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Judge Lynne T. Ingram

Adjunct Professor of Law
Judge, Eighth Circuit Court, 20th Judicial District of Tennessee

Judge Lynne Ingram sits on the Eighth Circuit Court for Tennessee's 20th Judicial District Circuit. Before she was elected to the bench in 2022, she was an of counsel attorney at Robinson Reagan & Young, where she focused on family law and general litigation. Prior to her work with Robinson Reagan & Young, Professor Ingram served as lead family law attorney at Legal Aid Society of Middle Tennessee and the Cumberlands, where she managed the Nashville Family Law Practice Group and provided legal representation to clients seeking safety and independence. A former federal prosecutor, she is an experienced trial lawyer who has conducted numerous state and federal jury trials and handled complex investigations and litigation. An an attorney in private practice, she has represented corporate and financial services clients in complex litigation cases as part of a dispute resolution, regulatory enforcement and bankruptcy group.

Judge Ingram has spent most of her career in public service. She served for more than 11 years as an assistant U.S. Attorney prosecuting criminal cases, including violent crimes, human trafficking and child exploitation cases. She also provided training to federal, state and local law enforcement officers and served as the Human Trafficking Task Force coordinator for the Middle District of Tennessee, assisting in human trafficking investigations and prosecutions. She also served as a deputy county attorney for Maricopa County, Arizona. in the Vehicular Crimes Unit.  

Judge Ingram has served as first vice-president of the Nashville Bar Association and as co-chair of the Special Committee on Race and Equity. She founded the Child Care Alliance of Middle Tennessee through the Community Foundation.

Judge Ingram was recognized by the Nashville Business Journal in 2021 among its professional Women of Influence and as among the Best of the Bar in Government in 2017 and 2018 and listed among Nashville Business Journal’s 40 Under 40 rising young professionals in 2017. She received the Tennessee Bar Association's Larry Dean Wilks Leadership Award for the Leadership Law class of 2014.

Judge Ingram has taught Trial Advocacy at Vanderbilt since 2014.