Andrea Perry, Class of 2000, a member at Bone McAllester Norton in Nashville, was honored with the 2012 Athena Young Professional Leadership Award. Perry’s candidacy for the award was sponsored by the Marion Griffin Chapter of the Lawyers Association for Women.
Perry joined Bone McAllester, where she focuses on real estate and commercial lending law, in 2006. She had previously practiced with Miller & Martin. She is a member of the Nashville, Tennessee and American Bar Associations, the National Bar Association, the Lawyers’ Association for Women and the Christian Legal Society. She is a member of the Nashville Bar Association’s Minorities Opportunities Commission and past chair of the Commission’s high school summer intern program. She also served as co-chair of LAW’s Minority Outreach Committee. She was a member of the 2008 class of the Tennessee Bar Association Leadership Law Program. She is also active in the Napier-Looby Bar Association, in which she has held several executive positions and is immediate past president.
Perry currently serves as secretary of the Tennessee Alliance for Black Lawyers and as vice president of J.W. Walker III Ministries Inc. She is a board member of CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) and is the co-chair of their Red Shoe Party. She is a past recipient of the Community Service Award from the Nashville Club of the National Association of Negro Business and Professional Women’s Clubs Inc.
Perry graduated magna cum laude from the University of Memphis before earning her J.D. from Vanderbilt Law School, where she was a co-founder and associate editor of the Vanderbilt Journal of Entertainment Law and Practice, in which she also published an article, “Changing the Rules: Why the Current Actual Knowledge Sexual Harassment Standard Does Not Make the Cut In Athletics.”