Grace is a trial lawyer who has represented plaintiffs and defendants in a variety of litigation matters, including complex commercial disputes, employment matters, corporate governance, product liability, real estate, bankruptcy and class actions. Grace has experience ranging from early strategy design to jury verdict, including cases requiring extensive e-discovery and ESI (electronically-stored information) disputes.
Grace began her legal career as a law clerk for Judge Robert E. Wier of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky and as a judicial extern for the Honorable John M. Rogers, United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit. After her clerkship, Grace worked for a large regional firm and then as in-house counsel for an international company. Grace joined Tachau Meek in October 2022.
Algernon Sydney Sullivan Award for “excellence of character and service to humanity,” Sewanee University’s highest honor
Grace received her undergraduate degree from Sewanee: The University of the South (BA, magna cum laude, 2012), her master’s degree from the London School of Economics (MSc, International Law and Human Rights, 2014), and her law degree from the University of Kentucky College of Law (JD, magna cum laude, 2018).
- Court Admissions+
Grace is admitted to the Kentucky bar (2018), and is admitted to practice before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit and the U.S. District Courts for the Eastern and Western Districts of Kentucky.
- Work Highlights+
Some of the highlights of Grace’s legal practice have included:
As in-house counsel for international manufacturing company, overseeing the legal concerns for three major acquisitions, negotiating contracts stemming from $100 million capital build project, and handling regulatory concerns
Representing a publicly-traded real estate investment trust in a state “taking” proceeding resulting in above-appraisal compensation after a bench trial
Representing beneficiaries in a multi-million dollar trust dispute involving issues of fraud, corporate malfeasance, and matrimonial matters
Prosecuting adversary proceedings on behalf of creditors in a bankruptcy case involving claims of fraud against debtor-controlled creditor
Serving as counsel for a multinational corporation facing serial litigation alleging asbestos exposure from a consumer product
Advising a Kentucky hemp producer on compliance within landscape of evolving and uncertain USDA and FDA regulations
Managing complex electronic discovery for a global manufacturer facing breach of royalty contract allegations, and successfully defending efforts to compel discovery of sensitive financial information
Defending a physician accused of fraud and tax evasion, and obtaining successful probation settlement
Serving as counsel in multiple pro bono proceedings, conducting trials, hearings, and oral arguments, including in domestic violence-related proceedings
- Community & Personal Activities+
Grace has lived in England and Mongolia. She is an active Sewanee alumna and volunteers with Habitat for Humanity and Project Warm, both focused on housing security.