Tory Lewis, J.D.
"I love appellate advocacy—particularly legal research and writing. As a judicial law clerk, I enjoyed analyzing a set of facts and proposing whatever outcome the law allowed. As an attorney, I advocate for outcomes that are supported by the law and that further my clients’ interests."
I love appellate advocacy—particularly legal research and writing. As a judicial law clerk, I enjoyed analyzing a set of facts and proposing whatever outcome the law allowed. As an attorney, I advocate for outcomes that are supported by the law and that further my clients’ interests.
At a young age, I decided I wanted to be a lawyer so I could help people. Whether it was volunteering in a nursing home, mentoring underprivileged children, or hosting international students, I found myself constantly looking for ways to serve my community. I believed that a law degree would provide me with unique opportunities for service. It certainly has! I have found that, by providing sound legal representation, I serve not only my clients’ interests but also the community as a whole.
Recently, my community expanded when my family answered the call to be missionaries in South America. These days, my husband and I spend our time studying language, developing cross-cultural relationships, and raising our three young children. I feel so blessed to be able to serve our new community in South America even as I continue to serve as an appellate advocate for our clients back home.
Tory's Professional Bio
Admitted to Practice
Arkansas 2009; United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit; United States District Courts for the Eastern and Western Districts of Arkansas
Vanderbilt University Law School, J.D., Founder’s Medalist (first in class), 2009.
University of Arkansas, B.S.A. in Agricultural Business, summa cum laude, 2006.
Co-author of the Handling Appeals in Arkansas handbook, published by the Arkansas Bar Association (2015-present).
Note, Managing Manure: Using Good Neighbor Agreements to Regulate Pollution from Agricultural Production, 61 VAND. L. REV. 1555 (2008).
Law Clerk, Honorable J. Leon Holmes, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Arkansas (2009-11); Law Clerk, Honorable Lavenski Smith, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit (2011-12); Litigation Associate, Friday, Eldredge & Clark, LLP (2012-2016); Attorney, Taylor & Taylor Law Firm, P.A. (2017-present).
Associations & Memberships
Arkansas Bar Association
Arkansas Lawyer Editorial Board
Law School Honors & Activities
Vanderbilt Law Review, Executive Editor; Appellate Advocacy Clinic; Moot Court Traveling Team Member; Moot Court Board; Order of the Coif (top ten percent in class); Harold Sterling Vanderbilt Scholar; Morgan Prize Winner for Excellence in Student Writing; Lightfoot Franklin & White Best Oralist
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Little Rock, AR 72223