A tremendous benefit of membership in the Louisville Bar Association is the opportunity to join one or more of the practice-related sections. The LBA offers 20 sections covering a wide range of specialty areas.

Section chairs and vice-chairs are responsible for coordinating regular meetings, continuing legal education (CLE) seminars, section contributions to the LBA's monthly publication Bar Briefs, and at least one service project per year.

The following is a list of the 2015 Section Chairs and Vice-Chairs:

Section

Chair

Vice-Chair

ADR/Mediation Hon. Joan L. Byer Hon. Jerry J. Bowles
Appellate Sara C. Veeneman Timothy J. Weatherholt
Bankruptcy Tracy L. Hirsch Elizabeth Brown Alphin
Corporate Law Charles W. Dobbins Jr. C. Andrew (Drew) Eckman
Criminal Law J. Vincent Aprile II Maya R. Warrier
Environmental Law Adam T. Goebel Stephen A. Houston
Family Law Rexena Napier Thomas E. Banks II
Health Law David Warren Bufford Karin Irwin
Human Rights Law A. Holland Houston Nirupama (Nima) Kulkarni
In-House Counsel Andrew Nystrom David N. Hise
Intellectual Property Brantley Carl Shumaker Mary Anne Copeland
Labor & Employment Joseph A. Bilby Andrew M. Swafford
Litigation Ashley Gillenwater Eade Kristen H. Fowler
Probate & Estate Robert Joseph Packard Joseph Colvin
Public Interest Law Julie M. Kaelin Marc A. Theriault
Real Estate Robert Benjamin Straus Jessica D. Smith
Social Security Position Available Position Available
Solo & Small Practice Paul Ritchie Hobbs Sarah A. Huyck
Taxation R. Jonathan Raymon Bailey Roese
Young Lawyers Brian M. Bennett Shelby (Coy) Travis

Section chairs and vice-chairs must be active members of the LBA. If you are interested in filling a position, please contact Lisa Anspach or call (502) 583-5314.