David N. Shearon
Dave Shearon is Executive Director of the Tennessee Commission on Continuing Legal Education and Specialization and of the Tennessee Lawyers' Fund for Client Protection. These agencies of the Supreme Court of Tennessee are under the direction of boards made up of lawyers and lay members. He is the first and only Executive Director of each, having begun with TCCLES in 1987. He is a member of the American Bar Association Committee on Specialization, a former president of the Organization of Regulatory Administrators of CLE, and has served on the ABA Advisory Committee on Lawyers' Funds for Client Protection. He speaks and consults nationally on mandatory CLE, especially about automation. He is the creator of Form1.org, Inc., a not-for-profit effort by MCLE regulators and providers nationwide to create a one-stop, online CLE course accreditation portal.
Dave has long been passionate about young people and education, and has spent a number of years studying and working on key issues. In 1998 he was elected to the Metropolitan Nashville School Board where he served until February, 2001. His passion remains strong and he is currently exploring new areas to apply his skills.
Dave and his wife Teresa both graduated from the University of Tennessee in 1976. Dave attended law school at the University of Virginia where he obtained his degree in 1979. Dave and Teresa returned to Tennessee for Dave to begin law practice in Nashville and have lived there since. They have two boys, Tyler, a freshman at Emory University, and Patrick, 7th grade at MLK Academic Magnet.
Dave grew up in Paris, Tennessee, where he attended Atkins-Porter Elementary, Grove Junior High, and Henry County High School. He majored in journalism at the University of Tennessee.
Dave is a Certified Trainer for MindManager X5 Pro ™ business mapping software and was a Level 2 National Archery Association Coach prior to his days on the school board (no time!). One of his goals is to one day resume coaching kids in archery.