Profile of Linda Nettles Harris

General Civil/Family Law Mediator

Tennessee Supreme Court Rule 31 Listed

Private Practice

General Civil Litigation

Professional Licenses:

Licensed Attorney in Tennessee Courts, Federal District Court and Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals.


Memphis Bar Association
National Bar Association - Ben F. Jones Chapter
Association of Women Attorneys

Public Service

Tennessee Supreme Court ADR Commission
United States Postal Service (USPS) EEO Investigator
Special Counsel City of Memphis (2011 - 2013)
Federal Judicial Law Clerk for U.S. District Court Judge Jerome (Jerry) Turner (1989-1990)
State Judicial Law Clerk for Chancellor George T. Lewis (1987-1988)
Memphis Police Officer/Investigator (1979-1988)
United States Department of Justice - Assistant United States Attorney (AUSA) (1990-2011)

Educational Background

Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice
University of Memphis

Juris Doctorate Degree 1987
Cecil C. Humphrey's School of Law at the University of Memphis


EEOC Certified EEO Investigator (2012)
FINRA Online Arbitrator Training and Live Video Training (2011 & 2012)
Memphis Bar Association Annual Mediation Seminar (2011)
Memphis Bar Association Annual Employment and Labor Law Seminar(2011)
Tennessee Supreme Court Rule 31 Family Law Mediation Certification Training (July 2011)
Tennessee Supreme Court Rule 31 Mediation Certification Training (December 2010)
Department of Justice Civil Advocacy Course (Instructor) (2009 and 2010)
Department of Justice Leadership Institute Student and Instructor (2009, 2010, 2011)
Department of Justice Conversations and Case Studies (2009)
Department of Justice Mediation and Negotiation Seminar (2008)
Department of Justice Evidence for Civil Litigators Seminar (2008)
Department of Justice Defending Federal Tort Claims Seminar (2007)
Department of Justice Basic Employment Law Seminar (2005)