As a dedicated Tennessee attorney, I specialize in flat-fee uncontested divorces, wills, and living wills. I work diligently to communicate with my clients to first understand their needs and then to keep them apprised of what is happening with their case until we reach the best possible outcome. I work remotely, saving my clients both the hassle of visiting an office and the expense of paying for my overhead. By focusing on uncontested divorces, we're able to do what's in everyone's best interest in most cases.
I grew up in a military family, moving often, until settling in Pensacola Florida for the majority of my youth. On September 18, 2001 I decided to join the Army. I completed my basic training at Ft. Benning Georgia and my military job training at Ft. Gordon Georgia. Following military school, I was stationed at Ft. Campbell Kentucky in 2002. While serving I was deployed to Iraq twice, once in 2003 and again in 2005. While on my second deployment I decided that I wanted to get out of the military, go to school, and become an attorney.
Upon returning from Iraq, I left the Army, joined the Tennessee National Guard, and started school at Middle Tennessee State University (MTSU). I majored in political science and minored in history. While at MTSU I was a member of the first moot court team and my partner and I finished eighth at regional, both of us being recognized as top orators of the competition, and making it to the national moot court tournament.
While at the University of Memphis I focused my legal education on trial work. I participated in the school’s mock trial and moot court competitions, I was the treasurer and vice president of the Tennessee Defense Lawyers Association, and I was the chairman of the FedEx corporate outreach committee for Memphis Association of Law & Business. I also participated in the Child and Family Litigation Clinic, where I had the opportunity to represent children in juvenile court and probate court. In representing my clients, I prepared for trials, wrote briefs to the court, and litigated dependency and neglect, and conservatorship issues. In my last semester I worked as an intern with the Shelby County District Attorney’s Office (DA’s).
After finishing law school, a series of very fortunate events brought me to Nashville. I spend the first six years of my career working as a defense attorney. Since then, I've started a family and I appreciate the importance of safe communities, healthy relationships, and doing what's best for children when you have them.
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Top 100 Trial Lawyers||The National Trial Lawyers||2015|
|Co-Founder||The Law Offices of Lords and Cate||2013 - 2020|
|Student Attorney||Child and Family Litigation Clinic University of Memphis||2012 - 2013|
|Law Clerk/Intern||Honorable Don Ash||2012 - 2012|
|Law Clerk||A. W. Wages||2011 - 2013|
|Multichannel Transmission System Operator and Maintainer||Tennessee Army National Guard||2007 - 2009|
|Multichannel Transmission System Operator and Maintainer||United States Army||2002 - 2006|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Tennessee Bar Association||N/A||2013 - Present|
|Tennessee Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers||N/A||2013 - Present|
|Self Published Pamphlet||How to Deal With Police||2014|
|University of Memphis - Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2013|
|Middle Tennessee State University||BS - Bachelor of Science||2010|
|Unity-in-the-Community Expo||How to Deal with Police Encounters||N/A|
|State of Tennessee v. H. P.||case dismissed prior to preliminary hearing.|
|State of Tennessee v. D. B.||Not guilty following a jury trial|
|State of Tennessee v. H. B.||Guilty of assault, and facilitation of an aggravated burglary: 2 years of probation and not guilty on all the remaining counts.|
|State of Tennessee v. K. M.||K. M. Plead guilty to Aggravated Assault, 6 years at 30%|
|State of Tennessee v. D. W.||After a two day trial, D. W. was found not guilty|
|State of Tennessee v. K. J.||After a two day trial, K. J. was convicted of Simple Robbery, 15 years at 60%|
|State of Tennessee v. A.W.||Case Dismissed|
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