During my eighteen years of practicing law, my love of trial work and dispute resolution has driven all that I do. I have been happy to have clients that presented me with a wide array of legal needs, both in and out of court.
I have represented clients in state and federal litigation of many kinds, including civil rights, discrimination, general and special education law, land use, general civil claims, employment disputes, juvenile law, and many others. My practice has taken me before state and federal judges, state and federal courts of appeals, administrative tribunals, and mediators. I am proud to bring that broad experience to bear in serving my clients.
I have provided employee training on a number of issues and given legal presentations to several organizations, including the Tennessee Bar Association, the Williamson County Bar Association, and the Tennessee Association of School Personnel Administrators (TASPA). These presentations have covered several areas of law, including procurements and contracts, law enforcement officer training, general school law, IEP’s and 504 plans, public records, and employee discipline.
Prior to joining KHA, I served as In-House Counsel for Williamson County Schools, and have served as a City Attorney for the City of Murfreesboro and as a County Attorney for Williamson County.
I always zealously represent my clients, but I also recognize the practical needs of the client at the same time. At the end of the day I know and value that my clients are people first, no matter what legal circumstances may be taking place. My clients value the thorough analysis I provide, and I am happy to help them make informed decisions.
I grew up in Little Rock, Arkansas, and developed a strong interest in music at a young age. I obtained a Music degree from the University of Memphis in Memphis, Tennessee. While there I sang with Calvary Episcopal Church and from time to time, in the chorus of the Memphis Opera Company. I then received my law degree from the University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law in 2000. While in law school I clerked for the Honorable Judge Robert S. Benham, and I was honored to receive the CALI Excellence for the Future Award in two areas of legal practice: Pre-Trial Litigation and Trial Advocacy.
I am a member of the Tennessee Bar Association, and a former member of the International Municipal Lawyers Association, the Tennessee Municipal Lawyers Association, the National Council of School Attorneys, and the Tennessee Council of School Board Attorneys.
If you need my assistance with any matter, you can contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or by telephone at (615) 567-7303.