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Elizabeth Carroll
ETLAW President

Elizabeth Carroll recently joined the Office of the General Counsel at TVA, serving as an attorney in the employment law group.  Prior to her current position, she served for over 11 years as Executive Director of a local nonprofit organization.  In that role she directed the executive, legal, contracts, HR, accounting, IT, and programming departments.  Elizabeth graduated from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, with a bachelor’s degree in social work and a law degree.  Elizabeth brings years of experience to ETLAW, having practiced law in Memphis, Nashville, and Knoxville prior to her most current roles.  She has also served and/or held leadership roles in a wide variety of organizations including the Knoxville Bar Association, Memphis Bar Association, Community Legal Center of Shelby County, Knoxville Habitat for Humanity, Rotary Club International, and ETLAW.   She is a graduate of Introduction Knoxville (2013), The UT Consortium for Social Enterprise Effectiveness (2015), Leadership Knoxville (2016), TBALL (2017), and the East Tennessee Regional Leadership class (2018), and she currently serves at Lincoln Memorial University’s Duncan School of Law as an adjunct professor.

Katie Waldrop
ETLAW President-Elect

Katie Logan Waldrop is the Estate Administration Manager and a Vice President in the Trust Division of Home Federal Bank of Tennessee.  Her primary focus is on handling estate administrations, but she also handles a myriad of legal issues for the Division.  Prior to her employment with Home Federal Bank, Katie practiced law for five years with a Knoxville law firm specializing in estate planning and estate administration.  She received her J.D. degree from the University of Tennessee College of Law, earning the prestigious Order of the Coif distinction, and is a member of the Knoxville, Tennessee, and American Bar Associations, as well as the Knoxville Estate Planning Council.

Anna Swift
ETLAW Secretary

A graduate of the University of Tennessee College of Law, magna cum laude, with an undergraduate degree in public relations, Anna Swift is an attorney advisor for the Social Security Administration.  She has been licensed to practice law since 2014 and has been a member of ETLAW since 2015, having previously served as the programming co-chair in 2017 and the community outreach chair in 2018.  Now, as ETLAW secretary, Anna intends to utilize her public relations and legal backgrounds, along with her experience with serving other worthwhile organizations, to fulfill her elected position and advance ETLAW’s mission to empower female lawyers in the East Tennessee region.

Andrea Anderson
ETLAW Treasurer

Andi Anderson is an attorney with Holbrook Peterson Smith.  She is a member of the American, Tennessee, South Carolina, and Knoxville Bar associations.  She is a member of the American Bar Association’s Section of Taxation.

While attending the University of Tennessee College of Law, Andi served as president of Phi Alpha Delta legal fraternity and received special orders from the IRS to practice as a student attorney in the Legal Aid Society of Middle Tennessee and the Cumberlands’ Low Income Taxpayer Clinic, where she represented clients in tax controversy matters.

Andi attended Georgetown University Law Center where she earned both a Master of Laws (LL.M.) in Taxation and a Certificate in Employee Benefits, the latter being an official recognition of her mastery of the law and taxation of retirement plans, executive compensation, and benefits planning.

In her spare time, Andi enjoys relaxing with a good book and a cup of coffee and exercising with her husband, Matt, and their dog, Benny.

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Stephanie Coleman
ETLAW Historian

Stephanie Coleman is a partner at Owings, Wilson & Coleman in Knoxville.  Stephanie graduated summa cum laude from Lee University in Cleveland, Tennessee, with a B.A. in 2005.  She earned her law degree from the University of Tennessee College of Law in 2008.  While there, she was named to the Order of Barristers, achieved Dean’s List, and received Certificates of Excellence in Contracts II and Contract Drafting.  She also argued for the Labor and Employment Law Moot Court Team at the National Competition in New York.  She was admitted to the Tennessee Bar in 2008 and the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Tennessee in 2009.

As a partner at Owings, Wilson & Coleman, Stephanie provides general counsel services to businesses throughout East Tennessee.  As a day-to-day resource for the companies with which she works, Stephanie reviews contracts, assists in collections, and advises on employment law issues including unemployment claims and issues related to the ADA, FLSA, and FMLA.  She has drafted employment handbooks, policy and procedure manuals, and affirmative action plans and serves as a resource to ensure compliance with local and federal laws and regulations.

Alicia Teubert
ETLAW Corporate Compliance Chair

Alicia Teubert is an associate at Elmore, Stone & Caffey, PLLC, where she focuses her practice primarily on business and real estate transactions, including business formation, banking law, commercial leasing, commercial real estate acquisition and development, construction and lien law, contracts, mergers and acquisitions, and secured transactions.

Alicia, born and raised in Saline, Michigan, attended The University of Michigan-Ann Arbor, where she graduated with high distinction with a B.A. in political science and communications.  She earned her J.D. from the University of Tennessee College of Law in 2010, graduating summa cum laude with a concentration in business transactions.

In addition to serving on ETLAW’s Board, Alicia serves as chair of the Tennessee Bar Association Young Lawyers Division Diversity Committee and is the adult chairperson and horse judging coach for the Knox County 4H Horse and Pony Club.  She is actively involved in the Knoxville Track Club, where she serves as president of the Board of Directors, sits on numerous standing and ad hoc committees, and is a volunteer race director for the Strawberry Plains Half Marathon and 10K.

Alicia and her husband live in Knoxville with their two dogs, a Pomeranian and a Golden Retriever mix.

Heather Ferguson
ETLAW Programming Chair

Heather Ferguson is an attorney at Egerton, McAfee, Armistead & Davis, P.C., where she began her practice in 2013 and focuses on healthcare regulatory and transactional law in addition to commercial transactions and business representation.  Heather is a native of northwest Tennessee and attended the University of Tennessee at Martin where she earned a B.S. in business administration with a double major in accounting and finance, graduating summa cum laude.  She earned her J.D. from the University of Tennessee College of Law, where she focused on business transactions and graduated summa cum laude.  Heather earned the prestigious Concentration in Business Transactions Award and was chosen to be a member of the Order of the Coif.  Among other organizations of which Heather is a part, Heather serves on the Goodwill Industries-Knoxville, Inc. Board of Directors, is a member of the University of Tennessee Women’s Council, and is a member of Grace Baptist Church.  Heather and her husband have two daughters and two Miniature Schnauzers.

Allison Jackson
ETLAW Membership Co-Chair

Allison Jackson is an associate at Egerton McAfee, Armistead & Davis, where she practices labor and employment law, business litigation, commercial litigation, and general civil litigation.  Allison joined the firm as an experienced associate litigator, having represented individuals and businesses in both state and federal courts throughout East Tennessee.  Allison now assists her clients with a range of labor and employment and dispute resolution-related matters, including providing legal counsel to avoid and resolve anticipated or existing employment-related concerns and business and commercial issues, assisting with the maintenance and enforcement of rights, and handling the prosecution and defense of civil cases.

Allison graduated cum laude from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville with a B.A. in political science with a concentration in public administration.  She earned her J.D. from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville where she graduated cum laude with a concentration in advocacy and dispute resolution.  While a student at the College of Law, Allison earned Certificates of Academic Excellence in Business Associations, Pretrial Litigation, and Interviewing and Counseling.  She also served as a student materials editor for the Tennessee Law Review and as a student-attorney for the University of Tennessee Legal Clinic.

Allison is active in a number of additional professional and community organizations, including the Tennessee and Knoxville Bar associations, Nucleus Knoxville, Young Professionals of Knoxville, the Alpha Delta Pi Alumnae Association, and Sacred Heart Cathedral.  She and her husband reside in Knoxville along with their two sons and two Labrador Retrievers.

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Katie Jones
ETLAW Membership Co-Chair

Professor Katie Tolliver Jones joined the Lincoln Memorial University Duncan School of Law in August of 2017.  Before joining the faculty of LMU Law, Professor Jones worked at the law firm of Holbrook, Peterson, Smith, PLLC in Knoxville.  While at the firm, she focused on estate planning and civil litigation. 

In 2010 Professor Jones was selected by the American Bar Association Section of Taxation for one of two national fully-funded, two-year public service tax fellowships.  As a public service fellow, she worked as an attorney with the Legal Aid Society of Middle Tennessee and the Cumberlands to set up a low-income tax clinic serving eight counties in Appalachia.  Professor Jones represented clients in administrative proceedings, negotiated settlements with the IRS, and represented clients in complex Federal Tax Court litigation.  She also handled matters involving housing law, domestic violence, family law, juvenile law, elder law, disability law, and employment law and taught continuing legal education seminars.  Professor Jones worked for the Legal Aid Society of Middle Tennessee and the Cumberlands for a total of 10 years, having begun as a volunteer and law clerk.

Professor Jones grew up in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, and completed her undergraduate studies at The University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.  She graduated with honors in political science and sociology with a minor in social and economic justice.

Professor Jones earned her J.D. at the University of Tennessee College of Law.  During law school, she received authorization from the IRS to represent clients in administrative hearings and litigation.  She was also licensed as a student attorney by the Tennessee Supreme Court to handle other types of cases.  She represented clients in the domestic violence clinic and the education law practicum and served on the Tennessee Law Review.

Professor Jones enjoys legal writing and strives to help students use their individual strengths to succeed and develop the skills needed to practice law.

In her spare time, Professor Jones volunteers for community organizations and enjoys hiking, reading, cooking, Tar Heels basketball, and travelling.  She is fluent in conversational and written Spanish.

Maha Ayesh
ETLAW Community Outreach Chair

Since 2008, Maha Ayesh has practiced with Jennifer Morton Law, PLLC, in Knoxville, Tennessee, where she focuses on plaintiff-side employment law and civil rights litigation.  Prior to private practice, she served as judicial law clerk to the Honorable Joseph M. Tipton of the Tennessee Court of Criminal Appeals.  In 2011, Maha was awarded a U.S. Fulbright grant to travel to Jordon and work on a project related to human trafficking, forced labor, and the rights of migrant domestic workers.  Maha graduated from the University of Tennessee College of Law with Highest Honors in 2006 and was named Outstanding Graduate of her class.  She is admitted to practice law in Tennessee state courts, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Tennessee, and the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals.  She is a member of the Knoxville and Tennessee bar associations and currently serves on the board of the Tennessee Employment Lawyers Association (TENNELA) and the TBA Labor and Employment Committee Executive Council.

Additional Co-Chairs/Committee Members

Allison Starnes-Anglea

Position: Programming Co-Chair

Before joining the Lincoln Memorial University Duncan School of Law in 2017, Director Allison Starnes-Anglea practiced law in Tennessee.  She practiced civil law with a local firm for five years and went on to work for the Department of Human Services for the State of Tennessee for two years.  While in private practice, she actively participated in service opportunities for the benefit of local veterans and the elderly, and she served two terms as Board of Directors President for Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of East Tennessee.  In 2018, she was recognized as an “Attorney for Justice” by the Tennessee Supreme Court.

Allison received a B.S. from Rollins College in Winter Park, Florida.  She went on to receive her J.D. in 2010 from the University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law, where she was awarded the Dean’s Distinguished Award for Pro Bono Service for her efforts with Memphis Area Legal Services.  She is an active member of the Knoxville Bar Association, Tennessee Bar Association, and ETLAW.

Soojin Kim

Position: Programming Co-Chair

Soojin Kim is an attorney at Egerton McAfee, Armistead & Davis, where she practices corporate law, business and commercial litigation, and immigration law.  She graduated from SungKyunKwan University in South Korea with a B.A. in economics and English literature.  Upon graduation, she worked for a Non-Governmental Organization for refugees in Korea, assisting refugees in the legal process for obtaining refugee status.  Soojin then earned her J.D. from the Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C., where she graduated magna cum laude.  Afterward, she worked for the World Bank in Washington, D.C., assisting with investigations into allegations of fraud and corruption in relation to World Bank-financed development projects.  Soojin has since made Knoxville her home and joined Egerton McAfee.

Other Invited Guests to the Board

Loretta Cravens

Position: Immediate Past President

Loretta G. Cravens founded Cravens Legal in Knoxville, Tennessee.  Her practice focuses primarily on the defense of criminal charges, including felonies and misdemeanors in both state and federal courts.  Loretta received her B.S. in Political Science, magna cum laude, from Tennessee Technological University in Cookeville, Tennessee, in 2000 and her J.D. from the University of Tennessee College of Law in Knoxville, Tennessee, in 2004.  She is admitted to practice in all Tennessee state courts, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Tennessee, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, and the Supreme Court of the United States.  Loretta is active in her local bar associations and community organizations.  She is a graduate of the National Criminal Defense College (2009) and the Tennessee Bar Association’s Leadership Law (2012) and has been named to the National Trial Lawyers Top 40 Under 40.

Past Presidents of ETLAW

ETLAW is fortunate to have benefited from the leadership of numerous accomplished attorneys, who are listed below.  Prior to 2009, terms on the ETLAW Board of Directors followed the fiscal year.  Now, the Board of Director terms are on the calendar year, with elections held at the Annual Meeting in December.

2017: Alyssa Minge

2016: Catherine Anglin

2015: Laurie Ball

2014: Jamie Ballinger-Holden

2013: Rebecca Franklin

2012: Terry Woods

2011: Karen Crutchfield

2010: Wynne Caffey

2009: Deb House

2007-08: Justice Sharon Lee

2006-07: Morna McHargue Erwin

2005-06: Heather Ferguson

2004-05: Heather Ferguson

2003-04

2002-03: Sharon Frankenberg

2001-02: Nanette Landon

2000-01: Elaine Burke

1999-2000: Victoria Bowling

1998-99: Bridget Bailey

1997-98: Ginny Schwamm

1996-97: Lucinda Albiston

1995-96: Sally Lighter

1994-95: Dania Leatherman

1993-94: Sharon Frankenberg

1992-93

1991-92: Wanda Sobieski

1989-90: Wanda Sobieski

1988-89: Kitty Grubb

1987-88: Margaret Klein

1986-87

1985-86: Margaret Klein

1984-85: Patty Wheeler

1983-84: Patty Wheeler