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Janet Leach Richards

educator , lawyer

Janet Leach Richards, American lawyer, educator. Bar: Tennessee 1976, United States District Court (western district) Tennessee 1976. Recipient Sam A. Myar, Junior Memorial award. Member of Memphis State Law Alumni Association, Memphis & Shelby County Bar Association (president Young Lawyers' 1981, board directors 1980-1981, 1983-1984).

Background

Richards, Janet Leach was born on January 19, 1948 in Somerville, Tennessee, United States. Daughter of Wilmer Homer and Loraine Lottie Robertson Leach.

Education

Bachelor of Science, Memphis State University, 1969. Juris Doctor, Memphis State University, 1976.

Career

Stewardess, methods analyst Delta Airlines, Atlanta, 1969—1974. Associate J.B. Cobb & Associates, Memphis, 1976—1978. Assistant professor, assistant dean students affairs Memphis State Law School, 1978—1980, associate professor, since 1981, associate dean, since 1986.

Achievements

  • Bar: Tennessee 1976, United States District Court (western district) Tennessee 1976.

Membership

Member of Memphis State Law Alumni Association, Memphis & Shelby County Bar Association (president Young Lawyers' 1981, board directors 1980-1981, 1983-1984).

Connections

Married William Michael Richards Richards, March 6, 1976. Children: Jamie, Robert.

father:
Wilmer Homer

mother:
Loraine Lottie Robertson Leach

spouse:
William Michael Richards Richards

children:
Jamie Richards

Robert Richards