Dorothy Johnson Pounders

DP

Biography

Distinguished Alumna, University of Memphis, 2006. Recipient: Judge Jerome Turner Lawyers Lawyer Award, 2003; Marion Griffin-Frances Loring Award, for contribution to legal profession, Association for Women Attorneys, 1997. Tennessee Commissioner for National Conference on Uniform State Laws, 1992-1998. Commissioner, 1997 and Chair, 2002-2003. Chair, Tennessee Supreme Court Alternative Dispute Commission. Commissioner, Tennessee Appellate Nominations Commission, 1993-1996. Hearing Officer, Tennessee Board of Professional Responsibility. Interviewer: Moral Fitness Review, Tennessee Bar Examiners; Shelby County Juvenile Court Foster Care Review Board, 1987-1989. Listed Tennessee Supreme Court Rule 31 Mediator. Certified Arbitrator, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers. Appointed to, Advisory Board of Professional Responsibility.

American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers. Fellow, American College of Trial Lawyers. Best Lawyer in America, 1985-2008.

Areas of Practice (4)

  • Family Law
  • Litigation
  • Arbitration
  • Mediation

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
901-752-1250  Phone
901-752-1630  Fax
University Attended:
Rhodes College; Memphis State University, B.S.Ed., cum laude, 1976
Law School Attended:
University of Memphis, J.D., 1981
Year of First admission:
1981
Admission:
1981, Tennessee
Memberships:
Memphis (President, 1999; Board of Directors and Executive Committee, 1992-1998; President, Family Law Section, 1994-1995), Tennessee and American Bar Associations; Memphis Bar Foundation (Board Member; President, 2002-2003); Association for Women Attorneys (Recording Secretary, 1992; Vice President, 1993); Lawyers Journal Club; Leo Bearman, Sr., American Inns of Court.
Birth Information:
Memphis, Tennessee, January 7, 1946
ISLN:
904341315
Payment Information:
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  • Accepts Visa and MasterCard
  • Peer Reviews

    Client Reviews

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    • Quality of Service

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    • Value for Money

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    • No Recommendations   1.0/5.0 Rated on 05/19/11 in Family Law.

      She failed to reply to multiple emails and prepare for a hearing with me. She charged me for reading correspondence from me and opposing Counsel but almost never replied to my or their letters. The experience cost me thousands of dollars before I cha... Read more

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      She failed to reply to multiple emails and prepare for a hearing with me. She charged me for reading correspondence from me and opposing Counsel but almost never replied to my or their letters. The experience cost me thousands of dollars before I changed lawyers. My new lawyer, a major Law Firm in Memphis said I was one of many that had had a similar experience and left Dotty (Dorothy) Pounders for the above reasons. Her reputation in the past does not reflect her current performance. Read less

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