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Dorothy Johnson Pounders

Managing Partner
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Practice Areas

  • Family Law
  • Litigation
  • Arbitration
  • Mediation

Admitted: 1981, Tennessee

Law School: University of Memphis, J.D.

Member: Memphis (President, 1999; Board of Directors and Executive Committee, 1992-1998; President, Family Law Section, 1994-1995), Tennessee and American Bar Associations; Memphis Bar Foundation (Board Member; President, 2002-2003); Association for Women Attorneys (Recording Secretary, 1992; Vice President, 1993); Lawyers Journal Club; Leo Bearman, Sr., American Inns of Court.

Biography: Distinguished Alumna, University of Memphis, 2006. Recipient: Judge Jerome Turner Lawyers Lawyer Award, 2003; Marion Griffin-Frances Loring Award, for contribution to legal profession, Association for Women Attorneys, 1997. Tennessee Commissioner for National Conference on Uniform State Laws, 1992-1998. Commissioner, 1997 and Chair, 2002-2003. Chair, Tennessee Supreme Court Alternative Dispute Commission. Commissioner, Tennessee Appellate Nominations Commission, 1993-1996. Hearing Officer, Tennessee Board of Professional Responsibility. Interviewer: Moral Fitness Review, Tennessee Bar Examiners; Shelby County Juvenile Court Foster Care Review Board, 1987-1989. Listed Tennessee Supreme Court Rule 31 Mediator. Certified Arbitrator, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers. Appointed to, Advisory Board of Professional Responsibility. Fellow, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers. Fellow, American College of Trial Lawyers. Best Lawyer in America, 1985-2008.

Born: Memphis, Tennessee