Faculty Profile: Thomas Coupé

Thomas CoupéJuvenile Court of Memphis and Shelby County
Previous Courses Taught (1)
  • General Practice 2014: Memphis Fast Track
Biography

Tom Coupé works for the Juvenile Court of Memphis & Shelby County as Supervising Attorney of the Judge's Action Center and as the Court's Legislative Liaison to the Tennessee General Assembly.

Tom was involved in the creation and negotiation of the Department of Justice's Memorandum of Agreement with Juvenile Court and he formerly served as the Community Outreach point of contact created by the Agreement.

Tom graduated with a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Memphis in 1995 and earned his J.D. from the Southern Illinois University School of Law in 2003. While at Southern Illinois University, Tom was Vice-President of the Student Body, a member of the Southern Illinois University Moot Court Board and was inducted into The Order of Barristers for excellence in oral advocacy.

Before coming to Juvenile Court, Tom was a Court Improvement Attorney with the Tennessee Administrative Office of the Courts. Prior to that, he was Assistant General Counsel for the Tennessee Department of Children’s Services in Shelby, Rutherford, and Williamson Counties.

Tom is recognized by the National Association of Counsel for Children as a Child Welfare Law Specialist and was the first attorney in Shelby County certified by the Tennessee Commission on Continuing Education and Specialization as a Juvenile Law-Child Welfare Specialist.