"I became an attorney to give voice to the voiceless. I saw too many little guys get kicked around by the big guys. I wanted to even the playing field. I have spent the last 18 years doing just that. Every job, every client has given me the experience I need to make sure that the big guys don't have an unfair advantage."-- Marjorie A. Bristol
Marjorie graduated from Maryville College in 1990 with a Bachelor of Arts in English. She graduated from the University of Tennessee College of Law in 1999.
Marjorie began her legal career representing individuals sentenced to death in challenging their death sentences at the Office of the Post-Conviction Defender. Later, she spent almost four years working for the Tennessee Justice Center fighting for the rights of children and adults against Tennessee's Medicaid program.
Marjorie then spent time in private practice primarily representing children and families in juvenile court cases. Then she went to work for the Tennessee Department of Children's Services for more than 6 years where she served as the primary juvenile justice and education attorney, handled employment matters for the 4000 person agency, and advised the agency regarding its obligation to preserve families.