Anna promptly returned to Capitol Hill after completing law school in 2008. She 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 the Senate Speaker Pro Tempore. She also served as the Research Analyst for the Senate Commerce, Labor and Agriculture Committee.
As a member of the Senate staff, Anna made significant contributions to a plethora of substantial pieces of legislation pertaining to Telecommunications, Workers Compensation and Insurance Regulation, to name a few. In her role as the Executive Assistant for Policy and Research she worked on an array of significant education policy reform initiatives, including revisions to Tennessee’s charter school laws and tenure reform.
During law school, Anna held multiple leadership positions. Anna was a member of the Editorial Board of the Tennessee Journal of Practice and Procedure. She also served as the President of Phi Alpha Delta, McKellar Chapter and 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 has served on the Board of Directors of Strive Collegiate Academy in Nashville. She lives in Lebanon with her husband Chris, their daughter Charlee and their four dogs: Spice, Winnie, Waylon, and Weezie.
Senate Majority Leader Jack Johnson had these kind words to say in the Tennessee Journal on Anna’s promotion to Partner in 2018:
“It has been a pleasure to watch Anna grow into the tireless and effective advocate she is today. McMahan Winstead & Richardson will continue to provide tremendous value to members of the General Assembly,” said Leader Johnson. “I look forward to continuing to work with Anna and McMahan Winstead & Richardson on issues facing the state of Tennessee.”