Wyatt, Tarrant & Combs, LLP is pleased to announce that Amber Floyd is the recipient of a Tennessee Alliance for Legal Services’ 2018 Access to Justice Award. Ms. Floyd was selected as one of only two recipients of the Janice M. Holder Access to Justice Award. A Justice Awards luncheon will be held August 29th to celebrate the honor.
The Janice M. Holder Access to Justice Award recognizes individuals who have made substantial contributions to expanding access to justice in Tennessee. Recipients are professionals who advance the quality of justice statewide by assuring that the legal system is open and available to all. The award is named in honor of retired Tennessee Supreme Court Justice Janice M. Holder. Justice Holder served as the first female chief justice of the Tennessee Supreme Court and was instrumental in creating its Access to Justice Initiative in 2008. The annual award is five years old.
Amber Floyd is a Senior Associate and member of the Firm’s Litigation & Dispute Resolution Service Team. She concentrates her practice in the areas of commercial litigation, real estate disputes and government affairs. Ms. Floyd has extensive experience representing regional and local lenders, national retailers and other business entities in various matters including foreclosure, title curative actions, construction litigation, bankruptcy adversarial proceedings, debt recovery actions and premise liability actions.
Ms. Floyd served as President of the Ben F. Jones Chapter of the National Bar Association in 2015 and is currently a member of the board of directors for the Chapter. She is the current Access to Justice Chair for the Memphis Bar Association and Vice Chair of the Tennessee Bar Association’s Committee on Racial and Ethnic Diversity. Ms. Floyd stays active in the community by teaming up with local judges, government and churches to organize expungement clinics and has given numerous presentations about her pro bono work in Nashville and Memphis. She participates in Memphis Area Legal Services’ Saturday Legal Clinics and has been involved in the organization’s Campaign for Equal Justice Committee and Access to Justice Campaign. She has been honored with the Tennessee Bar Association’s Young Lawyers Division President’s Award, the Memphis Business Journal’s Best of the Bar Award for “Ace Associate,” the Memphis Bar Association’s President Award, the Ben F. Jones Chapter’s President’s Award, and the Tennessee Supreme Court Attorney for Justice Award. Ms. Floyd was recognized by the American Bar Association as one of its “On the Rise--Top 40 Young Lawyers” in 2017.