Debra Lynn House
Legal Aid of East Tennessee

607 W. Summit Hill Drive
Knoxville, TN 37902

Office Address Phone: (865) 637-0484
Law School: Tennessee College of Law
Earliest License Date: 01/01/1988
Areas of Interest: Family Law, Juvenile Law
Others Areas: Poverty Law

Debra House is the Director of Development and Compliance with Legal Aid of East Tennessee. She has been with LAET for 28 years and has concentrated her poverty law practice primarily in the areas of family and juvenile law. Deb is a member of the Knoxville and Tennessee Bar Associations and is the Past Chair of the TBA Access to Justice Committee. She also is past chair of the Juvenile and Children's Law section and a member of the Executive Council of the Family Law section of the TBA. Deb is also the Chair of the Board of Directors of the Tennessee Alliance for Legal Services. Deb is the past President of the East Tennessee Lawyer's Association for Women and has served on the Board of Directors of the Tennessee Lawyer's Association for Women. 
Deb also spends time training and teaching others. She has been part of a training consortium to train mediators in the legal aspects of domestic violence. Deb was also the Charles H. Miller Visiting Professor of Clinical Programs at the University of Tennessee College of Law where she developed and taught a clinical mediation program and where she has served as an adjunct professor teaching a negotiation and ADR course. Deb received her BS degree from Western Michigan University and her law degree from the University of Tennessee College of Law.


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Current TBA Leadership Positions
TBA HOD Sixth District Delegate - Position 2

Section Memberships
Family Law Section

Other Group Memberships
House of Delegates