KAREN G. CRUTCHFIELD is a Member in the Knoxville, Tennessee office of Wimberly Lawson Wright Daves & Jones, PLLC, having joined in October, 2013. Her law practice focuses on the defense of general civil litigation for businesses and employers, including contracts, construction, premises liability, products liability, professional liability, environmental, and workers' compensation claims. Karen received a B.S. in Communications from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, and a Master of Social Work with an emphasis in Economic Development & Policy from Washing University in St. Louis. She received her Doctor of Jurisprudence from the University of Tennessee College of Law in 1994. Karen was selected to participate as a delegate to the OECD-NEA Nuclear Law Program in October of 2013, received the ETLAW Spirit of Justice Award in 2014, and received the Tennessee Supreme Court Attorney for Justice Award in 2014 and 2015. In 2016, she was named to The Fellows of the American Bar Association, which admits only 1% of U.S. lawyers to its ranks. Karen is the President-Elect of the Tennessee Lawyers Association for Women 2016-2017, currently serves on the Anderson County Economic Development Board and as a Board Member of CASA of the Tennessee Heartland, and is also an active member of other legal, professional and community organizations.