Caroline E. Sapp
Caroline E. Sapp is one of our six attorneys at The Law Offices of John Day, P.C. and represents clients who have been injured across Tennessee.
Caroline comes from a long line of legal professionals, which influenced her decision to choose law as a career. Her great-grandfather was a White County, Tennessee Judge and White County Sheriff; her great uncle was a former trial attorney and district attorney in the Upper Cumberland; her grandmother was Clerk and Master in White County for over thirty years; and her aunt is the current Clerk and Master in White County, Tennessee.
Caroline is active in the legal community and is committed to helping others. She has received several distinctions for her help with the homeless, disadvantaged, and the elderly. Recently, with the Upper Cumberland Young Lawyers Association, Caroline spearheaded an event to provide backpacks, along with school supplies, for foster children in the Upper Cumberland. Caroline also participated in Alternative Spring Break and Homeless Connect in Memphis, Tennessee, and received the Dean’s Distinguished Pro Bono Service Award for her work at the University of Memphis. Her pro bono work also earned her the Tennessee Supreme Court's designation as a Law Student for Justice, for donating more than fifty hours of free legal assistance to Tennesseans. She was also a Student Attorney in the Elder Law Clinic where she drafted and executed legal documents for individuals who could not afford legal services.
Caroline was recently named a 2018 Mid-South Super Lawyers Rising Star. She is a member of the Nashville Bar Association where she is Managing Editor and co-chair of the Nashville Bar Journal. In 2016, she was named “Contributor of the Year” for her work on the Journal. Caroline was recently selected for the 2019 Nashville Bar Foundation Leadership Forum. She is also a member of the Tennessee Bar Association, Lawyers’ Association for Women, Marion Griffin Chapter, where she serves as chair of the Publicity, Technology, and Social Media Committee, and the Upper Cumberland Young Lawyers Association, where she serves as President Elect / Vice President.
While in law school, Caroline served as a Research Assistant to Professor Jodi L. Wilson and interned for the Honorable Bernice B. Donald in the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit. She was selected as Editor-in-Chief of the Mental Health Law & Policy Journal, as a Grading Committee Member on the Moot Court Board, one of the three oral advocates on the Wagner Labor and Employment Law Moot Court team, a Student Pupil for the Leo Bearman, Sr. Inn of Court, a student ambassador, and a student orientation leader.
When Caroline’s not practicing law, you can find her with her rescued Shetland Sheepdogs, running, and traveling – to date, she’s visited Morocco, Greece, Spain, Austria, Germany, Slovakia, Amsterdam, Canada, and England.
- Tennessee Technological University, B.A., M.A.
- University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law, J.D.
- Dog Parent Duties: A Dog Owner’s Responsibilities in Tennessee, 18 Nashville Bar Journal 3 (2018)
- Some Not So Minor Considerations for Settlements for Minors, Legal Summit (March 2018)
- Syria and The Refugee Crisis, 17 Nashville Bar Journal 4 (2017)
- Revenge & Privacy Protection: Tennessee Takes a Stand Against Nonconsensual Distribution of Private Images, 16 Nashville Bar Journal 2 (2016)
- Tennessee’s Waltz With Charter Schools: When Will The Music Stop, 16 Nashville Bar Journal 2 (2016)
- Rehabilitate or Incarcerate? A Comparative Analysis of the United States’ Sentencing Laws on Low-Level Drug Offenders and Portugal’s Decriminalization of Low-Level Drug Offenses, 23 Cardozo Journal of International & Comparative Law 1 (2014)
- Protecting the Victims of Cyberbullying: An IDEA, 23 Mental Health Law & Policy Journal 1 (2013)
- When in Rome, Homespun (2012)
- Risky Writing, CompTime Annual (2011)
- A Dog Owner’s Responsibilities in Tennessee, Tennessee Paralegal Association, 2018
- Dog Days of Summer: CLE and Yappy Hour, Nashville Bar Association, Panelist, 2018
- Panel: How My Master's in English Led to a Career in Law, Tennessee Technological University, October, 2017
- Bones, Bumpers, and Bottom Lines, Sparta Rotary Club, September, 2017
- Upper Cumberland Young Lawyers Association
- President Elect / Vice President, 2018 - present
- Lawyers’ Association for Women, Marion Griffin Chapter
- Chair of Publicity, Technology, and Social Media, 2017 - present
- Co-chair of the Judicial Appointments and Nominations Committee, 2015 -2016
- Tennessee Bar Association, 2015 - present
- Nashville Bar Association, 2015 - present
- Nashville Bar Journal
- Managing Editor and Co-chair, 2018 - present
- Author and Editor, 2015 - present
- Nashville Bar Foundation's Leadership Forum, Member
- 2018 Mid-South Super Lawyers Rising Star
- Contributor of the Year, Nashville Bar Journal, 2016
- Law Student for Justice, Tennessee Supreme Court, 2014
- Student Pupil for the Leo Bearman, Sr. Inn of Court in Memphis, Tennessee, 2013 - 2014
- CALI Excellence for the Future Awards in Comparative Law Seminar and Elder Law Clinic
- Packs for Pints, an event benefitting foster children in the Upper Cumberland, Upper Cumberland Young Lawyers Association, 2018
- Joint Operation for Veterans, Volunteer for Legal Services, Cookeville, Tennessee, 2018
- Lawyers for Littles bowling fundraiser, benefitting Big Brothers Big Sisters of Middle Tennessee
- Nashville Bar Association’s Sit-In Program, presentation of a lesson to students at Hillsboro High School, regarding the 1960s lunch counter sit-ins in Nashville
- Law Firm Trivia Challenge to Benefit Cystic Fibrosis
- Judge, Tennessee Bar Association’s Mock Trial Tournament
- Judge, Putnam County Schools "Fairy Tales on Trial" Mock Trial Competition