Assistant Information

Francene H. Johnson (615) 850-8835

Manages firm's recruitment, summer hiring program

Michelle Parsons implements and manages Waller's associate recruiting and hiring activities across all practice areas in the firm's five offices. Michelle's primary focus is the recruitment of entry-level associates and the management of the firm's summer associate program. Her experience as a practicing attorney and as a law school admissions officer provides Michelle with unique firsthand insight into the individual qualities needed for professional development and achievement at Waller.

Michelle earned her Doctorate of Jurisprudence from Cumberland School of Law at Samford University in 2012. While at Cumberland, Michelle was a member of the Trial Board. In addition, she served as a teaching assistant for the Director of the Lawyering Skills and Legal Research Program. Following her 2L year, Michelle worked as a legal intern for the District Attorney General's Office for the 20th Judicial District of Tennessee.  After law school, Michelle practiced family law as an associate with McCarter & Beauchamp, PLLC. She began her legal recruiting career in 2014 as the Belmont University College of Law admissions coordinator. Michelle joined Waller in the summer of 2016.

  • Education
    • J.D., Cumberland School of Law, Samford University, 2012
      • Caruthers Fellow
      • Member, Haley Trial Competition Committee - Trial Advocacy Board
      • Volunteer, Hispanic Interest Coalition of Alabama
    • B.S., Auburn University, Business Administration, Spanish, 2008
      • Member, Pi Lambda Sigma Pre-Law Honor Society
      • Who's Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges
      • President, Alpha Chi Omega
  • Bar Admissions
    • Tennessee
  • Professional Involvement
    • Member, Nashville Bar Association
    • Member, NBA Young Lawyers Division
  • Community Involvement
    • Volunteer Leader, Young Life, 2012-2016
    • Volunteer Leader, YoungLives, 2016-present

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