Joycelyn Stevenson, a shareholder with Littler Mendelson in Nashville, has been named executive director of the Tennessee Bar Association.
Stevenson has been a leader in the Tennessee Legal Community, serving as president of both the Nashville Bar Association and the Lawyers’ Association for Women – Marion Griffin Chapter. She is the first African-American woman to lead both organizations and will be the first African-American woman to direct the TBA. She is the 2017 recipient of the Napier Looby Bar Association’s J.C. Napier Trailblazing Award and was previously recognized with a Nashville Chamber Emerging Leader Award, a Nashville Athena Young Professionals Award, and the Nashville Business Journal’s 40 under 40 award. She has also served as president of the Council on Aging of Greater Nashville and secretary of the Nashville Farmer’s Market Board.
“We are very proud of Joycelyn’s accomplishments, and we are grateful for her leadership and service in the community,” said Dean Chris Guthrie.
Stevenson joined Bradley Arant Boult Cummings after earning her J.D. at Vanderbilt in 2001. She joined the Nashville office of Littler Mendelson as a shareholder in 2013. She earned her undergraduate degree at Howard University.