Hanson R. Tipton was sworn in as President of the Knoxville Bar Association at the Knoxville Bar Association Annual Meeting and Elections on December 13, 2019. The KBA serves nearly 2,000 members with an eighteen-member Board of Governors. All KBA policies and programs are either developed or overseen by the bar’s Board of Governors. The Executive Committee (Officers of the Knoxville Bar Association) consists of the President, the President-Elect, the Secretary, the Treasurer, and the Immediate Past President. Mr. Tipton served as President-Elect for the 2019 Bar year. He has served on and chaired numerous committees and boards in the Knoxville and Tennessee Bar Associations. He won the 2014 KBA President’s Award in recognition of outstanding performance and dedicated service on behalf of the Knoxville Bar Association.

In his introductory remarks at the Annual Meeting, Mr. Tipton thanked the members for their continued committed service to the KBA and the people of our community in need of legal services. He discussed his plans for 2020, including a Habitat for Humanity house build, celebration of the centennial of women’s suffrage in the United States, and a focus on servant leadership. Mr. Tipton encouraged members to take advantage of the many resources and service opportunities offered by the KBA.