Virginia (Ginger) J. Connell has been accepted as a Fellow of the International Academy of Family Lawyers (IAFL).

IAFL is a worldwide association of practicing lawyers who are recognized by their peers as experienced, expert family law specialists in their respective countries; membership is by invitation. The USA Chapter currently has more than 370 Fellows from 39 states. Connell is one of just six fellows in Tennessee.

Connell has also been inducted as a Fellow of the Nashville Bar Foundation, effective Nov. 5. The Nashville Bar Foundation Fellows Program was established as a way for the bar to honor its colleagues who have contributed significantly to the community. Fellows are selected by their colleagues. Each “class” of Fellows is limited to approximately 2% of the bar in Nashville.

Connell received her J.D. from Nashville School of Law in 2010. She is a 2005 cum laude graduate of Trevecca Nazarene University with a B.A. in management and human relations.

Prior to completing law school, she was a paralegal for twelve years, including 2 years as a paralegal for Child Support Services of Davidson County.

A member of the Nashville Bar Association, she chairs the Domestic Relations Committee.


Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP announced Kelley Meyerriecks has joined the firm’s Nashville office as a senior attorney. Meyerriecks will practice as part of the firm’s real estate team.

“We are excited to welcome Kelley to our Nashville office,” said Bradley Nashville Office Managing Partner Lauren Jacques. “We know she is going to be an asset to our Real Estate group and bring a wealth of knowledge that will help advance the business interests of our clients.”

Meyerriecks drafts, negotiates and administers contracts for land leases, track leases, right of entry, and utility crossing licenses. She also has extensive experience in state real estate procurement, lease, and disposition regulatory schemes.

Prior to joining Bradley, Meyerriecks was an attorney in the Real Estate Management Division of the State of Tennessee Department of General Services, where she drafted, negotiated and managed contracts for license and lease agreements, as well as contracts for real estate brokers, designers, and environmental remediation providers.

Meyerriecks graduated with a B.A. from the University of Tennessee and earned her J.D. from Paul M. Herbert Law Center Louisiana State University.

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