Debra D. Owen joined the firm after serving seven years as staff attorney for the Jackson-Madison County School System. Prior to becoming a licensed attorney, she served twenty-eight years as a secondary classroom teacher in that same school system. The primary focus of her legal practice is school law, but she also represents clients in employment law matters. She is an experienced trainer/presenter and enjoys working with clients to utilize training and other initiatives to avoid becoming mired in litigation or other legal disputes. Debra is a Tennessee Rule 31 listed civil and family mediator.
Debra graduated with honors from Union University, holds two graduate degrees, with honors, from Memphis State University (now University of Memphis), and earned her Doctor of Jurisprudence degree, with honors, in 2001 from the Nashville School of Law. Ms. Owen is a member of the Madison County and Tennessee Bar Associations, NSBA Council of School Attorneys, Tennessee Council of School Board Attorneys, Lawyer’s Association for Women and Jackson Area Business and Professional Women.
Debra and her husband enjoy activities with family and friends and participate actively in the ministries of Jackson First United Methodist Church. They enjoy day trips and vacations, especially when they can enjoy being outdoors, and they try to visit zoos, aquariums and animal sanctuaries whenever possible.