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Mary Ellen Morris

Mary Ellen Morris

Nashville, Tennessee

B.A. awarded summa cum laude December 1982 from Western Kentucky University. Double major in History and Broadcasting. Recipient of Award of Excellence Scholarship, A.M. Stickles History Award Scholarship, and Senior Sorority Woman Highest GPA Award

J.D. from Vanderbilt University Law School May 1988. Order of the Coif, Vanderbilt Law Review, Moot Court Team, Moot Court Board, Law Review Associate Editor's Award, Recipient of American Jurisprudence Awards in Federal Income Taxation, Professional Responsibility, Property I and Criminal Practice and Procedure.

Bar Admissions

  • Tennessee, 1988
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Tennessee
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Tennessee
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Tennessee
  • U.S. Court of Appeals Federal Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 6th Circuit
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1994


  • Vanderbilt University School of Law, Nashville, Tennessee
    • J.D. - May, 1988
    • Honors: Member, Moot Court Team
    • Honors: Member, Moot Court Board
    • Honors: Member, Order of the Coif
    • Honors: Law Review Associate Editor's Award
    • Honors: Recipient of American Jurisprudence Awards
    • Law Review: Vanderbilt University Law Review, Associate Editor
  • Western Kentucky University
    • B.A. summa cum laude - December, 1982
    • Honors: Recipient, Award of Excellence Scholarship
    • Honors: A.M. Stickles History Award Scholarship
    • Honors: Senior Sorority Woman Highest GPA Award
    • Major: History
    • Major: Broadcasting

Published Works

  • Vehicle Black Boxes, Committee on Trial Evidence, American Bar Association Section of Litigation, Vol. 14, No.1, 2005
  • Asgrow Seed Company vs. Winterboer, 512 U.S. 179, 1995


  • Advanced Depositions in Tennessee, 2005 - 2006

Honors and Awards

  • Martindale-Hubbell AV Rating

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • American Bar Association
  • Tennessee Bar Association
  • Nashville Bar Association
  • Marion Griffin Chapter of the Lawyers Association for Women
  • Tennessee Lawyers Association for Women


  • $22 million verdict awarded to Kinnard Clayton & Beveridge clients Bette and Ben Donathan.
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