SOURCE: Waller


February 05, 2013 11:00 ET

Waller's Murdock Receives Leadership Award From Nashville Bar

NASHVILLE, TN--(Marketwire - Feb 5, 2013) - Tera Rica Murdock, a trial lawyer at Waller, Nashville's largest and oldest law firm, was recently honored by the Nashville Bar Association Young Lawyer Division (NBA YLD) with its Leadership Award at the Association's Annual Meeting. Murdock received the award for her work in establishing the HELP Legal Clinic at Nashville's Room In The Inn and for her involvement with the NBA YLD's Annual Toiletry Drive for the Homeless.

"Tera Rica is not only an asset to our firm, but she is someone who is truly making Nashville better for us all," said John Tishler, chairman of Waller. "We're proud of her and delighted that she received this great honor from the Nashville Bar Association."

Murdock represents a variety of clients across the financial services, manufacturing and healthcare industries. Her practice focuses on litigation and dispute resolution, labor and employment law, and e-discovery and data management.

She is a board member with the NBA YLD and serves as chair of the Homeless Committee. Additionally, Murdock is active with the Wills for Heroes program, preparing wills for members of the armed services before deployment. She is a supporter of the YWCA of Nashville and Middle Tennessee and also provides pro bono legal services through the Legal Aid Society. In 2012, she was honored by the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation as one of Nashville's Top 30 Under 30 professionals. Murdock is a member of the Nashville, Tennessee and American Bar Associations, as well as the Lawyer's Association for Women. 

Murdock earned her B.A., summa cum laude, in Spanish and Chemistry from Murray State University, where she was named Murray State's Outstanding Senior Woman and was a presidential scholar. She earned her J.D. from Vanderbilt University.

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