Sherie L. Edwards, Vice President of Corporate and Legal for State Volunteer Mutual Insurance Company (SVMIC) in Brentwood, Tennessee, joined the company in November of 1998 as a Claims Attorney. In addition to serving as corporate counsel, Ms. Edwards also has responsibility for the areas of regulatory and corporate compliance, government relations, and corporate/facility services. Prior to joining SVMIC, Ms. Edwards was the Director of Risk Management for Sumner Regional Medical Center in Gallatin, Tennessee (1993-98).
Her volunteer activities include: Past District 5 Governor and Membership Chair of the TBA Board of Governors (2017-2019); Past Treasurer of the TBA (2012-2017); member of the Access to Justice (2014-present) and Attorney Wellness (2013-present) committees; member of the 2010 TBALL class; Nashville Bar Association delegate to ABA House of Delegates; Past Chair of the Nashville Bar Sister Cities committee and a mentor for the Nashville Bar Foundation’s Leadership Forum; Vice Chair of the ABA TIPS Medicine and Law Committee; Immediate Past Chair of the Small Law Department committee of the Association of Corporate Counsel; Board member for Sister Cities Nashville; and past Board of Directors of United Way of Williamson County (2012-2018). Ms. Edwards has had several articles published on attorney health and wellness, including “Secure Your Mask First, Then Help Others”, published in the Association of Corporate Counsel journal The Docket in November of 2014, and has presented at several CLE programs on attorney wellness and medical-legal issues.
Ms. Edwards received a Bachelor of Science degree in Management and Human Relations from Trevecca Nazarene University in 1991, her J.D. from the Nashville School of Law in 1996, and her M.B.A. from Vanderbilt University in August of 2012. She is a Fellow of the Nashville, Tennessee, and American Bar Foundations and of the TBA YLD. Ms. Edwards is a recipient of Nashville Business Journal's Best of the Bar in 2013, 2014, 2017, 2018 and 2019, the Association of Corporate Counsel's prestigious Jonathan Silber Network Member of the Year (2018), and was an Athena Award nominee in 2014. She is a member of the Harry Phillips Inn of Court.