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Team

Ron Ramsey

Founding Member
Ron Ramsey served as Tennesseeā€™s senate speaker and lieutenant governor from 2007 to 2017. He was a member of the Tennessee General Assembly for 24 years, serving two terms as a state...
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J. Russell Farrar

Founding Member
J. Russell (Russ) Farrar has more than three decades of lobbying and governmental relations experience. As a co-founder and senior partner of Nashville-based law firm Farrar & Bates, he has successfully tried...
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William N. Bates

Member
William N. (Bill) Bates is co-founder and senior partner of Nashville-based law firm Farrar & Bates, with more than 40 years of experience in both the public and private sectors. Prior to...
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Addison Russell

Government Relations Specialist
Addison Russell is an attorney and government relations specialist with Nashville-based law firm Farrar & Bates. She serves as assistant general counsel to Tennessee REALTORSĀ®, and lobbies the Tennessee General Assembly on...
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Ross V. Smith

Ross V. Smith

Government Relations Specialist
Ross V. Smith is an attorney and government relations specialist with Nashville-based law firm Farrar & Bates. He currently litigates on behalf of the TML Risk Management Pool and multiple local governments...
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