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Meghan Bodie
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Location:

Knoxville, TN

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865-337-7363

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Meghan has passion for helping children and families. She serves as a Guardian ad Litem for children as they navigate through the court system. Through her work as an adoption lawyer, she is able to see families brought together, and begin a new journey together. Meghan handles step-parent adoptions, grandparent adoptions, infant adoptions, as well as helping foster parents give a forever home to their foster children.

Meghan graduated with a degree in Political Science from Emory & Henry, where she was active in Pi Sigma Alpha, Cardinal Key, and Pi Gamma Mu. While studying at Emory & Henry she completed an Honor Thesis titled, The Front-Loading Problem in American Presidential Elections.

After graduating from Emory & Henry, Meghan received her Juris Doctorate from Cumberland School of Law, Samford University in Birmingham, Alabama. During her time there, she held prestigious internships with the Alabama Attorney General's Office and the Tennessee Supreme Court. Following graduation, she served as law clerk to the Honorable James P. Smith in Huntsville, Alabama before moving to Knoxville, Tennessee.

Meghan is currently licensed in Tennessee and Alabama.

Areas of Practice

  • Adoption 30%
  • Divorces 30%
  • Child Custody 30%
  • Wills and Trusts 10%

Bar Admissions

  • Tennessee, 2010
  • Alabama, 2010

Education

  • Cumberland School of Law, Samford University, Birmingham, Alabama
    • Juris Doctorate - 2010
  • Emory & Henry, Emory, Virginia
    • B.A.
    • Honors: magna cum laude

References

  • Sherry Mahar
  • Mark Tillery
  • Elizabeth Psar

Classes/Seminars

  • Adoption Law Made Simple, National Business Institute, 2016
  • Adoption Law: Start to Finish, National Business Institute, 2017

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • American Bar Association, 2017 to Present
  • Knoxville Bar Association, 2013 to Present

Past Employment Positions

  • The Honorable James P. Smith, Huntsville, Alabama , Law Clerk

Pro Bono Activities

  • Guardian ad Litem for children

Languages

  • English

Fraternities/Sororities

  • Delta Omicron