Attorney at Law
I grew up in Kingston, Tennessee. After graduating from Roane County High School in 1988, I attended the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. During my undergraduate studies, I spent six months studying abroad at The University of Swansea in Wales, United Kingdom. I graduated Phi Beta Kappa and cum laude in 1992. The following year I began my studies in the law at The University of Memphis and graduated with my juris doctorate in 1996.
At graduation I was honored with the Dean’s Award for Excellence in Professional Responsibility and Appellate Practice. During my law school career, I was an Articles Editor for The University of Memphis Law Review and became a published author: Torts-Ridings v. Ralph M. Parsons Co.: The Tennessee Supreme Court Rejects Use of Employer Negligence to Reduce Liability of Defendants in Post-McIntyre On-The-Job Tort Cases, 26 UMPSLR 1533, Summer 1996.
Following law school, I began practicing law in Memphis, Tennessee and continued to practice in that city until April 2008, when I moved back to East Tennessee. During the years I lived and practiced in Memphis, I was President of The Memphis Bar Association Family Law Section and I participated in the Leo Bearman, Sr. American Inn of Court. I also obtained my certification as a Rule 31 Listed Family Law Mediator.
I have practiced with the Ridenour & Ridenour Law Firm since April 2008. Today, my primary area of practice is in domestic relations / family law. I also have a thriving family mediation service and am a member of the Roane County and Anderson County Bar Associations.
Outside of my practice, I enjoy participating in my church and mission work, reading and writing, travel within and outside the United States , and gardening and home remodeling.