Nashville School of Law

Anne Passino


Nashville School of Law
4013 Armory Oaks Drive
Nashville, TN 37204

Anne E. Passino received her undergraduate degree from the University of Virginia, then studied law at the University of Tennessee College of Law where she was a member of the Environmental Moot Court team, received advocacy awards for her work in the Legal Clinic, and served on the Tennessee Journal of Law & Policy. After law school, she practiced at Ritchie, Davies, Johnson & Stovall for seven years with a focus on criminal defense before moving to Nashville to practice with the Southern Environmental Law Center, a nonprofit legal advocacy organization that works to protect public health and natural resources in the Southeast. Anne retuned to Ritchie, Davies, Johnson & Stovall in 2020.

Firm, Company, or Court

  • Ritchie, Davies, Johnson & Stovall, P.C.

Juris Doctor

  • University of Tennessee College of Law


  • University of Virginia

Bar Admissions

  • Supreme Court of the State of Tennessee – 2008
  • Supreme Court of the United States – 2012
  • United States Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit – 2010
  • U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee – 2014
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Tennessee – 2009
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Tennessee – 2018

Legal Skills and Values I

Accolades & Distinctions

  • Hamilton Burnett American Inn – Member
  • Harry Phillips American Inn of Court – Executive Committee Member
  • Tennessee Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers – Member
  • Nashville Chapter of the American Constitution Society – Member
  • Tennessee Bar Association’s Selected Leadership Program

CLE Presentations

  • Environmental Law: Ground Water Protection and Jurisdiction
  • Environmental Law Forum 2018
  • Environmental Law: Practical Application of Energy Law for TN Lawyers
  • School of Environmental Law