I have a passion for helping female attorneys find the perfect legal career.
Sometimes, we all need to go against the grain and do things that make us happier, more well-rounded and engaged. With over twenty years as an attorney, fourteen years of experience as a yoga practitioner, and eight years as a certified yoga instructor, I'm devoted to sharing what I have learned with others.
I have had three different careers as an attorney. The first as a partner at a traditional law firm in Tennessee. I loved that job, but life changes, and we sometimes have to make difficult choices. For me, this meant leaving the firm in 2006, just one year after becoming a partner.
Why would I do this? Like many women, my hard work led to a certain level of professional success right when I wanted to expand my family. I wanted a second child—and I wanted more time with my kids than being a partner at a firm would allow. Not to mention that my husband was eyeing a position with the U.S. State Department. So on December 23, 2006, with a three-year-old and a six-month-old in tow, I boarded a plane from Knoxville, Tennessee, and moved to Warsaw, Poland, intending to take time off from practicing law.
But knowing something is right doesn’t make it easy. It may not surprise you that just months after leaving my job, I was already looking to get back to work. I missed my career. Shortly after I arrived in Warsaw, I started teaching yoga at the U.S. Embassy. I also began planning my return to the legal workforce. My husband’s assignment number two took us to Chennai, India.
In Chennai, I took a position with an international Legal Process Outsourcing (LPO) company that provides legal support services to large U.S.-based companies and law firms. Thus began my second legal career path, which would eventually lead me to become COO and Director of Legal Solutions. My time in India also allowed me to deepen my yoga practice with exposure to several classical yoga teachers including T.K.V. Desikachar, Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga, Saraswathi and Sharath Jois. I received my certification to teach yoga from the Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga Shala in Chennai, India in 2010.
Today I am fortunate that I have been able to embark on a new career path that not only allows me to continue my legal career but also enables me to incorporate my love of art, yoga, and the practice of law to help others.
Recent Speaking Engagements
Women's Empowerment Conference—2018–Nashville, Tennessee
Idaho Technology Council—2018–Boise, Idaho
The Sedona Conference - EU General Data Protection Regulation—2017–Houston, Texas
The Sedona Conference - Return on Investment - Data Security—2016–Microsoft Campus Redmond, Washington
Tennessee Bar Association–Legal Services Management Companies Changing Law Practice—2016–Nashville, Tennessee