Tom Stovall
TN. Secretary of State
2504 Essex Place

Nashville, TN 37212

Phone: 615-741-0518
Fax:
Email: tom.stovall@state.tn.us
   
 
 
 

Biography/CV:

     
  Thomas G. Stovall is the Director, Chief Administrative Judge within the Administrative Procedures Division with the Office of the Tennessee Secretary of State. Judge Stovall received his B.A. from Earlham College, and his J.D. from the university of Tennessee. Judge Stovall manages the office of administrative judges who preside over contested case hearings on behalf of Tennessee state and local administrative agencies. He has been trained as a Tennessee Supreme Court Rule 31 general civil mediator and has received extensive training in judicial management and practice from the National Judicial College and the National Association of Administrative Law Judiciary (NAALJ). Judge Stovall has also received the required training in special education law to conduct special education due process hearings and mediations brought under the Individuals with Disabilities Educational Improvement Act (IDEA) and Tenn. Code Ann. Sec. 49-40-601 et. seq. Judge Stovall is a member of the Tennessee Bar Association, the Central Panel Directors Conference and NAALJ. Judge Stovall is the current co-chair of the Administrative Law Section of the TBA and a member of the TBA Task Force on Judicial Conduct Rules. He is a former member of the Board of Governors of the NAALJ. Judge Stovall has spoken on administrative law and special education topics before the TBA, Nashville Bar Association, and Tennessee Attorney Generalís continuing legal education seminars, and the Tennessee Association of Administrators of Special Education. He has also been a panelist at numerous NAALJ national conferences. Judge Stovall is a former instructor of administrative law at the Southeastern Paralegal Institute and is the author of Alternative Dispute Resolution of County-Urban Growth in Tennessee, Spectrum, Vol. 75, No. 1, Winter 2002. Judge Stovall is the current chair of the Administrative Law Section of the Tennessee Bar Association (TBA) and is also currently a member of the TBA Task Force on Judicial Conduct Rules. He is a former member of the Board of Governors of the NAALJ. Judge Stovall has spoken on administrative law and special education topics before the TBA, Nashville Bar Association, and Tennessee Attorney Generalís continuing legal education seminars, and the Tennessee Association of Administrators of Special Education. He has also been a panelist at numerous NAALJ national conferences. Judge Stovall is a former instructor of administrative law at the Southeastern Paralegal Institute and is the author of Alternative Dispute Resolution of County-Urban Growth in Tennessee, Spectrum, Vol. 75, No. 1, Winter 2002.