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Courtney P. Walker received her undergraduate degree in agribusiness management, in cursu honorum, magna cum laude, from Tennessee Technological University in 2014. Prior to beginning law school, she served as an intern in the office of Governor Bill Haslam and East Tennessee Vice President for Tennessee FFA Association. Additionally, she was a finalist in the Miss Tennessee Scholarship Pageant. She says that these various leadership roles helped to develop her oral and written advocacy skills and landed her both state and national recognition for her efforts in promoting agriculture literacy.
In 2018, she graduated magna cum laude from Lincoln Memorial University Duncan School of Law, where she was Valedictorian of the full-time class. During law school, she served as the Vice President of the Student Bar Association, Law Review Staff Editor, member of the Tennessee Bar Association Diversity Leadership Institute Class of 2017 and was awarded the Tennessee Judicial Conference Foundation, Justice Gary R. Wade scholarship. She was the recipient of Lincoln Memorial University Duncan School of Law Certificates for Academic Excellence for receiving the top grade in Civil Procedure I, Legal Communications I, Property II, Employment Law, Secured Transactions, Conflicts of Law and First Amendment Seminar.
Most recently, she was named the 2018 National Association of Women Lawyers Outstanding Law Student. Before joining Hodges, Doughty and Carson as a law clerk in 2018, she served as a summer law clerk for the Honorable Judge Pamela L. Reeves in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Tennessee.
Ms. Walker enjoys spending time with her family, boyfriend and their perfect little girl. She loves traveling, hiking, camping and anything that allows her to be outdoors. She has a heart for service and spends her free time mentoring for TnAchieves and Knoxville Leadership Foundation- Amachi Knoxville.