|Tennessee - TN||41 years|
|Dist. of Columbia - DC||34 years|
Judge Harrington’s experience in life as well as law has been extensive and varied. She has been a journalist, a schoolteacher, and a senior staffer in the Tennessee legislature.
A Diverse Legal Background
A native of Jackson, Madison County in West Tennessee, Judge Harrington graduated from Middle Tennessee State University and got her Juris Doctor from Vanderbilt Law School. Judge Harrington has had a diverse career, serving as a law partner to former U.S. Senator Fred D. Thompson, as General Counsel in the Department of Conservation, and as Counsel to the Tennessee Oil and Gas Board and Tennessee Historical Commission. She was also elected a member of the Davidson County Election Commission and served on the Rules Committee of the 1988 Democratic National Convention.
With such a varied legal background, Judge Harrington truly knows how to see from her clients’ perspectives and serve their legal interests best.
Extensive Knowledge of Both Civil and Criminal Matters
In Nashville, General Sessions Judges have broad jurisdiction in both civil and criminal matters, including mental health committals, domestic violence criminal matters, DUI, and traffic jurisdiction.
At Judge Harrington’s request, the Tennessee General Assembly created the first countywide Environmental Court in the nation. She was the only judge of that court during her entire eight years on the bench and had jurisdiction over all Metropolitan Municipal Code cases and many Tennessee environmental laws.
This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority in 2007.
Censured issued in TN, 2007
updated on 09/21/2013
When an attorney is censured it means he or she did something wrong but may still practice law. Typically in this case the lawyer's poor behavior is exposed to the public in hopes that he or she will not repeat the behavior.