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Mandy Strickland Floyd

Attorney

Mandy Strickland Floyd is a passionate advocate who focuses her practice on employment law, commercial litigation, and victim’s rights. In her practice at Bone McAllester Norton, Mandy enjoys and excels in complex problem solving.


Location:

Nashville, TN
P: (615) 238-6302
F: (615) 252-8744

Mandy’s hands-on, problem-solving approach to legal practice grew out of her background as an entrepreneur. Following college, Mandy became a certified chocolatier and started her own small business. She opened an artisan chocolate company in Franklin, Tennessee, that soon became one of Nashville’s top chocolate shops. The skills she learned through her business and personal experience help Mandy understand the issues facing small business owners.

Prior to joining Bone McAllester Norton, Mandy served as the senior judicial law clerk to the Honorable Richard H. Dinkins of the Tennessee Court of Appeals. Mandy assisted in preparing for oral argument and in drafting opinions on a wide variety of civil topics. Since joining the firm, Mandy has built an appellate practice through the legal writing and legal acumen gained through her time with the Court of Appeals.

In her victim’s rights work, Mandy helps clients navigate the formal and informal paths toward justice. She educates her clients regarding their rights and guides them through administrative, criminal, and civil proceedings focused on the client’s goals and needs.

Mandy is committed to building a better future for her community through advocacy. She first developed this interest while in college, where she led and volunteered with organizations that addressed issues of racism and served as a voice for victims and survivors of domestic violence. Today, Mandy continues to lead and engage in activism to promote a more equal Nashville.

Mandy was selected by the Nashville Bar Foundation to be in the 2016/2017 Class of the Leadership Forum. She has been selected as an ATHENA Nashville Young Professional Nominee for 2017. Through her pro bono service, the Tennessee Supreme Court has honored her as an Attorney for Justice.

A native Nashvillian, Mandy lives in Bellevue with her husband and their three children. Mandy currently serves as the Treasurer of the Lawyers’ Association for Women and the Historian of the Napier Looby Bar Association.

Community Involvement

  • Lawyers’ Association for Women, Diversity Committee Co-Chair, 2013-14; LAW Newsletter Editor, 2014-15; Treasurer, 2015-16
  • Napier-Looby Bar Association, Student Outreach Committee, Co-Chair
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Practice Areas

Education

  • The University of Memphis, Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law, J.D., magna cum laude, 2012
    • Child and Family Litigation Clinic
    • Senior Articles Editor, University of Memphis Law Review
    • Association for Women Attorneys, Secretary
    • Dean’s Award for Excellence—Legal Writing, Best Memorandum
    • Dean’s Distinguished Pro Bono Service Award
    • CALI Award for Excellence—Business Organizations, Education & Civil Rights, Sports Law and International Economic Law
  • Vanderbilt University, B.A. History & Economics, cum laude, 2006
    • Interhall Student Government
    • Delta Gamma Fraternity, Director of House Management
    • Mary Parrish Center for Victims of Domestic Violence, Intern
  • Scripps Women’s College, Economics major
    • Claremont College Council
    • Pan-African Student Association

Bar Admissions

  • Tennessee, 2012
  • United States District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee, 2014

Awards

    Attorney for Justice

Membership

  • Nashville Bar Association
  • Tennessee Bar Association
    • Diversity Leadership Institute, Tennessee Bar Association Young Lawyers Division, Class of 2012
  • Harry Phillips American Inn of Court
  • Tennessee Lawyers Association for Women