Catherine B. Clayton
Catherine (Cathy) graduated from the University of Tennessee College of Law. She returned to WTLS in 2015 after over two decades of private practice as a civil litigator and Tennessee Supreme Court approved Rule 31 civil and family mediator. She is a Fellow of the Tennessee Bar Foundation and is a member of the Howell Edmunds Jackson American Inns of Court (Master and President), Lawyers Association for Women, the Tennessee Bar Association, and the Jackson-Madison County Bar Association. Cathy serves on the Tennessee Bar Association Access to Justice Committee, the Tennessee Supreme Court Advisory Commission on the Rules of Practice & Procedure (vice-chair), and the Tennessee Association of Legal Services (Board Executive Committee and former Chair).
Nhung graduated from Bethel University in 2012 with dual degrees in Business Management and Accounting. She then attended University of Texas – Permian Basin and received her MBA degree in 2018. She is a Certified Public Accountant since 2014. Prior to joining WTLS, Nhung was an audit manager with specialization in Non-profit and Governmental Accounting. Nhung joined WTLS in 2021 and was named Chief Financial Officer in 2022.
Ashley graduated with a BA in Communications from the University of Tennessee at Martin and earned her J.D. from Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law. Prior to joining WTLS in 2009, Ashley worked in private practice handling consumer bankruptcy and family law matters. Ashley is a member of the Tennessee Bar Association and is a member of the executive committee for Southwest Tennessee Area Agency on Aging and Disability. She was a member of the 2014 Tennessee Bar Association Leadership Law class, was named one of the Top 40 Under 40 professionals by the Jackson Sun in 2015, and received the B. Riney Green award in 2017.
La Fran Plunk
Bilingual Paralegal/Office Coordinator