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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



Theresa began her legal career as a litigator representing:

  • small & large business owners

  • commercial landlords & tenants

  • regional & national developers

  • general contractors & owners

  • subcontractors & suppliers

  • lenders & other creditors


After a decade 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 is a member of the Tennessee Association of Construction Council (TACC) as well as AGC of East Tennessee, where she has given seminars in ethics, best practices and minimizing risk.  She has been invited to sit on several legislative update panels for the AGC statewide convention and serves on that organization's Legislative Committee.  Theresa has also authored published works for distressed business strategic planning (West Publications), and edited publications for the Missouri Bankers Association.   


She and her attorney husband have three daughters and two border collies, Georgia and Jake.  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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