I represent clients in all types of litigation, including business litigation, construction litigation, class action defense, insurance coverage issues, breach of contract, construction law, product liability, securities law, defamation, fraud, lender liability, property disputes, title issues, and intellectual property disputes. I represent lenders, municipalities, and other creditors in bankruptcy matters. I also represent clients in AAA arbitration and FINRA matters.
My clients range from Fortune 500 companies, to small and medium-sized business clients, to entrepreneurs and individuals. I consult regularly with clients on business formation, employment agreements, contract matters, regulatory compliance, and other issues that arise from time-to-time.
I am licensed to practice in Tennessee and Arkansas and am admitted to the United States District Courts for the Western District of Tennessee, the Middle District of Tennessee, the Eastern District of Tennessee, the Eastern District of Arkansas, the Eastern District of Michigan, the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, and the United States Supreme Court.
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|AR||Authorized to practice||1995||01/17/2016|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Memphis Construction Law "Lawyer of the Year"||Best Lawyers in America||2015|
|Super Lawyer -- Business Litigation||Law & Politics Magazine||2014|
|Top 50 Attorneys in Memphis||SuperLawyers||2014|
|Top 100 Attorneys in Tennessee||SuperLawyers||2014|
|Top 50 Women Attorneys in the Mid-South||SuperLawyers||2014|
|The Best Lawyers in America -- Commercial Litigation||Best Lawyers||2014|
|The Best Lawyers in America -- Construction Law||Best Lawyers||2014|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Memphis Bar Foundation||Fellow||2014 - Present|
|Memphis Bar Association||President-Elect||2014 - Present|
|Amercian Bar Foundation||Fellow||2014 - Present|
|Memphis Bar Association||Board of Directors||2013 - Present|
|Tennessee Bar Foundation||Fellow||2012 - Present|
|Federal Bar Association (Memphis Mid-South chapter)||President||2007 - 2007|
|Memphis Bar Association||Board of Directors||2004 - 2005|
|Association of Women Attorneys||Board of Directors||2001 - 2002|
|American Inn of Court, Leo S. Bearman, Sr. Chapter||Barrister||1999 - 2000|
|University of Memphis Law Review||Tort Actions Against Churches — What Protections Does the First Amendment Provide?||1994|
|University of Memphis Law Review||Andrews v. Bible||1993|
|University of Memphis - Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1994|
|Vanderbilt University||English||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1991|
|TLAW Annual Conference||Ethical and Pratical Issues in the Business of Practicing law||2012|
|USLaw Network Fall 2009 Client Conference||Extending and Receiving Credit in the New Economy||2009|
|CLE||Leadership in Government (Moderator)||2007|
|CLE||Making the Transition: Law School to Litigation||2003|