Anna M. Richardson joined McMahan Winstead in 2011. Richardson is a licensed attorney with a degree from the Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law at the University of Memphis.
Anna was introduced to the Tennessee General Assembly in 2003 when she served as an intern for Senate Majority Leader Mark Norris. The internship program prompted an addiction to the legislative process which resulted in a constant desire to return to the push and pull of Capitol Hill.
Anna promptly returned to Nashville after completing law school in 2008. Anna served as a member of the Senate staff for the Tennessee General Assembly, where she most notably held the position of Executive Assistant for Policy and Research in the office of Senate Speaker Pro Tempore Jamie Woodson. She also served as the Research Analyst for the Senate Commerce, Labor and Agriculture Committee under Chairman Jack Johnson.
As a member of the Senate staff, Anna worked on major pieces of legislation in the areas of Telecommunications, Workers Compensation and Insurance Regulation. In her role as the Executive Assistant for Policy and Research she worked with closely with Speaker Pro Tempore Woodson and Governor Haslam’s staff on significant education policy reform initiatives, including revisions to Tennessee’s charter school law and tenure reform.
During law school, Anna held several leadership positions. Anna was a member of the Editorial Board of the Tennessee Journal of Practice and Procedure, she also served as the Phi Alpha Delta, McKellar Chapter President. Anna was also awarded an academic scholarship for her work as a Research Assistant, where she focused on Copyright law, Products Liability and Worker’s Compensation. She is the author of Informed Patients go Homeo Happy: Applying the Doctrine of Informed Consent to Homeopathic Practitioners, 34 Ohio N.U. L. Rev 593 (2008).
Anna currently serves on the Board of Directors of Strive Collegiate Academy in Nashville and is the VIce-Chairman of the Board for the Lupus Foundation of America, Mid-South Chapter. She and her husband Chris live in Lebanon, Tennessee with their four dogs: Shelby, Spice, Winnie and Waylon.