introduction to Legal Process” for four years.
Grant is an elder at Rivermont Presbyterian Church and currently serves as the chairman of the board of the Children’s Nutrition Program of Haiti.
A graduate of Leadership Chattanooga 2022 and a young attorney named in Best Lawyers in America: Ones to Watch for construction law and commercial, bankruptcy and construction litigation, Threadgill not only ascends to the board of governors but also to the presidency of the Young Lawyers Division for 2023.
Threadgill practices at Chambliss, Bahner & Stophel, where he represents clients in a broad spectrum of commercial litigation matters. He has experience handling construction cases, contract and payment disputes, products liability cases and bankruptcy proceedings.
Threadgill’s representation ranges from large national and regional companies to individuals. When counseling clients in the construction industry, he handles contract disputes, liens and payment issues, defective design and construction claims, and warranty issues.
In the financial services industry, Threadgill assists local, regional and national banks and credit unions with contract and loan disputes, representation in bankruptcy cases and adversary proceedings.
Through his involvement with the Chambliss Startup Group, Threadgill has worked with a number of startups and entrepreneurs on entity choice and incorporation, intellectual property and technology rights, and general startup matters.
Threadgill is a graduate of the University of Tennessee College of Law (2015) and board member of the Glass House Collective in Chattanooga.
Outside of the office, Threadgill enjoys spending time with his family and friends. He says he strives to balance his time in the office with an active lifestyle outside of it, including playing soccer in adult leagues, attending concerts and hiking nearby trails.
“This year’s CBA YLD Board includes a diverse, impressive group of attorneys. As this year’s YLD President, I’m excited to work alongside such a talented group, and I’m looking forward to the positive impact we’ll have on the community through the various legal clinics and outreach programs we have scheduled for this year,” Threadgill says.
Lentz is a native of Chattanooga who joined Grant, Konvalinka & Harrison in 2004 after serving the firm as a summer associate.
She earned her Juris Doctor from the University of Tennessee College of Law that same year.
Her practice focuses on litigation, family law and dispute resolution. She is a Tennessee Supreme Court Rule 31 listed family law mediator.
Lentz is the immediate past president of the Justices Ray L. Brock Jr. Robert E. Cooper American Inn of Court in Chattanooga.
She’s married to her husband, Jason, and has two daughters.
Sources: CBA; Chambliss Law; Grant Konvalinka; Robinson, Smith & Wells