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Caroline S. Hudson

chudson@johndaylegal.com
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Phone: 615.742.4880
Fax: 615.742.4881

5141 Virginia Way, #270
Brentwood, Tennessee 37027

Overview
Caroline Hudson is one of our six attorneys at the Law Offices of John Day 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 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, the Upper Cumberland Young Lawyers Association, and Lawyers’ Association for Women, Marion Griffin Chapter where she serves as chair of the Publicity, Technology, and Social Media Committee. 

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.

Caroline lives in Nashville, Tennessee, with her husband.  When she’s not practicing law, you can find Caroline with her rescued Shetland Sheepdogs, running, and traveling – to date, she’s visited Morocco, Greece, Spain, Austria, Germany, Slovakia, Amsterdam, Canada, and England.
Education
  • Tennessee Technological University, B.A., M.A.
  • University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law, J.D.
Publications and Speeches

Publications
  • Dog Parent Duties: A Dog Owner’s Responsibility in Tennessee, 18 NASHVILLE BAR JOURNAL 3 (Jun. July 2018)
  • Some Not So Minor Considerations for Settlements for Minors, Legal Summitt, March 2018
  • Syria and The Refugee Crisis, 17 Nashville Bar Journal 4 (Aug./Sept. 2017)
  • Revenge & Privacy Protection: Tennessee Takes a Stand Against Nonconsensual Distribution of Private Images, 16 Nashville Bar Journal 2 (Apr./May 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
Speeches
  • 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 ClubSeptember, 2017
Bar Service
  • Upper Cumberland Young Lawyers Association, 2018-present
  • Lawyers’ Association for Women, Marion Griffin Chapter, Social Media Chair, 2014-present
    • 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
  • Interned for the Honorable Bernice B. Donald, United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, 2012
  • Served as a Research Assistant to Professor Jodi L. Wilson, 2012 -2013
  • Editor-in-Chief of the Mental Health Law & Policy Journal, 2013
  • Grading Committee Member on the Moot Court Board, 2013 -2014
  • Wagner Labor and Employment Law Moot Court team, 2013
  • International Law Society
    • Secretary, 2012
    • Student Ambassador, 2012
    • Student Orientation Leader, 2012
Awards
  • 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
Community Involvement
  • Packs for Pints 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, where she presented 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
Client Reviews
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Everything was great. You guys are a great representative. I was satisfied with everything. Truly appreciate John Day and his hard-working staff. Jamar Gibson
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We thought that you did an excellent job in representing us in our lawsuit. We would recommend you to anyone. Mitch Deese
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The Law Offices of John Day is, without a doubt, the best in Nashville! They treated me with the utmost respect and tended to my every need. No question went unanswered. I was always kept informed of every step in the process. I received phenomenal results; I couldn't ask for more. I would definitely hire the Law Offices of John Day again. Anthony Santiago
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I would definitely recommend to anyone to hire John Day's law firm because everyone was helpful, made everything clear and got the job done. I am satisfied with how my case was handled. June Keomahavong
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It's been a long battle but this firm has been very efficient and has done a remarkable job for me! I highly recommend them to anyone needing legal assistance. Everyone has always been very kind and kept me informed of all actions promptly. Linda Bush
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I had a great experience with the Law Offices of John Day. The staff was very accommodating, and my phone calls/emails were always responded to in a timely manner. They made the entire process very easy and stress-free for me, and I had confidence that my case was in good hands. I am very happy with the results, and I highly recommend! Casey Hutchinson