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Biographical Information

 

                      

 

 

 

 

 

Admission Dates & Jurisdictions

1994- Tennessee Supreme Court

1997- United States District Court for the Eastern District of Tennessee

2012- United States Supreme Court

Education

University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Tennessee

Juris Doctorate, May 1994

Bachelor of Arts, Political Science Major, Business Minor, May 1990

 

University of Exeter, London and Exeter, England       

Summer Law Program, 1992

 

Professional Experience

Ogle, Gass & Richardson, P.C., Sevierville, Tennessee

Shareholder, January 2001 – present

Associate, January 1996-January 2001

  • Civil litigation practice, representing clients in state and federal court, with emphasis on plaintiff’s personal injury litigation, medical malpractice, business formation and litigation, complex matrimonial and custody matters, and wills and estates
  • Rule 31 listed Civil and Family Mediator

Honorable Gary R. Wade, Tennessee Court of Criminal Appeals, Knoxville, Tennessee

      Judicial Clerk, July 1994-December 1995

  • Review appellate records and prepare draft opinions
  • Prepare bench briefs for use at oral argument
  • Conduct legal research

 Honorable Houston M. Goddard, Tennessee Court of Appeals, Knoxville, Tennessee

       Judicial Clerk, September 1993-June 1994

  • Review appellate records and prepare draft opinions
  • Prepare bench briefs for use at oral argument
  • Attend oral arguments
  • Conduct legal research

Honors & Awards

Named as a Super Lawyer for the Mid-South, 2014-2016

Named to the National Association of Distinguished Counsel, 2014-2017

Named as a Top Attorney by CityView Magazine, 2012-2016

Tennessee Bar Association President’s Award Recipient, 2006

Tennessee Bar Association Award for Exemplary and Committed Service to the Tennessee Bar

Association Leadership Law Program, 2007

American Bar Association General Practice, Solo & Small Firm Section Small Firm Practitioner of Merit

Award Recipient, 2004-2005

American Bar Association Law Student Division Bronze Key Award, 1994

           University of Tennessee Chancellor’s Citation for Extraordinary Campus Leadership and Service, 1993

University of Tennessee W.K. McClure Scholarship Recipient, 1992

University of Tennessee College of Law John W. Green Scholarship Recipient, 1991

 

Professional Associations

            American Bar Association

House of Delegates, Member, 1993-1994 and 2004-2006

Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Section (TIPS)

Chair, Law in Public Service Committee, 2006-2008

Chair, Medicine and Law Committee, August 2015-August 2016

Chair-Elect, Medicine and Law Committee, August 2014-August 2015

Vice Chair, Medicine and Law Committee, 2010-2014

Member, Scope and Correlation Committee, August 2016-present

TIPS NOW Fellow, 2003-2005

Young Lawyers Division and Law Student Division, various leadership positions

from 1992-2004

            Tennessee Bar Association

            Past President, June 2015-present

            Immediate Past President, June 2014-June 2015

            President, June 2013-June 2014

            President-Elect, June 2012-June 2013

Vice President, June 2011- June 2012

Member, Executive Committee, 2008-2015

Member, Board of Governors, 2003-2005 and 2008-2015

Chair, Bench/Bar Committee, June 2015-June 2016

Member, Bench/Bar Committee, 2014-present

Chair, Evolving Legal Markets Survey Work Group, 2016-present

Chair, Programs Committee, 2008-2012

Director, Tennessee Bar Association Member Services, Inc. Board, 2012-2014

Chair, Tennessee Legal Community Foundation Board, June 2014-June 2015

Chair, General Practice, Solo and Small Firm Section, 2006-2008

Chair, Public Education Committee, 2005-2006

Chair, Young Lawyers Division, 2004-2005

Member, 2006 Leadership Law Class

           National Conference of Bar Presidents

            Fellow

 

            Southern Conference of Bar Presidents

Member

 

           Tennessee Lawyer Assistance Program

           Commissioner, June 2015-present

           Tennessee Judicial Conference

           Member, Executive Committee, 2013-2014          

 

Tennessee Bar Foundation

Secretary, Board of Trustees, 2011-2012

Member, Board of Trustees, 2009-2012

Member, Governance Committee, April 2015-present

Member, IOLTA Grant Review Committee, 2001-2003

 

Sevier County Bar Association

Member

 

Tennessee Trial Lawyers Association

Member

 

           Hamilton Burnett Inn of Court

Master of the Bench

           American Bar Foundation, Tennessee Bar Foundation, Tort Trial and Insurance

           Practice Section, American Bar Association Young Lawyers Division, and Tennessee Bar

            Association Young Lawyers Division

            Fellow                                    

            Tennessee Lawyers Association for Women

            Member

           East Tennessee Lawyers Association for Women

            Member             

            National Association of Women Judges’ Informed Voter Project

            Co-Chair of Tennessee campaign through formation and Honorary Co-Chair from 2013-2014       

            Leadership Sevier

            Member, 2009 Class

 

 

Service Activities

                      Second Look Commission

                      Commissioner, 2015-present

                      Tennessee Justice Center

                      Chair, Board of Directors, 2010-2011

Vice Chair, Board of Directors, 2008-2010

Member, Board of Directors, 2006-2015

Member, Advisory Committee, June 2015-present

                     Cherish the Child Foundation

                       Member, Board of Directors, June 2010-June 2012

University of Tennessee College of Law Institute for Professional Leadership

                      Member, Inaugural Advisory Board- February 2015-present

                     The Library Society of the University of Tennessee

Chair, Executive Committee, 2003-2005

Member, Executive Committee, 1994-1997 and 2000-2006

Member Emeritus, 2006-present