April 22, 2018
By: Dwayne Page
A DeKalb County man is beginning his law practice after recently passing the Tennessee Bar Exam.
Luke Willoughby of Alexandria took the oath Thursday, April 19 administered by Circuit Court Judge Randy Kennedy of the 20th Judicial District.
Willoughby, a lifelong resident of DeKalb County, is the son of Mark and Marilyn Willoughby of Alexandria. He graduated from DeKalb County High School in 2009 and furthered his education at Carson-Newman University in Jefferson City. After graduating in 2013, Willoughby attended the Nashville School of Law where he earned his Doctorate of Jurisprudence.
He will be associated with attorneys Michael Castellarin, Chris Hofstetter, and Michelle Poss in Nashville at 95 White Bridge Road, Suite 509.
“I am very honored to be associating with such well regarded attorneys. All three of them are top notch in their respective fields. Working with Michelle has been a wonderful experience especially with us both being from DeKalb County. She is a 1987 graduate of DeKalb County High School and I have worked with her throughout law school over the past 4 years. Even though our practice is based in Nashville we would both love to assist the folks of DeKalb County with their legal matters,” said Willoughby.
“Becoming a lawyer is an exciting time in my life, but I could not have made if it were not for others who helped me out along the way. Both the DeKalb County 4-H program and FBLA at DeKalb County High School shaped me into the person I am today. I am very thankful that Ron Rogers, Steve Officer and Amanda Brown saw that a loud mouth kid from Alexandria needed to compete in public speaking contests. It is because of them I found my passion for advocating for people and their rights,” he concluded.