Spruell Driver, Jr.
UTNAA President to address August graduates
The Univeristy of Tennessee at Chattanooga will celebrate summer
commencement on Sunday, August 8, at 2 p.m. in the McKenzie Arena.
Approximately 350 students are expected to receive degrees.
Spruell Driver, Jr., a Nashville attorney and president of the
University of Tennessee National Alumni Association, will deliver
the keynote address.
Driver, an associate with the firm Miller and Martin
PLLC, practices before the Tennessee General Assembly as a registered
on behalf of various clients, including healthcare organizations,
insurance companies, telecommunications companies, and professional
groups, concentrating in the areas of government
commercial lending and real estate law, healthcare law, and business
A 1987 industrial engineering graduate from UT Knoxville, Driver
attended Duke University School of Law, graduating in 1991.
In 1998, Driver was named special counsel to the Speaker of
the House of Representatives in the Tennessee General Assembly's
Office of Legal Services. His work involved counsel for the
Ways and Means Committee; the House Budget Subcommittee; the
House Conservation and Environment Committee; the Senate Environment,
Conservation and Tourism Committee; and the Tennessee Black
The Tennessee Supreme Court tapped Driver to head its Judicial
Education and Program Services Division in 2000. In this position,
he was responsible for the statewide management of programs
in alternative dispute resolution, judicial education, court
and court reporting services. Driver returned to private practice
in 2002 when he joined Miller and Martin.
Prior to selection as UTNAA president, Driver has served as
treasurer and president-elect. He has been a member of the
of Governors since 2000 and has previously served on the Davidson
County UTNAA Chapter Board of Directors.