Tamara Davis Mills was born in Hartford, Kentucky, “Home of 2000 Happy People and a Few Soreheads,” as the town sign reads. As the daughter of a coal miner, Tamara learned the struggle people face when unfortunate circumstances plague them; These experiences began developing her passion for helping others. Tamara’s family moved to Memphis when she was a teenager where she later went on to graduate from Craigmont High School.
Tamara attended Indiana University Southeast, where she earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science, held several on-campus leadership positions, and graduated with High Distinction. She was awarded Outstanding Political Science Senior Seminar Project for her research on the Gulf of Tonkin Effect, and served as a Congressional Intern to Baron Hill-Indiana’s 9th District Congressman.
Tamara attended the University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law and earned a Juris Doctor. She was the recipient of the Judge William H. Williams Award and a Cecil C. Humphreys Fellowship. She worked in the Elder Law Clinic and served as an intern for Judge Bernice Donald of the U.S. Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals. Tamara has also been published on the issue of reasonable accommodation in the educational setting.
After law school, she served as a compliance contractor and compliance specialist for EPA and FDA regulations. Tamara is pleased to join Reaves Law Firm and is delighted to make a difference in the lives of others.