Boards and Commissions

Board of Claims

Board of Claims is chaired by
Tennessee State Treasurer David H. Lillard, Jr.

Tennessee State Capitol Building

The Board of Claims provides general oversight of the Tennessee's programs for compensating persons damaged by the State or its employees. The Board also reviews and authorizes the purchase of insurance for the State property insurance program and the State aviation insurance program.

The Board reviews and makes recommendations to the Commissioner of Finance and Administration and the General Assembly as to the required funding level of the Risk Management Fund, the contribution required of each state agency, department and institution to achieve the required funding, the required funding for administrative costs, and appropriate levels of self-insurance. The Risk Management Fund (for state and higher education agencies) pays various types of claims, including property damage to state buildings, workers' compensation for state employees, and damages from negligence if filed against the state such as general liability, auto liability, and medical malpractice claims.  

The Board of Claims reviews and approves purchase of insurance policies designed to pay claims against the state or its employees arising from contract or tort, as well as hears disputes between the various departments and agencies of the state involving the assignment of losses to individual departments.This includes the general responsibility to establish policies governing the administration of the state's contract and tort insurance program. In addition, the Board has the authority to hear claims for property damage caused by an escapee from a state correctional facility and to hear claims for compensation by persons wrongfully imprisoned and granted an exoneration pursuant.

Board Meetings and Materials

Upcoming Meetings


Past Meetings

Date and Time Location Agenda/Minutes
Thursday, June 27, 2019
3:30 PM (Central Time)
Tennessee State Capitol (Ground Floor)
Executive Conference Room
600 Martin Luther King Jr.
Nashville, Tennessee
Friday, March 29, 2019
04:00 PM (Central Time)
Tennessee Tower
3rd Floor Conference Room K
312 Rosa L. Parks Avenue
Nashville, Tennessee
  • Public Meeting Notice


Date and Time Location Meeting Notice/Minutes
Thursday, May 31, 2018
10:00 AM (Central Time)
Tennessee Tower (3rd Floor)
Conference Room G
312 Rosa L. Parks Blvd.
Nashville, Tennessee
Wednesday, March 21, 2018
9:30 AM (Central Time)
Tennessee Tower (3rd Floor)
Tennessee Room #2
312 Rosa L. Parks Blvd.
Nashville, Tennessee
Thursday, December 14, 2017
9:00 AM (Central Time)
Tennessee Tower (3rd Floor)
Conference Room G
312 Rosa L. Parks Avenue
Nashville, Tennessee
Thursday, August 17, 2017
1:00 PM (Central Time)
Tennessee State Capitol (Ground Floor)
Executive Conference Room
600 Martin Luther King Jr.
Nashville, Tennessee
Tuesday, June 20, 2017
1:00 PM (Central Time)
Tennessee State Capitol (Ground Floor)
Executive Conference Room
600 Martin Luther King Jr.
Nashville, Tennessee
Friday, December 16, 2016
2:30 PM (Central Time)
Tennessee Tower
Conference Room A
312 Rosa L. Parks Avenue
Nashville, Tennessee
Thursday, June 23, 2016
2:00 PM (Central Time)
Tennessee State Capitol (Ground Floor)
Executive Conference Room
600 Martin Luther King Jr.
Nashville, Tennessee
Wednesday, March 23, 2016
9:30 AM (Central Time)
Tennessee State Capitol (Ground Floor)
Executive Conference Room
600 Martin Luther King Jr.
Nashville, Tennessee

Board of Claims Members

The Board of Claims is comprised of the State Treasurer who serves as Chair, and four (4) ex officio members.


Ex-Officio Members

Member Title/Department Location
David H. Lillard, Jr.
State Treasurer Nashville, TN
Tre Hargett
Secretary of State
Nashville, TN
Justin Wilson Comptroller of the Treasury Nashville, TN
Stuart McWhorter Commissioner, Finance & Administration Nashville, TN
Juan Williams Commissioner, Department of Human Resources Nashville, TN

Contact Us

Have questions about the Board of Claims?  We're here to help!

 (615) 741-2734

Rodney.Escobar@tn.gov

Mailing Address

State of Tennessee
Board of Claims
Andrew Jackson Building, 15th Floor
502 Deaderick Street
Nashville, TN 37243-0202