2014 TPIA CPE Seminar

  • Saturday, March 08, 2014
  • 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Calhoun's on the River, Knoxville, TN


2014 TPIA CPE, March 8, 2014

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Seminar Speakers


Dr. William M. (Bill) Bass III (Dr. Bass Photo)

Dr. Bass is an American forensic anthropologist, best known for his research on human osteology and human decomposition. He has also assisted federal, local, and non-U.S. authorities in the identification of human remains. He taught at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville, and though currently retired from teaching, still plays an active research role at the University of Tennessee Anthropological Research Facility, which he founded.


The Facility is more popularly known as "The Body Farm", a name used by crime author Patricia Cornwelll in a novel of the same name, which drew inspiration from Dr. Bass and his work. Bass has also described the body farm as "Death's Acre" – the title of the book on his life and career, co-written with journalist Jon Jefferson. Jefferson and Bass, under the pen name "Jefferson Bass", have also written seven fictional works: Carved In Bone, Flesh and Bone, The Devil's Bones, Bones of Betrayal, The Bone Thief, The Bone Yard, The Inquisitor's Key, and Cut To The Bone.


Bass is the third generation in his family to have an educational building named after him. The Dr. William M. Bass III Forensic Anthropology Building dedication ceremony was September 27, 2011, near the Body Farm.

Click HERE for a complete vitae of Dr. William Bass.


G. Scott Green, Esq.


G. Scott Green is an attorney who practices in Knoxville, Tennessee with the firm of Valliant, Harrison, Schwartz, & Green, P. A.  From 1989-2002 Green worked as an Assistant District Attorney in Sevier and Knox Counties.  During his tenure as a prosecutor Green was involved in the prosecution of numerous murder, and violent felony prosecutions including State of Tennessee v. Gary Sutton and James Dellinger, State of Tennessee v. Brett Rae and Shayne Lovera, State of Tennessee v. Howard Walter Thomas, (the “I-75 Sniper”), State of Tennessee v. Marcus Branner, (the “Underground Murder”), State of Tennessee v. Shawn Baugh and Craig Shears, (the “Expo Inn Murder”) and State of Tennessee v. Adrian Arnett, (the “Old City Rapist”) among numerous other cases.  After leaving the District Attorney’s Office Green has defended numerous clients accused of crimes in both Federal and State courts including a former judge, former tennis pro Roscoe Tanner, a member of the West family federal marijuana conspiracy, accused capital murder defendant, Letalvis Cobbins, and Darren Huff who was accused of attempting to take over the Monroe County Courthouse. During the nearly twenty-six years Green has been practicing law he has tried over two hundred fifty jury trials, and has prosecuted or defended several thousand cases. He is presently the Republican nominee for Knox County Criminal Court Judge, Division III. Green and his wife Jamie live in Knoxville; he has three sons.



Bobby Eugene Jones, Jr.

Bobby Jones is an ACTAR Accredited Accident Reconstructionist.  He is also the Assistant Chief Reserve Unit for the Knox County Sheriff's Department.  In addition to supervising all reserve deputy activities and general operation, heading up special divisions such as bicycle and marine patrol, he is also responsible for training and assisting the coordination of the Traffic Division which is responsible for accident investigation and reconstruction of all major or serious traffic accidents.  He will speak on "How to Investigate an Accident Involving a Homicide".

Click HERE for a complete vitae of Bobby Jones. 



Beth Smith Bell

Beth Smith Bell is the Administrative Assistant, RB3, (Training and Education Coordinator), Private Investigation and Polygraph Commission, Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance.  She will be speaking on "Ethics for Private Investigators" and "Reciprocity". 



Debra L. Fulton, Esq.


Debra L. Fulton is an attorney with the law firm Frantz, McConnell & Seymour, LLP in Knoxville and is a graduate of the University of Tennessee Law School.  She concentrates her practice in the areas of general civil litigation, toxic exposure litigation, workers' compensation, products liability, personal injury litigation, insurance, appellate and mediation. She has appeared before state and federal courts throughout East Tennessee, the Court of Appeals, the Tennessee Supreme Court and the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals on various civil matters, and she has practiced extensively before the Tennessee Department of Labor in workers' compensation matters.  She will speak on "What An Attorney Needs From An Investigator".

Tennessee Professional Investigators Association
P. O. Box 225 
Knoxville, TN 37901
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