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  • JD (2005) Mercer University

  • BA (2002) Mercer University

  • Licensed in GA & TN

  • Mid-South "Super Lawyer Rising Star" 2013, 2014, 2015

  • Tennessee Association of Construction Counsel
    ADR Chair 2023/24

  • TBA Construction Section, Vice-Chair 2023/24

Theresa began her legal career as a litigator representing:

  • general contractors & owners

  • subcontractors & suppliers

  • regional & national developers

  • small & large business owners

  • commercial landlords & tenants

  • lenders & other creditors


After more than a dozen years of court room battles, she decided to put that litigation experience to work for her clients on the front end of the deal, helping to manage the risks and avoid litigation wherever possible.


Theresa serves on the Tennessee Bar Association - Construction Section Executive Board and serves as the 2023/24 Vice-Chair. She is also a member of the Tennessee Association of Construction Council (TACC) where she currently serves as Chair for the ADR Committee.  Theresa is a member of AGC of East Tennessee, where she has given seminars in ethics, best practices and minimizing risk and is a forum member of the AGC America - Contracts Forum.  She has been invited to sit on several legislative update panels for the AGC statewide convention and serves on that organization's East Tennessee Legislative Committee.  Theresa has also authored published works for distressed business strategic planning (West Publications), and edited a publication for the Missouri Bankers Association as well as the 2005 Labor Law Journal.   


She and her attorney husband have three daughters and two border collies, Georgia and Jake, and a "border-cat" named Kirby.  In their free time, they enjoy camping, watching movies, cheering on the Georgia Bulldogs, all things Disney, runDisney and Girl Scouts.  Theresa is a sustaining member of the Junior League of Chattanooga and she and her family attend church at Our Lady of Perpetual Help.

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