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2018 Board of Directors

Loretta Cravens
ETLAW 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 Bachelor of Science 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 United States District Court for the Eastern District of Tennessee, the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, and the Supreme Court of the United States. Ms. Cravens is active in her local bar associations and community organizations. She is a graduate of the National Criminal Defense College (2009), the Tennessee Bar Association’s Leadership Law (2012), and has been named to the National Trial Lawyers Top 40 Under 40.

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Elizabeth Carroll
ETLAW President-Elect

Elizabeth Carroll is the Executive Director of Harmony Family Center, a licensed, nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization that, for 20 years, has provided a comprehensive array of innovative, evidence based therapeutic and educational services to a wide spectrum of vulnerable children, families and professionals across the state of Tennessee.  Elizabeth graduated from the University of Tennessee with a Bachelors in Social Work in 1995 and her Law Degree in December 1997.   Before joining Harmony in 2007, Ms. Carroll practiced law in Memphis, Nashville and Knoxville in a wide variety of practice areas including serving vulnerable children and families.  Ms. Carroll has 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, and the East TN Lawyer’s Association for Women.  Most recently she is a graduate of the 2013 Introduction Knoxville class, a graduate of the 2015 UT Consortium for Social Enterprise Effectiveness class, a graduate of the 2016 Leadership Knoxville class and a member of the 2017 Leadership Law class of the Tennessee Bar Association.

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Kati Sanford Goodner
ETLAW Secretary

Kati is a Knoxville native with degrees from Wake Forest University (B.A.), the University of Tennessee (J.D.), and Boston University (LL.M).  During her time at the University of Tennessee College of Law, she was named a University of Tennessee Law Scholar, one of the highest scholarships awarded, and graduated magna cum laude in 2011. Kati’s practice focuses on business and commercial litigation and tax controversy at Lewis Thomason’s Knoxville office, where she also enjoys handling adoptions, an area very close to her heart. In addition to being ETLAW Secretary, she is also member of the Knoxville, Tennessee, and American Bar Associations, and enjoys serving as Mock Trial Co-Chair for the Tennessee Bar Association Young Lawyer’s Division and as the Executive Editor for TortSource, the quarterly publication for the ABA TIPS Division.

Andrea Anderson
ETLAW Treasurer

Andi 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

Ms. Coleman is a partner at Owings, Wilson & Coleman in Knoxville.  Stephanie graduated summa cum laude from Lee University in Cleveland, TN, 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 United States District Court Eastern Division 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.

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Alicia Teubert
ETLAW Corporate Compliance Chair

Ms. 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 Bachelor of Arts 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, she represents ETLAW as an invited guest on the Board of the Young Lawyers Division of the TBA. She also serves as the adult chairperson and horse judging coach for the Knox County 4-H Horse and Pony Project Group.  Additionally, she is an active member of the Knoxville Track Club.  Alicia and her husband are the race directors for KTC’s Strawberry Plains ½ Marathon & 10k and she currently serves on the KTC Board of Directors as secretary.

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

Kathleen Waldrop
ETLAW Programming Chair

Kathleen (“Katie”) Logan Waldrop is a Vice President and Personal Trust Administrator 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.

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.  Ms. Jackson joined the firm as an experienced associate litigator, having represented individuals and businesses in both state and federal courts throughout East Tennessee. Ms. Jackson 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.

Ms. Jackson 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, Ms. Jackson 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.

Ms. Jackson 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 LMU 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 ten 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 TN 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.

Anna Swift
ETLAW Community Outreach Chair

A graduate of the University of Tennessee College of Law, Anna Swift is an associate attorney at the Knoxville law firm of Owings, Wilson & Coleman.  At Owings, Wilson & Coleman, Anna practices primarily in such areas of the law as business law, estate planning, family law, general civil litigation, and local governmental law.  In addition to being a member of the firm (and ETLAW), she is also a member of the Knoxville, Tennessee, and American Bar Associations, as well as the Tennessee Access to Justice Commission, Family Law, and Pro Bono committees.  

Anna has been a member of ETLAW since 2015, and she previously served as ETLAW’s Programming Co-Chair in 2016.  As Community Outreach Chair, Anna looks forward to using her public relations and legal backgrounds, along with her experience with organizations, to fulfill her elected position and contribute to the mission of ETLAW in whatever ways she can.

 

Committee Members

Leslie L. Beale

Position: Programming Co-Chair

Before becoming an executive and developmental coach, Leslie Beale spent fifteen years as a lawyer and executive in a variety of settings including publicly traded companies, large national law firms, and high growth start-ups.  In addition to her private coaching, Ms. Beale also serves as a leadership coach for the University of Tennessee’s Executive MBA programs, and is a frequent speaker on such topics as building a success mindset, designing and achieving a fulfilling career, and becoming a confident leader.

Her clients learn to resolve the stumbling blocks to their success, identify their key priorities, and develop strategies to help them achieve their most important goals – all while finding the sense of well-being they long for.

Ms. Beale is a summa cum laude graduate of the University of Tennessee College Scholars program, and the University of Tennessee College of Law.  She is trained in the Presence-Based Coaching method, has been certified as a coach by the Life Coach School, and is pursuing an Associate Certified Coach designation with the International Coach Federation. 

Sally Goade

Position: Programming Co-chair

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Lynn C. Peterson

Position: Programming Co-chair

Ms. Peterson is a shareholder at Lewis, Thomason, King, Krieg & Waldrop, and is a Supreme Court Rule 31 mediator.  She practices primarily in the personal injury, workers’ compensation, insurance defense, malpractice, employment law, and general litigation areas of law.  She has defended civil rights and municipal liability cases in state and Federal courts.  Ms. Peterson has been a speaker at workers’ compensation and employment law seminars sponsored by lawyers as well as by employers.  She has also participated in in-house training for large employers.

 

Other Invited Guests to the Board

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Alyssa Minge

Position: Immediate Past President

Alyssa is an Associate with Leitner, Williams, Dooley & Napolitan, PLLC. Her practice focuses primarily on insurance defense, workers’ compensation defense, premises liability defense, and doing some simple probate & wills and estate work. She graduated from UT College of Law in 2009, cum laude. Ms. Minge is a member of the Tennessee Bar Association, Knoxville Bar Association, and Hamilton Burnett Chapter of Inns of Court. She is licensed to practice law in all state courts and in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Tennessee.

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 Directors terms are on the calendar year, with elections held at the Annual Meeting in December.

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 Anderson

2004-05: Heather Anderson

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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

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1985-86: Margaret Klein

1984-85: Patty Wheeler

1983-84: Patty Wheeler