D. Kay Church is highly self-motivated and has an outstanding work ethic, which became evident even as a teenager. Kay entered the legal profession in 1999 as a legal assistant while attending college. She then worked her way through college and law school. From 2004 to 2006, Kay worked as a law clerk for the prestigious Tollison Law Firm located in Oxford, Mississippi, while earning her law degree. She also worked on an project basis for the late Omar D. Craig, a legend who practiced law for over fifty years. His view of the legal profession being a service industry, with lawyers being in service to their fellow man, has shaped how she approaches each case.
Kay began practicing in the Middle Tennessee area in 2006. She strives to stay on the cutting edge of all changes, updates, and trends in the law. This includes tracking legislative developments and reading Tennessee Court of Appeals and Tennessee Supreme Court decisions as they are released almost daily. She often attends more Continuing Legal Education than is required by the Board of Professional Responsibility. She is also a member of the Williamson County Bar Association, the Tennessee Bar Association, and the John Marshall American Inns of Court Kay Church takes time to really understand her clients’ goals in each case. She puts great effort into making sure clients’ questions are answered and their needs are met.
While not in the courtroom, meeting with clients or working on cases, she enjoys spending time with her husband, children, and their dog, Buddy. Her family attends regular church services in the area and is involved in various community outreach programs as well as global missions. Kay is particularly passionate about stopping the global epidemic of human trafficking.
ADMITTED: 2005 licensed to practice law as a part of the University Of Mississippi School Of Law’s Civil Legal Clinic; 2006 licensed to practice law in all the state trial courts of Tennessee and Mississippi, as well as the Courts of Appeal and Supreme Courts of both states.
LAW SCHOOL: University of Mississippi School of Law.
COLLEGE: University of Mississippi, Magna Cum Laude