LORETTA G. CRAVENS
University of Tennessee College of Law, Knoxville, Tennessee J.D., May 2004. Dean’s Citation for extraordinary contributions to the law school.
Tennessee Technological University, Cookeville, Tennessee, B.S., Political Science, 2000, magna cum laude.
Supreme Court of Tennessee, November 17, 2004
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Tennessee, April 20, 2007
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, May 25, 2007
Supreme Court of the United States, January 26, 2009
Owner, Cravens Legal, Knoxville, Tennessee, August 2017 - present
Attorney, Eldridge & Blakney, P.C. Knoxville, Tennessee, October 2006 – July 2017.
Law Clerk, Eldridge & Blakney, P.C., June 2005 – September 2006.
Lincoln Memorial University, Adjunct Professor – January-May 2019, 2021
U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Tennessee, CJA Panel Attorney, 2015-present
City of Knoxville Beer Board Hearing Officer, 2017-present
Tennessee Board of Professional Responsibility Hearing Panel Officer, 2019 - present
Professional Accomplishments, Associations, and Memberships:
National Trial Lawyers Top 40 Under 40, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016
City View Magazine Top Attorney, Juvenile Defense 2014, 2015, 2016, 2018
Legal Aid of East Tennessee/Knoxville Bar Association Pro Bono Project Honoree 2012
National Criminal Defense College, Graduate 2009
Martindale Hubble Peer Rated AV Preeminent
Hamilton Burnett Chapter of the American Inns of Court, Master Emeritus
American Inns of Court Programming and Awards Committee member
American Bar Association
American Bar Foundation Fellow
East Tennessee Lawyer’s Association for Women
Executive Board, President 2018
President Elect 2017
Programming Co-Chair 2014, Chair 2015-16,
Tennessee Bar Association
Leadership Law Class of 2012
Leadership Law Steering Committee, member 2013-present,
President, Leadership Law Alumni Association 2015-16
Board of Governors, Invited Guest, 2021
Knoxville Bar Association
Board of Governors, 2018-19, Secretary 2020, Treasurer-2021, President-Elect 2022
Membership Committee, 2008-present, co-chair 2016-present
Diversity in the Profession Committee, 2017 - present
Access to Justice Committee, 2012-present
Nominating Committee 2011, 2016, Governor’s Award Committee 2015
Unmet Legal Needs of Children Committee, 2009
Barristers’ Hunger and Poverty Relief Committee
Professional Clothing Drive Co-Coordinator 2011
Law Week Committee Co-Chair 2010-12
Knoxville Bar Foundation, Fellow.
Tennessee Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, East Tennessee Board
Tennessee Lawyer’s Association for Women
President Elect 2019-2020
Board Member, ETLAW representative to the board 2017-18
Chair, Annual Meeting Committee 2017
Member, Empowerment Conference Planning Committee 2016 and 2017
Tennessee Achieves, Volunteer Mentor 2015-2017
2020 GRIT: A Workshop to Energize, Elevate, & Educate Women in Defense,
Federal Defenders Services admittee.
“Employer Options When an Employee is Arrested” DICTA, December 2014.
“Consider alternatives of worker facing charges.” Knoxville Business Journal, January 2015.
The Consigliere: Volume 6, Nos. 1-4, co-author quarterly Criminal Law Feature series, 2011; Volume 7 Nos. 1-4, co-author of quarterly series on trade secrets, 2012.
A Conflict of Interest, Book Review, The Champion, NACDL Criminal Law Journal, March 2013.
“You don’t need a HIPPA waiver to understand this malady: Assisting Medical Care Providers During a Federal Investigation,” ABA TIPS Medicine and Law Newsletter, Summer 2012.
General Sessions Court Training Tennessee Expungement Law, 2014;
Collateral Consequences of Convictions, Ethics Roundup, 2010.
National Business Institute Seminars:
Tennessee Criminal Law: Tennessee Code of Judicial Conduct, 2012;
Tennessee Gun Laws, May 2015.
Informed Voter Project & Tennessee Handbook for Seniors Presenter, 2014.
Animal Law – July 2015
Criminal Defense Discussion July 2020
Television Commentary 2006-2007, Snapped: Amanda McGhee