2012 NBA BOARD OF DIRECTORS NOMINEES
Margaret M. (“Marnie”) Huff
Margaret M. (“Marnie”) Huff is an independent attorney/
mediator, arbitrator and workplace conflict management
consultant. She has a B.A. from Smith College (1972) and a
J.D. from Vanderbilt (1976).
Huff is a member of the NBA ADR, Appellate Practice, Attorney
Health & Wellness, and Bankruptcy Committees. She was twice honored with an NBA President’s Award for her work chairing the Ethics Committee (1987) and the Task Force on Attorney Health & Wellness (2008). She is also past chair of the Bankruptcy (1986 and 1991) and Pro Bono (1988) Committees. She is a fellow of the Nashville Bar Foundation. Marnie’s state and national bar work include service on the TBA Section of Dispute Resolution Executive Council (past chair 2006-7), the ABA Section of Dispute Resolution Council (elected to a 3 year term in 2010), and the ABA Section of Dispute Resolution Ethics Committee (co-chair 2007-11). She recently completed three years of service as a Commissioner on the Tennessee Lawyers Assistance Program Commission, an appointment by the TN Supreme Court. She is a past member and officer of Boards of Directors at Dismas House and the Nashville Conflict
Resolution Center. She is a volunteer English Language Learner tutor at St. Ann Church and a volunteer ombuds for the U.S. Department of Defense TN ESGR program (Tennessee Committee for Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve).
Special areas of interest include civility, access to justice and dues - civility in public discourse among lawyers, public officials and community leaders to foster reasoned dialog in decision-making, access to justice for persons of modest means, and stewardship of member dues.