Faculty Profile: Thomas Stovall

Thomas StovallTenn Dept of State Admin Procedures Div312 Rosa L. Parks Ave Nashville, TN 37243 Work Phone: (615) 741-0518Email Address:
Previous Courses Taught (21)
  • Admin Law: Rules of Procedure for Appeals of UAPA Cases
  • Administrative Law Annual Forum 2018
  • Administrative Law: Challenges for New Lawyers
  • Administrative Law Bootcamp
  • Open Meetings Act: Court Enforcement of the Act
  • Open Meetings Act: Advising Other Agencies
  • Administrative Law: Pre-Trial and Declaratory Orders Part 2
  • Administrative Law: Pre-Trial and Declaratory Orders Part 1
  • Administrative Law: Pre-Trial and Declaratory Orders
  • Administrative Law: A Law Clerk's Perspective
  • Administrative Law: Essential Provisions of the UAPA
  • Navigating Through the Open Meetings Act
  • Overview of Declaratory Order Proceedings
  • Administrative Law: A Law Clerk's Perspective
  • Administrative Law: Essential Provisions of the UAPA
  • The Inside Scoop in Administrative Law:
  • Contested Case Hearings & Judicial Review
  • Agency Complaint Investigations & Representation of a Client Through the Investigative Stage
  • Contested Case Hearings: 3 Perspectives
  • Administration Hearing Process
  • Administrative Civil Penalty Law in Tennessee:

Administrative Law Judge, Administrative Procedures Division, Office of the Tennessee Secretary of State.

Education: B.A. Earlham College; J.D. University of Tennessee.

Judge Stovall 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).

He 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 (TBA) and is past chairman of the TBA Administrative Law Section. He is 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 General’s 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 TennesseeSpectrum, Vol. 75, No. 1, Winter 2002.