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Alyssa Minge
ETLAW 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.


Loretta Cravens
ETLAW President-Elect

Loretta G. Cravens is an attorney at Eldridge & Blakney, P.C. 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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Crista Cuccaro
ETLAW Secretary

Crista Cuccaro is an attorney with the City of Knoxville Law Department, where she focuses on zoning and land use law. She earned her B.A. degree from the University of North Carolina and her J.D. degree from the University of Tennessee College of Law. She also serves as the Technology Chair for the Tennessee Lawyers’ Association for Women.

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Heather Ferguson
ETLAW Treasurer

Ms. Ferguson is an associate at Egerton, McAfee, Armistead & Davis, P.C. where she focuses her practice on healthcare matters, including regulatory guidance and hospital acquisitions.  Additionally, Heather’s practice includes a wide range of business matters, including landlord/tenant law and debt collection.

Heather, a northwest Tennessee native, graduated summa cum laude from the University of Tennessee at Martin with a B.S. in Business Administration with a double major in Accounting and Finance.  Heather joined Egerton McAfee after earning her J.D. from the University of Tennessee College of Law where she graduated summa cum laude with a concentration in business transactions. Heather earned the Concentration in Business Transactions Award out of her graduating class.

In addition to ETLAW, Heather is a Member At Large of the Knoxville Barristers, and she represents TLAW as an Invited Guest on the Board of the Young Lawyers Division of the TBA. Heather is also a member of the Board of Directors of the University of Tennessee Alumni Network for the Knoxville Region and the Board of Directors of Goodwill Industries of Knoxville, Inc.

Heather and her husband currently reside in Knoxville with their daughter and two Miniature Schnauzers.

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Stephanie Coleman
ETLAW Historian

Ms. Coleman is a partner at Robertson Overbey 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 Robertson Overbey, 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.

Rachel Hurt
ETLAW Programming Chair

Ms. Hurt is an attorney at Arnett, Draper & Hagood, LLP

Rachel Park Hurt currently focuses her practice on insurance defense, medical malpractice/healthcare liability defense, premises liability defense, and healthcare regulation. Her successes at the trial court level (in both pre-trial motions and multiple jury and non-jury defense verdicts) and at the appellate court level exemplify her ability to prepare, research, write, and articulate winning strategies. During her time at the firm, Rachel has obtained 10+ favorable appellate decisions, both in the Court of Appeals and Tennessee Supreme Court and has obtained numerous pre-trial dismissals in both state and federal court.

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Kati Sanford Goodner
ETLAW Membership Chair

Kati is a Knoxville native with degrees from Wake Forest University (B.A.) and the University of Tennessee (J.D.).  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. During law school, Kati was actively involved in the Law Women organization, where she served in the roles of President and Philanthropy Chair. She also spent three years as an LSAT and GMAT instructor with a national test prep corporation.

As an associate at Lewis Thomason in Knoxville. In addition to being Membership Chair for ETLAW, she is also member of the Knoxville, Tennessee, and American Bar Associations, and enjoys serving as a Member at Large for the Barristers division of the Knoxville Bar Association and as the District 3 Representative for the TBA Young Lawyers Division.

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Andrea C. Anderson
ETLAW Community Outreach Chair

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.

 

Committee Members

 

John Rice

Position: Programming Co-Chair

John Towers Rice joined Elmore, Stone and Caffey as an associate attorney in 2014. He focuses his practice in the area of complex litigation and handles a variety of medical malpractice, products liability, and commercial litigation matters. John is admitted to the Tennessee and South Carolina Bars, as well as the bars for the United States District Courts for the Eastern and Middle Districts of Tennessee. He is a member of the American Bar Association, Tennessee Bar Association, and Knoxville Bar Association. He also serves as a member of the American Bar Association Young Lawyers Division Leadership. 

Lindy D. Harris

Lindy Harris

Position: Programming Co-chair

Lindy D. Harris is an associate with Woolf, McClane, Bright, Allen & Carptenter PLLC whose practice is focused primarily on civil and commercial litigation and the representation of creditors and litigants in the United States Bankruptcy Courts.

Ms. Harris was admitted to practice law in 2010 in state courts in Tennessee. She is a member of the Knoxville Bar Association and the Tennessee Bar Association. She has been selected by her peers as a 2016 Mid-South Super Lawyers Rising Star in the fields of Civil Litigation, Business Litigation, and Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights.

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Elizabeth Carroll

Position: Community Outreach Co-chair & Programming Co-chair

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.

 

Anna Swift

Position: Programming Co-chair

Katie Waldrop

Katie Waldrop

Position: Membership Co-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 tax and 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.

Other Invited Guests to the Board

 

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Catherine Anglin

Position: Immediate Past President

Ms. Anglin is an attorney with Paine | Bickers LLP. Catherine builds on her 13 years of experience as an environmental scientist to practice in civil litigation, focusing on products liability, construction defect, environmental, and complex insurance defense. She received her undergraduate degree in environmental science from Georgia Tech in 1996 and her law degree from the University of Tennessee College of Law with honors in 2009. Catherine previously served as a Program Co-chair for ETLAW for three years and as the ETLAW representative to the TBA Young Lawyers Division for one year.  She is a Past Chair of the TBA Environmental Law Section. Catherine lives in Knoxville with her husband, Brian, and their daughter, Caroline. You can contact Catherine at cwa@painebickers.com or 865-525-0880.