Anne focuses her divorce practice on high asset, high conflict cases. She believes that divorce should be handled with professionalism and discretion, and works to diffuse destructive, expensive tactics from overly aggressive opposing counsel, always aiming to maintain the clients’ privacy while preserving assets for settlement. Anne draws from her extensive litigation experience, as well as her work as a trained mediator, to obtain results her clients can not only live with, but live well.
Raising her two children as a single mother has taught her many life lessons that go beyond traditional legal services. When it comes to parenting, winning an argument or dispute is not always the most important goal.
Serving a child’s best interest can require standing up for what is right or reaching a smart compromise. Either way, guiding parents through these mine fields is very rewarding. Anne works with her clients to develop parenting plans that allow the children to thrive in a new family structure.
A nationally recognized speaker for family lawyers, Anne was recently invited to present to the ABA Family Law Section Spring Conference. She currently practices law in Memphis and Nashville. Anne is a Rule 31 trained civil and family law mediator, and has also completed domestic violence mediation training
A leader in the legal community, Anne is past chair of the Family Law Committee of the Memphis Bar Association, and is an active member of the American Bar Association, the Nashville Bar Association, and the Association of Women Attorneys. Anne has successfully completed the prestigious ABA Family Law Trial Advocacy course at the National Institute of Trial Advocacy, and was a member of the inaugural class of Tennessee Leadership.
She is active in her community as well, serving on the board of the Tennessee Shakespeare Company, and as a volunteer fundraiser for The Children’s Museum of Memphis, Hutchison School, and St. George’s Church.
She has served as a room mom, PTO Treasurer, and a member of the Diversity Committee at her children’s schools, as well as their soccer and basketball coach, and Sunday School teacher.
Before becoming a family law attorney, she practiced with Bass, Berry & Sims, PLC in Nashville and Wolff Ardis, P.C. in Memphis, handling complex commercial litigation. Anne graduated from New York University School of Law in 1996 and with high honors from the University of Tennessee in 1989, where she was a member of Phi Beta Kappa.
For fun, Anne travels with her two daughters, both of whom are adopted and Hispanic. They travel to Mexico annually to foster the girls’ relationships with their birth families, practice Spanish and experience the rich Mexican culture.
Anne spends her free time driving to her girls’ athletic and social events and playing tennis. In 2018, she was the second oldest woman to complete the StrongFirst Level One Kettlebell Instructor certification course.