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 John Everett Williams
Huntingdon, TN

Vice Chair
Cynthia Richardson Wyrick, Esq.
Sevierville, TN

Mark Vorder-Bruegge, Jr., Esq.
Memphis, TN

Rob Briley
Nashville, TN

John W. Butler, Esq.
Knoxville, TN

Nancy Corley, Esq.
Nashville, TN

Michael Gregory Derrick, Esq.
Memphis, TN

Jacqueline B. Dixon, Esq.
Nashville, TN

Dr. Roland W. Gray
Brentwood, TN

Judge Tammy Harrington
Maryville, TN


Drew McElroy, Esq.
Knoxville, TN

Michael Spitzer, Esq.
Hohenwald, 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

Theodore A. Rice, M.Ed., LPC-MHSP, CEAP,
Certified QPR instructor
Interim Executive Director
Tennessee Lawyers Assistance Program (TLAP)
Washington Square
214 2nd Avenue North, Suite 1
Nashville, TN  37201
Phone:  (615) 741-3238
Toll Free:  (877) 424-8527
Fax:  (615) 741-3508
Email:  ted.rice@tncourts.gov