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Legal Aid Society Names Lynne T. Ingram as Lead Family Law Attorney of Nashville Office

Legal Aid Society Names Lynne T. Ingram as Lead Family Law Attorney of Nashville Office

NASHVILLE, Tenn., Jan. 11, 2021 – Legal Aid Society of Middle Tennessee and the Cumberlands, Tennessee’s largest nonprofit law firm, announced today that Lynne T. Ingram has joined the firm as lead family law attorney in the Nashville office.

In this role, Ingram will manage the Family Law Practice Group in Nashville, provide legal representation to clients and participate in administrative advocacy and community education. Additionally, she will aid in the coordination of Legal Aid Society’s civil-legal advocacy program for volunteer attorneys.

Ingram brings nearly 20 years of legal experience to Legal Aid Society. She currently serves as an adjunct professor at Vanderbilt University School of Law. Before joining Legal Aid Society, Ingram worked as a partner for Barton and as an attorney with her own practice, Ingram Law. She also served for over 11 years as an assistant United States attorney in the United States Attorneys’ Offices in Nashville and Phoenix.

“We’re excited to welcome Lynne as the lead family law attorney in Nashville,” said DarKenya W. Waller, executive director of Legal Aid Society. “Her previous experience demonstrates her knowledge and passion for the work we do. She’ll be a wonderful asset on our team as we continue to provide equal justice to Middle Tennesseans.”

Ingram earned her Juris Doctor from Western Michigan University’s Cooley School of Law and holds a Bachelor of Arts in English from the University of South Carolina. She is a 2014 graduate of the Tennessee Bar Association Leadership Law Program, which is dedicated to equipping young lawyers to become leaders in their professions and communities.

Ingram is an active member of several organizations, including the Nashville Bar Association where she serves as first vice president, the Tennessee Bar Association, End Slavery Tennessee and the Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee. Ingram founded the Child Care Alliance of Middle Tennessee Fund through the Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee, which aims to create, expand and sustain high quality child care in Middle Tennessee. She has also served as a leadership forum mentor for the Nashville Bar Association.

Ingram is a Nashville Bar Foundation fellow, which honors colleagues who have contributed significantly to the community, and has received several other honors, including the Tennessee Bar Association Leadership Law, Larry Dean Wilks Leadership Award and the Nashville Bar Association President’s Award. She has also been named to the Nashville Business Journal 40 Under 40 and Best of the Bar in Government.

“I’m pleased to join this team of attorneys that share my passion for advocacy,” Ingram said. “I look forward to helping my clients receive fair treatment under the law and regain stability in their lives.”

About Legal Aid Society

Legal Aid Society of Middle Tennessee and the Cumberlands advocates for fairness and justice under the law. The nonprofit law firm, celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2020, offers free civil legal representation and educational programs to help people in its region receive justice, protect their well-being and support opportunities to overcome poverty. It serves 48 counties from offices in Clarksville, Columbia, Cookeville, Gallatin, Murfreesboro, Nashville, Oak Ridge and Tullahoma. Legal Aid Society is funded in part by United Way. Learn more at or by following the firm on Facebook.