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Bonelaw Case Profiled on ABC’s 20/20

Bone McAllester Norton client Sherry Smith’s story of her fight for justice for the death of her daughter Lauren Agee was the focus of a recent profile on 20/20, a news magazine which airs on ABC. Sherry’s story begins in July 2015 when her daughter Lauren Agee, 21 of Hendersonville, was found dead in Center Hill Lake. She had been camping with friends during Wakefest weekend. But then she allegedly goes missing during the night and her body is found floating late in the afternoon the next day. Her friends never reported her missing or called Lauren's family. Continued inconsistencies in the stories from those with Lauren prior to her disappearance along with their unwillingness to cooperate with investigating authorities, lead Lauren’s mom Sherry Smith to begin a yearlong independent investigation with the help of private investigator Sheila Wysocki who specializes in cold cases. In July 2016 Bonelaw’s Alex Little, on behalf of Sherry Smith, filed a $10 million dollar wrongful death the lawsuit against the individuals at the camp site claiming that her daughter was killed through the intentional, negligent, or reckless acts of the defendants. The case is still in progress led by Alex Little, along with Mandy Strickland Floyd.

Watch the 20/20 episode here.

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BoneLaw’s Mandy Strickland Floyd Nominated for 2017 ATHENA Young Professional Leadership Award

Attorney Mandy Strickland FloydAttorney Mandy Strickland Floyd

Congratulations to Bonelaw's Mandy Strickland Floyd for her nomination as a 2017 ATHENA Young Professional Leader! This international award recognizes emerging women leaders across professional sectors for exemplary leadership. It actively supports and celebrates the ATHENA mission of supporting, developing and honoring women leaders, inspiring women to achieve their full potential, and helping to create balance in leadership worldwide. It honors women between the ages of 25 and 40 who excel in their chosen field, devote time and energy to their community in a meaningful way, and serve as a role model for young women.

Prior to joining Bone McAllester Norton, Mandy served as the senior judicial law clerk to the Honorable Richard H. Dinkins of the Tennessee Court of Appeals. While at the firm, she has devoted substantial work to appellate cases focusing in the areas of victims’ rights and labor and employment law. Very committed to serving others, Mandy's pro bono efforts were recognized by the Tennessee Supreme Court naming her as an Attorney for Justice.

In the community, Mandy is known for leading and volunteering for organizations that focus on combatting racism and providing a voice to victims and survivors of domestic violence. Mandy is active in the Lawyer’s Association for Women serving on their Diversity Committee Co-Chair, Newsletter Editor and as Treasurer. In addition she serves as a member of the Napier-Looby Bar Association (NLBA) student outreach committee and the Co-Chair of the NLBA Boys and Girls Law Camp, which organized a two day camp for middle school aged students. The Law Camp introduced these young students to the practice of law and culminated in an oral advocacy competition.

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David Anthony and Mandy Strickland Floyd honored by Tennessee Supreme Court as an ‘Attorney for Justice’

Bone McAllester Norton PLLC is pleased to announce that David M. Anthony and Mandy Strickland Floyd have been honored by the Tennessee Supreme Court in recognition of their pro bono work. 

David M Anthony Bone McAllaster Norton“We are tremendously proud of our attorneys who work to make access to justice a reality,” said Chairman Charles W. Bone. “Both David and Mandy are effective, passionate advocate for their clients. We congratulate them for their dedication to the legal profession and service to the citizens of Tennessee.”

David M. Anthony concentrates his practice in the areas of bankruptcy, commercial litigation, creditors’ rights, construction and lien litigation

Mandy Strickland Floyd Bone McAllester NortonMandy Strickland Floyd concentrates her law practice in the areas of labor and employment, victim’s rights, litigation and dispute resolution, and appellate law.

Women's Equality Day

President Barack Obama designated an historic home of the U.S. women's Suffrage movement as a national monument.  He said he looks forward to a time when girls are astonished that a female had never occupied the Oval Office.  AP (April 12)

All American women vote because 48 states ratified the 19th Amendment to the Constitution.

Today a group of Bone McAllester Norton attorneys went to Centennial Park to celebrate "Women's Equality Day."  A monument to the suffragists' victory was unveiled in Centennial Park this morning.  It was sculpted by Nashville's own Alan LeQuire and features women who were actually in Nashville at the time the bill was effecting this monumental change.

The event was attended by several dignitaries including the mayors from Nashville, Knoxville, Clarksville and Memphis.

L to R: Andrea Perry, Mandy Floyd, Susan Neal Williams, Anne Sumpter Arney, Anne Martin, Sheri Jacobs and Raquel BellamyL to R: Andrea Perry, Mandy Floyd, Susan Neal Williams, Anne Sumpter Arney, Anne Martin, Sheri Jacobs and Raquel Bellamy 

Attorney Mandy Strickland Floyd Joins Nashville’s Bone McAllester Norton

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NASHVILLE – The law firm of Bone McAllester Norton PLLC announced today the addition of attorney Mandy Strickland Floyd.

“Mandy is a great addition to our team,” said Charles W. Bone, founder and chairman of Bone McAllester Norton. “She brings a valuable perspective from her experience working with the Honorable Richard Dinkins and her advocacy work against racism, poverty and domestic violence.”

Mrs. Floyd served as the Senior Judicial Clerk for the Honorable Richard H. Dinkins on the Tennessee Court of Appeals.  She focuses her practice in Litigation and Dispute Resolution, Intellectual Property and Labor and Employment Law.  She is the firm’s 39th attorney.

She is a member of the Lawyers’ Association for Women and currently serves as the Diversity Committee Co-Chair.

Prior to pursuing a legal career, Mrs. Floyd became a certified chocolatier and started her own business. She opened an artisan chocolate company in Franklin, Tennessee, which became one of Nashville’s top chocolate shops.

She received her Juris Doctor degree from The University of Memphis, Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law and her Bachelor of Arts degree from Vanderbilt University.