The LBA is both proud and excited to announce the creation of its Federal Practice Section. This new section is designed for LBA members who currently practice in the federal courts or are interested in learning more about practicing in the federal courts. The Federal Practice Section is led by co-chairs, Tommy Gleason, a member of Frost Brown Todd, and Chris Tieke, Assistant U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Kentucky. The LBA appreciates the support and guidance provided by Judge David J. Hale, U.S. District Court for the Western District of Kentucky, in the creation of our newest section.

The LBA Federal Practice Section is currently accepting members and anticipates holding its first official section meeting Friday, October 8. Under Tommy’s and Chris’ leadership, the Section has already planned several CLE events for this fall and winter covering both criminal and civil federal practice topics—stay tuned to future Bar Briefs and eBriefs for dates, locations and times for both the Section meeting and the CLEs.

If you are interested in becoming a member of the Federal Practice Section, please contact Marisa Motley, LBA Membership Director, at for more information. Section dues will be waived for new members of the Federal Practice Section during the remainder of 2021.