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Meet Wendy Longmire

Wendy Longmire is an experienced litigator, who excels in and out of the courtroom. A member of Ortale Kelley Law Firm since 1987, Ms. Longmire has honed her skills, representing individuals and companies who find themselves in conflict. Her career began with a judicial clerkship with Judge Walter C. Kurtz of the Fifth Circuit Court of Davidson County, Tennessee. Ms. Longmire, a partner since 1993, has tried hundreds of matters in jury and nonjury settings. She handles complex civil litigation involving death and personal injury alleged to have resulted from professional negligence and simple negligence, healthcare liability, products liability, negligent design and employment disputes. She has represented both plaintiffs and defendants, although her practice is primarily defense. 

In addition to her active litigation practice, Ms. Longmire is a Rule 31 listed General Civil Mediator. Ms. Longmire routinely presents seminars involving complex tort liability. She stays active in the community. She is a Past-President for Tennessee Lawyers Association for Women and serves as Vice-Chancellor of the Episcopal Diocese of Tennessee. She volunteers her time to: Nashville Pro Bono Program; The Davidson County Mock Trial Competition, Nashville Conflict Resolution Center and serves on the Nashville Bar Association Continuing Legal Education Committee. For four years, she served on the Nashville Bar Association Board of Directors ultimately serving as Second VP of same.

Wendy is married to Jay Longmire, a lawyer practicing in Sumner County, a mother to son Wade who is married to Natalie and daughter Madison who is married to Cody. She is a grandmother to four grandsons.