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Mary Dee Allen

Cookeville, Tennessee
(931) 372-9123
(931) 372-9181

MARY DEE ALLEN is a Member in the Cookeville, Tennessee office of Wimberly Lawson Wright Daves & Jones, PLLC, which she joined in 2003.  Mary Dee is a practicing trial attorney since 1992, handling primarily workers' compensation defense and employment discrimination defense, in state and federal Courts and administrative agencies.  She obtained an Associates Degree in Nursing from Union University in 1988, a Bachelor's Degree in History from Union University in 1989, and a Doctor of Jurisprudence Degree from the University of Memphis in 1992.  Mary Dee has an AV Preeminent® Rating - which is the highest possible rating given by Martindale-Hubbell, the leading independent attorney rating entity. She is a member of the Putnam County Bar Association, the Tennessee Lawyers Association for Women, and Kiwanis.  Mary Dee is Legislative and Governmental Affairs Chair of the Tennessee Society for Human Resource Management and Co-Chair of the Upper Cumberland Society for Human Resource Management.

Areas of Practice

  • Labor and Employment Defense
  • Workers Compensation Defense

Bar Admissions

  • Tennessee, 1992
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Tennessee, 1992
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Tennessee, 1997
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Tennessee, 2003
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 6th Circuit, 1997


  • Memphis State University School of Law, Memphis, Tennessee
    • J.D. - 1992
    • Honors: Member, Moot Court Board; Moot Court Winner
    • Honors: National Mock Trial Team
    • Law Review: Memphis State University Law Review
  • Union University
    • B.S. - 1989
    • Major: History
  • Union University
    • A.A. - 1988
    • Major: Nursing; passed State licensure Boards, 1988

Honors and Awards

  • Recipient: Herbert Herff Presidential Law Scholarship
  • West Publishing Award for Outstanding Scholarship
  • American Jurisprudence Awards in Trial and Appellate Advocacy
  • Rated AV Preeminent® by Martindale-Hubbell for Ethical Standards and Legal Ability

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Tennessee Society for Human Resource Management, Legislative and Governmental Affairs Chair
  • Upper Cumberland Society for Human Resource Management, Legislative Co-Chair
  • Putnam County Bar Association, Member
  • Tennessee Lawyers Association for Women, Member
  • Kiwanis , Board Member

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