Press Release | February 2, 2015

SELC’s Nashville Office Expands with the Addition of Two Accomplished Attorneys

Nashville, TN – Southern Environmental Law Center’s Nashville office expands in size and in capacity to protect Tennessee’s environment with the addition of two experienced attorneys.

Beth Alexander comes to SELC as a Senior Attorney specializing in environmental litigation.  Ms. Alexander was most recently the Co-Managing Partner in the Nashville office of Lieff, Cabraser, Heimann, & Bernstein, LLP, where she was the Chair of the firm’s Environmental Litigation Practice Group. Ms. Alexander has been named one of the Nashville’s Best Lawyers by Best Lawyers in America, a Mid-South Super Lawyer, and a Top Attorney in Environmental Law by Super Lawyers. She was one of the lead attorneys who secured a liability verdict against TVA for the Kingston coal ash spill and a subsequent settlement. Ms. Alexander graduated from Hollins College and Vanderbilt University School of Law, and clerked for the Honorable Thomas A. Higgins, Ret., in the United States District Court, Middle District of Tennessee.

Prior to joining SELC, Staff Attorney Amanda Garcia taught federal courts and negotiation as a visiting professor at the Belmont University College of Law. Before moving to Nashville, Ms. Garcia served as the inaugural managing attorney for San Francisco Baykeeper and practiced environmental law at Shute Mihaly & Weinberger LLP, a California-based public interest law firm. Ms. Garcia clerked for the Honorable Alicemarie H. Stotler in the United States District Court for the Central District of California. She graduated from NYU School of Law and Stanford University.  

“We are pleased to add two accomplished attorneys to our Nashville team. Amanda Garcia brings a wealth of experience on energy issues and will be leading our work on solar and energy efficiency. Beth Alexander offers extensive experience in litigation and strong background in water issues. With their added talent and skills, we look forward to growing our work in protecting clean water, clean air, and special places throughout Tennessee,” says Anne Davis, Managing Attorney of SELC’s Nashville Office.

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