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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.
KEITH C. DENNEN is a member of the Nashville law firm of Farris Bobango, PLC, where his main areas of practice are litigation, franchise law, hospital law, health care, commercial law, corporate law, intellectual property, and employment. He is a frequent lecturer on ethics and has spoken to various groups, including the American Bar Association's Forum on Franchising. Mr. Dennen is the editor of the Tennessee Ethics Handbook - 2nd edition. He is a former chair of the American Bar Association's Young Lawyers Ethics and Professionalism Committee. Mr. Dennen earned his B.B.A. and J.D. degrees from the University of Memphis.
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.
KERRY E. KNOX is a sole practitioner, primarily focusing on employment litigation. He has tried multiple cases in state and federal courts, including race discrimination, gender discrimination, age discrimination, retaliation, violations of the Family & Medical Leave Act, and violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act. Mr. Knox has also briefed and argued cases before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, Tennessee Supreme Court, the Tennessee Court of Criminal Appeals and the Tennessee Court of Appeals. He served as a law clerk to the Hon. Ann E. Vitunac in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida. Mr. Knox graduated, magna cum laude, from Middle Tennessee State University and earned his J.D. degree, magna cum laude, from the University of Tennessee College of Law.
MARK MCGRADY is an attorney with Farrar & Bates LLP, practicing in the areas of insurance defense, municipal liability defense, civil rights defense, police liability defense, governmental tort liability defense, employment law, employment discrimination and trial and appellate law. He was Fountain County (Indiana) chief deputy prosecutor from 2007-2011 and Fountain County prosecuting attorney from1999-2006. Mr. McGrady earned his B.A. degree, summa cum laude, from Wabash College and his J.D. degree, high honors, from Duke University School of Law.