Nashville School of Law today announced the addition of former Tennessee Attorney General Paul G. Summers and estate and business attorney Andra J. Hedrick to its faculty.
Summers will teach administrative law and Hedrick will teach estate planning.
“General Summers and Mrs. Hedrick will bring a wealth of experience and legal insight to our students at Nashville School of Law,” Dean Joe C. Loser said in a release. “Each will play a pivotal role in furthering our commitment to excellence in legal education, and we are honored to have them join us.”
After a quarter-century of public service, working as Tennessee Attorney General, District Attorney General in the 25th Judicial District of Tennessee and Judge in the Tennessee Court of Criminal Appeals, Summers is now a partner at the Nashville office of Waller Lansden Dortch & Davis law firm. He primarily serves the automotive, manufacturing and economic development and incentives industries, focusing on government investigations and crisis management, government relations and litigation and dispute resolutions.
Summers is a member of the Tennessee Bar Association, Tennessee Trial Lawyers Association, Tennessee Judicial Conference and State Attorneys General Emeritus, among several others.
Summers previously served as an adjunct faculty member at the University of Memphis College of Law and Cumberland University. He earned his B.S. from Mississippi State University and J.D. from the University of Tennessee. He graduated with honors from U.S. Army Command and General Staff College.
Hedrick served as a judicial law clerk at the trial and appellate court levels in the Shelby County Probate Court and Tennessee Court of Appeals before entering private practice at Gullett Sanford Robinson & Martin. Her primary areas of service are the probate, estates and small business industries, with a focus on estate planning, inheritance and taxes.
Hedrick is a member of the American Bar Association, Tennessee Bar Association and Nashville Bar Association, where she is on the probate court committee and estate planning committee. She is active with the Tennessee Lawyers’ Association for Women and Nashville Lawyers’ Association for Women, and is listed in The Best Lawyers in America in Trusts and Estates. Hedrick co-authored the 6th and 7th Editions of Pritchard on Wills and Administration of Estates, and has authored probate-related articles for the Nashville Bar Journal and the University of Memphis Law Review.
Hedrick earned her B.A. from Indiana University and J.D. from the University of Memphis School of Law.
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