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Cate Farone Graduates Summa Cum Laude

Posted On: May 14, 2021

Cate Farone graduated from Middle Tennessee State University on May 7th with summa cum laude Latin honors. Her two medals represent her successful completion of an undergraduate Honors Thesis and her Buchanan Fellowship. She will be attending Belmont Law School this coming Fall on a full scholarship.

Smith-Wright Highlighted in FACCT April Newsletter

Posted On: April 20, 2021

Smith-Wright Law is honored to have been highlighted in the April newsletter of the Farm Animal Care Coalition of Tennessee (FACCT) as a sponsoring organization. The FACCT works to support the health and welfare of livestock in Tennessee. Their mission is particularly important to Sonya Wright as she… Read More >

Congratulating Cate Farone

Posted On: April 09, 2021

Cate is Middle Tennessee State University’s 2021 Norman L. Parks Award recipient. She received this honor for her academic excellence in Political Science, Pre-Law. Cate holds the highest overall GPA of any graduating Pre-Law senior. She also received the Political Science department’s Meritorious Service Award for her work… Read More >

Smith-Wright Hires New Office Manger, Ashley Castle

Posted On: March 01, 2021

On March 1, a new office manager joined the team at Smith-Wright Law. Ashley Castle graduated from Belmont University with a liberal arts degree in 2018. She began her professional career by completing internships with non-profits in Middle Tennessee. She went on to develop skills in marketing, communication,… Read More >

Kristen Harvey Joins the Team

Posted On: January 01, 2021

Kristen Harvey is a Murfreesboro native with strong ties to the community. Her practice focuses primarily on estate planning for individuals and families, as well as adoptions and contract drafting and negotiations. Harvey began her career in the music industry, first working in artist management and publicity at… Read More >

Smith-Wright Supports ATHENA- Celebrating Exemplary Women

Posted On: September 24, 2020

Smith-Wright Law wants to congratulate each of the women that were nominated for this year’s ATHENA International Leadership awards and the Young Professional Leadership Awards. The ATHENA Award recognizes an individual who excels in her profession, gives back to the community, and helps develop other leaders, especially women. The… Read More >

Celebrating 100 Years of Women's Right to Vote

Posted On: August 18, 2020

The spectacular Tennessee Woman Suffrage Monument was dedicated on Tuesday, August 18, 2020, the 100th anniversary of Tennessee’s all-important ratification of the Nineteenth Amendment which gave women the right to vote. Sonya Wright has supported the construction of the monument and has volunteered with the Perfect 36 Society to… Read More >

Wright recently presented on Ag Law and Succession Planning for the Farm

Posted On: May 15, 2020

Sonya Wright spoke on one of her favorite topics recently, the farm. Growing up on a beef and tobacco farm just outside of Lebanon where she now currently lives, Wright enjoys sharing with others about her experiences with agriculture and the law. She recently spoke to the Master… Read More >

Wright to Serve as 15th Judicial District Bar President

Posted On: January 19, 2020

Sonya Wright was recently selected to serve as the President and board member for the 15th Judicial District Bar Association. The 15th Judicial District is made up of Jackson, Macon, Smith, Trousdale, and Wilson Counties. The 15th Judicial District Bar Meetings are held every second Wednesday of the… Read More >

Wright Speaks At Animal Law Event

Posted On: October 19, 2019

Sonya Smith Wright recently spoke at the FACCT Livestock 911 Conference in Knoxville. Wright spoke on the importance of law enforcement in helping manage both livestock abuse cases as well as fencing laws and related issues. Farm Animal Care Coalition of Tennessee (FACCT) is a non profit committed… Read More >

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