Anne has deep roots in Davidson County and is a leader in our community. Anne has devoted her legal career to handling the types of cases tried in Chancery Court, representing both individuals and businesses, small and large. She is a committed community volunteer and board member, sharing her talents with a number of area nonprofit organizations. She is a loving mother whose perspective is shaped by the joy of raising a special needs child. She is also a vigorous advocate of the Metro Nashville Public Schools and the educational services it provides to Nashville families. Anne is a graduate of Smith College and Vanderbilt University School of Law.
Anne will bring 25 years of trial experience to the bench and is well qualified to serve as Davidson County Chancellor, Part II. She is a skillful trial lawyer who has earned a solid reputation for her legal knowledge, analytical abilities, and creative problem-solving approach. She has handled many complex cases, including, for example, the case for Fisk University where she was the successful lead trial attorney in a hard-fought dispute over its right to sell an interest in its famous art collection to raise needed funds for the university’s continued operations.
Anne loves Nashville and has lived here for 30 years. She is invested in our community and has enjoyed watching it grow and prosper. Anne is a strong believer in giving back to our community through her many volunteer and board activities for nonprofit organizations, such as the Legal Aid Society, YWCA, Boy Scouts, Hands On Nashville, Juvenile Court Foster Care Review Board, Nashville Cares, Planned Parenthood of Middle and East Tennessee, and the Nashville Chapter of the American Red Cross Blood Board. She also consults and writes about the law and enjoys teaching law students at Belmont Law School about communication and problem solving, as well as helping them develop an appreciation of their future roles and responsibilities as lawyers.
Over her 25 year career, Anne has handled a variety of disputes in every civil trial court, including over 130 cases in Davidson County Chancery Court. She is committed to excellence and frequently is recognized by The Best Lawyers in America, Nashville Business Journal’s Best of the Bar, and Mid-South Super Lawyers, among others.
Anne’s experience includes complex business cases, contract disputes, employment-related issues, and estate and trust matters. She represents both employees and employers, banks, financial institutions, small businesses, start-up companies and family businesses. Anne also handles administrative matters involving state and local regulation of environmental, personnel, transportation, business licensing and other issues. She has the depth of experience handling the types of cases that are regularly heard and decided by the Chancery Court.