Main Office – Knoxville

Mailing Address for all Knoxville Counsel
719 Andy Holt Tower
Knoxville, Tennessee 37996-0170
Telephone: 865-974-3245

 

Counsel

Ryan Stinnett

C. Ryan Stinnett

Interim General Counsel
ryanstinnett@tennessee.edu
Office: 7th Floor Andy Holt Tower
Phone: 865-974-2540

Biography

David Whitcomb

David A. Whitcomb

Deputy General Counsel
david-whitcomb@tennessee.edu
Office: 1st Floor Andy Holt Tower
Phone: 865-974-0328

Biography

Mike Fitzgerald

Michael D. Fitzgerald

Associate General Counsel
mike.fitzgerald@tennessee.edu
Office: 1st Floor Andy Holt Tower
Phone: 865-974-9321

Biography

Frank Lancaster

Frank Lancaster

Associate General Counsel
flancast@tennessee.edu
Office: 7th Floor Andy Holt Tower
Phone: 865-974-2544

Biography

Harold Pinkley

Harold Pinkley

Associate General Counsel
harold.pinkley@tennessee.edu
Office: 1st Floor Andy Holt Tower
Phone: 865-974-3416

Biography

Rachel Powell

Rachel K. Powell

Assistant General Counsel
rpowell@tennessee.edu
Office: 1st Floor Andy Holt Tower
Phone: 865-974-0525

Biography

Catherine Villars Lane

Catherine Villars Lane

Associate General Counsel
ccolocot@tennessee.edu
Office: 7th Floor Andy Holt Tower
Phone: 865-974-3096

Biography

Joshua Walker

Joshua R. Walker

Associate General Counsel
jrwalker@tennessee.edu
Office: 1st Floor Andy Holt Tower
Phone: 865-974-7268

Biography

Lela Young

Lela M. Young

Associate General Counsel
lela.young@tennessee.edu
Office: 1st Floor Andy Holt Tower
Phone: 865-974-3542

Biography

 

Support Staff

 

Joan Roberson

Legal Administrator
roberson@tennessee.edu
Direct Dial: 865-974-2543

Joan serves as office manager with responsibilities over all three locations (Knoxville, Memphis, and Chattanooga). She also is assigned to support David Whitcomb, Deputy General Counsel, who oversees the office litigation.


Susan Allemand

Litigation Paralegal
sallema1@tennessee.edu
Direct Dial: 865-974-3633

Susan primarily provides support to Lela Young, Associate General Counsel, in her work on faculty matters and research misconduct cases. Susan and Tina Loflin also share support for Catherine Mizell in her work with the Board.


Diana Garner

Litigation Paralegal
dgarner2@tennessee.edu
Direct Dial: 865-974-6583

Diana is primarily assigned to support Josh Walker, Associate General Counsel, with his litigation before the Tennessee Claims Commission, and Harold Pinkley, Associate General Counsel, in his litigation in federal and state court and before the Tennessee Claims Commission. She also assists in preparing credentialing letters for current and former resident physicians from the Graduate Medical Education Program located at the University of Tennessee Medical Center in Knoxville, and the Chattanooga and Erlanger Health System, as well as other faculty MD’s and nurse practitioners employed by the State who have staff privileges at those entities.


Tina Loflin

Litigation & Transaction Paralegal
tloflin@tennessee.edu
Direct Dial: 865-974-8399

Tina is primarily assigned to support Ryan Stinnett, Deputy General Counsel, Katie Lane, Associate General Counsel, and Frank Lancaster, Associate General Counsel. These attorneys primarily handle transactional work, though Ryan also handles construction litigation. Tina and Susan Allemand also share support for Catherine Mizell in her work with the Board of Trustees.


(Vacant Position)

Litigation Paralegal
Direct Dial:865-974-8300

This individual will be primarily assigned to support Mike Fitzgerald, Associate General Counsel, and Rachel Powell, Assistant General Counsel. Mike and Rachel primarily handle federal and state court litigation, and student and employee issues.


 

 

Memphis Office

Mailing address
66 North Pauline Street, Suite 428,
Memphis, TN 38163
Phone: 901-448-6965

 

Counsel

Mark Petzinger

Mark M. Petzinger

Associate General Counsel
mpetzing@tennessee.edu
Phone: 901-448-4009

Biography

Steven Regenwether

Steven Regenwether

Associate General Counsel
sregenwe@tennessee.edu
Phone: 901-448-4914

Biography

Walter Schuler

Walter E. Schuler

Associate General Counsel
wschuler@tennessee.edu
Phone: 901-448-3510

Biography

Rebecca Tuttle

Rebecca Pearson Tuttle

Associate General Counsel
rtuttle@tennessee.edu
Phone: 901-448-6965

Biography

 

Support Staff

 

Kathy Mathis

Office Manager and Litigation Paralegal
kmathis@tennessee.edu
Direct Dial: 901-448-4261

Kathy serves as office manager in our Memphis Office. She also is assigned to support Rebecca Tuttle, Associate General Counsel, with her litigation before the Tennessee Claims Commission.


Latasha Baker

Legal Assistant II
lbaker41@tennessee.edu
Direct Dial: 901-448-7043

Latasha is primarily assigned to support Steve Regenwether, Associate General Counsel, with his litigation before the Tennessee Claims Commission, and Walter Schuler, Associate General Counsel, with administrative tasks related to his health and business law matters. Latasha and Teresa Young share responsibility for preparing credentialing letters for current and former resident physicians from the Graduate Medical Education Program at UTHSC, and other UTHSC faculty and staff.


Teresa Young

Legal Assistant I
tyoung6@tennessee.edu
Main Phone line: 901-448-5615

Teresa answers phones and greets visitors to our Memphis Office, and prepares invoices for payment. She assists Rebecca Tuttle, Associate General Counsel, with some duties related to her litigation before the Tennessee Claims Commission, and also is assigned to support Mark Petzinger, Associate General Counsel, who advises and provides training regarding employment law matters, student and medical resident matters (disciplinary and academic) and research integrity, and employment and student related litigation. Teresa and Latasha Baker share responsibility for preparing credentialing letters for current and former resident physicians from the Graduate Medical Education Program at UTHSC. and other UTHSC faculty and staff.


 

 

Chattanooga Office

615 McCallie Avenue
Chattanooga, Tennessee 37403
Phone: 423-425-5703

 

Counsel

Yousef Hamadeh

Yousef Hamadeh

Assistant General Counsel
yousef-hamadeh@utc.edu
Phone: 423-425-5703

Biography

 

Support Staff

 

Holly Bentley

Paralegal
Holly-Bentley@utc.edu
Direct Dial: 423-425-5705

Holly is assigned to support to Yousef Hamadeh, Assistant General Counsel, who provides counsel to the UTC campus on a broad range of legal matters, including student conduct, faculty and staff employment, policy and contract/transactional issues.