Amy Rao Mohan’s practice areas include general and commercial litigation, including hospital and physician litigation, landlord-tenant disputes, media law, and state and federal appellate litigation. Ms. Mohan also provides crisis communications and media consulting services to individuals and businesses in connection with both civil and criminal matters.
Ms. Mohan graduated from Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism and earned her J.D. from the University of Tennessee College of Law, where she was a member of the Order of the Coif. In law school, Ms. Mohan served on the National Moot Court Team, which placed second in the nation in 2010, chaired the Moot Court Board, and served as a staff editor for the Tennessee Journal of Law and Policy. Ms. Mohan received a certificate of academic excellence in several subjects including, Pretrial Litigation, Evidence, Trial Practice, and Federal Courts.
Prior to joining Sherrard Roe Voigt & Harbison, Ms. Mohan served as a law clerk to the Honorable Gilbert S. Merritt, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit. During law school, she also interned at the Tennessee Supreme Court.
Before starting law school, Ms. Mohan worked as a television reporter and anchor, most recently at WTVF, Newschannel 5 in Nashville. During that time, she received two Emmy awards for her coverage of the 2004 Asian tsunami. Ms. Mohan currently hosts “Ask the Attorney”, a live monthly call-in show on Newschannel 5/Cable Channel 50.
- Managing Media Madness: Crisis Communications for All Lawyers 3-19-2015 (CLE Speaker along with Dewey Branstetter)
- Casting a Wide Net: How to Ethically Use Social Media to Advertise 2-6-2015 (CLE Speaker along with Ryan Holt)
- A Lawyer’s Role in Crisis Communications: What Every Lawyer Needs to Know 12-16-2014 (CLE Speaker)
- University of Tennessee College of Law, J.D., magna cum laude, 2012, (Concentration in Advocacy and Dispute Resolution)
- Northwestern University, B.S.J., 2002
- U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
- Middle District of Tennessee
- Selected for inclusion in Super Lawyers 2015-2018 (Business Litigation) (“Mid-South Rising Star”)
- Selected for inclusion in the Nashville Bar Foundation’s 2018-19 Leadership Forum program
- Order of the Coif
- Order of the Barristers
- James L. Powers III Excellence in Criminal Advocacy Award
- Robert E. Pryor Award of Excellence in Advocacy
- 2011 National Moot Court Competition, Second Best Oralist
- Susan B. Devitt Award for Excellence in Oral and Written Advocacy
- Board of Directors, FiftyForward (Chair of FiftyForward Communications Committee 2015-2018)
- Board Member, Tennesseans for Alternatives Against the Death Penalty