Faculty Profile: Lanis Karnes

Lanis KarnesKarnes Legal Services
Previous Courses Taught (2)
  • Juvenile and Children's Law Forum 2021
  • Juvenile Law Annual Forum 2016

2013 Sterling Award Winner: Top 20 Most Influential Women in West Tennessee
JURIS DOCTOR Regent University School of Law 1996, Virginia Beach, Virginia
ATTORNEY AT LAW - Karnes Legal Services licensed in Tennessee and Virginia
FOUNDER: Karnes Kids; FACT Families Against CPS/DCS/Court Corruption in Tennessee
TLAW Board Member
Attorney Trainer for the Tennessee Supreme Court Administrative Office of the Court
DCS Children's Justice Task Force; Court Improvement Committee Member
Supreme Court of Tennessee Court Improvement Committee;
Committee member to Review and Rewrite the Rules of Juvenile procedure 2013
Tennessee Bar Association
Business and Professional Women
Madison County LAW
Madison County Bar Association
Member North Side Assembly of God
Christian Legal Society
Alliance Defending Freedom Honor Guard 2008 to present
Madison County CASA Attorney of the year 2007
West Tennessee Legal Services Pro Bono Attorney of the Year 2007
TBJ Honor Roll for Pro Bono Work, February 2005
TBJ Honor Roll for Pro Bono Work January 2003
Regent University Faculty Achievement Award May 1996
State of Missouri Director's Special Service Award Dept. Social Services 1988
Ester Award, General Council of the Assemblies of God 1982
Miss Tennessee, C.A. 1971
Miss Tennessee, Missionette 1969
National Leadership Award, The National Republican Congressional Committee; Honorary Chairman, Business Advisory Council 2003
Member, Tennessee Mental Health Law Revision Commission 1999
Program Administrator ARTOP, ADEP, Sikeston, Missouri 1990 - 1993
Regional Advisor to State of Missouri Department of Corrections 1990 1993
Governor's Council on Infant Mortality, Jefferson, Missouri 1990
Director, Heartland Center for Unwed Mothers, Chemical Abusers and Counseling,
Cape Girardeau, Missouri 1990 1992
Founder and Director Scott County Adoption Support Group, Sikeston, Missouri 1988 - 1993
President Tri County Citizen's Advisory Group, Scott County, Missouri
1988 1993
Missouri House of Representatives Committee Hearing for the Hungry 1992
Member, Scott County, Missouri Infant Mortality Judicial Review Team 1991 1993
Charter Member Community Caring Council Cape Girardeau, Missouri 1989 1993
Founder, Tri County Home for Abused Children, Cape Girardeau, Missouri 1985
Calvary Temple, Jackson, Tennessee- praise and worship team 1999 - 2001
MOTIVATIONAL/EDUCATIONAL SPEAKER providing community education, seminars, conferences regarding the law and family matters.