Tennessee Lawyer Assistance Program

Supreme Court Rule 33 -- The Tennessee Lawyer Assistance Program assists lawyers, judges, bar applicants and law students who suffer from physical or mental disabilities that result from disease, disorder, trauma or age and that impair their ability to practice or serve. Members are appointed by the Supreme Court. An administrator and staff serve TLAP.


Judge Michael Spitzer
Hohenwald, TN

Vice Chair
Cindy Richardson Wyrick, Esq.
Sevierville, TN

Jacqueline B. Dixon, Esq,
Nashville, TN

Rob Briley
Nashville, TN

John W. Butler, Esq.
Knoxville, TN

Nancy Corley, Esq.
Hendersonville, TN

Timothy P. Davis, M.D.
Chattanooga, TN

Michael Gregory Derrick, Esq.
Memphis, TN

Judge Tammy Harrington
Maryville, TN

Troy Jones, Esq.
Knoxville, TN


Kathryn Reed
Memphis, TN

Cythia Richardson Wyrick, Esq.
Sevierville, TN

Mark Westlake, Esq.
Nashville, TN

Supreme Court Liaison:
Chief Justice Jeffrey S. Bivins
Tennessee Supreme Court
401 Seventh Avenue North, Suite 321
Nashville, TN  37219-1407

J.E. "Buddy" Stockwell
Executive Director
Tennessee Lawyer Assistance Program
214 2nd Ave. N, Ste 1
Nashville, TN 37201
Phone: (615) 741-3238
Toll Free: (877) 424- 8527
Fax: (615) 741- 3508
E-mail: buddy.stockwell@tncourts.gov
Term: Executive Director
Appointed by: Supreme Court