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Office of General Counsel

Tammy Kennedy

Tammy KennedyPrincipal Deputy General Counsel
Office of General Counsel

Ms. Kennedy is the Regional Counsel over Region 8 which is comprised of Tennessee and Arkansas.  Within this jurisdiction, Ms. Kennedy leads a team of lawyers and paralegals in providing timely and quality legal services and training to five Veterans Health Administration medical centers and their numerous outpatient clinics, four Veterans Health Administration Veteran Centers, Veterans Health Administration Veterans Integrated Service Network 9, seven National Cemeteries, the Law Enforcement Training Center, two Veterans Benefits Association Regional Offices, and the Veterans Benefits Association Southern Area Director.  She is currently a member of the Office of General Counsel Management Advisory Council (MAC), an advisory body to the General Counsel and Deputy General Counsel. 


2006 – Present  Regional Counsel, Department of Veterans Affairs Office of General Counsel
1999 – 2006  Staff Attorney, Department of Veterans Affairs Office of General Counsel


1988 J.D., Vanderbilt University School of Law, Nashville, TN
1985 B.A., Political Science, cum laude, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN


The National Committee for Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve, Patriotic Employer
Distinguished Service Award in the Field of Law
Member, American Inns of Court
Extraordinary Service, Leadership and Dedication, Nashville Bar Association


Bar Memberships:
State of Tennessee
United States District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee
United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
United States District Court for the Western District of Tennessee

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