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Francene H. Johnson (615) 850-8835

A Waller mainstay for four decades

Teresa Walker joined Waller Lansden in 1977 fresh out of college with no clue where this opportunity would lead her. She has helped grow Waller from 16 attorneys to more than 225 with 5 offices in 3 states.

She has opened and closed locations; upgraded accounting systems numerous times; handled endless HR issues; negotiated leases for and built out almost 200,000 square feet of office space in various locations; she has been involved in every aspect of the firm's technology for years; worked with the Board and has been involved in virtually every aspect of our Board's operation for almost 40 years; worked with compensation systems at all levels; partnered with nine managing partners to keep Waller vibrant helping develop and implement strategic plans. Teresa understands the value of servant leadership.

Teresa served as President of the Association of Legal Administrators (2015-2016) and served on the Executive Committee of its Board of Directors. She assumed the Past President role in May, 2016. She belongs to the Large Firm Administrators Caucus and the International Relations Committee of the Association. She has served as a member of the Large Firm Administrators Steering and Education Committees and as a Trustee of The Foundation of the Association of Legal Administrators. Additionally, Teresa is a Founding Member of the Middle Tennessee Association of Legal Administrators. Teresa also currently serves on the LogicForce Advisory Board and is a co-founder of the Juris Users Group.

Teresa was inducted into the College of Law Practice Management at its 2014 Futures Conference, a career highlight. She has an Associate's Degree in Legal Secretarial Administration from Nashville Community College. She is a Southern Gospel music piano player, singer and songwriter heading up a quartet that performs regularly, which she has been doing since high school. 

  • Education
    • A.D., Nashville Community College, Legal secretarial administration
  • Recognitions
    • College of Law Practice Management
      • Inductee, 2014 Futures Conference
  • Professional Involvement
    • Association of Legal Administrators
      • President (2015-2016)
      • Executive Committee, Board of Directors
    • Large Firm Administrators Caucus
      • International Relations, Education and Steering committees
    • Association of Legal Administrators
      • Trustee, Foundation
    • Middle Tennessee Association of Legal Administrators
      • Founding Member
    • LogicForce
      • Advisory Board member
    • Juris Users Group
      • Co-founder
  • Up Close
    Teresa is married, has two sons, a stepson and two grandsons, with whom she loves to spend as much time as possible.

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