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JOHN R. ANDERSON is an attorney with Grant Konvalinka & Harrison, P.C. He has practiced extensively in business and general corporate, employment and human resource matters, real estate development, finance, mergers and acquisitions and bankruptcy. Mr. Anderson also has extensive experience in commercial litigation and litigation involving zoning and annexation. He has served as the city attorney for the city of East Ridge, has been special counsel to Hamilton County during the urban growth plan development and represented the Hamilton County Water and Wastewater Treatment Authority. In his role as city attorney for the city of East Ridge, Mr. Anderson worked extensively with the Tennessee Municipal League in advocating and developing the administrative hearing statute recently passed by the Tennessee General Assembly. He is admitted to practice in Ohio and Tennessee and is a member of the American Bar Association, Federal Bar Association, Tennessee Bar Association, Ohio State Bar Association and the Chattanooga Bar Association. Mr. Anderson earned his B.A. degree from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga and his J.D. degree from the University of Cincinnati.
GEORGE A. DEAN is a partner with the Nashville law firm of Tune, Entrekin & White, P.C. He is recognized as an expert in the South on land use law. Mr. Dean has been involved in some extremely important land use (and other) cases at the trial and appellate court levels. He has principally written Legal Aspects of Codes Administration (revised 2004). In 2009, Mr. Dean published the 2nd Edition of Tennessee Zoning Boards: Practice and Procedure. He continues to concentrate in land use litigation, as well as other litigation. Mr. Dean earned his A.B. degree, cum laude, from Lafayette College and his J.D. degree from Vanderbilt University. He is a member of the Nashville, Tennessee and American bar associations; and the American Planning Association.
SAMUEL H. EDWARDS is retired from government service, and is the former executive director and chief legal counsel for the Greater Nashville Regional Council. He is a former transportation planner with the Tennessee Department of Transportation, former planning director for the Wilson County/Lebanon Planning Office and former regional planning director and deputy executive director of the Greater Nashville Regional Council. Mr. Edwards serves as the administrative hearing officer for Kingston Springs and received the Joseph I. Mulligan, Jr. Distinguished Public Service Award from the International Municipal Lawyers Association. He earned his B.S. degree from Middle Tennessee State University, his M.P.A. degree from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville and his J.D. degree from the Nashville School of Law. Mr. Edwards is a member of the Tennessee Bar Association, the 15th Judicial District Bar Association, and the American Institute of Certified Planners.