Better Next Year Extras

Contributing Authors

Read personal stories from these lawyers, with tips about what has helped them.

Thanks to the Tennessee Bar Association’s Attorney Well-Being Committee, Kay Caudle, chair.

Lisa Ramsay Cole LISA RAMSAY COLE is president and managing partner of Lewis King Krieg & Waldrop, practicing in Nashville in the areas of employment law, medical malpractice, workers' compensation and general casualty defense litigation. She graduated from the Universtiy of Tennessee College of Law in 1993. Read her article, “Put Yourself on Your Own Priority List."
Sherie L. Edwards SHERIE L. EDWARDS is a 1996 graduate of the Nashville School of Law and a 2012 graduate of the Owen School of Management at Vanderbilt University.  She is the assistant vice president, legal & compliance, for State Volunteer Mutual Insurance Company in Brentwood, Tenn. Her interest in nutrition and wellness began when researching the ability to use food as medicine to heal the body. Read her article, “Adventures in Clean Eating.”
Mary Griffin MARY GRIFFIN is the appointed state Social Security administrator for the State of Tennessee, Treasury Department. She is a 1994 graduate of the University of Tennessee College of Law. Griffin has finished her chemotherapy treatments, is happily growing hair and is grateful for every day of health. Her wise teenage daughter gave her a new motto: Love Your Life. Griffin irreverently blogs about her experiences on CaringBridge.org at Marygriffinnextadventure. Read her article, “Random Acts of Kindness.”
David N. Shearon DAVID N. SHEARON, JD, MAPP, has trained thousands in resilience from Alaska to Australia, including continuing legal education programs (www.thrivinglawyers.org) and resilience training in law schools in the United States and Israel. He is a partner in LawyerStrong LLC, a practice devoted to helping law firms build lawyer resilience. Shearon also trains school leaders through Vanderbilt University’s Principal Leadership Academy Nashville, and is co-author of SMART Strengths: The Parent-Teacher-Coach Guide to Building Character, Resilience, and Relationships in Youth. Read his articles: Why Thriving Is Hard for Lawyers and Nine Pathways to Lawyering (and Living) in the Thriving Zone
Linda Warren-Seely LINDA WARREN-SEELY has been director of Pro Bono Projects at Memphis Area Legal Services since 2004 and is president of the Memphis Bar Association. She serves on the Tennessee Supreme Court’s Access to Justice Commission’s Mediation, Faith Based and Pro Bono subcommittees and is a past president of the Tennessee Lawyers Association for Women. Read her article, “Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness.”