Liz Sitgreaves is one of our seven attorneys at The Law Offices of John Day, P.C. where she focuses on appellate work, personal injury law, wrongful death and tort litigation. Liz attended the University of Tennessee College of Law, where she graduated magna cum laude and served on the Tennessee Journal of Law and Policy. Sitgreaves received her B.A. in political science magna cum laude from the University of Georgia. Liz is a self-proclaimed “people person” who enjoys helping others using the law as a conduit. She enjoys listening to her clients, understanding what they are going through, then sharing their story with the courts so her client’s story is given a voice.
Liz previously served as a Senior Judicial Law Clerk to the Honorable Frank Clement of the Tennessee Court of Appeals before transitioning to private practice.
Liz has been recognized as an Attorney for Justice Award by the Tennessee Supreme Court continually from 2015 - 2020 for her dedication to pro bono service and service to the bar.
From 2015-2018, Liz was recognized as a Rising Star by Mid-South Super Lawyer and in 2020 was named by Best Lawyers in America as a top attorney in Personal Injury Litigation for Personal Injury and Products Liability in 2020. She has also been recognized by the Nashville Business Journal as one of the “Best of the Bar” in 2017, 2020, and 2021.
A past president of the Lawyers’ Association for Women (LAW), she was the first recipient of its Rising Star Award in 2015. During her Presidency, she established an ongoing Lean-In Circles program that continues today to provide networking and mentoring opportunities to LAW members. She currently serves as Co-Chair of the 2021 Marion Griffin Women’s Symposium. Liz also spearheaded LAW’s Coalition for Fair Courts, which provided voter education and outreach during the retention elections of Tennessee’s appellate court judges.
Liz currently serves on the board of the Nashville Bar Association as Second Vice President-Elect. She is a graduate of the inaugural Nashville Bar Foundation’s Leadership Forum and is a Fellow of the Nashville Bar Foundation. Liz is also a graduate of the Tennessee Bar Association’s Leadership Law Program.
She is a Barrister of the Harry Phillips American Inns of Court and served on the Executive Committee for the Inn from 2019-2021.
A past nominee for the Nashville ATHENA Young Professionals’ Award, Liz serves as the Chair of the 32nd Annual Nashville ATHENA Awards & Scholarship Program
Liz is also a member of the Nashville Bar Association, and co-chairs the Circuit and Chancery Court Committee. She previously co-chaired the NBA’s Appellate Practice Committee and was in the inaugural class of the Nashville Bar Foundation’s Leadership Forum. Additionally, she is a member of the Tennessee Bar Association and was in the 2016 Class of the Tennessee Bar Association’s Leadership Law program. Liz is a Barrister in the Harry Phillips American Inn of Court and has also served as an Associate Member of the Belmont University College of Law American Inn of Court. She is also a member of the Tennessee Trial Lawyers Association.
Liz has long been dedicated to public service and has been designated an “Attorney for Justice” by the Tennessee Supreme Court in recognition of her pro bono service in 2015 and 2016. She has also been involved with the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Middle Tennessee for many years. Liz is a Big Sister, and organizes teams to raise funds for the organization as part of the Lawyers for Littles Bowling Events. Liz co-chaired the 2015 and 2016 Lawyers for Littles event, which collectively raised over $35,000 for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Middle Tennessee.
In her spare time, Liz enjoys sampling Nashville’s thriving food scene. For seven years, she wrote a monthly culinary column for the LAW newsletter, the Culinary Docket, which spotlighted local restaurants.
- University of Georgia, B.A., graduated Magna Cum Laude
- University of Tennessee College of Law, J.D., graduated Magna Cum Laude
- Putting Your Best Foot Forward with the Trial Court Judge, Legal Summitt, May 2018
- Proper Designation of the Record on Appeal, Legal Summitt, May 2018
- Quick Tips to Make Your Brief Better, Legal Summitt, March 2018
- Preserving Your Issues and Records for Appeal, Legal Summit, January 2018
- Appellate Writing, Standards of Review Can Make or Break Your Brief, Legal Summit, November 2017
- Notices of Appeal Now Go to Appeals Court Clerk, Legal Summit, September 2017
- Preparing Your Client for a Deposition, Legal Summit, September 2017
- CLE Presenter, Fundamentals of Civil Litigation Seminar, Nashville, TN, April 2018
- Unique Issues of Federal Court Practice
- Appellate Practice and Procedure
- Lawyers’ Association for Women (LAW), Marion Griffin Chapter 2009-2017
- President, 2017
- Nashville Bar Association, 2013-2017
- Co-Chair Circuit and Chancery Court Committee
- Co-Chair Appellate Practice Committee
- Tennessee Bar Association
- Leadership Forum, 2016
- Barrister, Harry Phillips American Inn of Court
- Associate Member, Belmont University College of Law, American Inn of Court
- Tennessee Trial Lawyers Association
- Rising Star Award, Lawyer’s Association for Women (LAW)
- Attorney for Justice Award, Tennessee Supreme Court, October 2017
- Best of the Bar, 2017
- Big Brothers and Big Sisters, serves as a Big Sister
- Lawyers for Littles, benefitting Big Brothers and Big Sisters
- Co-chair, 2015-2016