Chelsea is dedicated to Assisted Reproductive Technologies (ART) and brings to the firm a holistic approach to her work within the field. She has experience of serving clients worldwide seeking to build their families through surrogacy, gamete donation, embryo donation, and stepparent adoption. She also understands the legal needs of third-party reproduction professionals, having experience in her role as in-house legal counsel to an international surrogacy and egg donation agency.
As an adoptee and having personal infertility experience, Chelsea brings compassion and understanding to her clients and knows both personally and professionally the challenges that arise within family formation.
Legislatively, Chelsea has shown her commitment to the families she serves by her pro bono advocacy work, having co-authored legislation in Tennessee in an effort to provide access and affordability of family building options to Tennesseans.
Chelsea is published in both The University of Memphis Law Review and the Florida International University Law Review on the topic of ART. She is part of the American Bar Association, Family Law Section; Assisted Reproductive Technologies Committee and the American Society for Reproductive Medicine’s Legal Professionals Group. Chelsea is also a member of SEEDS: Society for Ethics in Egg Donation and Surrogacy, and a member of various bar associations.
Chelsea received a B.S. in Biology with academic honors from Lyon College, followed by two years of medical school. Chelsea earned a Juris Doctorate with academic honors from the University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law.
- University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law, Cum Laude
- Lyon College, Cum Laude
- B.S., Biology
- U.S. District Court for the Western District of Tennessee