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Lorna S. McClusky
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Location:

Memphis, TN

Phone:

Fax:

901-937-8004

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Lorna graduated from Memphis State University's Cecil Humphrey's School of Law in 1994. While there she served the Law Review journal as comments Editor and a Board Member. She began practicing law solely in the criminal field in 1998, when she began to work with William D. Massey. Within a year, she became a partner.

Lorna is a life member of NACDL and has served on the Judicial, Forensic, Death Penalty, and Discovery Committees of that organization. She is a life member of TACDL and has served on the board CLE committee, Death Penalty committee and is the organization's secretary. She is known by peers for her work in federal courts, capital murder cases and forfeiture proceedings.

Areas of Practice

  • State and Federal Criminal Law
  • Trial Practice

Certified Legal Specialties

Bar Admissions

  • Tennessee, 1994
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Tennessee
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Tennessee
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Tennessee
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 6th Circuit

Education

  • Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law, Memphis, Tennessee
    • J.D. - 1994
    • Honors: Faculty Council Award, Memphis State University
  • University of Memphis, Memphis, Tennessee
    • B.A. - 1991
    • Honors: magna cum laude

Classes/Seminars

  • Co-Presenter, "Race in Death Penalty Cases", TACDL, 2001
  • "Who Wants to Be a Good Lawyer?", Ethics Seminar, TACDL, 2002
  • "Ethical Issues", TACDL Trial College, 2002 to 2005
  • "Cross My Heart, Hope to Die-False Confession", Trial Techniques and Strategies, Masters, NACDL, New York, N.Y, 2003
  • Faculty, Tennessee Criminal Defense College, TACDL, 2002 to Present

Honors and Awards

  • Lionel R. Barrett, Jr. Award for Outstanding Work in the Death Penalty Arena, 2001
  • Outstanding Service Award, Tennessee Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, 2004
  • Who's Who in American Colleges
  • Who's Who in American Law, 2004
  • Who's Who in the World, 2004

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Memphis Bar Association
  • Tennessee Bar Association
  • Tennessee Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, CLE Chairperson, Western District
  • Tennessee Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Member, Board of Directors
  • Tennessee Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Secretary
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Member, Discovery Committee
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Co-Chairperson, Judicial Committee
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Life Member
  • Tennessee Innocence Project, Former Member, Board of Directors
  • Inns of Court, Barrister
  • St. Thomas More Lawyers Guild, Past President