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Nashville, TN

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615-320-9933

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Bar Admissions

  • Tennessee, 1980
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Tennessee, 1980
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Tennessee, 1987
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Tennessee, 1988
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of California, 1989
  • U.S. District Court Central District of Illinois, 1991
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 6th Circuit, 1982
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1983
  • U.S. Tax Court, 1981

Education

  • Nashville School of Law, Nashville, Tennessee
    • J.D. - 1980
    • Honors: Class Rank: 17 in Class of 54
  • Stetson University College of Law, St. Petersburg, Florida
    • Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee
      • B.A. - 1974
      • Honors: magna cum laude
      • Major: Political Science
      • Minor: Economics

    Published Works

    • Six Months or Six Days: When You Can File for Divorce in Tennessee?, Tennessee Bar Association
    • "The First Amendment Option in Civil Rights Cases", The Tennessee Trial Lawyer, Vol. 7, No. 2, Summer, 1988
    • "Divorce, It Will Affect Your Business Sooner or Later", Nashville Business Journal, Spring, 1997
    • "If You Live Together, It Will Cost You", Nashville Bar Journal, Vol. 11, 7, July, 2002
    • "Gonewski and Alimony in Tennessee", The Tennessee Trial Lawyer, Vol. 29, No. 2, Summer, 2010
    • "The Phenomenon of Parental Alienation"

    Representative Cases

    • Gant v. Gant, 2017 WL 417225, 2017, Tenn.App.
    • Hauf v. Hauf, 2016 WL 4523230, 2016, Tenn.App.
    • Hogan v. Coyne Int'l. Enterprises Corp., 996 S.W.2d 195, 1998, Tenn.App.
    • Boyd v. Tenn. State University, 848 F.Supp. 111, 1994, M.D. Tenn.
    • Stanbury v. Bacardi, 953 S.W.2d 671, 1997, Tenn., 1982145661
    • Baxter v. State of Tennessee, Dept. Of Corrections, 831 F 2d 293, 1987, 6th Cir., 1987123257
    • Tolar v. City of Cookeville, 952 S.W.2d 831, 1997, Tenn.App.
    • McFarlin v. Watts, 895 S.W.2d 687, 1997, Tenn. App.
    • Cowden v. Sovran Bank/Central South, 816 S.W.2d 741, 1991, Tenn.
    • Dailey v. Southern Heel Co., 785 S.W.2d 344, 1990, Tenn.App.
    • Cullum & Maxey Camping Center, Inc. v. Adams, 640 S.W.2d 22, 1982, Tenn.App.
    • Baxter v. State of Tennessee, Dept. Of Corrections , 831 F.2d 293, 1987, 6th Cir.
    • Wright v. Quillen, 75 S.W.3d 413, 2001, Tenn.App.
    • Wright v. Quillen, 83 S.W.3d 768, 2002, Tenn.App.
    • Staats v. McKinnon, perm. to appeal denied 2006, 206 S.Wd.3d 532, 2006, Tenn.App.
    • In re: Estate of Martha M. Tanner, 2007WL4287373, 2007, Tenn.App.
    • Maynor v. Nelson, 2006WL 3421288, 2006, Tenn.App.
    • Hunt v. Hunt, 2006 WL 1763668, 2006, Tenn.App.
    • Gratton v. Gratton, 2006 WL 794883, 2006, Tenn.App.
    • Brooks v. Brooks, 2005 WL 1584203, 2005, Tenn.App.
    • Zinder v. Zinder, 2005 WL 427987, 2005, Tenn.App.
    • Richards v. Richards, 2005 WL 396373, 2005, Tenn.App.
    • Irvin v. USA, et al., Civ. No. 3:02-0706 , 2004, 6th Cir.
    • Evans v. Evans, 2004 WL1882586, 2004, Tenn.App.
    • Miller v. Miller, 2003 WL 22938950, 2003, Tenn.App.
    • Milam v. Milam, 2002 WL 662026, 2002, Tenn.App.
    • Wright v. Quillen, 2002 WL 13045, 2002, Tenn.App.
    • Miller v. Miller, 2003 WL 22938950, 2003, Tenn.Ct.App.
    • Milam v. Milam, 2002 WL 662026, 2002, Tenn.Ct.App.
    • Kornblee v. Kornblee, 2001 WL 109385, 2001, Tenn.App.
    • Crowell v. Crowell, 2000 WL 688568, 2000, Tenn.App.
    • Evans v. Abdullah, 1999 WL 20777, 1999, Tenn.App.
    • Kincaid v. Kincaid, 1999 WL 1271715, 1999, Tenn.App.
    • Irwin v. Irwin, 1998 WL 726632, 1998, Tenn.App.
    • Rogers v. Watts, 1997 WL 367477, 1997, Tenn.App.
    • Moorehead v. Lincoln & Donelson Care Center, 1997 WL 675455, 1997, Tenn.App.
    • Stanbury v. Bacardi, 953 S.W.2d 671, 1997, Tenn.
    • Blumer v. Blumer, 1995 WL 414872, 1995, Tenn. App.
    • Payne v. Wilson, 1995 WL 33747, 1995, Tenn. App.
    • Dorris v. Dorris, 1993 WL 380778, 1993, Tenn. App.
    • Hazelhurst v. Hazlehurst, 1993 WL 115674, 1993, Tenn. App.
    • Marchetti v. Marchetti, 1993 WL 11711, 1993, Tenn. App.
    • Johnson v. Johnson, 1991 WL 169568, 1991, Tenn. App.
    • Cowden v. Sovran Bank/Central South, 1990 WL 96269, 1990, Tenn.App.
    • Nelson v. Bruce, 1990 WL 31743, 1990, Tenn. App.
    • Sibert v. State, 1989 WL 126710, 1989, Tenn. App.
    • Frenchman v. Third Natil Bank, 1989 WL 100263, 1989, Tenn.App.
    • Willoughby v. Parker, 1988 WL 46201, 1988, Tenn.App.
    • Anderson v. Anderson, 1986 WL 14442, 1986, Tenn.App.
    • Laird v. Laird, 1986 WL 14042, 1986, Tenn.App.
    • Thompson v. American Holding Corp., 1986 WL 5542, 1986, Tenn.App.
    • Hudson v. Hudson, 328 S.W.3d 863 , 2010, Tenn.
    • O'Rourke v. O'Rourke, 2010 WL 4629035, 2010, Tenn. Ct. App.
    • Green v. Green, 2010 WL 891897, 2010, Tenn. Ct. App.
    • O'Rourke v. O'Rourke, 337 S.W.3d 189, 2009, Tenn. Ct. App.
    • Hudson v. Hudson, 2009 WL 3631017, 2009, Tenn. Ct. App.
    • Kershaw v. Kershaw, 2009 WL 4039262, 2009, Tenn. Ct. App.
    • In re Estate of Tanner, 295 S.W.3d 610, 2009, Tenn.
    • Wester v. McDow, 2009 WL 1034758, 2009, Tenn. Ct. App.
    • Waugh v. Waugh, 2007 WL 2200278, 2007, Tenn. Ct. App.
    • O'Rourke v. O'Rourke, 2007 WL 1815413, 2007, Tenn. Ct. App.
    • Schuerman v. Schuerman, 2007 WL 3072770, 2007, Tenn. Ct. App.
    • Cook v. Hess, 2013 WL 1788553 , 2013, Tenn. Ct. App.
    • Halliday v. Halliday, 2012 WL 7170479, 2012, Tenn. App.

    Representative Clients

    • Adventist Risk Management
    • Brauer Material Handling
    • Kentucky-Tennessee Conference, Association of Seventh-Day Adventists
    • South Central Conference Association of Seventh-Day Adventists

    References

    • Sun Trust Bank

    Classes/Seminars

    • Speaker, New Lawyers Seminar, Law Office Management, 1990 to 1993
    • Speaker, "Prime Time" Program, Wills & Estates, Memorial Hospital, 1990 to 1992
    • Speaker, Capital Gain and Valuation, Tax Aspects of Divorce in Tennessee, 1993
    • Speaker, Mediation Tax Consequences, Key Issues in Family Law, 1993
    • Speaker, Spring and Fall Education Programs, Wills and Estates, YWCA, 1989
    • Speaker, Child Custody & Visitation in Tennessee, Experts and Modification of Decrees, National Business Institute, 10/27/1994 to 10/27/1994
    • Speaker, Ethical Considerations in Family Law, Nashville Bar Association Convention, 07/14/1994 to 07/14/1994
    • Speaker, Podiatric Malpractice Featuring Dr. Brian Bacardi, ABC's 20/20, 04/14/1995 to 04/14/1995
    • Speaker, Paralegals in Family Law Practice, Ethics and Appellate Procedure, National Business Institute, 05/11/1995 to 05/11/1995
    • Speaker, Child Custody and Visitation in Tennessee, Ethics, Experts and Change of Custody, NBI, 12/12/1995 to 12/12/1995
    • Speaker, Mock Trial, Sexual Harassment and Discrimination Issues, Certified Property and Casualty Underwriters Annual Meeting, 03/14/1996 to 03/14/1996
    • Speaker, Education Program, Estate Planning and Trusts, Nashville YWCA, 05/07/1996 to 05/30/1996
    • Speaker, Pre-Nuptial Agreements, Ethics, Modification and Litigation, 09/26/1996 to 09/26/1996
    • Speaker, Pre-Nuptial Seminar, Legal Rights, Modification, Provisions & Drafting, Nashville YWCA, 05/13/1997 to 05/13/1997
    • Speaker, Domestic Law, Tennessee Trial Lawyers Association, 1997 to 1998
    • Speaker, Advising Family Business in Tennessee, Heritage Professional Publishing, 10/22/1997 to 10/22/1997
    • Speaker, Wills & Trusts, People's Law School, 1998 to 1998
    • Speaker, Ethics and Procedures, Adoption Law, NBI, 10/08/1997 to 10/08/1997
    • Speaker, Ethics, Grounds for Divorce, Domestic Relations in Tennessee, NBI, 01/15/1998 to 01/15/1998
    • Speaker, Recent Developments in Sexual Harassment Cases, Middle Tennessee Claims Managers Council, 10/02/1998 to 10/02/1998
    • Speaker, Procedure and Ethics, Adoption Law, NBI, 03/16/1999 to 03/16/1999
    • Speaker, Seminar on Cases Study of Jackie Beard Case, Tennessee Association of Private Investigators, Annual Meeting, 06/02/2001 to 06/02/2001
    • Speaker, Ethics: Know Your Rules, Know Your Role, Family Law, NBA, 10/02/2003 to 10/02/2003
    • Speaker, What's New in Domestic Law, Williamson County Bar, 03/05/2004 to 03/05/2004
    • Speaker, Update of Domestic Law, Williamson County Bar, 02/04/2006 to 02/04/2006
    • Speaker, Practical Application of the New Child Support Guidelines, Nashville Bar Association, 02/09/2005 to 02/09/2005
    • Presenter, Significant Topics in Domestic Law, Tennessee Trial Lawyers Assn., 04/06/2006 to 04/06/2006
    • Speaker, 2005 Child Support, Williamson County Bar Guidelines, 02/08/2005 to 02/08/2005
    • Mediation Training, American Arbitration Association, 1992 to 1992
    • Arbitration Training, American Arbitration Association, 1992 to 1992
    • Civil Mediation Training, Dispute Resolution Services David Strawn, 1996 to 1996
    • Advanced Mediation, Tennessee Bar, 1999 to 1999
    • Presenter, Domestic Law Seminar, Tennessee Trial Lawyers Assn., 05/06/2004 to 05/06/2004
    • Presenter, Domestic Law Seminar, Tennessee Trial Lawyers Assn., 04/14/2005 to 04/14/2005
    • Presenter, Domestic Law Forum, Tennessee Trial Lawyers Assn., 04/05/2007 to 04/05/2007
    • Instructor, Law Office Procedure, Domestic Relations and Corporations, Southeastern Paralegal Institute, 1984 to 1992
    • Speaker, Client Communication and Management, Tennessee Association for Justice, 02/03/2012 to 02/04/2012
    • Speaker & Program Chair, Mediation Techniques that Work and the Ones that Do Not, Tennessee Association for Justice, 04/15/2012
    • Presenter, 2012 Domestic Case Law Update, Sumner County Bar, 05/03/2012
    • Presenter, 2012 Domestic Case Law Update, Williamson County Bar, 05/04/2012
    • Domestic Law Considerations for LGBT Families- Tennessee Bar Association LGBT Law Forum September 21, 2018

    Honors and Awards

    • Named one of the Best of the Bar Attorneys by the Nashville Business Journal, 2017
    • Selected to serve as a legal writing mentor for the Nashville School of Law Innovative Writing Mentor Program
    • National Directory of Who's Who in American Executives and Professionals, Membership Number 16531
    • Honorary Member, Tennessee Association of Private Investigators
    • AV Rated Attorney, Martindale Hubbell
    • Top 50: 2013 Women Mid-South Super Lawyers

    Professional Associations and Memberships

    • Tennessee Bar Association, Family Law Committee Chairperson, Present
    • State of Tennessee, Hearing Panel Member, Board of Professional Responsibility, 1990 to 1996
    • Nashville Bar Association, Ethics and Professionalism Practice Committees, 1990 to 1993
    • Nashville Bar Association Lawyer Referral Service, Chairperson, 1992 to 1994
    • Nashville Bar Association, Member, Pro Bono Board of Directors, 1992 to 1994
    • Nashville Bar Association, Member, ADR Committee, 1998 to Present
    • Society of Professionals in Dispute Resolution, Member, 1996 to Present
    • Nashville Bar Association, Member, Fee Dispute Committee, 2000 to Present
    • Tennessee Trial Lawyers Association
    • American Bar Association Lawyers Association for Women
    • American Arbitration Association, Panel Member
    • Mediation Association of Tennessee, Nashville Chapter
    • National Association for Women Business, Owners, 1998 to 1998
    • Tennessee Association of Private Investigators, Honorary Member
    • Tennessee Trial Lawyers Association, Board of Governors Member, 2005 to 2007
    • Tennessee Trial Lawyers Association, Vice Chair, Legislative Committee, 1993 to 2007
    • Nashville Bar Association, Fellow
    • American Bar Association

    Past Employment Positions

    • Little, Thrailkill & Owen, P.C., Nashville, Tennessee, Paralegal, 1975 to 1978
    • Ken Innis Advanced Financial Planning (Now Southeastern Financial Group), Nashville, Tennessee, Technical Assistant, 1978 to 1980
    • Watts, Sweeney, Lewis & Rogers, Nashville, Tennessee, Solo Practitioner, 1980 to 1983
    • Link, Jones, Rogers & Porter, Nashville, Tennessee, Partner, 1983 to 1984
    • Jones & Rogers, Nashville, Tennessee, Partner, 1984 to 1997
    • Special Judge in Circuit and General Sessions Court, 1993 to 1996

    Pro Bono Activities

    • Volunteer, YWCA Legal Clinic, 1981 to 2000
    • Youth Advisor, Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church, 1999 to 2009
    • Member, Greek Ladies Philoptochos Society at Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church
    • President, Myrtlewood/Highlands Homeowners Association, 1989 to 1989
    • President, Parish Council at Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church, 1994 to 1996
    • Chairperson, Metropolitan Transportation Licensing Commission for Nashville and Davidson County

    Languages

    • Modern Greek
    • French
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