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 Tennessee, Spectrum, Vol. 75, No. 1, Winter 2002.