TERESA J. WALKER CEO
Senior Consultant and CEO
Walker joined Nashville-based Waller Lansden Dortch & Davis, LLP, in 1977 fresh out of college and has helped grow Waller from 16 attorneys to more than 230 with 4 offices in 3 states. She has opened and closed locations; upgraded accounting systems numerous times; handled endless HR issues; negotiated leases for and built out almost 200,000 square feet of office space in various locations; been involved in every aspect of the firm’s technology for years; worked with the Board and been involved in virtually every aspect of Waller’s Board operations for almost 40 years; worked with compensation systems at all levels; partnered with nine managing partners to keep Waller vibrant helping develop and implement strategic plans. Walker understands the value of servant leadership.
Walker is Past President of the Association of Legal Administrators having recently completed a three-year term on its Executive Committee of its Board of Directors and a six-year term on the ALA Board. Walker assumed the ALA President role in May, 2015. She also belongs to the Large Firm Administrators Caucus and has served as a member of the Large Firm Administrators Steering and Education Committees and as a Trustee of The Foundation of the Association of Legal Administrators. Walker served on the International Relations Committee of the Association, also. She is a Founding Member of the Middle Tennessee Association of Legal Administrators, which was chartered in 1980.
Inducted as a Fellow of the College of Law Practice Management in 2014, Walker was selected in 2017 to join the College Board of Trustees. Walker also currently serves on the LogicForce Advisory Board and is a co-founder of the Juris Users Group. She graduated with a degree in Legal Secretarial Administration from Nashville Community College.