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Experience

Solo Legal Practitioner, Knoxville, TN | 2007-Present

UTK Family Studies Adjunct Instructor | 2011-Present

Associate, Elder Law of East Tennessee | 2013-2016

Associate (part-time), Anne McKinney, PC | 2007-2008

Associate, Burroughs, Collins & Jabaley, PLC | 2006-2007

Principal Investigator, Master’s Thesis, Mizzou | Negotiating the Legal Divorce Process: Mothers’ Perceptions & Experiences (qualitative grounded theory methodology) | 2004-2005

Mizzou Service, Legal Internships & Clinics | Treasurer, Graduate Professional Council (2001-2005); Graduate Research Assistant, Campus Institutional Review Board (2005); Intern for Ann Barker, Esq., East Tennessee Dept. of Children’s Services (Knoxville, summer 2004); Mizzou Criminal Law Clinic (spring 2004); Mizzou Law Mediation Clinic (fall 2003); Intern for Boston Law Collaborative (Boston, MA, summer 2003); Intern for UBS PaineWebber Legal Dept. (Weehawken, NJ, summer 2002); Graduate Research &/or Teaching Assistant, Family Studies Dept. (2000-2005)

Mediation & ADR trainings | University of Tennessee (1996-1999); IIMCR: Institute for International Mediation & Conflict Resolution (The Hague, Netherlands, summer 1996); University of Missouri (2003); Knoxville Community Mediation Center (2009)

Collaborative Law trainings, Knoxville, TN | April 2013 & March 2017

Education

UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI
Juris Doctor, 2005 | Master of Science, Family Studies, 2005

UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE
Bachelor of Science, Family Studies & University Honors Program, 1999

 

Activities & Affiliations

• ETHRA’s Public Guardianship Program
• Tennessee Immigrant & Refugee Rights Coalition
• John T. O’Connor Senior Center Policy Board of Directors
• East Tennessee Collaborative Alliance
• United Way Greater Knoxville (Education C Investment Committee)
• Tennessee Bar Association’s 2018 Public Service Academy
• Head Start Policy Council substitute
• Legal Aid of East Tennessee
• Knoxville Community Mediation Center
• Medic Clinic platelets donor
• 2018 Groves Conference on Marriage and Family
• Tai Chi for Health Institute International Governing Board

Bar Admissions

• Tennessee, 2006