Location: Nashville, Tennessee

Email: graces@bsjfirm.com

Phone: 615.254.8801

K. Grace Stranch

Location: Nashville, Tennessee

Email: graces@bsjfirm.com

Phone: 615.254.8801

K. Grace Stranch

Attorney

Grace Stranch joined BS&J in 2014, and focuses her practice on class actions and labor and employment litigation, particularly union representation. Her legal work also includes consumer protection, election law, civil rights and personal injury. She has been honored by the Tennessee Supreme Court as an Attorney for Justice for her commitment to pro bono work. In addition, the Tennessee Bar Association (TBA) has spotlighted her achievements as a young attorney, and the Nashville Bar Association (NBA) selected her for participation in its 2020 Leadership Forum.

Ms. Stranch sits on the diversity committees of the TBA and NBA, serves as the legislative and lobbying co-chair for the Lawyers’ Association for Women, and is the co-president of the American Constitution Society, a leading progressive legal organization. She has led and participated in legal observing of protests for the National Lawyers Guild, assisted in founding the Tennessee Trial Lawyers Association’s Women’s Caucus, and is a member of the AFL-CIO’s Lawyers Coordinating Committee. She is also involved with the Women for Tennessee’s Future: Young Leaders and the Women’s Political Collaborative. Ms. Stranch is active in numerous environmental causes, including the Middle Tennessee Sierra Club, the Environmental Defense Fund, United Mountain Defense, the Appalachian Public Interest Environmental Law Conference, and environmental coalitions across the region.

Ms. Stranch earned her J.D. in 2014 from the University of Tennessee College of Law, where she helped found the American Constitution Society and served as president of the Environmental Law Association. She is a 2010 graduate of Rhodes College, where she was selected for a year-long study of globalization through the International Honors Program.

Areas of Practice
  • Complex Litigation
  • Constitutional Law
  • Employment and Discrimination Law
  • Environmental Law
  • General Litigation
  • Labor Law
Education
  • University of Tennessee College of Law, J.D., 2014
    • American Constitution Society, founder and president
    • Environmental Law Association, president
    • ENLACE, event coordinator

  • Rhodes College, B.A., 2010
    • International Honors Program

 

     

     

    Bar Admissions
    • Tennessee, 2014
    Experience

    Representative Experience

     

    • Litigated on many notable large class actions, including Volkswagen, Anthem and opioid litigation
    • Ongoing representation of unions in arbitration and before the National Labor Relations Board, campaign organization
    • Regularly represents parties in discrimination, harassment and personal injury cases
    • Routinely advises nonprofit and grassroots organizations on legal issues, including employment, environmental and civil disobedience laws
    • Ongoing representation of political candidates and organizations concerning election protection and constitutional issues
    Professional Honors and Activities

    Awards

    • 2020 ATHENA Young Professional Award Recipient
    • 2020 New Leaders Council Fellow
    • Nashville Bar Association, 2020 Leadership Forum participant
    • Attorney for Justice, Tennessee Supreme Court, 2018, 2019
    • 2018 American Constitution Society’s National Rookie Lawyer Chapter Chair of the Year
    • Law Student for Justice, Tennessee Supreme Court, 2014

    Memberships

    • Tennessee Trial Lawyers Association, 2018 – present
    • Nashville Bar Association, 2014 – present
    • Tennessee Bar Association, 2014 – present
    • American Constitution Society, 2011 – present
    • National Lawyers Guild, 2011 – present
    Community Involvement
    • Tennessee Trial Lawyers Association
      • Women’s Caucus, Co-Founder, 2019 – present
      • Board Member and Membership Committee, 2018 – 2019
    • Tennessee Bar Committee for Racial and Ethnic Diversity, 2018 – present
    • AFL-CIO’s Lawyers Coordinating Committee member, 2018 – present
    • American Constitution Society
      • Next Generation Leader, 2014 – present
      • President and Co-Founder, Knoxville Chapter, 2016 – 2017
      • Co-President, Nashville Chapter, 2019 – present
    • Women’s Political Collaborative, Community Outreach Chair, 2017 – present
    • Appalachian Public Interest Environmental Law Conference, 2011 – present
    • Middle Tennessee Sierra Club
      • Chair, 2016 – 2019
      • Vice Chair, 2019 – present
    • Nashville Bar Association Diversity Committee, 2015 – 2020
    • United Mountain Defense
      • Member, 2011 – 2013
      • Vice President, 2013 – 2020
    • Environmental Defense Fund Tennessee Ambassador, 2018-2020
    • Lawyer’s Association for Women
      • Health and Wellness Co-Chair, 2016 – 2018
      • Legislative and Lobbying Co-Chair, 2018 – 2019
    • Women for Tennessee’s Future: Young Leaders, Co-Chair of events, 2017 – 2019
    • Spanish translator with the University of Tennessee College of Law at Centro Hispano, 2014
    Languages
    • English
    • Spanish