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
Judge Thomas T. Woodall
Manchester, TN

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

Nancy Corley, Esq.
Nashville, TN

Michael Gregory Derrick, Esq.
Memphis, TN

Dr. Roland W. Gray
Brentwood, TN

Branch H. Henard, III, Esq.
Nashville, TN

Judge Rhynette Hurd
Memphis, TN

Drew McElroy, Esq.
Knoxville, TN

Bruce G. Seidner, Ph.D.
Knoxville, TN

Bethany Spiller, Ph.D.
Cordova, TN

A. Randolph Sykes, Esq.
Sevierville, TN

Judge D. Kelly Thomas
Knoxville, TN

Mark Westlake, Esq.
Nashville, TN

Cynthia Richardson Wyrick, Esq.
Sevierville, TN

Supreme Court Liaison:
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