Karah Bartlett

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President

kbartlett@bpjlaw.com

Karah Bartlett is currently serving as a transactional paralegal at Burch, Porter and Johnson, PLLC. Formerly a high school Spanish teacher, she changed careers in 2013, when she graduated Summa Cum Laude from Southwest Tennessee Community College with an Associates Degree of Applied Science in Paralegal Studies – General Practice. She has 6 years of paralegal experience in diverse settings fulfilling a variety of roles.



Christi Fuller

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2021 President-Elect and NALA Liaison

Cfuller@bpjlaw.com

Christi Fuller is a Legal Assistant at Burch, Porter & Johnson, PLLC. In 2009, she graduated Magna Cum Laude from Southwest Tennessee Community College with an Associate’s Degree of Applied Science in Paralegal Studies. She has ten years of paralegal experience, including seven years as Office Manager at her previous employment.



Patricia Reeves

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First Vice-President, Chairman of Education Committee

preeves@ajamundsenlaw.com.

Patricia Reeves is a litigation paralegal at Rice Caperton Rice, PLLC. She began with Rice Caperton Rice in July of 2014 as a paralegal intern and has continued with the firm since that time where she has worked on a variety of cases including family law, probate and estate cases. She earned her Bachelor of Professional Studies degree in Paralegal Studies from University of Memphis in 2015 and earned a master’s degree in human resources leadership as well as a certification in strategic leadership from the University of Memphis is 2019.



Leah Frederick

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Second Vice-Present, Chairman of Membership Committee

leah.frederick@sedgwick.com.

Leah Frederick is the Senior Paralegal in the litigation department at Sedgwick Claims Management Services, Inc. in Memphis. She has been a paralegal at Sedgwick since 2017.
Leah graduated summa cum laude from Southwest Tennessee Community College with an Associates of Applied Science degree in paralegal studies in 2017. Leah also has a Bachelor of Arts degree in history from the University of Memphis (2003) as well as a Master of Arts in Teaching degree from the University of Memphis (2007). Prior to becoming a paralegal, Leah was a high school teacher of history and English.



Mary Knox

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Treasurer

mknox10@yahoo.com.

Mary Knox began her legal career in the Litigation department at Hilton in 1999 as a Legal Coordinator and later promoted to Legal Assistant. The Litigation/Dispute Resolution department transferred to the McLean, VA corporate office in 2009 and she transitioned to Franchise Development processing franchise applications and drafting legal documents. In 2015, Franchise Development merged with the Legal department and became Legal Development – Americas department where Mary now serves as a Paralegal.



Terriah L. Carver, MPA

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Secretary-Parliamentarian

Terriah.L.Carver@shelbycountytn.gov.

Terriah L. Carver is the Executive Administrative Assistant for the Shelby County Government, Circuit Court Clerk’s Office. She is a former litigation paralegal of the Shelby County Government, County Attorney’s Office and a former personal injury paralegal from Nahon, Saharovich, & Trotz.

She earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from University of Memphis in 2015 and earned a master’s degree in Public Administration from Walden University in 2019. During her time obtaining her master’s degree, she was inducted into the National Society of Leadership and Success and still serves as an active member of the organization as an alumnus. With over 5 years of legal and administrative experience, she became a member of the Great Memphis Paralegal Alliance in 2019 and was sworn into the Executive Board serving as Secretary and Parliamentarian.



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